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Berenice Smith

Berenice Smith - Designer

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Award-winning cover and interior page designer, typographer, 20 years experience with fiction, non-fiction and poetry titles.

Overview

Award winning senior designer, image researcher and art director with a Masters in graphic design and typography. I have twenty years experience with leading UK publishing houses including Cambridge University Press, Pearson and Penguin. I love to work with authors and small independent publishers too across fiction, reference and academic.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies Children's - Middle Grade Classics Literature Short Story Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Education & Reference History Publishing

Certifications

  • UX Academy
  • Publishing Training Centre Picture Research
  • Publishing Training Centre Publishing Management
  • Publishing Training Centre Copywriting

Awards

  • Masters in Graphic Design and Typography
  • B.A. Hons English Literature (OU)
  • B.A. Hons Fine Art
  • Best in show, 'Perceptions', Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge

Work experience

Art Director, graphic designer and production coordinator

Self-employed
October, 2016 – Present (about 1 year)

Writing a book is only half the journey. Deciding how to approach the next steps of publishing can be daunting. I have worked in publishing as a senior designer on award-winning titles and as a production coordinator for over twenty years, with experience of delivering great service on print and ebook products for leading UK publishing houses and across global markets. I am also experienced in Typefi template design and XML publishing.

I am a published author, English Literature graduate and founder of a creative writing forum, supported by The Open University, which published two anthologies. Right now, I am guiding a community group through the research, writing, design and publishing process for historical map book, and training on how to blog having designed a website for them.

You can be sure that I have seen, experienced and solved the worries that you may have as an author. With this in mind I offer flexible 360 degree services across ePublishing, web, print and marketing including blog set-up and promotions. So you can concentrate on what you do best, writing.

Design Lead

Cambridge University Press
November, 2013 – February, 2016 (over 2 years)

Developing a new brand for UK Schools publishing team. Delivery the concept design on award-winning print, digital media, websites and ePublishing for GCSE and A/AS Level products. Supervision of Masters in Publishing students and delivered design workshops to undergraduate design students. I have represented the Press at careers workshops and school events. Recommended for the role by former Pearson colleagues.

Senior Designer

Pearson and Penguin
July, 2010 – September, 2013 (about 3 years)

I delivered the concept design and handled design project management for global print and book publishing including covers and inner pages for fiction, academic and educational markets. Working on complex publishing products in a fast paced environment. Attention to accessible design and sensitivity to global markets was a key part of this role. Handled budgets, bought artwork and commissioned freelance staff, contributed to schedules and development of DAM systems.

Design Manager

M&M Communications
April, 2002 – June, 2010 (about 8 years)

Manager of design team comprising mid and junor weight designers. Responsible for team development, attending client pitches and leading the concept design of new projects. Work included branding development and communication delivery for including weekly and monthly magazines, guides, programmes, newsletters both print and online. Working with marketing teams at clients on the development and application of branding. Creation of exhibition stand and promotional material for Young Designer of the Year, held at the NEC for The Interiors Show. Attention to detail, creativity and great communication skills was an important part of this senior role, dealing with high value accounts including United Parcels Service, Ercol, Parker Knoll and The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

A/AS Level History for AQA Challenge and Transformation: Britain, c1851–1964 Student Book (A Level (AS) History AQA)

Thomas Dixon, Alan Gillingham

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Writ....

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Writ....

Sea of Ink: A Creative Writing Anthology

Berenice Emma Howard-Smith, Niamh King, Sharon Woodcock

Sea of Ink promises to suit all reading tastes. If you are looking for heartbreakingly honest life writing, fiction with a sting in the tale or lovingly crafted poetry, you will find it in this anthology. We aim to entertain, scare and move you through the power of words. Most of all we hope you enjoy reading our collection of work. All of the authors submitted work from an undergraduate cours... read more

Sea of Ink promises to suit all reading tastes. If you are looking for heartbreakingly honest life writing, fiction with a sting in the tale or lovingly crafted poetry, you will find it in this anthology. We aim to entertain, scare and move you through the power of words. Most of all we hope you enjoy reading our collection of work. All of the authors submitted work from an undergraduate cours... read more

Level 3: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Pearson English Graded Readers)

Alexander McCall Smith

Paperback. Pub Date :2008-03-04 Pages: 64 Language: English Publisher: Pearson Precious Ramotswe is a kind. warm-hearted and large African lady She is also the only female private detective in Botswana Her agency - the No... 1 Ladies Detective Agency - is the best in the country With help of her secretary. Mma Makutsi. and her best friend. Mr JLB Matekoni. she solves a number of difficult prob... read more

Paperback. Pub Date :2008-03-04 Pages: 64 Language: English Publisher: Pearson Precious Ramotswe is a kind. warm-hearted and large African lady She is also the only female private detective in Botswana Her agency - the No... 1 Ladies Detective Agency - is the best in the country With help of her secretary. Mma Makutsi. and her best friend. Mr JLB Matekoni. she solves a number of difficult prob... read more

The River Between (Heinemann African Writers Series)

Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Explores life on the Makuyu and Kameno ridges of Kenya in the early days of white settlement. Faced with an alluring, new religion and magical customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it.

Explores life on the Makuyu and Kameno ridges of Kenya in the early days of white settlement. Faced with an alluring, new religion and magical customs, the Gikuyu people are torn between those who fear the unknown and those who see beyond it.

Wide Sargasso Sea (Penguin Modern Classics)

Jean Rhys

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

GCSE English Literature for AQA Poetry Student Book (GCSE English Literature AQA)

Trevor Millum, Andy Mort

GCSE English Literature for AQA Poetry Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA Poetry Student Book

GCSE English Literature for AQA Frankenstein Student Book (GCSE English Literature AQA)

Jon Seal

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English qualifications. Written for the AQA GCSE English Literature specification for first teaching from 2015, this Student Book provides in-depth support for studying Frankenstein. Exploring Mary Shelley's novel chapter-by-chapter and as a whole text, this resource builds students' skills and confidence in understan... read more

A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the 2015 GCSE English qualifications. Written for the AQA GCSE English Literature specification for first teaching from 2015, this Student Book provides in-depth support for studying Frankenstein. Exploring Mary Shelley's novel chapter-by-chapter and as a whole text, this resource builds students' skills and confidence in understan... read more

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