Alice Connew

Alice Connew – Designer

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


Hey! I’m Alice, a New Zealand-born, Bristol-based designer and photographer. 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.
Art Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference Photography
Literary Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books
  • 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
  • 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

Work experience

The Curved House / Curved House Kids

Jul, 2015 — Oct, 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

The Hoxby Collective

Apr, 2015 — Sep, 2021 (over 6 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


May, 2012 — Present

• 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


Simple Pleasures

Ansell, Rob

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 ... read more

Alice has 6 reviews





Dove S.

Dove S.

Sep, 2022

Great working with Alice. Efficient and professional. Highly recommend.
Alice C.
Dove was really lovely to work with and her responsive communication was great throughout our collaboration.
Fatima D.

Fatima D.

Dec, 2020

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!
Tam Warner M.

Tam Warner M.

Sep, 2020

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%!
Rob A.

Rob A.

May, 2020

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.
Alice C.
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.
Tam Warner M.

Tam Warner M.

Apr, 2020

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

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