Erland Howden: profile picture Hi. I’m Erland. I’m a visual communication designer and photographer specialising in digital and print solutions created to target maximum social engagement. I grew up in the bush on the edge of Sydney, imbuing my work with a tangible, down-to-earth quality and inspiring a seven-year career in environmental advocacy before I pursued my creative passion full-time with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney.

I have extensive technical skills in web development, photography and video production but what really distinguishes me is a wealth of experience as a professional campaigner, facilitator and strategist, alongside an international perspective gained through living and travelling worldwide.

I would love to work with you on your next project as a designer, photographer or in my capacity as a professional facilitator.

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I do print and digital graphic design work with experience across poster, editorial, identity, marketing and responsive web interfaces, including HTML5, CSS and WordPress development. I deliver creative and effective design solutions and my work in mass-mobilisation, social change and political arenas has given me a sharp sense of designing to inspire action in the audience. I offer discounted rates for progressive non-profits.

If you like what you’re reading, let’s talk.

I’m completely at home behind the lens, whether I’m stalking wildlife, capturing the news, framing a landscape, composing portraiture or travelling. I have produced four short films, done work experience with the Sydney Morning Herald and AAP photographers, been the photographer for Sydney City circular “The City News” and been finalist in two prestigious nature photography competitions.

I’m available for commissioned photography. Let’s talk.

I’m trained and regularly work as an external facilitator for meetings, strategic planning sessions and conferences – from one hour to multi-day processes. I also work with organisations on campaign strategy and training for staff, volunteers and stakeholders, specialising in community organising, corporate, financial and political campaigning.

I’m available for facilitation, consultation and training, so if you are looking for an expert facilitator to make your next event a success, looking for an outside perspective on your strategic direction or are looking to skill up your team, get in touch.

Erland is a passionate, intelligent and reliable colleague who throws his heart and soul into his work. His critical analysis and constructive suggestions are always welcome. Erland is good at looking at a problem from different points of view and providing a fresh perspective. He is creative and flexible and able to think outside the square.

Mithra Cox, colleague, Nature Conservation Council

Erland by Don McLennanMore about me

I graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2016. During my study, and since, I have been working independently in design, photography and facilitation for a range of clients. Throughout 2016, I launched and steered the digital side of Crinkling News, the only national newspaper for young Australians, founded by my sister and veteran journalist, Saffron Howden.

Up until the beginning of 2014, I was leading financial and mobilisation strategies for Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s coal and Great Barrier Reef campaign. I am an active member of the board of Solar Citizens / 100% Renewable Community Campaign and a founding director of the Blue Mountains Renewable Energy Co-op. I grew up on a bush property on the outskirts of Sydney, moved west to the Blue Mountains for five years and now live in the Auckland region, in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

I’m a vegetarian foodie and I love to travel. In 2015, I spent half the year travelling through the Nordic countries and then studying for a semester at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, an acclaimed design university in south-west Germany.

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