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Catherine Murray

Catherine Murray - Designer

Bracknell, United Kingdom

I offer a personal book design experience. Each client and book is unique and so I treat each project differently.

Overview

I am a freelance book designer. Designing genres across the board from novels to bespoke coffee table books. I have an international client base and love working together with 'my' authors to produce their dream book. I am professional, efficient and personable, adding that personal touch to all I do.

Services
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Children's Picture Books Historical Fiction Holiday Inspirational Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Parenting & Families

Work experience

Freelance Book and magazine layout designer

Piggle design Studio

January, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

I specialise in book and magazine design and been in the Illustrated publishing Industry for 15 years.

I'm a creative designer offering book design, typesetting and layout. I care passionately on how a book looks and understand what works and what doesn't work. I am patient and understanding to first time authors who need a helping hand but work just as well with seasoned authors and publishers.

I work with a range of clients in the UK and internationally, on books ranging from complete bespoke books to standard paper back novels and magazine design.

I'm based in Bracknell, Berkshire near London and always available for a chat about potential projects, so if you're looking for someone to bring your project to life, please feel free to contact me.

I am fully set up at home with email, high speed network, FTP, Imac with Adobe CC

My portfolio can be found on www.piggledesign.co.uk

Senior Book Designer

AA Publishing

April, 2006 – December, 2010 (over 4 years)

Layout design and typography from cover to cover on launch titles. Updating the design and technical elements to create a fresh, modern look on older outdated titles. Creating files for Co-Publishers using spot colour black / fifth colour plate. Converting books from Quark to Indesign. Creating style sheets, master pages and libraries to ensure ease of use for editors and future designers. Managing project work flows and freelancers. Taking creative briefs from initial concept through to production within set deadlines (however tight)

Senior magazine designer

Faversham House Group

April, 2003 – March, 2006 (almost 3 years)

Senior Magazine designer for four monthly B2B titles. Creating new design, updating out dated design, creating supplements and artwork for exhibitions.

Magazine Designer

Highbury Safika Media

January, 2002 – December, 2002 (11 months)

Magazine designer on a number of titles.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Invisible Goddess: Step Out from the Shadow of Your Divorce and Shine!

Desiree Marie Leedo

This book is dedicated to every woman going through divorce or separation, especially if her partner chose to walk out. Are you ready to transform your breakup into your greatest opportunity and to emerge into a more meaningful life? Desiree Marie Leedo knows that divorce and separation can be some of the greatest gifts you will ever receive, from which you can create a new life aligned with y... read more

This book is dedicated to every woman going through divorce or separation, especially if her partner chose to walk out. Are you ready to transform your breakup into your greatest opportunity and to emerge into a more meaningful life? Desiree Marie Leedo knows that divorce and separation can be some of the greatest gifts you will ever receive, from which you can create a new life aligned with y... read more

Reflections: Goals & Gratitudes Journal (A5 Hardcover)

This beautiful and inspiring journal was created for you to be able to meet all your journaling needs as part of creating the life of your dreams. It has two distinct sections - one for writing down your goals, target dates and action steps - and another for recording your daily gratitudes. Both journaling activities will help keep you committed to your greater vision and your goals as you man... read more

This beautiful and inspiring journal was created for you to be able to meet all your journaling needs as part of creating the life of your dreams. It has two distinct sections - one for writing down your goals, target dates and action steps - and another for recording your daily gratitudes. Both journaling activities will help keep you committed to your greater vision and your goals as you man... read more

2015 Inspired Goddess Diary & Life Planner (A5 Hardcover)

More than just a day-to-day diary, this unique and beautifully illustrated Diary & Life Planner is a fun and empowering way to stay on track throughout the year. Filled with beautiful images and affirmations throughout to keep your spirits lifted. The opening pages prompt you to reflect on and map out each of the eight areas that make up your 'Wheel of Llife', such as 'Relationships', 'Finance... read more

More than just a day-to-day diary, this unique and beautifully illustrated Diary & Life Planner is a fun and empowering way to stay on track throughout the year. Filled with beautiful images and affirmations throughout to keep your spirits lifted. The opening pages prompt you to reflect on and map out each of the eight areas that make up your 'Wheel of Llife', such as 'Relationships', 'Finance... read more

Sales Commando (Financial Services): Unleash Your Potential

Doug Tucker

People who think they are no good at sales, often look at high achievers and say; they were born lucky or they have a natural talent . With a shake of the head, they accept that must go through life doing the best they can and losing out in every negotiation. This does not need to be the case. Thanks to Sales Commando, Unleash your potential you can learn selling techniques to give you sales b... read more

People who think they are no good at sales, often look at high achievers and say; they were born lucky or they have a natural talent . With a shake of the head, they accept that must go through life doing the best they can and losing out in every negotiation. This does not need to be the case. Thanks to Sales Commando, Unleash your potential you can learn selling techniques to give you sales b... read more

Normal

Patsy Rees

Most people have a fixed idea of ‘normal’ relationships, whether it is with family, friends or lovers. There’ll be variations on the theme, but essentially there will be love, commitment, loyalty and a bit of give and take on both sides. Patsy Rees never had that. After a torturous upbringing where she was rejected, bullied and shunned by her parents and sexually abused in school, she fell int... read more

Most people have a fixed idea of ‘normal’ relationships, whether it is with family, friends or lovers. There’ll be variations on the theme, but essentially there will be love, commitment, loyalty and a bit of give and take on both sides. Patsy Rees never had that. After a torturous upbringing where she was rejected, bullied and shunned by her parents and sexually abused in school, she fell int... read more

Full Brazilian

Cintia Silva, Teena Lyons

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