Alice Connew

Alice Connew - Designer

Berlin, Germany

Let's collaborate! I work with typography, illustrations and photographs for children’s books, fiction and art and photography titles.

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Overview

Hey! I’m Alice, a New Zealand-born, Berlin-based designer. I co-founded indie publishing collective GLORIA Books through which I produce my own art and photography books and I also have a firm foot in children’s publishing which I adore for the bright colours and imaginative expression.

My portfolio samples display both short and long term projects, with a variety of budgets and I’m open to discussing your vision so we can produce something we’re both proud of! Let’s get started.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Children’s Non-Fiction
Design
Education & Reference
Photography
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books

Certifications

  • University of Canterbury, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design 2006-2010
  • Certificate, Poupou Huia Te Reo, Te Wānanga o Raukawa, 2018

Awards

  • 2019 Australia & New Zealand Photobook of the Year Finalist
  • Sir Arthur Clarke Award in Space Achievement - Education and Outreach, 2017, Finalist
  • IVLA Creative Achievement Award, 2016

Work experience

Design & Digital Coordinator

The Curved House / Curved House Kids
July, 2015 – October, 2019 (over 4 years)

• Designing children’s books
• Design for both internal and external company communication - resources, flyers, website, brochures, blog & social media
• Brand development and collaboration with to build and maintain strong, trusted identity
• Managing and maintaining social media networks
• Strategising and implenting marketing plans with limited budget
• Coordinating production schedules with all key positions and ensuring deadlines are met
• Resolving issues as they arise
• Copywriting for website, various blogs and marketing materials
• Maintaining a style guide to ensure existing editorial practices and publishing procedures across the organisation
• Project management of website builds
• Maintenance of over 40 author websites
• Training “techo-phobe” authors to use Wordpress and social media confidently

Graphic Design & Social Media Associate

The Hoxby Collective
April, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

• Handpicked by Hoxby founders Alex Hirst and Lizzie Penny to be one of the original members of the now 300+ curated freelancing community
• Client list includes: Comic Relief, The View From the Shard, Dermalex, Flen Health, Cotswold Collections, McQueen, Sandpit Lab, Ovum, BBA Confirmations, Brandnam Joinery

Graphic Designer & Creative

Self-employed
May, 2012 – Present (about 10 years)

• Graphic Design for print – books, brochures, posters, publications, flyers, packaging, event banners, branding and more
• Graphic Design for web – social media, digital marketing, front-end website design, banners etc.
• Photography – commissioned for various print and online publications
• Writing and optimising content for blogs and social media networks
• Client list includes: Microsoft, UK Space Agency, European Space Agency, Discovery Diaries by Curved House Kids, Special Dinosaurs by Nicky Dee, Designers Speak (Up), NZ Women’s Refuge, Fine Bagels, Nosh Jewish Food Festival, GLORIA Books, Him Took Studios

The tale of your adventures

Irma Kopaliani

This gender-neutral interactive baby memory album covers your pregnancy, the first year of baby's life and gives insight into extended family. You will find lots of space for development records, memorable photos and personal notes.The album is a perfect gift to a mom to be and when filled, to the grown-up child.

This gender-neutral interactive baby memory album covers your pregnancy, the first year of baby's life and gives insight into extended family. You will find lots of space for development records, memorable photos and personal notes.The album is a perfect gift to a mom to be and when filled, to the grown-up child.

Simple Pleasures

Ansell, Rob

My Forever Super Hero

Devine, Fatima, Laroche, Cynthia

Alice has 5 reviews

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Professionalism
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Fatima Devine
Alice was very professional, supportive, and responsive to our requests. She did an excellent job with formatting our book, and was a pleasure to collaborate with!

Fatima Devine, December 2020


Tam Warner Minton
Alice Connew is a consummate professional, doing her work on time and asking questions when she isn't sure what the customer wants. I recommend her 100%!

Tam Warner Minton, September 2020


Rob Ansell
It was a pleasure working with Alice. Her vision and professionalism brought the project to life and her expertise got it done when I was new to the process. She goes above and beyond what I hoped for and I highly recommend her to anyone. If, like I was, you’re on the fence not sure how to make the dream into a reality, my advice would be to send Alice a message and go for it. You won’t regret it.

Rob Ansell, May 2020

Alice Connew
Thank you, Rob! I've had a great time working with you on this book and am looking forward to our next collaboration, whenever that happens to be.

Reply from Alice Connew


Tam Warner Minton
Alice was great to work with, and I plan to work with her again on an upcoming project.

Tam Warner Minton, April 2020


Irma K
Great work, efficient coordination and very helpful inputs to shape the material for a baby memory album!

Irma K, November 2019

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