Anna Matos Melgaco

Anna Matos Melgaco - Designer

London, UK

Independent Book Design Specialist

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Overview

I am a highly experienced graphic designer with 14 years of experience in print and publishing. I have worked extensively for publishing companies such as Carlton books and Anova, on subjects ranging from fashion to children's books. I am passionate about creating beautifully designed books to high editorial, design and production values. I have worked on many exciting projects combining cutting edge photography, illustrations and art work with excellent content provided by top authors and editors. Other areas of my design experience include promotional material and branding.

I have specialised in designing book covers and inside spreads since 2001. Companies that I have worked for include Hamlyn Octopus, Pavillion books and Carlton books. I am great at paying attention to detail, creating fantastic spread work and completing work to tight deadlines.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Children's - Non-fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Design
Education & Reference
Entertainment
History
Music
Nature
Photography
Travel
Writing & Publishing

Certifications

  • Certificate in Typographic Information Design
  • Certificate in Magazine & Publishing Design
  • Certificate in Advanced Digital Graphics
  • Bachelor of Education degree

Work experience

Independent Book Design Specialist

Self-employed
September, 2001 – Present (almost 19 years)

Publishers that I have worked for include:
Octopus: Hamlyn imprint
Pavillion books (formerly Anova): Imprints including Batsford, National Trust, Conway, Pavillion
Carlton books: Imprints including Goodman, Goodman-Fiell, Andre Deutsch Ltd.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Alexander Mcqueen: Fashion Visionary

Judith Watt

A retrospective of McQueen's groundbreaking designs and a salute to his artistry, the book showcases his work from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins to his latest designs created just days before his untimely death. Celebrating his work and vision, Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy traces the designer's ascent to becoming one of the world's most respected couturiers - a... read more

A retrospective of McQueen's groundbreaking designs and a salute to his artistry, the book showcases his work from his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins to his latest designs created just days before his untimely death. Celebrating his work and vision, Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy traces the designer's ascent to becoming one of the world's most respected couturiers - a... read more

Print Revolution

Tamasin Doe

Design: an essential introduction

Gareth Williams

Design: An Essential Introduction

Design: An Essential Introduction

Nirvana

Gillian G. Gaar

Spawned in the intensely fertile music scene that blossomed in and around Seattle in the late 1980s, Nirvana instantly distinguished itself from the bulk of its peers by virtue of the singular passion that drove its leader, Kurt Cobain. Few were prepared for worldwide Nirvana-mania set off by the 1991 release of Nevermind. With the instantaneous success of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' the album ... read more

Spawned in the intensely fertile music scene that blossomed in and around Seattle in the late 1980s, Nirvana instantly distinguished itself from the bulk of its peers by virtue of the singular passion that drove its leader, Kurt Cobain. Few were prepared for worldwide Nirvana-mania set off by the 1991 release of Nevermind. With the instantaneous success of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' the album ... read more

Contemporary Art Book

Charlotte Bonham-Carter, David Hodge

At one time dismissed by many as inaccessible, elitist or even facile, contemporary art has since entered the realm of popular culture and is enjoyed by millions of gallery visitors every year. This accessible and beautifully produced up-to-date guide pinpoints key artists and events, and so helps demystify a generation of rapid change in the art world. The A-Z listing (by artist's name) will ... read more

At one time dismissed by many as inaccessible, elitist or even facile, contemporary art has since entered the realm of popular culture and is enjoyed by millions of gallery visitors every year. This accessible and beautifully produced up-to-date guide pinpoints key artists and events, and so helps demystify a generation of rapid change in the art world. The A-Z listing (by artist's name) will ... read more

A-Z of Design & Designers (Design Museum)

Carlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell

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