Dallas/Fort Worth-based strategic communications firm Cooksey Communications has added Joel Rowe to its creative department as senior designer. Rowe brings a wealth of knowledge of various industries and the real-world experience needed to make compelling and visually interesting creative pieces.

“Joel is passionate about combining unique ideas with inspired design that speak to both business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets,” said Gail Cooksey, founder and president of Cooksey Communications. “We already have an incredibly dedicated staff in place, and Joel is going to make our creative services team even stronger. We’re eager to show his work to clients.”

Prior to Cooksey, Rowe worked as a freelance graphic designer for a range of clients in the real estate, technology, travel and retail markets. He has worked at companies such as Texas Instruments, Travelocity, Animal Supply Company and ReachLocal. Rowe studied communication design at Texas A&M University-Commerce and earned certifications in user experience (UX) design and marketing from Southern Methodist University.