Covering for the Art Director while she took a leave of absence. During my time I designed covers and page layout for the Wonderbly range of personalised children's books. I also art-directed the in-house illustrators and designers.
While I was Fiction Art Director at Hachette Children's Books I oversaw the YA, Middle-Grade and Young-Reader fiction list for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Orion and Orchard imprints.
Among my favourite covers I designed were the well-loved Abie Longstaff's 'Trapdoor Mysteries' series and Jessica Townsend's bestseller 'Nevermoor'.
I designed covers for all the genres and imprints (Virago, Abacus, Piatkus, Sphere, Orbit, Atom, LB, Corsair, Constable & Robinson) at Little Brown.
My work included the break out literary / sci-fi debut, 'First Fifteen Lives of Harry August' by Claire North and the hilarious best-selling non-fiction 'Very British Problems' by Rob Temple.
I designed illustrated fiction, teen and YA books at Puffin.
I worked on big series like 'Spy Dogs', 'Gladiator' and the 'Magics' and designed new jackets for 'The Borrowers', 'Watershed Down' and Melvin Burgess's books.
During my time working at Walker Books I designed and art-directed illustrated fiction series, teen and Young Adult covers.
My work included discovering and nurturing new talent, like Lauren Tobia on 'Anna Hibiscus' series (who has gone on to do great things in the picture book world!). Among my favourite YA covers are the glorious Sonya Hartnett's 'Ghostchild' and 'Midnight Zoo'.
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