Collette Sadler

Collette Sadler – Designer

Design, Art Director and PM with over 15 years publishing experience. Working predominantly across lifestyle, travel and art.

Overview

Hello I'm Collette a Graphic Designer based in Surrey, with lots of central London experience!


I have worked on fiction, non fiction and reference titles across Dorling and Kindersley, Random House and Pan Macmillan. I've worked on some diverse titles, a number proving to be best sellers in their categories. I've specialised in recent years on illustrated co-editional publishing. Designing, art directing and project managing complex titles from concept through to print.


Stand out projects have been; The Adelaide children's book series, The Little Self Care series, Neil's Yard Complete Wellness and Masterchef Cookery Course.


Clients have included; Sotheby's, Freedman International, Dorling and Kindersley, Equality Trust and Hogarth WW, Pan Macmillan, MBI, Bonnier and Penguin Random House.


I pride myself on being calm under pressure, working with me will be collaborative, fun and highly organised.



Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Travel
Fiction
Picture Books
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Dec, 2019 — Present

Two of my more most recent project have been a children's book for Pan Macmillan and a travel memoir for a self published author.

DK - Penguin Random House Group

Sep, 2011 — Dec, 2019 (about 8 years)

Designing and project managing for the lifestyle team within DK's illustrated publishing division. Working across a broad range of successful titles including Neil's Yard, MasterChef and the Little Self Care series. Commissioning and art directing photoshoots and illustrators.

Self-employed

Jun, 2008 — Jun, 2012 (about 4 years)

Designing across co-editional marketing and publishing. Clients including Sotheby's, Freedman International, Penguin Random House, Equality Trust and Hogarth WW.

Two Associates

Apr, 2007 — Jun, 2008 (about 1 year)

Designing fiction and non fiction jackets and layouts for a variety of Random House imprints.

DK, Penguin Random House Group

Jan, 2006 — Apr, 2007 (about 1 year)

Working as a designer on the Eyewitness travel guide series.

Portfolio

With a new design and unbeatable price, DK raises the bar on travel guides with its new Top 10 Travel Guide series. Whether on business or vacation, take the work out of planning any trip with DK's Top 10 Travel Guides. Building on the success of the Eyewitnes... read more
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Greek Islands is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns... read more
Rare Book
What do your music choices reveal about your personality? What kind of a risk-taker are you? How have your changed since you were a kid? Where do you fit in your immediate family? What makes you happy — really, truly happy?Learn about your skills, dreams, desi... read more
Supercharge your breakfast bowl with 25 quick and easy, healthy recipes packed with slow-release, low-GI energy foods and all the immune-boosting grains, berries, seeds, proteins, and natural powders needed for total vitality.From granola and overnight oats to... read more
Discover how to develop your pottery design skills and bring your ideas to life from start to finish.Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both hand-building beginners and potting pros.... read more
World Beer

Tim Hampson

World Beer explores the renaissance of beer, explaining the brewing process, beer history, and the finer points of beer appreciation. The stories of major beer producing nations are explored in depth, focusing on their local beer styles and the breweries that ... read more
Harness the power of your own hands and use reiki techniques at home - to harmonise and heal.A reiki session produces a feeling of radiance and a sense of calm, peace, security, and harmony of body and mind. It can also alleviate pain and treat stress and anxi... read more
Looking for a simpler, more natural way of working with wood? Create beautiful wooden objects from fresh green wood by becoming skilled in the crafts of whittling, ax-based furniture making, turning, and weaving.With green woodworking there's no need for costl... read more
Easy massage routines to soothe your baby and communicate love.To a baby, touch is talk, and with these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some of your most fulfilling communicative moments.Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a step... read more
Excellent Book
Cook your way to lifelong healthly living Take control of your life and your health through what you eat with Neal's Yard Remedies Healing Foods. This book will show you exactly which parts of ingredients are beneficial for you and how to optimise their super-... read more
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Collette has 23 reviews

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Lori H.

Lori H.

May, 2024

Collette did a fantastic job at bringing my travel guide cover to life. Our communication was smooth. Some tweeks were needed, but that was to be expected. Her colors and fonts she used were spot on. I'm so happy with the results. I would 100% work with her again on another project!
Leila D.

Leila D.

Mar, 2024

I am thrilled to share my positive experience working with Collette on the creation of the cover and layout for my debut book, "Nourishing the Fighter." Collette's dedication and professionalism throughout the process were truly commendable. From our initial discussions to the final product, Collette demonstrated an incredible level of skill and attention to detail. She took the time to unders...
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Marta O.

Marta O.

Oct, 2023

Working with Collette has been absolutely fantastic. Collette has been so patient, kind and responsive. She has been my rock during the difficult process of publishing my first book and she has turned my text and ideas into the most beautiful kids yoga book I have ever seen. I am extremely happy with her work and immensely grateful.
Phoebe Y.

Phoebe Y.

Sep, 2023

Working with Collette on our book sample spreads was a pleasure. Thank you for the time and effort put into the layout design of our content – I would definitely consider working with Collette again on future projects.
Jinelle W.

Jinelle W.

Jul, 2023

My collaboration with Collette was very professional. First, I have to mention that I am very satisfied with my book cover design and interior design. It is absolutely amazing! I love it, it stands out among other books. But what I admired the most is Collette's commitment to the project. When I requested edits, Collette was always available to make changes, and most importantly, she responded ...
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