Andy Archer

Andy Archer - Designer

Epsom, Surrey, UK

I am a versatile and conscientious freelance designer with over 30 years’ experience working across a broad range of media.

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Overview

After several years of working in children's reference titles, I was employed by Eaglemoss Publications as a visualiser on their Disney The Lion King part-work. I then went on to become a Senior Art Editor, overseeing design from initial development through to finished title. The position also involved liaising with artists’ agents and commissioning illustrators, as well as managing junior designers across a broad spectrum of projects from licensed characters through to adult interest.

Since 2010 I have been working as a freelance designer both as an individual sole trader and also collaborating with other publishing professionals to produce fully packaged titles for major publishers.

Recent clients include:

Penguin

Hachette

Dorling Kindersley
Pat-a-Cake

Lonely Planet kids

Ciranda Cultural

Eaglemoss

Donor Conception Network

I also have experience of working in an advertising studio creating web banners, POS and general marketing literature for clients such as KP, McCoy’s, Londis, Evian and Smithers Pira.

Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Sports & Outdoors
Travel

Work experience

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self-employed
August, 2010 – Present (about 12 years)

Since 2010 I have shared an editorial and design studio in Epsom, Surrey called 38a The Shop, working
both as an individual sole trader and collaborating with other publishing professionals to produce fully
packaged titles for major publishers.

Clients include:

Penguin
Hachette
Dorling Kindersley
Pat-a-Cake
Lonely Planet kids
Ciranda Cultural
Eaglemoss
Donor Conception Network

I also have experience of working in an advertising studio creating web banners, POS and general marketing literature for clients such as KP, McCoy’s, Londis,
Evian and Smithers Pira.

Senior Art Editor

Eaglemoss Publications
April, 1996 – August, 2010 (over 14 years)

Managing and designing titles from development through to production.
Liaising and commissioning both artists and model makers. Creating packaging,
backing boards, boosts and all associated marketing material. Visualising and
illustrating art as required. Working to tight schedules and budgets, ensuring
internal and external approvals are met at key stages. Managing teams of
designers and preparing artwork for print.

The Cities Book (Lonely Planet Kids)

Kids, Lonely Planet, Carswell, Heather, Gleeson, Bridget, Kinsella, Patrick, McNaughtan, Hugh, Williams, Nicola, Zimmerman, Karla, Gosling, Livi, Woolley, Tom

Andy has 1 review

Professionalism
Professionalism
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Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Charlotte Frohwitter
Andy is fantastic! Fast reliable and very creative!

Charlotte Frohwitter, February 2022

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