Rosa Friend is an illustrator and graphic designer from New Zealand, currently based in Wellington.
She incorporates art direction and project management with storytelling and concept development to create imagery in her playful style.  Her work has taken the form of children's books, murals, installations, editorial illustrations, apparel, maps, packaging and more.
EDUCATION 
Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (first class honours) from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand
AWARDS & GRANTS
Best Design Awards finalist for children’s picture book ‘The Stolen Pounamu’ (later published as ‘Rusty the Dusky Dolphin’
Artist in residence at VIC// Aveiro Arts House in Portugal
Keep New Zealand Beautiful recipient of funding for mural 
Resene Paint recipient of supplies for mural 
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