Elisabeth Heissler

Elisabeth Heissler - Designer Tick

Kenilworth, UK

Experienced designer specialised in cover and interior design for non-fiction and academic titles. Clients: Oxford University Press, et al.

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I am a passionate designer with over 15 years of professional experience in branding and publishing. In 2013 I joined Oxford University Press and spent 4 years designing covers and text designs for a wide range of trade books, academic and HE titles. Since 2017 I've continued to independently design book covers and text designs for different publishers.

I love designing distinctive and striking covers and I specialise in creating strong and visually engaging interior designs, often for highly complex titles.

I look forward to hearing from you and I am more than happy to help your book to its best visual appearance.
Languages
English
Fiction
Classics
Literature
Poetry
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Economics
Education & Reference
ELT
Physics & Chemistry
Travel

Awards

  • Merit Award for Reference, New York Book Show 2015 Book Cover design for ‘The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations’ published by Oxford University Press 2014
  • Winner of the James Beard Book Award, 2016 Text design and cover design for ‘The Oxford Companion to Wine’ published by Oxford University Press 2015

Work experience

Freelance Designer

Self-employed
July, 2017 – Present (almost 2 years)

Providing design solutions for different publishing companies and design agencies

Designer

Oxford University Press
May, 2013 – July, 2017 (about 4 years)

- Book cover design for Higher Education books and trade titles (concept, design and print-ready artwork)
- Text design for HE books and reference titles (concept, design, specification and proof checks)
- Design contact for marketing, editorial and production.

Freelance Designer

Self-employed
July, 2007 – May, 2013 (almost 6 years)

Branding, web design and marketing materials for clients and agencies in publishing and health sector

Designer

Kochan & Partner Design Agency, Munich
January, 1997 – July, 2007 (over 10 years)

- Providing design and marketing solutions from concept to completion, for clients in tourism, retail and cultural sector (Siemens-Bosch appliances, Studiosus Travel Munich, Regensburg Art Museum, etc.
- Art direction and production management for annual travel catalogue for Studiosus, a leading study travel company

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Oxford Companion to Wine 4/e (Oxford Companions)

Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The ... read more

Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The ... read more

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise... read more

The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise... read more

Research Methods for the Biosciences

Debbie Holmes, Peter Moody, Diana Dine, Laurence Trueman

Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

David Downes, Paul Rock, Eugene McLaughlin

An indispensable guide to the sociological theories behind crime, it outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, discussing them chronologically. Placing each theory in its European and North American contexts, the authors confront major criticisms that have been voiced against each theory, and construct defences where appropriate. Thoroughly revised and updated in its 7th edit... read more

An indispensable guide to the sociological theories behind crime, it outlines the principal theories of crime and rule-breaking, discussing them chronologically. Placing each theory in its European and North American contexts, the authors confront major criticisms that have been voiced against each theory, and construct defences where appropriate. Thoroughly revised and updated in its 7th edit... read more

Social Research Methods

Alan Bryman

This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed... read more

This best-selling introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivalled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Social Research Methods is packed full of engaging examples and practical tips to equip students with the tools and knowledge needed... read more

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Ali Mc
I really enjoyed working with Elisabeth. She took my ideas on board, and also gave a few examples that I hadn't considered. I've now chosen an ebook cover and am very happy with it. These days, with Facebook and Amazon advertising such an essential part of marketing, its essential to get a stand out cover and Elisabeth has helped me to do this.

Ali Mc, April 2019

Elisabeth Heissler
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Ali. Very professional and straight forward. The brief was very clear and unambiguous and he was also open to new ideas. I wish him every success with his b...
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Solomon A
Elisabeth offered an impeccable and distinctive design for my book cover and internal visuals. She listened attentively to and correctly interpreted the brief and offered various options for my consideration. Her work was delivered at a reasonable price, with a high level of professionalism, and within very tight deadlines. I highly recommend Elisabeth to any prospective author.

Solomon A, December 2018

Elisabeth Heissler
Hi Solomon, Many thanks for this kind review. It was a great pleasure to work for you and I wish you every success with your book. Best wishes. Elsiisbeth

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