Elisabeth Heissler

Elisabeth Heissler - Designer

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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Overview

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 interior designs for different publishers.

I love designing distinctive and striking covers and specialise in creating and formatting strong and visually engaging interior designs for epubs and printed books.

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
Literary Fiction
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 (over 3 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

Elisabeth has 11 reviews

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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder
We are very glad we found Elisabeth through Reedsy, as she is one of the very few, qualified for doing a more detailed, scientific book with many color photos and tables. P. J.C. Vedder M. Van den Munckhof-Vedder

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder, September 2020

Elisabeth Heissler
That's very kind. I'm also glad you found me on Reedsy. And I'm glad you are happy with the result! All the best. Elisabeth

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Estrelita van Rensburg
The collaboration with Elisabeth was straightforward and easy. She quickly grasped what we required and translated our desire into a stricking book cover image. Minimal updates required.

Estrelita van Rensburg, August 2020

Elisabeth Heissler
Thank you very much, Estrelita. I really enjoyed working with you as well. Please do reach out in the future, I’m looking forward to collaborating again.

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Lawrence M
Elisabeth did a fantastic job with the graphic designs.

Lawrence M, August 2020


Andawn Frost
Elisabeth' quality design has won my trust and respect.

Andawn Frost, August 2020

Elisabeth Heissler
Many thanks Andawn, that's very kind. I wish you every success with your book. Best wishes, Elisabeth

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Andawn Frost
Elisabeth is a great artist. The cover design is marvelous. She is very responsive and on time.

Andawn Frost, June 2020

Elisabeth Heissler
Many thanks Andrew. Absolute pleasure. I'm glad you are happy with the design. Looking forward to the next project. Best wishes Elisabeth

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