Kathryn Davies

Kathryn Davies - Designer Tick

Cardiff, UK

Graphic Design professional specialising in children's books.

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Overview

I am a freelance Graphic Designer with over 11 years experience in children's publishing, and am skilled in print design across various book formats including picture books, board books, and treasuries. I enjoy the collaborative process of working together with the author and illustrator to help produce great ideas and visualise the design based on the creative brief.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Children's Picture Books
Classics
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Awards

  • D&AD Best in Show 2005
  • Progressive PreSchool Finalist Award 2017 for 'I Love you Now and Forever'

Work experience

Design Manager

Parragon Books
December, 2011 – February, 2018 (about 6 years)

Designer on a multiple range of titles from concept to completion, working closely with the project editor.
Sourced and commissioned illustrators.
Rebranded popular imprints within the children’s team, including Little Learners.
Line-managed three designers holding weekly 1-2-1s to problem solve their workload and provide creative support.

Senior Designer

John Brown Media
December, 2006 – December, 2011 (about 5 years)

Designer on licensed magazines, part works and annuals distributed globally for brands such as Dora The Explorer, Felicity Wishes, Ice Age and Disney Pixar.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Find it Book (Mwb Picture Books)

Margaret Wise Brown

Find the cow who jumped over the moon. Find Little Bo Peep's lost sheep. Find the Owl and the Pussycat Look carefully as you turn each page! Find your favorite nursery rhyme characters hiding throughout this magical new title from Margaret Wise Brown, author of children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.

Find the cow who jumped over the moon. Find Little Bo Peep's lost sheep. Find the Owl and the Pussycat Look carefully as you turn each page! Find your favorite nursery rhyme characters hiding throughout this magical new title from Margaret Wise Brown, author of children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.

365 Fairytales, Rhymes, and Other Stories Deluxe (365 Stories Treasury)

Parragon Books

So, every night you read a story to your child like a good parent (we really like that about you). And then it happens. You hear the dreaded words: AGAIN! Or Just One More? We understand, we ve been there too. And sometimes again or more just isn t a time-effective option right? That s where this book comes in yes it is chock-a-block with full length stories but also plenty of short rhymes, ve... read more

So, every night you read a story to your child like a good parent (we really like that about you). And then it happens. You hear the dreaded words: AGAIN! Or Just One More? We understand, we ve been there too. And sometimes again or more just isn t a time-effective option right? That s where this book comes in yes it is chock-a-block with full length stories but also plenty of short rhymes, ve... read more

The Way I Love You

Dawn Casey

The Way I Love You tells the story of unconditional love, perfect for sharing with your own loved ones.

The Way I Love You tells the story of unconditional love, perfect for sharing with your own loved ones.

Daddy and Me

Tiya Hall

Daddy and Me celebrates the love between fathers and their children, with stunning illustrations from Sydney Hanson and sweet, rhyming text by Tiya Hall. Join baby bear as she plays, explores, and learns with her Daddy, and share lots of hugs along the way! This cuddly, rhyming picture book is perfect for all young children - and their parents!

Daddy and Me celebrates the love between fathers and their children, with stunning illustrations from Sydney Hanson and sweet, rhyming text by Tiya Hall. Join baby bear as she plays, explores, and learns with her Daddy, and share lots of hugs along the way! This cuddly, rhyming picture book is perfect for all young children - and their parents!

Little Grey's Birthday Surprise

Louise Pigott (illustrator) Karl Newson (author)

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