Bedwyr ab Iestyn

Bedwyr ab Iestyn - Designer

Pwllheli, Cymru, UK

An experienced graphic designer having worked on print, digital and broadcast projects over the past 30 years

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Overview

I'm a graphic designer experienced in working for print and screen. While the majority of projects I've worked on in recent years have been CD and DVD cover and booklet designs I've also worked on numerous book projects - some of which were cover designs while others were cover and whole interior designs. I can also create e-books as epub & mobi files.

I'm used to working with many different clients, some who will supply a photo or image to use as a basis for a cover, others may have a rough idea or concept to work from, while some prefer to allow me to work from scratch. I'm equally happy with each approach.

Book design clients include Sain, Cambria Books, Welsh Books Council, Gomer Press, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Gwasg Tâf, Cwmni Cyhoeddi Gwynn.

I also run a small publishing house, Cromen, which aims to publish e-books of out-of-print Welsh classics written in both Welsh and English.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Design
Education & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Fiction
Classics
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Poetry

Work experience

Almon

Self-employed
January, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

Through Almon I've worked on numerous books – some projects have been for full cover and internal page design while others have been for cover design only. I also transfer printed book files into e-books as epub and mobi files.

Graphic designer & design co-ordinator

Sain – music recording, producing and publishing company
August, 2000 – December, 2018 (over 18 years)

Responsible for creating, developing and co-ordinating the visual identity of all the elements of Sain – this meant designing independent logos and identities for various sub-labels and company divisions. Designing covers and booklets for CD, DVD and CD-Rom for artists in a wide range of genres – classical, folk, middle-of-the-road, choral, rock, experimental; catalogues, adverts, pamphlets, posters and marketing banners of all shapes and sizes. Responsibility for the technical specifications and requirements of every computer file sent out to printers.

Graphic designer

Barcud – broadcast and television facilities company
August, 1988 – August, 2000 (about 12 years)

Designed title sequences and graphic elements for television programmes. Directed camera and lighting work on a studio floor when required to create special imagery for programme titles. Worked on live broadcasts, feeding names and information direct to screen. Productions were mainly broadcast on S4C but also worked on programmes seen on BBC, ITV, Channel 4.

Graphic designer

Gwasg Dwyfor – printing and publishing company
June, 1985 – August, 1988 (about 3 years)

Started by working on layouts using a drawing board, ink, card and wax as well as in a darkroom on reprographic work but over time I started to design more and more.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales

Hywel Wyn Owen, Richard Morgan

This scholarly and accessible dictionary, the first of its kind in Wales, deals with most of the place-names of Wales as well as prominent features of the landscape. For each name, the authors provide the evidence of historical forms and dates, identify the etymological elements, comment on the derivation, meaning and linguistic development, and explain the topographic, social or historical si... read more

This scholarly and accessible dictionary, the first of its kind in Wales, deals with most of the place-names of Wales as well as prominent features of the landscape. For each name, the authors provide the evidence of historical forms and dates, identify the etymological elements, comment on the derivation, meaning and linguistic development, and explain the topographic, social or historical si... read more

The Visions of the Sleeping Bard

Ellis Wynne

Ellis Wynne, 1671-1734, was a rector, poet, translator and royalist, but he’s primarily known as the author of Gweledigaethau y Bardd Cwsg which was first published in London in 1703. The Sleeping Bard is led through three visions following the path of sinners on their way to hell. Filled with imagination, originality and satire, Wynne’s visions are written in the natural and idiomatic languag... read more

Ellis Wynne, 1671-1734, was a rector, poet, translator and royalist, but he’s primarily known as the author of Gweledigaethau y Bardd Cwsg which was first published in London in 1703. The Sleeping Bard is led through three visions following the path of sinners on their way to hell. Filled with imagination, originality and satire, Wynne’s visions are written in the natural and idiomatic languag... read more

Enoc Huws (Welsh Edition)

Daniel Owen

“Mab llwyn a pherth oedd Enoc Huws, ond nid yn Sir Fôn y ganwyd ef.”Y frawddeg agoriadol, y nofel a’r awdur amlycaf ym myd y nofel Gymraeg.Mae ’na farwolaeth ar gychwyn y nofel a phriodas ar ei diwedd ond rhwng rheiny cawn gyfarfod â housekeeper, plismon, gweinidog a chrydd yn ogystal ag ambell ddihiryn ac humbug.Roedd Daniel Owen, 1836-1895, yn deiliwr yn Yr Wyddgrug ac yn disgrifio’i gymdeit... read more

“Mab llwyn a pherth oedd Enoc Huws, ond nid yn Sir Fôn y ganwyd ef.”Y frawddeg agoriadol, y nofel a’r awdur amlycaf ym myd y nofel Gymraeg.Mae ’na farwolaeth ar gychwyn y nofel a phriodas ar ei diwedd ond rhwng rheiny cawn gyfarfod â housekeeper, plismon, gweinidog a chrydd yn ogystal ag ambell ddihiryn ac humbug.Roedd Daniel Owen, 1836-1895, yn deiliwr yn Yr Wyddgrug ac yn disgrifio’i gymdeit... read more

A Poet's Pilgrimage

W H Davies

W H Davies, born in Newport in 1871, is famous for his poem Leisure, which opens - “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.”In A Poet’s Pilgrimage, published in 1918, he tries to take time to stand and stare on his walking tour from Carmarthen to London. He describes his route and the people he meets on the road and at the roadside taverns - hawkers, tramps, beg... read more

W H Davies, born in Newport in 1871, is famous for his poem Leisure, which opens - “What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.”In A Poet’s Pilgrimage, published in 1918, he tries to take time to stand and stare on his walking tour from Carmarthen to London. He describes his route and the people he meets on the road and at the roadside taverns - hawkers, tramps, beg... read more

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