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Annabel Brandon

Annabel Brandon - Designer

London, United Kingdom

Specialising in typography and typesetting. Non-fiction sports and education.

Overview

Reviews (10)

I'm an editorial designer specialising in typography and typesetting—nothing pleases me more than a well set page! I spent the last five years in London, successfully honing this skill whilst working on a number of sport and lifestyle magazines. Latterly I worked at the internationally acclaimed educational publisher, Macmillan Education, where I began working on book covers and mechanicals and found my true love.

I currently split my time between London and New York.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art Business & Management Design Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference ELT Entertainment Photography Sports & outdoor recreation Technology
Fiction
Literature Short Story

Certifications

  • BA (hons) Design & Art Direction — Manchester School of Art

Work experience

Freelance

Self-employed
April, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

Range of printed projects including book covers and hand lettering typographic commissions.

Designer

Macmillan Education
December, 2014 – April, 2016 (over 1 year)

Worked on mock designs for educational courses teaching english as a second language. This included the mechanicals and cover design.

I was also lead cover designer and typesetter for adult international test papers created in partnership with Trinity College. With a small print-run of 4,000 it is primarily for the Italian speaking markets and the first joint venture of Trinity College and Macmillan Education. Cover designs confirmed within first draft, allowing project to get ahead of schedule.

Art Director

The Ski Club of Great Britain
April, 2014 – November, 2014 (7 months)

Re-design members' magazines; ski+board, and Elevation (including features, covers, adverts, advertorials, FOB, photography shoots, design templates). The new design was well received and in a survey of 200 randomly selected members, 90% stated that ski+board was a 'valuable part of their membership' at the end of the 2014/15 season. Prior to my working within the company, it was scheduled to be cancelled due to a lack of perceived interest from the members.

Designer

TriNorth Communications Ltd
October, 2011 – November, 2014 (about 3 years)

Lead designer and occasional photographer for Netball, a quarterly magazine delivered to over 80,000 members – one of the biggest titles in it’s respective sporting field at the time. It contributed to the success of National Governing Body, England Netball winning the BT Sport Industry Awards 2014.

I also contributed to the design of a number of sports and lifestyle magazines, All Out Cricket, Hockey, Grid Iron (the only American football magazine in the UK) and Sportsister.

Intern/Junior Designer

Nonsense London
August, 2011 – September, 2011 (about 1 month)

Graphic Designer

H2 Creative Media
October, 2010 – August, 2011 (10 months)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Banking on Burlesque

Victoria Sadler

“An explosive new book which lifts the lid on what really takes place on the trading floors of the City’s biggest banks.” The Mail on SundayBANKING ON BURLESQUE is the incredible true story of one woman’s double life as a banker by day, burlesque showgirl by night. “You see, the problem was that in a few years of life in banking, I was beginning to understand the difference between existing an... read more

“An explosive new book which lifts the lid on what really takes place on the trading floors of the City’s biggest banks.” The Mail on SundayBANKING ON BURLESQUE is the incredible true story of one woman’s double life as a banker by day, burlesque showgirl by night. “You see, the problem was that in a few years of life in banking, I was beginning to understand the difference between existing an... read more

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2013

Wisden 2013 – the 150th edition – contains coverage of every first-class game in everycricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs.Including the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the year – such as the brilliant obituaries – together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive ... read more

Wisden 2013 – the 150th edition – contains coverage of every first-class game in everycricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs.Including the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the year – such as the brilliant obituaries – together with trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive ... read more

Mime Lung Music Festival

Jeffrey A. Brick

This mime has a lot to say...Jeffrey A. Brick sets out on an adventure to transform not only his life, but also the lives of those around him. With a career in healthcare, and the Marketplace soon to open, Jeffrey decides it's now or never. A strange dream about a talented and bookish musician draws him into a creative infatuation. His fascination catapults past desire, giving Jeffrey the muse... read more

This mime has a lot to say...Jeffrey A. Brick sets out on an adventure to transform not only his life, but also the lives of those around him. With a career in healthcare, and the Marketplace soon to open, Jeffrey decides it's now or never. A strange dream about a talented and bookish musician draws him into a creative infatuation. His fascination catapults past desire, giving Jeffrey the muse... read more

TESTED: "The Dream is free but the HU$TLE comes at a cost"

ALPESH H. PATEL

From the African bush to the streets of London, from the souks of Tangier and the concrete jungle of Hong Kong to the bling of Dubai and back to mother Africa; this is a riveting true story of what happens when an entrepreneur tries, tries and tries and fails more times than he succeeds. A soul searching narrative full of highs and lows, culminating in the creation of a pan-African consumer br... read more

From the African bush to the streets of London, from the souks of Tangier and the concrete jungle of Hong Kong to the bling of Dubai and back to mother Africa; this is a riveting true story of what happens when an entrepreneur tries, tries and tries and fails more times than he succeeds. A soul searching narrative full of highs and lows, culminating in the creation of a pan-African consumer br... read more

Annabel has 10 reviews

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Liz Hurley

This is the second time that I have worked with Annabel and I am even more impressed than before. This time the brief was a lot more complicated and the first draft, that Annabel provided, was nothing near to what I had in my head. I panicked as I'm very new at this but got in touch with her and explained in clearer terms what I was after and a completely different draft came winging back. It w...

, November 2017


jeffrey brick

Annabel again had great communication, completed the project as requested and Ingram accepted the file without issues!

, August 2017


Liz Hurley

I am new to Reedsy and missed a few things, Annabel was patient and quick to help. I also really liked how she formatted the book.

, July 2017


Sophie B

It was a pleasure working with Annabel. She was really sensitive and enthusiastic about what I was aiming to achieve with this book. Her pricing was clear, timing prompt, she responded really well to my feedback, made some great suggestions and the finished result is super.

, June 2017


jeffrey brick

Annabel provided a similarly unique and well-crafted cover for the Spanish translation of my book. She was responsive throughout several rounds of edits and surpassed my expectations again.

, May 2017

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