Charlotte Heal

Charlotte Heal - Designer

London, UK

Graphic designer working in book design. I graduated from the RCA. Publisher clients include Bloomsbury, Rizzoli, V&A, Penguin.

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Overview

I enjoy working on projects from conception through to completion and my books comprise of cover design as well as internal layout. Specialities include picture editing, art direction, book design, production management. Significant projects include Kinfolk Magazine, Kinfolk Home, Lisboeta, The New Vegetarian, The Food of Sichuan, Violet Magazine and Fashioned from Nature. I enjoy the research element to projects and developing a collaborative experience for everyone involved – writer, editor, printer, photographer etc. Areas of interest include fashion, lifestyle, architecture and food.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Fashion & Textiles
Health & wellbeing
Photography
Fiction
Picture Books

Work experience

Creative Director and Design Director

Kinfolk Magazine
March, 2014 – December, 2016 (almost 3 years)

Creative direction and design for Issues 14, 15.
Design Director for Issues 16 to 21
Re-imagined the magazines visual identity though typography, layout and on set art direction. Working closely with the editorial team to manage all story plans, formulate and present a wide variety of concepts and designs. Commission and art direct on set. Develop and extend the moods and visuals for each issue. Responsible for instructing retouchers, all proofing and press passing to meet scheduling requirements and designing each publication single handedly.

Art Director and Designer

Self-employed
June, 2007 – Present (over 13 years)

I run a design studio working across book and magazine design, website design and branding. The studio is grounded in concept generation and content driven work. Ideas are fundamental to my practice—because considered concepts lead to the most unique outcomes. I take pride in creating refined, editorially-driven work that is not just beautiful, but also empathetic and ambitious. The studio values collaboration at all levels, from conception to production. Managing the studio responsibilities include designing, sourcing talent for photography and illustration, managing budgets and finances and co-ordinating with all team members for each project.

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