Andy Archer

Andy Archer – Designer

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

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

Work experience

Self-employed

Aug, 2010 — Present

Since 2010 I have shared an editorial and design studio in Epsom, Surrey 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.

Eaglemoss Publications

Apr, 1996 — Aug, 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.

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Charlotte F.

Charlotte F.

Feb, 2022

Andy is fantastic! Fast reliable and very creative!

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