Kate Wiliwinska

Kate Wiliwinska - Designer

London, UK

Editorial designer specialising in illustrated non-fiction. Clients include Laurence King Publishing, Carlton Books, Scholastic and Quarto.

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Overview

Nice to meet you! I'm Kate and I’m a seasoned editorial designer specialising in illustrated non-fiction. I'm equal parts a creative problem-solver and a visual storyteller and I'd love to help you make your story shine.

Over the past 4 years I've been lucky enough to work with leading publishers and brands such as Laurence King Publishing, Carlton Books, Dreamworks / NBC Universal, Scholastic and Quarto Publishing, designing strong covers and internal layouts for bestselling children's and adult non-fiction, creating marketing assets and commissioning and managing illustrators.

As an avid typographer with a few lettering projects and one full typeface release under my belt, I’ve also been the go-to in-house person for decorative lettering and any typeface editing needs.

I also love working directly with talented authors and micro-publishers, designing and typesetting fantasy, YA, craft, cookery and educational titles as well as designing author landing sites.

I’m happy to work independently and overlook projects from concept to production, having taken over 50 titles to press and can collaborate with your existing editorial or design team. I've also got a network of talented freelance collaborators I am able to team up with, including illustrators, editors, photographers, animators and video producers, production controllers and picture researchers.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Design
DIY & Crafts
Entertainment
History
Fiction
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Young Adult
Works with
Squarespace
WordPress

Certifications

  • London Metropolitan University, BA Graphic Design

Awards

  • BolognaRagazza Digital Awards 2018 Finalist

Work experience

In-House and Freelance Art Editor

Carlton Publishing Group
August, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

Freelance Designer

Self-employed
August, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

In-House and Freelance Designer

Laurence King Publishing
June, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

In-house design role covering illustrated children's non-fiction, gifts and reference titles

Book Designer

Carlton Publishing Group
November, 2015 – June, 2018 (over 2 years)

Illustrated non-fiction designer working on children's non-fiction, licensed fiction as well as craft and reference titles.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Book of Dragons: Secrets of the Dragon Domain

This gorgeous book brings mighty and ancient dragons to life. An engaging visual feast, it transports readers to the very heart of a world where dragon fire lights up the skies. With wholehearted devotion to detail, it encourages children to explore every corner of the page. The lavish pictures – including scenic artworks, dragon profiles, maps, diagrams and inventive memorabilia – tell their ... read more

This gorgeous book brings mighty and ancient dragons to life. An engaging visual feast, it transports readers to the very heart of a world where dragon fire lights up the skies. With wholehearted devotion to detail, it encourages children to explore every corner of the page. The lavish pictures – including scenic artworks, dragon profiles, maps, diagrams and inventive memorabilia – tell their ... read more

Extreme Machines: The Fastest, Weirdest, Strongest Machines on Earth!

Anne Rooney

Whether on land, in the air, at sea, or in space, these are the most EXTREME machines ever invented! Fastest. Biggest. Weirdest. From ultra-luxurious motorhomes and mining giants to gigantic spaceship-carrying transporters and the Large Hadron Collider, this eye-popping book features everything young readers want to know about the most amazing machines on the planet! With bite-size fact panels... read more

Whether on land, in the air, at sea, or in space, these are the most EXTREME machines ever invented! Fastest. Biggest. Weirdest. From ultra-luxurious motorhomes and mining giants to gigantic spaceship-carrying transporters and the Large Hadron Collider, this eye-popping book features everything young readers want to know about the most amazing machines on the planet! With bite-size fact panels... read more

Build It: Airplane

Ben Hubbard

From Student to Entrepreneur: The steps I took and lessons I learned

Aileen Gilani

Like many, Aileen Gilani didn’t really know what to do once she had left university, but conventional wisdom told her to go to law school. Between lectures and revising for exams, she developed a blog that was based on her passion. Aileen’s blog became so successful she decided to leave law school at the age of 23 to pursue her dream of building her own business. It wasn’t easy, but she did it... read more

Like many, Aileen Gilani didn’t really know what to do once she had left university, but conventional wisdom told her to go to law school. Between lectures and revising for exams, she developed a blog that was based on her passion. Aileen’s blog became so successful she decided to leave law school at the age of 23 to pursue her dream of building her own business. It wasn’t easy, but she did it... read more

The Fine Diet: Harley Street's Successful Weight Loss Secret

Dr Helen Porritt

Dr Helen Porritt reveals Harley Street’s successful weight loss secrets in The Fine Diet. Follow this easy low carbohydrate diet which has seen people lose a stone in three weeks without feeling starved.No calorie countingFoods you can eatFoods to avoidEasy to followSample menu plans Shopping listManaging ‘obstacles’ to dietingThe book takes you through the steps of this natural and safe way t... read more

Dr Helen Porritt reveals Harley Street’s successful weight loss secrets in The Fine Diet. Follow this easy low carbohydrate diet which has seen people lose a stone in three weeks without feeling starved.No calorie countingFoods you can eatFoods to avoidEasy to followSample menu plans Shopping listManaging ‘obstacles’ to dietingThe book takes you through the steps of this natural and safe way t... read more

The Unicorn Creativity Book

Emily Stead

Everyone loves unicorns—and children will love this book with more than 150 stickers! Kids can’t get enough of unicorns! Associated with all things sweet and pretty, they’re everyone’s favorite imaginary creature. Packed with gorgeous illustrations, puzzles, games, and fun things to do, The Unicorn Creativity Book will inspire every unicorn-loving kid. Figure out your unicorn name and draw a s... read more

Everyone loves unicorns—and children will love this book with more than 150 stickers! Kids can’t get enough of unicorns! Associated with all things sweet and pretty, they’re everyone’s favorite imaginary creature. Packed with gorgeous illustrations, puzzles, games, and fun things to do, The Unicorn Creativity Book will inspire every unicorn-loving kid. Figure out your unicorn name and draw a s... read more

The Space Creativity Book

William Potter

Budding astronauts and astronomers can reach for the stars with this mind-bogglingly entertaining Space Creativity Book! Perfect for every young kid with dreams of space, this out-of-this-world activity book offers puzzles, games, more than 150 stickers, and pullout art paper. There’s enough here to keep a whole planet of children busy: they can take a Space Adventurer’s test before entering t... read more

Budding astronauts and astronomers can reach for the stars with this mind-bogglingly entertaining Space Creativity Book! Perfect for every young kid with dreams of space, this out-of-this-world activity book offers puzzles, games, more than 150 stickers, and pullout art paper. There’s enough here to keep a whole planet of children busy: they can take a Space Adventurer’s test before entering t... read more

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