Collette Sadler

Collette Sadler – Designer

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


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 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.

Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Travel

Work experience


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.


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.


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 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 18 reviews





Julia M.

Julia M.

May, 2023

Collette far exceeded her expertise in designing my cover and overall layout of my cookbook! Her communication skills and attention to detail were phenomenal, along with replying swiftly to me when I didn't understand something or when I had any questions. This is my first book and I certainly had a lot of questions in order to make any decisions. She always put my mind at ease, and was cons...
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Janett J.

Janett J.

Mar, 2023

Working with Collette was bliss! She is professional, lovely, very patient and knows her craft. I highly recommend her!
Adam K.

Adam K.

Mar, 2023

Collette was a joy to work with in every way. She is professional and patient which is a rare combination in any field. Her suggestions and guidance we really good and appreciated and we found her to be very friendly in communications. We are delighted with the results of our book and would 100% look forward to working with her again. Highly recommended.
Heather R.

Heather R.

Dec, 2022

The simplest way to summarize Collette is with one word: exceptional. Exceptionally creative. Exceptionally intuitive. Exceptionally professional. Exceptionally knowledgeable. Exceptionally patient. Exceptionally helpful. This is my first self-publishing venture; working with Collette has been a joyful, collaborative experience...I know who I want to work with in the future!!!
Kay L.

Kay L.

Oct, 2022

Collette is a thoughtful designer to work with. She is responsive to feedback and has unique ideas.