I'm a Graphic Designer with a love for all things design, food and travel!
I have previously worked both as a freelancer and in-house designer for Dorling Kindersley, Penguin Random House, Hurst Publishers, Columbia University Press, Oxford University Press, Carlton Books amongst others. From designing covers, illustrations, layout design and typesetting to commissioning artwork.
I am currently working as a designer at Palgrave Macmillan where I manage the daily scheduling for the design team whilst seeing my own covers to press. Liaising on a daily basis with editorial, production, and third party suppliers both locally and internationally. I have an extensive knowledge in book design, jackets, bespoke illustration, typesetting both academic and fiction books, branding and exhibition design. In my spare time I make handmade prints that I sell to raise money for various charities.
I am looking forward to working on exciting projects like illustrated books, cook books etc that I can contribute to and hopefully also learn from.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries or would like to see some samples of my work.
I design bespoke covers ranging from own photoshoots, handmade prints and illustration for various covers. I also manage the scheduling of the hundreds of books we publish each year with various designers and act as a liaison between editorial and design/scheduling. A job that is very challenging and fast paced but exciting!
Most of my front covers are hand illustrated or using my own images which I thoroughly enjoy making. I also design and typeset the book layout and illustrations (Fashion, Architecture or Children's) that might need to accompany the text.
Accompanies the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) exhibition of the same name which opened 3 December 2014Includes a foreword by Sir Mark Tully, the BBC's Chief of Bureau in India for 20 years - that evokes the very soul of IndiaIt is an intimate and humorous portrait capturing for the first time in print the sub-continent's unique narrow-gauge hill railways in all their beauty, joy and pa... read more
Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016.True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Amsterdam covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.This newly updated pocket travel guide for Amsterdam will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from the Van Gogh Museum and... read more
Western approaches to Africa's visual culture have until recently separated 'traditional' from 'modern' as if the two categories had no common ground, and as if only the former was authentically African. Yet 'tradition' is also an active process of handing on, one subject to evolution, development and history.This book explores a burgeoning body of West African artistic production that draws u... read more
Featuring 600 totally original period photographs and illustrations - completely redefining the appraisal of 1970s fashion
Praise for Na'ima B. Robert's previous publications:"Interesting, and certainly timely."—Kirkus Reviews, on Boy Vs Girl"Highly recommended."—TheBookBag.co.uk, on Black Sheep"Robert's poetic style is captivating."—School Library Journal, on Ramadan MoonWhen Ali first meets Amirah, he notices everything about her—her hijab, her long eyelashes and her red trainers—in the time it takes to have one... read more
As Mohammed Siddique Khan led his group of fellow-believers into London on the morning of July 7, 2005 it is unlikely that they were thinking much beyond the immediate impact of their actions. Driven by anger at the West's treatment of Muslims worldwide, ideas fed to them by foreign extremists, and a sense of extreme rejection of the society in which they were born, they sought to reshape the ... read more
Muslims have lived in the “West” for hundreds of years, yet the lives of all but a few are little known. In this illuminating work, Muhammad Mojlum Khan sets out to change this by revealing the lives and impact of over fifty significant Muslims, from the founder of Muslim Spain in the eighth century to Muhammad Ali today. This extraordinary book features biographies on the enslaved African Pri... read more
Have you ever wondered about Allah? Have you ever wanted to ask where Allah lives, or why you can't see Him? How He managed to create everything and why all of creation obeys Him? These questions, and many more, are explored inside.Ozkan Oze was born in Turkey in 1974. While at high school, he started working at Zafer Magazine's editorial office in Istanbul and discovered his love of literatur... read more
Beside every person's shoulder, there are two angels. Muslims know them as the Kiraman Katibin (the noble scribes). They write down every deed, good and bad, from a person's first day to their last.Inside this book you will find out all about them, and how to turn those bad deeds into good ones, with a lovable and cheeky young boy.Did you know that two special angels write down your every acti... read more
Who says coloring is just for kids? No longer relegated to kindergarten classrooms, coloring has grown up and taken its place alongside painting or drawing as a legitimate form of artistic expression and a meditative way to relax. Just Add Color is a brilliant series of adult coloring books that will send even the most mature among us running for the nearest box of colored pencils. Since Manda... read more
This collection of essays examines the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft’s most important critical work, Supernatural Horror in Literature. Each chapter illuminates a crucial aspect of Lovecraft’s criticism, from its aesthetic, philosophical and literary sources, to its psychobiological underpinnings, to its pervasive influence on the conception and course of horror and weird literature through the twe... read more
This book adopts a sociolinguistic perspective to trace the origins and enduring significance of hip-hop as a global tool of resistance to oppression. The contributors, who represent a range of international perspectives, analyse how hip-hop is employed to express dissatisfaction and dissent relating to such issues as immigration, racism, stereotypes and post-colonialism. Utilising a range of ... read more
Fast-moving, self- propelled 'violent images' have radically changed the nature of insurgency in the modern world. The global media has revolutionised the way ideas, messages and images are disseminated, and the speed with which they travel. First satellite TV, then laptops and the Internet, and now mobile phones and social media have transformed the way we communicate, collapsing time and dis... read more
Winner of the Unpublished Muslim Writer's Award 2011. She wrapped her arms around me and said, "Nur! I know. I don't want to go. But all I can do is keep trusting in Allah. Nur, I will always be with you! My love and advice will always be with you to guide you in the right direction." She patted my heart. "They are forever sealed inside this little place." Writing on the pages of her journal, ... read more
The Apostates is the first major study of apostasy from Islam in the western secular context. Drawing on life-history interviews with ex-Muslims from the UK and Canada, Simon Cottee explores how and with what consequences Muslims leave Islam and become irreligious. Apostasy in Islam is a deeply controversial issue and features prominently in current debates over the expansion of Islam in the W... read more
This sociological work examines the phenomenon of the Death Café, a regular gathering of strangers from all walks of life who engage in “death talk” over coffee, tea, and desserts. Using insightful theoretical frameworks, Fong explores the common themes that constitute a “death identity” and reveals how Café attendees are inspired to live in light of death because of death. Fong examines how t... read more
American Revenge Narratives critically examines the nation’s vengeful storytelling tradition. With essays on late twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, film, and television, it maps the coordinates of the revenge genre’s contemporary reinvention across American culture. By surveying American revenge narratives, this book measures how contemporary payback plots appraise the nation’s polit... read more
A decade into its hard-won democracy, South Africa and its ruling party, the ANC, have been through turbulent times: confrontation between Thabo Mbeki and his then deputy Jacob Zuma; the dismissal of Zuma as Deputy; Zuma's defeat of Mbeki in ANC presidential elections; and the recall of Mbeki as South African President, are events that have left many ANC cadres politically and emotionally agha... read more
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