Kerry Cooke

Kerry Cooke - Designer Tick

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A book lover both professionally and personally, specialising in cover design, internal design and layout.

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Overview

I have over 25 years of experience in design and typesetting, having worked in print, advertising and over 13 years in publishing. Having trained as a Compositor/Typesetter in a printing firm in the early 90s, I was nominated for and won numerous apprenticeship awards during that time. I went on to working in advertising in the late 90s, stepped into publishing in 2001 where I grew in confidence in book design and production and started freelancing in 2005.

Since going freelance, I have worked as a book designer for numerous publishing firms, and was the co-winner in 2008 of the 56th Annual Australian Publishers Association Design Award for 'The Best Designed Secondary Education Book'. In 2014, Canon Reloaded, a book I designed and set, was joint winner in the 'Secondary: Student Resource – Junior' category at Australian Publishers Association Awards, with Grammar Matters, a book I designed the internals for, receiving a 'Highly Commended' in the Secondary: Teaching Resource category.

I have a passion for design and layout in all areas and pride myself on presenting very high-quality work whilst achieving very effective turnarounds.

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Crime & Mystery
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
History
Politics & Current Affairs
Travel

Work experience

Book Designer/Typesetter and Owner/operator

Self-employed
May, 2005 – Present (over 13 years)

Freelance Designer/Layout Specialist based in the fields of publishing, marketing and government work. I have solid experience in Education publishing, as well as extensive experience in working on fiction books and Trade publications.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Drug Effect

Suzanne Fraser, David Moore

The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use. Drawing together work by respected scholars in Australia, the US, the UK and Canada, it explores social and cultural meanings of drug use and analyses law enforcement and public health frameworks and objectives related to drug policy and service provision. In doing... read more

The Drug Effect: Health, Crime and Society offers new perspectives on critical debates in the field of alcohol and other drug use. Drawing together work by respected scholars in Australia, the US, the UK and Canada, it explores social and cultural meanings of drug use and analyses law enforcement and public health frameworks and objectives related to drug policy and service provision. In doing... read more

Hate Speech and Freedom of Speech in Australia

Katharine Gelber, Adrienne Sarah Ackary Stone

Hate speech laws have existed in various forms in Australia for well over a decade. Unlike other countries, such as the United States and Canada, they have not faced constitutional hurdles to their existence. The general acceptance of hate speech laws in Australia opens intellectual space for the exploration of a range of interesting questions regarding the laws' operation, the underlying valu... read more

Hate speech laws have existed in various forms in Australia for well over a decade. Unlike other countries, such as the United States and Canada, they have not faced constitutional hurdles to their existence. The general acceptance of hate speech laws in Australia opens intellectual space for the exploration of a range of interesting questions regarding the laws' operation, the underlying valu... read more

Domestic Violence in Rural Australia

Sarah Wendt

This book paints a picture about domestic violence in rural Australia, drawing on research that has been conducted over the last 2 decades as well as the author's research in rural communities in South Australia. It provides an analysis of how rural communities have been understood historically and examines social/cultural constructions of 'rural culture' overtime. Wendt draws heavily on women... read more

This book paints a picture about domestic violence in rural Australia, drawing on research that has been conducted over the last 2 decades as well as the author's research in rural communities in South Australia. It provides an analysis of how rural communities have been understood historically and examines social/cultural constructions of 'rural culture' overtime. Wendt draws heavily on women... read more

Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Education

Neil Evans Harrison

Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Education prepares teachers for both the classroom and community environments they will encounter when teaching indigenous children in urban, rural and remote primary and secondary schools. A strong practical focus including 'Learning from Experience' examples is balanced with a dose of theory to equip future teachers with the skills to adapt their teaching ... read more

Teaching and Learning in Indigenous Education prepares teachers for both the classroom and community environments they will encounter when teaching indigenous children in urban, rural and remote primary and secondary schools. A strong practical focus including 'Learning from Experience' examples is balanced with a dose of theory to equip future teachers with the skills to adapt their teaching ... read more

Marketing Strategy Pack

Alvin Lee, Mark G. Edwards

Marketing Strategy: A Life-Cycle Approach takes a fresh approach to teaching students how to devise, implement and monitor strategies for superior performance in the market with a focus on themes of sustainability and ethics. The concepts and principles of strategic marketing are introduced from a product and business life-cycle perspective. Within that framework, the book explains the nature ... read more

Marketing Strategy: A Life-Cycle Approach takes a fresh approach to teaching students how to devise, implement and monitor strategies for superior performance in the market with a focus on themes of sustainability and ethics. The concepts and principles of strategic marketing are introduced from a product and business life-cycle perspective. Within that framework, the book explains the nature ... read more

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