Alison Tutton Robins

Alison Tutton Robins – Designer

A Designer and Art Director with over 30 years experience in Music and Publishing.

Overview

I am a Designer and Art Director and have enjoyed working in London for over 30 years in the Music Industry and Publishing, both in-house and freelancing. These include Warner Music, East West Records, Carlton, Bloomsbury, Farshore and DK. I have worked on internationally recognised book designs and music projects, with a specialism in book covers for both adults and children.


I currently work for diverse clients on varying subject matters. More recently I have started to work more with independent publishers on subjects from Jazz to the Civil War, developing ideas with authors and using my skills to produce the book they always wanted to publish. I thrive on the diversity.


I have an MA in Communication Design (distinction) achieved after returning to study having worked in industry for many years. Returning to college fuelled new enthusiasm, passion, ideas and excitement for new work. It also meant no more commuting, far less meetings and Xcel documents, and working from home in a shed.


I can provide covers and interiors for your project, breaking down the process into stages from concept to delivering files for print, with enthusiasm, creativity and professionalism.


If you would like me to design your project, please do get in touch.

Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Design Entertainment Home & Garden Music Photography
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English
Awards
  • Commendation for Academic Achievement, The Design School, FADA, Kingston University
  • Shortlisted: best series at the British Book Design & Production Award
Certifications
  • MA Communication Design - Illustration, Kingston University (Distinction) 2014
  • HND Graphic Design - Barnet College

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2012 — Present

My visual research and creative skills have been challenged and redefined since completing my MA. I have worked in Publishing for many years and now work independently for numerous and varied publishers including: Carlton Books, Farshore, Bloomsbury, Aurum Press, Dorling Kindersley.

Carlton Publishing Group

Mar, 2004 — Sep, 2012 (over 8 years)

Jacket Design + Art Directing, Designing, Art Editing, Commissioning illustrators and designers, Managing. Overseeing entire covers lists on all divisions with over 220 titles a year: Reference, Sport, Children’s, Art & Design, Biography, Music, Humour, Entertainment, Photography, History, Puzzles and Games, Military History, Lifestyle.

Carlton Publishing Group

Mar, 2000 — Mar, 2004 (about 4 years)

Designing Book jackets in Reference, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Sport divisions

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
Dog Saves Duck

Cantrell, Julie

Computers invaded British homes for the first time in the early 1980s, with a wave of cheap, futuristic microcomputers that allowed millions of people to discover for themselves the world of computing. In those heady early days of computing, Britannia very muc... read more
An engaging, graphic novel–style introduction to the most amazing animal survivors Discover the intriguing stories of curious creatures that live for a day, live for hundreds of years, or are totally indestructible. Meet the animals that became war heroes, tho... read more
No movie tie-in beats Ice Age for playground “cool”—and this fun-filled activity book will provide hours and hours of enjoyment for young fans. It's absolutely packed with stickers, stencils, pullout craft paper, games, puzzles, doodling, coloring, and more. K... read more
The Ice Age comes to life more brilliantly than ever in this exciting tie-in to the massively popular film franchise! It features augmented reality, an amazing new technology that conjures up jaw-dropping interactive 3-D animations on your computer screen. Sen... read more
Aliens & UFOs

Christopher Evans

Budding alien-hunters can journey into the bizarre world of the unexplained with this book filled with fun pullouts, pop-ups, and other space-oriented stuff, accompanied by superb illustrations and lively, authoritative text from an award-winning author. They'... read more
Spies

Clive Gifford

"Spies" compares the world of fictional spies with real-life secret agents and retells the true history of spying, including all the latest gadgets and technology. Special "Spy School" missions and fantastic items integrated into the pages of the book also pro... read more
A century after it sank beneath the icy waves in the worst maritime disaster in seafaring history, the Titanic returns! The inclusion of some 40 facsimile items--blueprints and construction plans, telegrams from that fateful night, even a US Navy ice warning--... read more
People still speak of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but today's architectural and engineering marvels put them to shame. This new edition of Great Modern Structures profiles over 60 spectacular structures built over the last 100 years. From Dubai's B... read more
A behind-the-scenes account of life at Ealing Studios - one of the great cinematic success stories of post-war Britain, and a byword for a particular strain of comic filmmaking that continues to inspire imitators over half a century on.?This will be the first ... read more
As concerns about climate change and environmental degradation mount, designers strive to be part of the solution, not the problem. From vast architectural projects to modest one-off pieces of salvaged furniture, Green Design shows how the design world has res... read more
This terrifically terrifying new title in the Creativity series is packed with monsters and beasts. The book is filled with scaly, scary, funny and furry activities, puzzles, stickers, games, stencils and makes to try at home. A fold-out back cover provides tw... read more
An authoritative style book on one of Europe's most influential styles. Full color photographs of everything from the Silver jewelry of Georg Jensen to vintage volvos the innovative and practical ideas are inspiring. ideas are inspiring examples of form that p... read more
One of six titles in the Little Green Book series, here you will learn how to make choices that affect not only your own life but the planet as a whole. The Little Green Book of Gardening contains 250 tips on such subjects as organic growing, lawn care, wildli... read more
One of six titles in the Little Green Book series, here you will learn how to make choices that affect not only your own life but the planet as a whole. Containing 250 tips on cosmetics, grooming products and treatments, The Little Green Book of Beauty offers ... read more

Alison has 2 reviews

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Julie C.

Julie C.

Jan, 2023

Alison did a fabulous job designing Dog Saves Duck. It was a particularly challenging project because I wanted to combine photographs with original design work, incorporate colorful fonts, and create a square format so young children could have a high-quality picture book. We ran into a few more hurdles than either of us expected and Alison stayed professional, patient, and encouraging through ...
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Alison T.
Thank you Julie, it was a pleasure to help you get the book you wanted and I really enjoyed working with you to achieve this. I look forward to future projects with you.
Daniel B.

Daniel B.

Apr, 2022

Professionalism, empathy, patience, tenacity and passion characterized Alison's work on a difficult project which she brought to a beautiful conclusion.

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