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Kate Gaughran

Kate Gaughran - Designer

London, United Kingdom

Freelance designer based in London with over ten years of experience. Recent clients include Fourth Estate, HarperCollins, Little, Brown etc


Children's - Middle Grade Crime & Mystery Fantasy Humor & Comedy Literature Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits History Politics & Current Affairs Sports & outdoor recreation Technology Travel


  • London College of Printing MA, Typo/graphic Studies
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology BA Int., Design in Interactive Media
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Dip Des Com, Design Communications

Work experience

Art Direction and Design

Kate Gaughran

January, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

Book cover designer.

Cover Designer

HarperCollins Publishers

June, 2009 – January, 2013 (over 3 years)

Book cover designer for various genres.

Freelance Graphic Designer

EMI Music

January, 2006 – November, 2008 (almost 3 years)

Album cover designer for The Red Room (EMI's in-house design team).

Freelance Art Director

TMP Worldwide

November, 2005 – January, 2006 (3 months)

Worked alongside a copywriter to come up with ideas/designs for recruitment adverts.

Freelance Graphic Designer

HarperCollins Publishers

August, 2004 – November, 2004 (3 months)

Freelance designer for the Marketing Department - posters, bookers etc.

Graphic Designer

W1 Design

August, 2001 – August, 2003 (about 2 years)

Graphic designer for a small design company based in Dublin. Designed various things for printing - branding, booklets, posters, logos etc.

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