Anna Perotti

Anna Perotti - Designer

Sheffield, UK

I am an award-winning book and cover designer, specialising in lifestyle, cooking, art and travel. My style is contemporary, clean and fresh

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Overview

I have over 20-year experience in designing books for art publishers. I work for publishers such as Thames & Hudson, Bloomsbury, and Tuttle, creating books for Art, Photography, Interior Design, Craft, Cooking, and Life Style, working with the like of Germaine Greer in The Boy and making successful books like Modernists & Mavericks an Amazon best-seller. Latest projects include Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, The Foraged Home and The Iconic American House.

I take briefs from clients and read and discuss them in-depth. I assess the quality of the material before starting the project to avoid any disappointment. Using my typographical and image editing skills, I respond to the brief, producing solid and contemporary layouts for picture or text lead books—first, some sample pages and, when agreed, the rest of the book. I have a lot of experience checking proofs and in-depth knowledge about preparing files to print a quality book. At the end of a project, I will deliver quality files for printing or ebooks.

I moved to Singapore for a couple of years, freelancing for Asian and American publishers, gaining knowledge of the broader market and learning to work efficiently with a team spread worldwide. I have learned the art of understanding the needs of my clients and the importance of clear and effective communication. Communication, design skills and knowledge of the markets are essential to creating successful and beautiful books and covers.

I can't wait to start a new project with you!

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Design
Fashion & Textiles
Home & Garden
Photography
Travel

Awards

  • British Book Design and Production Awards for Book of the Year

Work experience

Book and cover designer

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (about 13 years)

I design books and covers for publishers such as Thames & Hudson, Bloomsbury, and Tuttle. I create successful and beautiful books from the beginning to the final printed book, so your project will be safe in my hands.

These are the main services I offer:
• Complete book packaging tailored to your brief
• Original layouts for interiors and covers
• Ebook design
• Preparing final files for print and ebooks
• Picture research; I source images through photographers and online agencies and help you find the images that correctly communicate your message to the market.

Senior Book Designer

Thames & Hudson Ltd, London
November, 1998 – December, 2009 (about 11 years)

I worked 11 years for the leading art publisher Thames & Hudson, collaborating with photographers, artists and writers to design numerous and varied titles which have received recognition for their originality and imagination.

Every project required:
• picture editing,
• layout and cover design using Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• preparing artwork
• checking proofs and leasing with foreign publishers for co-editions

My role covered project management, book production, and commissioning titles.

Portfolio (34 selected works)

The Foraged Home

Maclennan, Oliver, Maclennan, Joanna

The New Creative Home: London Style

Rasmussen, Ingrid, Choudhry, Talib

New Nordic Design

Gundtoft, Dorothea

Mountain Modern: Contemporary Homes in High Places

Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers

The Business of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing

Davis Burns, Leslie, Mullet, Kathy K., Bryant, Nancy O.

Nautical Chic

Buchart, Amber Jane

Ultra Materials: How Materials Innovation is Changing the World

Beylerian, George M., Dent, Andrew H., Quinn, Bradley

Lee Miller in Fashion

Becky E. Conekin

The Invention of Chic: Therese Bonney and Paris Moderne

Kolosek, Lisa Schlansker, Bonney, M. Therese, Cooper-Hewitt Museum

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John Boykin
We only needed a few very small tasks done, but Anna did them very well. Beyond that, her main contribution turned out to be prompting us to rethink some of our assumptions and preferences. The project is better for having done that.

John Boykin, January 2023

Anna Perotti
Thank you very much, John. It has been a pleasure working with you, and I wish you all the luck with your project!

Reply from Anna Perotti

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