Anna Perotti

Anna Perotti - Designer

Sheffield, UK

I am an award-winning book and cover designer. I designed 'The Boy' by Germaine Greer shortlisted for The Telegraph Books of the Year.

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I have many years of experience in the industry working for publishers such as Thames & Hudson, Bloomsbury and Tuttle. At the beginning of my career, I worked in-house where I gained a deep understanding of the publishing process and started freelancing in 2010 to work directly with authors as well as publishers.

I moved to Singapore for a couple of years where I freelanced for Asian and American publishers, gaining knowledge of the wider market as well as learning to work efficiently with a team spread throughout the world. Now I am back in England designing in my studio by the Peak District working with editors, authors and creatives from all over the world. I have learned the art of understanding the needs of my clients and the importance of clear and effective communication. Communication, design skills and a clear knowledge of the markets are essential to creating successful and wonderful books and covers.

Over the years I have designed lots of covers and layouts for Cooking and Food, Interior Design, Craft, Art, Architecture, Photography, and Children's books. I love working together with photographers, authors and artists, and I have a lot of experience taking projects from the beginning to the final printed book, so your project will be safe in my hands.

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

Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Fashion & Textiles
Home & Garden


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

Work experience

Book and cover designer

By The Sky Design
January, 2010 – Present (over 12 years)

From my studio, By The Sky Design, in the Peak District, I design books and covers for publishers such as Thames & Hudson, Bloomsbury, Tuttle and work with authors and photographers from all over the world to create successful and beautiful books.

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 managing, book production as well as be involved in commissioning titles.

Portfolio (40 selected works)

The Business of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing

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

The Foraged Home

Maclennan, Oliver, Maclennan, Joanna

Mountain Modern: Contemporary Homes in High Places

Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers

New Nordic Design

Gundtoft, Dorothea

The New Creative Home: London Style

Rasmussen, Ingrid, Choudhry, Talib

Waterside Modern

Bradbury, Dominic, Powers, Richard

New Natural Home: Designs for Sustainable Living

Bradbury, Dominic, Powers, Richard

Material Innovation: Product Design

Dent, Andrew H., Sherr, Leslie, Caniato, Michele, Chochinov, Allan

Ultra Materials: How Materials Innovation is Changing the World

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

The Invention of Chic: Therese Bonney and Paris Moderne

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

Lee Miller in Fashion

Becky E. Conekin

Nautical Chic

Buchart, Amber Jane

Ultimate Tropical

Tettoni, Luca Invernizzi

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