Leah McDowell

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hello! I'm an experienced print designer with a background in book jacket design based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I'd love to hear from you.

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My name is Leah McDowell and I'm an experienced print designer based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I love telling stories, but I’ve never been much of a wordsmith. It's my job, however, ​to communicate stories of all sorts, all born from an author’s imagination.

Lucky for me, there’s that saying about how pictures speak a thousand words!

My experience in design in book and magazine publishing has granted me skills in print design, illustration, ​typesetting, hand lettering, print production and ​art direction.

Let me help you to tell your story to the people who matter. I'm always excited to talk about new projects, so drop me a line if you are too!

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Agriculture
Business & Management
Calendars
Health & wellbeing
Publishing
Fiction
Anthologies
Short Story

Awards

  • Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year 2016

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
May, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

Design & Production Manager

Floris Books
June, 2012 – Present (over 6 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures

Theresa Breslin

Mysterious selkies, bad-tempered giants, devious fairies and even Loch Ness's most famous resident -- these are the mythical beasts of Scottish folklore. In the highly anticipated companion volume to the much-loved An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales, award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin brings together a stunning collection of tales from across Scotland. Altern... read more

Mysterious selkies, bad-tempered giants, devious fairies and even Loch Ness's most famous resident -- these are the mythical beasts of Scottish folklore. In the highly anticipated companion volume to the much-loved An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales, award-winning children's author Theresa Breslin brings together a stunning collection of tales from across Scotland. Altern... read more

There Was a Wee Lassie Who Swallowed a Midgie (Picture Kelpies)

Rebecca Colby

There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie. I don’t know why she swallowed the midgie, So teeny and squidgy!In this hilarious twist on a much-loved rhyme, the wee lassie swallows a succession of Scotland's favorite creatures to catch that peskie midge -- including a puffin, a Scottie dog, seal, and even Nessie! After all that, she can't still be hungry...can she? Kate McLelland's funny, eng... read more

There was a wee lassie who swallowed a midgie. I don’t know why she swallowed the midgie, So teeny and squidgy!In this hilarious twist on a much-loved rhyme, the wee lassie swallows a succession of Scotland's favorite creatures to catch that peskie midge -- including a puffin, a Scottie dog, seal, and even Nessie! After all that, she can't still be hungry...can she? Kate McLelland's funny, eng... read more

The Nowhere Emporium (Kelpies)

Ross Mackenzie

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the "shop from nowhere," and its owner, Mr Silver―draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr. Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms―rooms that contain wonders beyond... read more

When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the "shop from nowhere," and its owner, Mr Silver―draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr. Silver's apprentice, Daniel learns the secrets of the Emporium's vast labyrinth of passageways and rooms―rooms that contain wonders beyond... read more

The Tale of Tam Linn (Picture Kelpies: Traditional Scottish Tales)

Lari Don

Janet is forbidden from visiting the woods near her father's castle because legend says that long ago a local boy called Tam Linn was stolen there by the fairy queen and never returned. But Janet isn't afraid of fairy stories...Deep in the woods, by a well, she meets a fairy knight―the famous Tam Linn, forbidden to leave by the evil queen's spell.Janet decides to save her new friend, but when ... read more

Janet is forbidden from visiting the woods near her father's castle because legend says that long ago a local boy called Tam Linn was stolen there by the fairy queen and never returned. But Janet isn't afraid of fairy stories...Deep in the woods, by a well, she meets a fairy knight―the famous Tam Linn, forbidden to leave by the evil queen's spell.Janet decides to save her new friend, but when ... read more

Healing Plants: Herbal Remedies from Traditional to Anthroposophical Medicine

Markus Sommer

Rosemary, mint and onions are commonly found in kitchens, but physician Markus Sommer argues that cooking only makes use of one aspect of plants like these. Here, he vividly describes their full characteristics, helping the reader to understand their true nature. He discusses the properties of over thirty plants. For example, did you know that St John's Wort is not only good for depression, bu... read more

Rosemary, mint and onions are commonly found in kitchens, but physician Markus Sommer argues that cooking only makes use of one aspect of plants like these. Here, he vividly describes their full characteristics, helping the reader to understand their true nature. He discusses the properties of over thirty plants. For example, did you know that St John's Wort is not only good for depression, bu... read more

Nature Contemplations: Through the Christian Year

Peter Skaller

This little book offers a treasure trove of reflections and contemplations on images from nature, each connected to a Gospel reading. Based on thirty years of sermons, Rev. Skaller explores the essence of sensory images, including flowers, shells, clouds, and landscapes, delving deeper to help the reader understand them as divine manifestations in our everyday world. They in turn enable us to ... read more

This little book offers a treasure trove of reflections and contemplations on images from nature, each connected to a Gospel reading. Based on thirty years of sermons, Rev. Skaller explores the essence of sensory images, including flowers, shells, clouds, and landscapes, delving deeper to help the reader understand them as divine manifestations in our everyday world. They in turn enable us to ... read more

The Illusion of Separation: Exploring the Cause of Our Current Crises

Giles Hutchins

This insightful book argues that the source of our current social, economic and environmental issues springs from our illusion that everything in the world is separate.

This insightful book argues that the source of our current social, economic and environmental issues springs from our illusion that everything in the world is separate.

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Gerrit De Geest

Leah is a first-class professional -- it was a pleasure to work with her, both for cover design and book interior design.

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Gerrit De Geest, July 2018


Amy D.

Leah is fantastic to work with. She really got what this book was about and was able to create a cover that captured everything. She also had some great ideas for subtle visual cues that draw in the eye of someone quickly scrolling through their screen without the cover being too overbearing. I recommend her highly!

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Amy D., October 2017

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