Katherine Case

Katherine Case - Designer


Senior book designer with over 15 years of experience, working with leading publishing houses, specialising in non-fiction books.

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I am a hard-working, enthusiastic individual and have been a designer in the publishing industry producing high-quality books for one of the leading publishers for over 15 years. I specialise in book design and art direction and have worked with high profile authors such as Gordon Ramsay, Cath Kidston, Debbie Bliss, Mark Hix, Peggy Porschen, Theo Randall, Ovie Soko, and many more.

I am a very conscientious person and have a great eye for detail. I work well under pressure and I am used to working within tight deadlines. My ability to get an excellent understanding of what the client wants and adapt my design style means I can produce something that fulfils the client’s brief as well as being visually pleasing, easy to understand and navigate around.

I have designed many non-fiction and illustrated books on a range of different subjects including craft, food & drink, health & self help, home & garden, gift & humour and fashion.

I have vast experience in organising photoshoots and have worked with some of the best photographers in the industry such as Dan Jones, Penny Wincer, Martin Poole, Louise Hagger, Ellis Parrinder, Kim Lightbody and Ola Smit. I have also commissioned and briefed illustrators.

I have extensive knowledge of Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

I would love the opportunity to use my knowledge and creative experience and apply them in working with you.

Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Fashion & Textiles
Health & Wellbeing
Home & Garden
Self-Help & Self-Improvement


  • MA (Hons) in Typography and Graphic Communication from Reading University

Work experience

Senior Designer

Quadrille Publishing
September, 2005 – Present (almost 17 years)

I Joined Quadrille in 2005 as a design assistant and have worked my way up to a senior designer position. I manage and design many different non fiction books per season from organising photo shoots to designing the finished book cover and inside pages.

You Are Dope

Soko, Ovie

Katherine has 3 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Sue Stack
I enjoyed working with Katherine. She was professional, responsive and knowledgeable. Katherine designed both a paperback and ebook for me and designed an eye-catching cover that met my needs. She worked with me to meet my design preferences and was very quick to respond to my questions and emails. Katherine was also patient and made the book designing processes easier for a new writer.

Sue Stack, December 2021

Audrey Dunham
Katherine was fantastic to work with and did beautiful work on my cookbook and cover! I'm in the US and she's in the UK, but she made the time difference work by going out of her way to jump on her computer in her evening hours, even at a moment's notice. This was especially important towards the end as we were rushing to finalize my book for the printer. Above all else, she was always kin...
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Audrey Dunham, September 2021

Tony W
Katherine has done a great job. The book looks fantastic and I'm really pleased with the end result. We needed a couple of new versions towards the end of the collaboration, and Katherine went above and beyond what was expected to get the changes done quickly. And the end version looks superb. Thanks again Katherine.

Tony W, April 2021

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