Keisha Galbraith

Keisha Galbraith - Designer

Sydney NSW, Australia

I am a professional graphic designer with 9+ years experience designing children's and non-fiction books full time for publishing houses.

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I'm a book designer from Sydney Australia. I specialise in children's books, cookbooks, typesetting (print and epub) and illustration.
In my role in house at Scholastic Australia I have realised my absolute bread and butter is illustrated middle grade fiction. Think Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy kid style books with lots of fun pop outs and images that interact heavily with text. Ella Diaries is a series I developed in this style and Scholastic have sold 160,000 copies in this series to date, with several international translations.
I love working on all kinds of children's books across many styles and genres. Picture books, board books, middle grade fiction, YA, lets do it!
Though I do get a huge rush from typesetting a novel. Putting all the word where they need to go in a nice grid that is still visually compelling. Grids are my friend.
I have also many years experience designing non fiction titles- sports bios, cook books, photo books, true crime and specialist natural history guides. I love making books that are almost textbook like in content as visually compelling as possible.
I can provide complete press ready files or epub files to required specifications.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Nature
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Literature
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Children's Book Designer

Scholastic Australia
May, 2014 – Present (about 5 years)

Book Designer

New Holland Publishers
July, 2011 – March, 2014 (over 2 years)

Book Designer

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (over 9 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia

Marion Anstis

Discover the absolute world of Australian frogs with this one of a kind reference bible on the life histories and patterns of Australian frogs. The book covers all species of adult frogs and includes illustrated descriptions of the egg, tadpoles and metamorphs of most species, with clearly demonstrated keys to tadpoles and eggs. Full colour throughout, including over 3,060 photos and drawings,... read more

Discover the absolute world of Australian frogs with this one of a kind reference bible on the life histories and patterns of Australian frogs. The book covers all species of adult frogs and includes illustrated descriptions of the egg, tadpoles and metamorphs of most species, with clearly demonstrated keys to tadpoles and eggs. Full colour throughout, including over 3,060 photos and drawings,... read more

Macarons

Francis Van Arkel

Are they cakes or are they cookies? It doesn't matter! Everyone loves macarons, with their fluffy ganache cream and crunchy meringue tops. From its beginnings in a Parisian patisserie in 1862, when two meringue biscuits were placed on top of a ganache filling, the macaron has become a teatime favorite world-wide. Go wild with flavors and choices of fillings. A macaron will fulfill every cook's... read more

Are they cakes or are they cookies? It doesn't matter! Everyone loves macarons, with their fluffy ganache cream and crunchy meringue tops. From its beginnings in a Parisian patisserie in 1862, when two meringue biscuits were placed on top of a ganache filling, the macaron has become a teatime favorite world-wide. Go wild with flavors and choices of fillings. A macaron will fulfill every cook's... read more

I Survived Kerobokan: A shocking story from behind the bars of Bali's most notorious prison

Paul Conibeer

In 2012, Paul Conibeer, a traveler was jailed in Bali's infamous Kerobokan Prison - the home of Shapelle Corby, the 'Bali Nine' and a host of international travelers on death row for smuggling drugs. Paul's crime was a dispute over an unpaid hotel bill and his failure to 'pay off' the right people in the Kuta Police system that saw him jailed for almost 12 months. In 'I Survived Kerobokan Pris... read more

In 2012, Paul Conibeer, a traveler was jailed in Bali's infamous Kerobokan Prison - the home of Shapelle Corby, the 'Bali Nine' and a host of international travelers on death row for smuggling drugs. Paul's crime was a dispute over an unpaid hotel bill and his failure to 'pay off' the right people in the Kuta Police system that saw him jailed for almost 12 months. In 'I Survived Kerobokan Pris... read more

Pig the Fibber

Aaron Blabey (illustrator) Aaron Blabey (author)

Australia's Great War: 1916

Alan Tucker

The 'cooee' call to arms takes Syd from the Mallee to the fields of France. As part of the mobile veterinary unit, his horses are trained for war but face new and deadly weapons. Battle-weary diggers, shipped from Gallipoli and joined by fresh recruits from home, are met by a formidable enemy at Fromelles and along the River Somme, in a year that will be forged in legend and memory, in the tre... read more

The 'cooee' call to arms takes Syd from the Mallee to the fields of France. As part of the mobile veterinary unit, his horses are trained for war but face new and deadly weapons. Battle-weary diggers, shipped from Gallipoli and joined by fresh recruits from home, are met by a formidable enemy at Fromelles and along the River Somme, in a year that will be forged in legend and memory, in the tre... read more

Korean Cookbook: a twist on the traditional

Chung Jae Lee

Chung has written this book to share with the world his unique story, Korean heritage and culture, individual style of cooking and passion for food. For Chung Jae Lee, born in the busy city of Seoul many moons ago, food has always been a huge factor in his life. Koreans love to eat and the food must always be delicious. Chung Jae shares his favorite and most popular Korean recipes, introducing... read more

Chung has written this book to share with the world his unique story, Korean heritage and culture, individual style of cooking and passion for food. For Chung Jae Lee, born in the busy city of Seoul many moons ago, food has always been a huge factor in his life. Koreans love to eat and the food must always be delicious. Chung Jae shares his favorite and most popular Korean recipes, introducing... read more

A Life Half Lived

Andrew MacLeod

This is a book for those interested in how we can more effectively end global poverty. the author's solution may surprise you.By taking the reader through his experiences in six war zones and numerous natural disasters, the author sets out a challenging case for Development Investment over Development Aid as a focus of poverty alleviation. Most capital flows from the rich countries to the deve... read more

This is a book for those interested in how we can more effectively end global poverty. the author's solution may surprise you.By taking the reader through his experiences in six war zones and numerous natural disasters, the author sets out a challenging case for Development Investment over Development Aid as a focus of poverty alleviation. Most capital flows from the rich countries to the deve... read more

The Lost for Words Collection

Louise Jourdan, Kathy Schmidt

Send your loved ones a message they will always remember with these inspiring, humorous, heartwarming greetings. With a range of choice for every occasion, you'll never be lost for words again! Something to write or say during any occasion. Whether for a

Send your loved ones a message they will always remember with these inspiring, humorous, heartwarming greetings. With a range of choice for every occasion, you'll never be lost for words again! Something to write or say during any occasion. Whether for a

Masquerade

Kylie Fornasier

In the glittering masked world that is the Carnival of 1750 everyone has a secret. Consumed by their secrets are seven teens from the society’s most elite circle. The player. The new girl. The servant. The romantic. The artist. The gambler. The daughter. Their entwined dramas are played out in Venice’s palaces, ballrooms, squares and promenades where delicious gossip, devilish fun and dangerou... read more

In the glittering masked world that is the Carnival of 1750 everyone has a secret. Consumed by their secrets are seven teens from the society’s most elite circle. The player. The new girl. The servant. The romantic. The artist. The gambler. The daughter. Their entwined dramas are played out in Venice’s palaces, ballrooms, squares and promenades where delicious gossip, devilish fun and dangerou... read more

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Frank Warsh
Keisha was a pleasure to work with. She read my entire manuscript to help with brainstorming ideas, presenting a set of diverse options to choose from. She responded to my own ideas/thoughts just as I'd hoped.

Frank Warsh, December 2016

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