Alex McDowell

“I think there is a real change happening in the industry now that suggests a script can evolve alongside a visual development process, so that the core story idea can be developed holistically in both words and images, with writing and design enhancing and feeding one another during the development process.”


Alex McDowell, RDI, was born in Borneo in 1955 and studied at the Central School of Art in London. He founded Rocking Russian Design in 1980, and started out his career designing album covers for bands at the peak of the punk rock era. Moving almost seamlessly into music videos—for Iggy Pop to begin with, then The Cure—he ...

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