Emily Benton

Emily Benton - Designer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I'm a book designer: layout and cover design.

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Overview

I have 7 years experience designing and typesetting books for publishers, artists, authors, galleries and other cultural institutions. Anything from annual corporate reports and manuals with infographics, to gallery catalogues, poetry anthologies and screen plays.

Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Classics
Plays & Screenplays
Poetry
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Design
Nature
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • MA in Book Design
  • BA in Graphic Design
  • National Diploma in Graphic design

Work experience

Freelance design and print-production management

Self-employed
November, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

Book Designer

John Morgan studio
June, 2015 – June, 2016 (about 1 year)

John Morgan studio is one of the leading practices in the uk. During my time there I worked on projects for artists such as Antony Gormley, Helen Marten, Ragnar Kjartansson, Ian White, and with cultural institutions such as Barbican, the Artist’s Institute in New York, Raven Row gallery, David Chipperfield Architects, Art Review, and Berlin Documentary Forum.

Studio Assistant

The Everyday Press
April, 2015 – December, 2015 (8 months)

I worked closely with artist and publisher Arnaud Desjardin at his publishing house and press in central London. As the studio assistant I was responsible for designing and typesetting numerous print-projects at any one time. I prepared documents for both out-sourced and in-house print jobs, for which I used a number of industrial machines.

Freelance Book Designer

Soapbox
December, 2014 – June, 2015 (6 months)

I worked as a freelance designer for Soapbox, a London based communications agency who’s clients include the BBC, Royal Society of Arts, Unicef, British Academy, CAADA, Fabian Society, London Essays, Chatham House and ODI. My role involved typesetting and designing covers for corporate reports and creating graphs and other visualisations for complex data-sets.

Book Designer

Singular Publishing
April, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

My most recent project with Singular Publishing was with author Tim Taylor. Mantle of the Expert was published in 2016, and is the first book on theatre as a method of teaching since the founder released her own publication in the 70s. This publication has now sold-out and we are planning a second edition later this year.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Click And Collect

Colin Herd

Documentary Across Disciplines

Erika Balsom, Hila Peleg

Contemporary engagements with documentary are multifaceted and complex, reaching across disciplines to explore the intersections of politics and aesthetics, representation and reality, truth and illusion. Discarding the old notions of "fly on the wall" immediacy or quasi-scientific aspirations to objectivity, critics now understand documentary not as the neutral picturing of reality but as a w... read more

Contemporary engagements with documentary are multifaceted and complex, reaching across disciplines to explore the intersections of politics and aesthetics, representation and reality, truth and illusion. Discarding the old notions of "fly on the wall" immediacy or quasi-scientific aspirations to objectivity, critics now understand documentary not as the neutral picturing of reality but as a w... read more

A Beginner's Guide to Mantle of the Expert: A Transformative Approach to Education

Tim Taylor

Review - "This is the book I wish I had had when I was starting out as a teacher. And even now, twenty-one years on, I know it's one I'll return to again and again. Tim doesn't just tell us - in simple, clear and glorious detail - the what and how of Mantle of the Expert. But he delves beautifully and sensitively into the why. He shows us the importance of perspective in building children's ca... read more

Review - "This is the book I wish I had had when I was starting out as a teacher. And even now, twenty-one years on, I know it's one I'll return to again and again. Tim doesn't just tell us - in simple, clear and glorious detail - the what and how of Mantle of the Expert. But he delves beautifully and sensitively into the why. He shows us the importance of perspective in building children's ca... read more

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