Harriet Rogers

Harriet Rogers - Designer

London, UK

I am an experienced Senior Designer, with strong knowledge of the children's publishing industry, specialising in picture books.

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Overview

I am currently Senior Designer for picture books and novelty at Simon & Schuster UK, with over 7 years experience in the publishing industry. I would regard myself as a determined and dedicated individual, and take pride in my ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others. I have a strong passion for books & storytelling, and I am constantly striving to learn and develop my experience of children’s publishing. My strong interest in craft has influenced my enjoyment for a hands on approach to design.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Children's - Non-fiction
Design
DIY & Crafts
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's - Picture Books

Certifications

  • BA HONS Graphic Design
  • MA Design & Art Direction

Work experience

Senior Designer

Simon & Schuster
June, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Senior designer on picture books and novelty.

Picture Book Designer

Penguin Random House
September, 2014 – June, 2016 (over 1 year)

Designer for Puffin working across brands, licensing and stand-alone picture books.

Designer

Oxford University Press
September, 2011 – September, 2014 (about 3 years)

Children's Trade designer for picture books, middle grade, YA fiction and trade dictionaries/non-fiction.

Custom Publishing Assistant

Pearson
May, 2011 – September, 2011 (4 months)

Custom publishing assistant, creating bespoke interiors and cover designs for academic textbooks.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Dawn Wind

Rosemary Sutcliff

The boy lay in the silence of the great battlefield, gazing at his own hand spread on the ground beside him. The hand moved and he realized, with something like surprise, that he was not dead. His name was Owain and further up the hillside lay his father and brother, both killed by Saxon warriors in that last great battle of Aquae Sulis. From that moment Owain knows that he must make his own w... read more

The boy lay in the silence of the great battlefield, gazing at his own hand spread on the ground beside him. The hand moved and he realized, with something like surprise, that he was not dead. His name was Owain and further up the hillside lay his father and brother, both killed by Saxon warriors in that last great battle of Aquae Sulis. From that moment Owain knows that he must make his own w... read more

Knight Crusader

Ronald Welch

Philip d'Aubigny is a young knight in the kingdom of Outremer and can't wait to prove himself. His chance comes when he rides into battle to defend his home from attack by Saracen leader, Saladin and his army. But after a disastrous campaign, Philip is taken prisoner by the Turks and must work as a servant- though all the while he is plotting his escape. At last his opportunity arrives and Phi... read more

Philip d'Aubigny is a young knight in the kingdom of Outremer and can't wait to prove himself. His chance comes when he rides into battle to defend his home from attack by Saracen leader, Saladin and his army. But after a disastrous campaign, Philip is taken prisoner by the Turks and must work as a servant- though all the while he is plotting his escape. At last his opportunity arrives and Phi... read more

The Gauntlet

Ronald Welch

As Peter wanders around the ruined castle of Carreg Cennen he makes an amazing discovery - a rusted metal gauntlet. As he slips it on to his hand he is transported back to the fourteenth century, to a time when his Norman ancestors held the castle. Accepted as the eldest son of Sir Roger de Blois, Peter learns how to hawk, fight, and shoot a longbow. But, when a rebellion arises, it's up to Pe... read more

As Peter wanders around the ruined castle of Carreg Cennen he makes an amazing discovery - a rusted metal gauntlet. As he slips it on to his hand he is transported back to the fourteenth century, to a time when his Norman ancestors held the castle. Accepted as the eldest son of Sir Roger de Blois, Peter learns how to hawk, fight, and shoot a longbow. But, when a rebellion arises, it's up to Pe... read more

The Children of Noisy Village

Astrid Lindgren

In the middle of the countryside there are three farms, all in a row. Everybody calls them Noisy Village because the children who live there are very noisy indeed! Join the adventures of Lisa and her friends, where walking home from school turns into a pirate party looking for treasure, a trip to the local shoemaker becomes a mission to save one lonely dog from his grumpy owner, and a fishing ... read more

In the middle of the countryside there are three farms, all in a row. Everybody calls them Noisy Village because the children who live there are very noisy indeed! Join the adventures of Lisa and her friends, where walking home from school turns into a pirate party looking for treasure, a trip to the local shoemaker becomes a mission to save one lonely dog from his grumpy owner, and a fishing ... read more

How to Find Egyptian Treasure

Caryl Hart

Albie is putting the finishing touches to his sandcastle when a mysterious wind blows him all the way to Ancient Egypt! There he finds Tuti and Anka, the Pharaoh's children, and together they go on an exciting adventure to hunt for some lost treasure. But will they make it out of the dark catacombs in time for lunch?Ancient history has never been so much fun! Join Albie on a brand new adventur... read more

Albie is putting the finishing touches to his sandcastle when a mysterious wind blows him all the way to Ancient Egypt! There he finds Tuti and Anka, the Pharaoh's children, and together they go on an exciting adventure to hunt for some lost treasure. But will they make it out of the dark catacombs in time for lunch?Ancient history has never been so much fun! Join Albie on a brand new adventur... read more

We Are Family

Claire Freedman

Affectionate, funny and joyful, this is the newest collaboration between internationally successful illustrator Judi Abbot and award-winning author of the Aliens Love Underpants series Claire Freedman. From slupring milkshakes with a big crowd of siblings, to the heartwrenching difficulty of sharing that favourite teddy with a sister, and the joys of cuddling up together at the end of the day,... read more

Affectionate, funny and joyful, this is the newest collaboration between internationally successful illustrator Judi Abbot and award-winning author of the Aliens Love Underpants series Claire Freedman. From slupring milkshakes with a big crowd of siblings, to the heartwrenching difficulty of sharing that favourite teddy with a sister, and the joys of cuddling up together at the end of the day,... read more

Lunch on a Pirate Ship

Caryl Hart

Come with Jack on a quest for the perfect lunch - you never know who you might meet! Jack doesn’t want to eat his boring old lunch. He’d rather have lunch on a pirate ship! But what do pirates actually eat?? Rotten fish stew – eeuuuwwww! And so begins a rollicking, imaginative adventure over sea, through caves and into the lair of a troll before Jack decides that actually Mum’s cooking is pret... read more

Come with Jack on a quest for the perfect lunch - you never know who you might meet! Jack doesn’t want to eat his boring old lunch. He’d rather have lunch on a pirate ship! But what do pirates actually eat?? Rotten fish stew – eeuuuwwww! And so begins a rollicking, imaginative adventure over sea, through caves and into the lair of a troll before Jack decides that actually Mum’s cooking is pret... read more

The Night Watch Ninjas

Lily Roscoe

HIYAAAAAAAA! Meet the night watch ninjas, keeping your towns safe from evil night-time mischief! When their midnight snack is interrupted by some shocking news, the ninjas don't hang about! Their new mission is to protect everyone from a bad guy as sneaky as he is stinky. Nowhere is safe from his bottom of toxic destruction, and the ninjas are going to need all their skills to foil his devious... read more

HIYAAAAAAAA! Meet the night watch ninjas, keeping your towns safe from evil night-time mischief! When their midnight snack is interrupted by some shocking news, the ninjas don't hang about! Their new mission is to protect everyone from a bad guy as sneaky as he is stinky. Nowhere is safe from his bottom of toxic destruction, and the ninjas are going to need all their skills to foil his devious... read more

Rosie is My Best Friend

Ali Pye

Join these two best friends on a day full of fun! Rosie and her best friend spend every day together - helping the adults with the gardening and the shopping, learning new tricks, and playing in the park. They even explore outer space and the deepest oceans! When there are scary monsters, they stick together, and although they make new friends, they always come back to each other. There's noth... read more

Join these two best friends on a day full of fun! Rosie and her best friend spend every day together - helping the adults with the gardening and the shopping, learning new tricks, and playing in the park. They even explore outer space and the deepest oceans! When there are scary monsters, they stick together, and although they make new friends, they always come back to each other. There's noth... read more

Seal Island

Julia Green

'Grace looked directly at the seal pup and spoke softly to it. 'I'll be back soon. Don't give up.' Grace is excited about her holiday, staying with Granny at her house by the sea. A whole week exploring rock pools, collecting shells, and playing on the beach - perhaps she might even get to see a baby seal? Grace makes friends with local boy Col who knows all the secrets of the Island. When Gra... read more

'Grace looked directly at the seal pup and spoke softly to it. 'I'll be back soon. Don't give up.' Grace is excited about her holiday, staying with Granny at her house by the sea. A whole week exploring rock pools, collecting shells, and playing on the beach - perhaps she might even get to see a baby seal? Grace makes friends with local boy Col who knows all the secrets of the Island. When Gra... read more

Flambards

K.M. Peyton

A totally absorbing novel about twelve-year-old Christina who is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their decaying mansion, Flambards. Christina discovers a passion for horses and riding but finds herself part of a strange household, divided by emotional undercurrents and cruelty.

A totally absorbing novel about twelve-year-old Christina who is sent to live with her fierce uncle and his two sons in their decaying mansion, Flambards. Christina discovers a passion for horses and riding but finds herself part of a strange household, divided by emotional undercurrents and cruelty.

The Edge of the Cloud (Oxford Children's Modern Classics Book 2)

K.M. Peyton

Christina and Will have escaped Flambards for London with their heads full of dreams, only to find a whole new set of problems. Not only the basic ones of work and a place to live, but Will's single-minded ambition to design and pilot flying machines, which terrifies Christina every time he leaves the ground. Will is certain he can become a success, but what price is he willing to pay for the ... read more

Christina and Will have escaped Flambards for London with their heads full of dreams, only to find a whole new set of problems. Not only the basic ones of work and a place to live, but Will's single-minded ambition to design and pilot flying machines, which terrifies Christina every time he leaves the ground. Will is certain he can become a success, but what price is he willing to pay for the ... read more

Super Happy Magic Forest (Super Happy Magic Forest 1)

Matty Long

Tolkien for toddlers! Super Happy Magic Forest is the hilarious story of five brave heroes - a fairy, a unicorn, a faun, a gnome, and a mushroom - who must go on an epic quest to reclaim the Mystical Crystals of Life and save their home. From happy bunnies to warrior penguins, picnic-ruining bees to biscuit-loving goblins there's so much to see and talk about on every page of this brilliant ad... read more

Tolkien for toddlers! Super Happy Magic Forest is the hilarious story of five brave heroes - a fairy, a unicorn, a faun, a gnome, and a mushroom - who must go on an epic quest to reclaim the Mystical Crystals of Life and save their home. From happy bunnies to warrior penguins, picnic-ruining bees to biscuit-loving goblins there's so much to see and talk about on every page of this brilliant ad... read more

Sarah and Duck Stay at the Duck Hotel (Sarah & Duck)

Sarah Gomes Harris

When Sarah & Duck get to the Duck Hotel, they soon discover it's very different to a human hotel. The residents can nest anywhere they like, there's a helter-skelter, there's water everywhere and there's a feather-preening salon. Duck is right at home but Sarah can't quite settle in - how will Duck make her feel at ease? Based on the award-winning TV series Sarah & Duck, winner of the BAFTA fo... read more

When Sarah & Duck get to the Duck Hotel, they soon discover it's very different to a human hotel. The residents can nest anywhere they like, there's a helter-skelter, there's water everywhere and there's a feather-preening salon. Duck is right at home but Sarah can't quite settle in - how will Duck make her feel at ease? Based on the award-winning TV series Sarah & Duck, winner of the BAFTA fo... read more

Sarah and Duck have a Quiet Birthday

Sarah Gomes Harris

It's Sarah's birthday and she's looking forward to having a nice, quiet day! But when all her friends arrive, perhaps the day won't be as quiet as she had hoped?Join Sarah and Duck on another fun and quacky adventure!

It's Sarah's birthday and she's looking forward to having a nice, quiet day! But when all her friends arrive, perhaps the day won't be as quiet as she had hoped?Join Sarah and Duck on another fun and quacky adventure!

The Private Blog of Joe Cowley

Ben Davis

The brilliantly funny and cringe-worthy secret blog of 14-year-old Joe Cowley (wannabe comic artist and self-confessed repeller of girls): Sunday 1st January So here's the thing. I've decided to start writing a blog. A private one. The idea is that it'll help me sort my life out, because quite frankly, it can't get much worse ...* I gained the nickname Puke Skywalker after vomiting over Louise... read more

The brilliantly funny and cringe-worthy secret blog of 14-year-old Joe Cowley (wannabe comic artist and self-confessed repeller of girls): Sunday 1st January So here's the thing. I've decided to start writing a blog. A private one. The idea is that it'll help me sort my life out, because quite frankly, it can't get much worse ...* I gained the nickname Puke Skywalker after vomiting over Louise... read more

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