Josse Pickard

Josse Pickard - Designer

London, UK

Book designer and typographer with 7 years experience, specialising in coffee-table art/design/lifestyle books.

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Overview

Hi, I'm Josse (although I answer to most pronunciations of my name!). After graduating from Central St. Martins in 2013 where I specialised in typography, I started work at a co-edition, producing work for various publishers around the globe. I worked in the company for four years, advancing to the position of senior designer, and built up a solid collection of freelance clients. I realised I didn't need to be tied to an office anymore and decided to work remotely from whatever sunny spot in the world took my fancy!

I pride myself on attention to detail and obsessing over the minutiae of a project, whether it be something as particular as using real small caps, or creating a custom typeface because nothing else will work.

I have experience in working across a broad range of design briefs and am skilled in liaising with other designers/editors, understanding their requirements and meeting tight deadlines. My main expertise to date has been in books, periodicals and journals and consequently I feel very comfortable designing interiors and typesetting. However, I am ambitious and always willing to take up new challenges, and, as a keen illustrator and photographer, I would be equally happy to involve myself in these areas of your project.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Design
Entertainment
Fashion & Textiles
Home & Garden
Math & Science
Nature
Photography

Work experience

Designer

Self-employed
April, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

Junior > Senior Graphic Designer

Quarto Publishing
January, 2014 – April, 2018 (about 4 years)

Portfolio (19 selected works)

The Complete Pattern Directory: 1500 Designs from All Ages and Cultures

Elizabeth Wilhide

An essential resource for any designer, crafter, artist, or historian, THE COMPLETE PATTERN DIRECTORY is the most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history, covering all periods, styles, and cultures. Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, color, and scale. From the first rhythmic marks pressed onto clay vessels, to the... read more

An essential resource for any designer, crafter, artist, or historian, THE COMPLETE PATTERN DIRECTORY is the most comprehensive, practical, and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history, covering all periods, styles, and cultures. Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, color, and scale. From the first rhythmic marks pressed onto clay vessels, to the... read more

Protest!: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics

Liz McQuiston

An authoritative, richly illustrated history of six centuries of global protest artThroughout history, artists and citizens have turned to protest art as a means of demonstrating social and political discontent. From the earliest broadsheets in the 1500s to engravings, photolithographs, prints, posters, murals, graffiti, and political cartoons, these endlessly inventive graphic forms have symb... read more

An authoritative, richly illustrated history of six centuries of global protest artThroughout history, artists and citizens have turned to protest art as a means of demonstrating social and political discontent. From the earliest broadsheets in the 1500s to engravings, photolithographs, prints, posters, murals, graffiti, and political cartoons, these endlessly inventive graphic forms have symb... read more

Vinyl: The Art of Making Records

Mike Evans

In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That’s why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium’s fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feisty 45s, from eccentric EPs to legendary LPs, he brings vinyl recordings off the shelves and out of the crates, spotlighting: · Th... read more

In our increasingly digital world, audiophiles know that the real recording is on vinyl. That’s why sales of vinyl continue to soar. Mike Evans offers a sumptuous visual celebration of this medium’s fascinating history and triumphant rebirth. From weighty 78s to feisty 45s, from eccentric EPs to legendary LPs, he brings vinyl recordings off the shelves and out of the crates, spotlighting: · Th... read more

Masterpiece Collection: A Coloring Book of Great Art

Hamlyn

An innovative coloring book featuring 46 beautifully intricate line illustrations of famous masterpieces, coupled with illuminating short essays on the artists and their work. This is the first coloring book to take its inspiration from the most creative images imaginable-the greatest art of the world. Using carefully drawn line illustrations of famous masterpieces, the book takes the colorist... read more

An innovative coloring book featuring 46 beautifully intricate line illustrations of famous masterpieces, coupled with illuminating short essays on the artists and their work. This is the first coloring book to take its inspiration from the most creative images imaginable-the greatest art of the world. Using carefully drawn line illustrations of famous masterpieces, the book takes the colorist... read more

Drawing Masterclass: 100 Creative Techniques of Great Artists

Guy Noble

Gorgeously illustrated and practical, this guide to the art of drawing employs a close analysis of great works to reveal techniques and lessons that will help practitioners at every level. The art of drawing is an essential skill for any artist. This beautifully produced book uses 100 great works on paper as its lessons. Each spread features a reproduction of one work, and offers invaluable le... read more

Gorgeously illustrated and practical, this guide to the art of drawing employs a close analysis of great works to reveal techniques and lessons that will help practitioners at every level. The art of drawing is an essential skill for any artist. This beautifully produced book uses 100 great works on paper as its lessons. Each spread features a reproduction of one work, and offers invaluable le... read more

I Taste Red: The Science of Tasting Wine

Jamie Goode

I Taste Red is the first book of its kind to address and relate all the different sensory and psychological factors that shape our experience of tasting wine. Award-winning author Jamie Goode explores how our sensory system, psychology, philosophy, and flavor chemistry all play a central part in our perception and enjoyment of wine. He uses case studies, grounded in practice, to demonstrate hi... read more

I Taste Red is the first book of its kind to address and relate all the different sensory and psychological factors that shape our experience of tasting wine. Award-winning author Jamie Goode explores how our sensory system, psychology, philosophy, and flavor chemistry all play a central part in our perception and enjoyment of wine. He uses case studies, grounded in practice, to demonstrate hi... read more

Speak Up!: Speeches by young people to empower and inspire

Adora Svitak

Speak Up! is a joyful celebration of 45 speeches by children and teenagers who have stood up for causes they passionately believe in and challenged adults in power to take note. This collection is testament to the hopefulness and spirit of the next generation, and the positive belief that we can, and should, act to protect the things we love. From ground-breaking scientific inventions to pleas... read more

Speak Up! is a joyful celebration of 45 speeches by children and teenagers who have stood up for causes they passionately believe in and challenged adults in power to take note. This collection is testament to the hopefulness and spirit of the next generation, and the positive belief that we can, and should, act to protect the things we love. From ground-breaking scientific inventions to pleas... read more

A Chronology of Photography: A Cultural Timeline From Camera Obscura to Instagram

Paul Lowe

A rich and fresh perspective on the history of photography, tracing the complex links between technological innovation, social change, and artistic intervention.As a medium of documentation, social commentary, commercial marketing, artistic exploration, and self-expression over the last two centuries, photography has in many ways defined the way we view ourselves and the world around us.A Chro... read more

A rich and fresh perspective on the history of photography, tracing the complex links between technological innovation, social change, and artistic intervention.As a medium of documentation, social commentary, commercial marketing, artistic exploration, and self-expression over the last two centuries, photography has in many ways defined the way we view ourselves and the world around us.A Chro... read more

Selling the Movie: The Art of the Film Poster

Ian Haydn Smith

As long as there have been movies, there have been posters selling films to audiences. Posters came into existence just decades before the inception of film, and as movies became a universal medium of entertainment, posters likewise became a ubiquitous form of advertising. At first, movie posters suggested a film’s theme, from adventure and romance to thrills and spine-tingling horror. Then, w... read more

As long as there have been movies, there have been posters selling films to audiences. Posters came into existence just decades before the inception of film, and as movies became a universal medium of entertainment, posters likewise became a ubiquitous form of advertising. At first, movie posters suggested a film’s theme, from adventure and romance to thrills and spine-tingling horror. Then, w... read more

The Contemporary House

JONATHAN BELL AND ELLIE STATHAKI

There is no one way to design a modern urban house. Demand for space in cities the world over is higher than ever and new buildings must meet stringent energy saving requirements and negotiate a myriad planning regulations. But the best new urban architecture suggests invention and innovation are as critical as ever. The Contemporary House brings together seventy solutions, drawn from cities a... read more

There is no one way to design a modern urban house. Demand for space in cities the world over is higher than ever and new buildings must meet stringent energy saving requirements and negotiate a myriad planning regulations. But the best new urban architecture suggests invention and innovation are as critical as ever. The Contemporary House brings together seventy solutions, drawn from cities a... read more

Photography Masterclass

Archaeology: The Whole Story

Author

Global in perspective and covering over four million years of history, this accessible volume provides a chronological account of both the development of the human race and the order in which modern societies have made discoveries about their ancient past. Beginning deep in prehistory, it takes in all the great archaeological sites of the world as it advances to the present day. A masterful co... read more

Global in perspective and covering over four million years of history, this accessible volume provides a chronological account of both the development of the human race and the order in which modern societies have made discoveries about their ancient past. Beginning deep in prehistory, it takes in all the great archaeological sites of the world as it advances to the present day. A masterful co... read more

Pocket Museum: Ancient Egypt (Pocket Museum)

Campbell Price

A detailed exploration of 200 Ancient Egyptian objects from museums around the world, gathered here into one handy, pocket-sized guideThis magnificently illustrated book brings together 200 of the finest and most significant Ancient Egyptian treasures and artifacts preserved in museums in North America and around the world.Spanning some 5,000 years, Ancient Egyptian art was the product of a co... read more

A detailed exploration of 200 Ancient Egyptian objects from museums around the world, gathered here into one handy, pocket-sized guideThis magnificently illustrated book brings together 200 of the finest and most significant Ancient Egyptian treasures and artifacts preserved in museums in North America and around the world.Spanning some 5,000 years, Ancient Egyptian art was the product of a co... read more

1001 TV Series: You Must Watch Before You Die

Paul Condon

This is the ultimate book for the Netflix and boxset generation, featuring all the greatest drama series ever broadcast as well as the weirdest game shows, controversial reality TV experiments and breathtaking nature documentaries.It is a must for anyone who wants to know why India's Ramayan is legendary, why Roots was groundbreaking, or what the ending of Lost was all about. Written by an int... read more

This is the ultimate book for the Netflix and boxset generation, featuring all the greatest drama series ever broadcast as well as the weirdest game shows, controversial reality TV experiments and breathtaking nature documentaries.It is a must for anyone who wants to know why India's Ramayan is legendary, why Roots was groundbreaking, or what the ending of Lost was all about. Written by an int... read more

Gardens in Detail: 100 Contemporary Designs

Emma Reuss

Explore 100 gardens from around the world with this illustrated guide to the design elements of each—from historical style to planting and landscape design. This comprehensive reference offers gardens from many periods of history—Islamic, Renaissance, English Landscape, Arts & Crafts, and more—and geographically diverse environments—from a nighttime sculpture garden on the Oregon coast, to a s... read more

Explore 100 gardens from around the world with this illustrated guide to the design elements of each—from historical style to planting and landscape design. This comprehensive reference offers gardens from many periods of history—Islamic, Renaissance, English Landscape, Arts & Crafts, and more—and geographically diverse environments—from a nighttime sculpture garden on the Oregon coast, to a s... read more

Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy's Greatest Science Fiction

The definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a sc... read more

The definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a sc... read more

Making Sense of Islamic Art and Architecture

ADAM BARKMAN

Making Sense of Islamic Art & Architecture is designed to equip the cultural tourist and art student with the means to interpret each painting, building, or artifact in terms of the iconography and symbolism of Islam. With reference to 100 clearly illustrated and diverse historical works, readers will learn to identify the telling details that mean so much to Muslims. The books layout is both ... read more

Making Sense of Islamic Art & Architecture is designed to equip the cultural tourist and art student with the means to interpret each painting, building, or artifact in terms of the iconography and symbolism of Islam. With reference to 100 clearly illustrated and diverse historical works, readers will learn to identify the telling details that mean so much to Muslims. The books layout is both ... read more

Making Sense of Christian Art and Architecture

Heather Thornton McRae

Making Sense of Christian Art & Architecture is designed to equip the cultural tourist and art student with the means to interpret each painting, building, or artifact in terms of the iconography and symbolism of Christianity. With reference to 100 clearly illustrated and diverse historical works, readers will learn to identify the telling details that mean so much to Christians. The book's la... read more

Making Sense of Christian Art & Architecture is designed to equip the cultural tourist and art student with the means to interpret each painting, building, or artifact in terms of the iconography and symbolism of Christianity. With reference to 100 clearly illustrated and diverse historical works, readers will learn to identify the telling details that mean so much to Christians. The book's la... read more

Making Sense of Buddhist Art and Architecture

Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky

This guide to Buddhist architecture and iconography, from caves, pagodas, stupas and temples, to carvings, illustrations, mandalas and statues, interprets the forms and symbolism of 100 key historic sites and artworks with reference to the beliefs and narratives of the religion. Illustrated with full-page colour photography, each entry includes precise dates, dimensions and materials used, wit... read more

This guide to Buddhist architecture and iconography, from caves, pagodas, stupas and temples, to carvings, illustrations, mandalas and statues, interprets the forms and symbolism of 100 key historic sites and artworks with reference to the beliefs and narratives of the religion. Illustrated with full-page colour photography, each entry includes precise dates, dimensions and materials used, wit... read more

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Steve Bradley
Extremely helpful and professional, exceeded my expectations.

Steve Bradley, November 2020

Josse Pickard
Thanks Steve, you were a great client!

Reply from Josse Pickard

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