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Jenny Haslimeier

Jenny Haslimeier - Designer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I'm an experienced book designer and illustrator. I specialise in all fiction and non-fiction genres from kids books to cook books and more!

Overview

As a freelancer, I am used to starting a new role and hitting the ground running. I understand time and budget
pressures and work efficiently to ensure deadlines are met. I thrive at just getting stuck into the job at hand. I enjoy creating new designs from scratch, and take pride in all the work I do. No job is too big or too small and I love to see a job through to completion, including art-working and any photo retouching that may be necessary to make the finished work stand out.

I am also an illustrator and am more than happy to illustrate books to enhance the design where appropriate. My years of experience have allowed me to develop quick and effective illustration techniques in multiple styles to suit the variety of books I have worked on in the often fast paced world of publishing.

Please scroll down to see examples of my design and illustration work.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden Parenting & Families
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Humor & Comedy Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • BACHELOR OF COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN (Honours) with distinction for academic achievement Wanganui School of Design 1998-02
  • DIPLOMA IN BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION with distinction Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2014-16
  • DIPLOMA IN WRITING FOR YOUNG CHILDREN with distinction New Zealand Institute of Business Studies 2005

Awards

  • FINALIST: PANZ YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR Publishers Association of New Zealand 2014
  • EVE BENNETT AWARD ‘MOST PROMISING STUDENT’ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2016
  • EVE BENNETT AWARD ‘MOST PROGRESS IN THE SUBJECT OF BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION’ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2015
  • HAZEL GAMEC SCHOLARSHIP Wanganui School of Design 2001

Work experience

Freelance book designer and illustrator

Penguin Random House New Zealand
July, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Designing and laying out book covers and internal designs, from initial development through to pre-press stage. All genres worked on, including picture flats, novels, cookbooks, coffee table books etc. Occasionally required to illustrate books as well.

Freelance illustrator

Pearson Education New Zealand
September, 2013 – October, 2013 (about 1 month)

Creating illustrations for a box set of A4 story cards for children.

Book designer and illustrator

Penguin Books New Zealand
March, 2012 – June, 2014 (over 2 years)

Designing and laying out book covers and internal designs, from initial development through to pre-press stage. All genres worked on, including picture flats, novels, cookbooks, coffee table books etc. Occasionally required to illustrate books as well.

Freelance book designer

Book Design Ltd (now Smartwork Creative)
January, 2012 – March, 2012 (2 months)

Producing fiction and non-fiction resource books for children. The role included laying out books, liaising with illustrators and working on multiple projects at one time.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

A Year of Mindful Living

Anon

Exercises and reflections to create moments of mindfulness in every day that will lead you to a calmer, more positive way of livingo Struggling to slow down and live in the moment?o Feeling overwhelmed by constant daily distractions?o Seeking a better life balance?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will find the exercises and reflections in A Year of Mindful Living will help yo... read more

Exercises and reflections to create moments of mindfulness in every day that will lead you to a calmer, more positive way of livingo Struggling to slow down and live in the moment?o Feeling overwhelmed by constant daily distractions?o Seeking a better life balance?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will find the exercises and reflections in A Year of Mindful Living will help yo... read more

Awakening

Natalie King

When Zelie Taylor pulls a lost necklace out of the icy waters of the lake, she has no idea what the consequences will be. At first the pendant is just freezing cold - unnaturally so - but then she hears a voice inside her head and Zelie thinks she must be going mad. She's not. Seventeen-year-old Támas's soul has been trapped in the silver necklace since 1918. His body is nearby, sleeping, and ... read more

When Zelie Taylor pulls a lost necklace out of the icy waters of the lake, she has no idea what the consequences will be. At first the pendant is just freezing cold - unnaturally so - but then she hears a voice inside her head and Zelie thinks she must be going mad. She's not. Seventeen-year-old Támas's soul has been trapped in the silver necklace since 1918. His body is nearby, sleeping, and ... read more

Magical Margaret Mahy

Betty Gilderdale

Margaret Mahy was a wizard of words and a spinner of magical stories. She was New Zealand's best known author for children, wrote more than 200 books and often appeared in a purple wig or a penguin suit while she delighted audiences with vivacious readings of her stories. But who was Margaret Mahy? What was she like as a child? How did she become a writer? Where did her weird and wonderful ide... read more

Margaret Mahy was a wizard of words and a spinner of magical stories. She was New Zealand's best known author for children, wrote more than 200 books and often appeared in a purple wig or a penguin suit while she delighted audiences with vivacious readings of her stories. But who was Margaret Mahy? What was she like as a child? How did she become a writer? Where did her weird and wonderful ide... read more

Which Way Up?

Jeremy Corbett

This book is largely stories of my experiences, as a man, in the creation and maintenance of a New Human. She's an awesome one, too. And given that she is so awesome, I felt it only fair that I should share my wisdom with you, so that you too can have the best human possible.

This book is largely stories of my experiences, as a man, in the creation and maintenance of a New Human. She's an awesome one, too. And given that she is so awesome, I felt it only fair that I should share my wisdom with you, so that you too can have the best human possible.

Slinky Malinki (Hairy Maclary and Friends)

Lynley Dodd

Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! The story is told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement.

Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! The story is told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement.

Feel Good For Life

Turnbull Claire

The ultimate guide to feeling good and looking fabulous! Do you want to . . . have more energy every day : look and feel better : sleep well and wake refreshed : feel good from the inside out : have a body you love? Then this is the book for you. In Feel Good for Life, New Zealand nutrition expert Claire Turnbull shows you how to live a healthier, happier life, one step at a time. You'll learn... read more

The ultimate guide to feeling good and looking fabulous! Do you want to . . . have more energy every day : look and feel better : sleep well and wake refreshed : feel good from the inside out : have a body you love? Then this is the book for you. In Feel Good for Life, New Zealand nutrition expert Claire Turnbull shows you how to live a healthier, happier life, one step at a time. You'll learn... read more

Single Serve: Tasty Everyday Meals for One

Penny Oliver

Single Serve will revive and revolutionise your mealtimes. Even when you love good food and do your best to eat well, cooking for one can be something of a chore. It's all too easy to fall into having the same thing all the time, or resort to takeaway dinner.Food writer Penny Oliver shows you how single-serve meals can be stylish, quick and affordable - all you need is a small repertoire of re... read more

Single Serve will revive and revolutionise your mealtimes. Even when you love good food and do your best to eat well, cooking for one can be something of a chore. It's all too easy to fall into having the same thing all the time, or resort to takeaway dinner.Food writer Penny Oliver shows you how single-serve meals can be stylish, quick and affordable - all you need is a small repertoire of re... read more

One-dish Dinners: Easy All-In-One Meals

Penny Oliver

Simplify your cooking and save on clean-up time with this collection of delicious meals requiring just one pot, pan, bowl, baking dish, or casserole. In One-dish Dinners Penny Oliver shows you that cooking fabulous meals doesn't require complicated recipes and a multitude of pots and pans. Packed full of aromatic spices and fresh herbs, even the simplest meal can deliver a satisfying flavor pu... read more

Simplify your cooking and save on clean-up time with this collection of delicious meals requiring just one pot, pan, bowl, baking dish, or casserole. In One-dish Dinners Penny Oliver shows you that cooking fabulous meals doesn't require complicated recipes and a multitude of pots and pans. Packed full of aromatic spices and fresh herbs, even the simplest meal can deliver a satisfying flavor pu... read more

Ettie Rout

Jane Tolerton

Ettie Rout fought a battle for safer sex in the First World War - and won.She gave New Zealand the best sexual health system when its army adopted her prophylactic kit and made every soldier going on leave take one - while she was banned from the pages of the newspapers so New Zealanders wouldn't find out. In Paris, having transformed Madame Yvonne's into a safer sex brothel, she met soldiers ... read more

Ettie Rout fought a battle for safer sex in the First World War - and won.She gave New Zealand the best sexual health system when its army adopted her prophylactic kit and made every soldier going on leave take one - while she was banned from the pages of the newspapers so New Zealanders wouldn't find out. In Paris, having transformed Madame Yvonne's into a safer sex brothel, she met soldiers ... read more

202 Great Walks

Mark Pickering

First published in 2003 and now into its third edition, 202 Great Walks really is the most affordable, reliable and comprehensive guide to New Zealand's outdoors.

First published in 2003 and now into its third edition, 202 Great Walks really is the most affordable, reliable and comprehensive guide to New Zealand's outdoors.

Christie

Tracey Marceau

On the morning of 7 November 2011, Tracey Marceau lived every mother's worst nightmare. A young man entered her home, pushing Tracey to the side before kicking and repeatedly stabbing her daughter. Christie died in her mother's arms. Christie's killer, Akshay Chand, was released on bail just a month earlier for kidnapping Christie, during which he threatened to rape and kill her. Christie had ... read more

On the morning of 7 November 2011, Tracey Marceau lived every mother's worst nightmare. A young man entered her home, pushing Tracey to the side before kicking and repeatedly stabbing her daughter. Christie died in her mother's arms. Christie's killer, Akshay Chand, was released on bail just a month earlier for kidnapping Christie, during which he threatened to rape and kill her. Christie had ... read more

Inside the Medium

Kelvin Cruickshank

What must it feel like for celebrity psychic medium Kelvin Cruickshank to be surrounded by spirit all the time? How does he juggle fatherhood with his responsibilities as a medium, and what do his friends think of what he does for a living? What does he think of sceptics, and how does he look upon other mediums? And how does he cope with the grief and expectations of the living and spirit worl... read more

What must it feel like for celebrity psychic medium Kelvin Cruickshank to be surrounded by spirit all the time? How does he juggle fatherhood with his responsibilities as a medium, and what do his friends think of what he does for a living? What does he think of sceptics, and how does he look upon other mediums? And how does he cope with the grief and expectations of the living and spirit worl... read more

Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win

Tom Johnson

Legends in Black, a truly special book and the result of unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in New Zealand rugby, reveals the experiences, secrets and reflections of All Black greats on why we win. Through incisive, frank and no-holds-barred interviews, they share thoughts on every aspect of what it means to be an All Black: first being selected, the haka, the evolution of inter... read more

Legends in Black, a truly special book and the result of unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in New Zealand rugby, reveals the experiences, secrets and reflections of All Black greats on why we win. Through incisive, frank and no-holds-barred interviews, they share thoughts on every aspect of what it means to be an All Black: first being selected, the haka, the evolution of inter... read more

Mothers Cry Too

Sara Weeks

Postnatal depression (PND) affects 10 to 20 per cent of new mothers in New Zealand and can persist for months - even years - if not detected and treated. Yet many women suffer in silence. In Mothers Cry Too, New Zealand psychiatrist Dr Sara Weeks, a leading expert in the field of maternal health, describes the many conditions that can affect new mothers - from the 'baby blues' to more serious ... read more

Postnatal depression (PND) affects 10 to 20 per cent of new mothers in New Zealand and can persist for months - even years - if not detected and treated. Yet many women suffer in silence. In Mothers Cry Too, New Zealand psychiatrist Dr Sara Weeks, a leading expert in the field of maternal health, describes the many conditions that can affect new mothers - from the 'baby blues' to more serious ... read more

On the Hoof: The Untold Story of Drovers in New Zealand

Ruth Low

Since the European settlement of New Zealand, drovers have moved stock 'on the hoof' from ships and stations to new homes scattered throughout the country. In this book - the first of its kind - Ruth Entwistle Low interviews almost 60 old-time drovers, revealing and reliving the practice of droving and the people who have underpinned it. Through original research, colourful storytelling and th... read more

Since the European settlement of New Zealand, drovers have moved stock 'on the hoof' from ships and stations to new homes scattered throughout the country. In this book - the first of its kind - Ruth Entwistle Low interviews almost 60 old-time drovers, revealing and reliving the practice of droving and the people who have underpinned it. Through original research, colourful storytelling and th... read more

Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce

Lyn Webster

A few years ago, the recession caught up with me. Caught short with no cash reserves, I risked losing everything, in a last-ditch effort to save the day, I slashed the family grocery budget to just $100 a week - and never looked back. I've saved literally thousands of dollars. With a little bit of planning, a shred of willpower and a whole lot of baking soda, you can do the same!

A few years ago, the recession caught up with me. Caught short with no cash reserves, I risked losing everything, in a last-ditch effort to save the day, I slashed the family grocery budget to just $100 a week - and never looked back. I've saved literally thousands of dollars. With a little bit of planning, a shred of willpower and a whole lot of baking soda, you can do the same!

Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life

Alexa Johnston

Sixty years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer, Edmund Hillary, made world history with his ascent of Mt. Everest. This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered y... read more

Sixty years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer, Edmund Hillary, made world history with his ascent of Mt. Everest. This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered y... read more

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