I'm highly experienced Graphic Designer specialized in book publishing.
I have a postgraduate diploma in Graphic Design from Central St Martins with a specialism in Typography. I am highly proficient in Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark Express and following a background in magazine publishing, I have a broad range of experience covering non-illustrated and illustrated books across all genres, including cookery and adult reference and across trade, co-edition and promotional markets.
Since October 2017 I have been working as a freelance designer. Most recently I have been in-house at Palgrave Macmillan, but I have also been working on projects for Ebury Press, BBC Books, Essential Works, Aurum, Elwin Street and Hachette Children’s Books. I have also been working with a couple of tech companies working on their brand identity and UI.
From 2007 – 2009 I was Art Director, in a newly created role, at Quintessence (Quarto Group) where I worked on several international bestselling projects including the 1001 series and Art: The whole story. Aside from overseeing each title’s development from the layout, to the book jacket to the index, a significant part of my role was managing employees, freelance and external, and commissioning photographers, illustrators, picture editors and administrating budgets.
I specialised in typography in as part of my studies at St Martins and typography remains always the source of inspiration for my work.
Since October 2016 I have been working as a freelance designer. Most recently I have been in-house at Palgrave Macmillan, but I have also been working on projects for Head of Zeus, Ebury Press, BBC Books, Kogan Page, Essential Works, Aurum, Quarto group, Elwin Street and Hachette. I have also been working with a couple of tech companies working on their brand identity and UI.
The principle skills demanded by my current post include designing book jackets, layouts, picture editing, subbing and designing marketing products, including sales catalogues, stationery materials and promotional posters . I also have worked on Arcturus’ digital list. For one of their most successful titles Alan Carr Easyway I
designed the App and UI.
In my role as Art Director I expanded my skills within the framework of co-edition publishing. I was responsible for all aspects of the process from designing book jackets to layouts, art directing photo-shoots, commissioning photographers and illustrators, picture editing, subbing and designing marketing products, such as sales catalogues, stationery and promotional posters.
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