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Lee-may Lim

Lee-may Lim - Designer

Berkshire, UK

Creative Book Designer with over 15 years experience working in London Publishing Houses and now freelance and hoping to make waves!

Overview

Experienced Book Designer and Graphic Designer, I specialise in all things Publishing and Print. Before turning my hand to freelance, I was Head of Design at Pavilion Books for about 11 years. Over that time I worked on many different wonderful projects and was designing Book Covers, Page Designs, Layouts, commissioning illustrators and photographers as well as attending photoshoots. I also designed Leaflets, Flyers and email banners to support marketing around the titles I designed. I have experience in several different sectors of publishing but my area of expertise is Non-fiction Trade Illustrated Books - lifestyle/cookery/craft/naval & military history /Gift etc, and Childrens Books. After working all of my professional life in publishing companies , I have gained the skills and the expertise to take a book from Concept through to Print.

I am highly competent in my technical handling and setup of files as well, which makes for a smooth process all the way from beginning to end. I have always had wonderful and rewarding working relationships with all my authors, illustrators and editors and I believe that forming a positive and productive working relationship consisting of mutual respect and cooperation is the key to an enjoyable and succesful partnership to producing a beautiful book. Past and Present Clients include Pavilion Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, Quarto, Red Door Publishing, Arcturus Publishing, Pavilion Childrens, National Trust Books and Penguin Random House.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design DIY & Crafts Fashion & Textiles Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Poetry

Certifications

  • Ba (Hons) Graphic & Media Design
  • Imago Training : Pre press skills
  • Imago Training : Managing Colour

Work experience

Art Director & graphic designer

Self-employed
January, 2017 – Present (12 months)

All aspects of Book Design - Cover Design, Page Design, Layout, Artworking etc. I carry through every project from Concept through to Print.

Past and Present Clients include Pavilion Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, Quarto, Red Door Publishing, Arcturus Publishing, Pavilion Childrens, National Trust Books and Penguin Random House.

Head of Design

Pavilion Books
July, 2006 – November, 2016 (over 10 years)

• Art Direction
• Providing Technical Know-how to all departments
• Managing all aspects involved in the running of a team of up to 6 inhouse designers
• Workflow management
• Departmental invoicing and cost control
• Recruiting staff & Carrying out annual performance reviews
• Sourcing, Organising & managing freelancers, photographers, illustrators
• Overseeing & contributing to company-wide projects
• Keeping a close working relationship with editorial, production and sales & marketing
• Designing Covers and Internals of books across varied categories
• Designing marketing material, email banners and preparing sales material on demand

Design Manager

Anova Books
August, 2005 – July, 2006 (11 months)

Senior Designer

Chrysalis Books
August, 2003 – August, 2005 (about 2 years)

Senior Designer

Hodder Educational
July, 2001 – August, 2003 (about 2 years)

Middleweight Designer

Hodder Educational
August, 2000 – July, 2001 (11 months)

Junior Designer

Hodder Educational
July, 1999 – August, 2000 (about 1 year)

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Woolf

Alex Latimer

A wolf and a sheep fall in love. They have a son that they call Woolf - he's half wolf, half woolly sheep! This is Woolf's story. It's not easy being different - not quite fitting in with one group or another. When Woolf tries to impress the wolves, he finds it fun for a while, but they're a bit too wild. When when he tries to follow the sheep, he finds it all a bit, well, boring. Can Woolf fi... read more

A wolf and a sheep fall in love. They have a son that they call Woolf - he's half wolf, half woolly sheep! This is Woolf's story. It's not easy being different - not quite fitting in with one group or another. When Woolf tries to impress the wolves, he finds it fun for a while, but they're a bit too wild. When when he tries to follow the sheep, he finds it all a bit, well, boring. Can Woolf fi... read more

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks

William Bee

William Bee loves his trucks. He has lots, and if you're lucky he'll show you some of them and tell you all about them. There's his tanker truck, which carries all the fuel he needs for his vehicles - in fact it holds enough fuel for 650 cars! Then there's his coal-fired steam truck, his amphibious truck, which can swim, his truck with its very own crane and his snow-blowing truck, plus the tr... read more

William Bee loves his trucks. He has lots, and if you're lucky he'll show you some of them and tell you all about them. There's his tanker truck, which carries all the fuel he needs for his vehicles - in fact it holds enough fuel for 650 cars! Then there's his coal-fired steam truck, his amphibious truck, which can swim, his truck with its very own crane and his snow-blowing truck, plus the tr... read more

Just Like Daddy

Lucy Freegard

Who wouldn’t want to be just like daddy, when daddy is strong and silly, kind and practical? But he also knows how to have fun, and even if he messes up, it’s never a big deal. Dad deals with the scariest of monsters (well, spiders at least), keeps his eyes open on the rollercoaster (most of the time), and puts on all the silly voices when he reads a bedtime story. The debut picture book from ... read more

Who wouldn’t want to be just like daddy, when daddy is strong and silly, kind and practical? But he also knows how to have fun, and even if he messes up, it’s never a big deal. Dad deals with the scariest of monsters (well, spiders at least), keeps his eyes open on the rollercoaster (most of the time), and puts on all the silly voices when he reads a bedtime story. The debut picture book from ... read more

Ferguson's Gang: The Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters

Polly Bagnall, Sally Beck

1927: Britain's heritage is vanishing. Beautiful landscapes are being bulldozed. Historic buildings are being blown up. Stonehenge is collapsing. Enter Ferguson's Gang, a mysterious and eccentric group of women who help the National Trust to fight back. The Gang raises huge sums, which they deliver in delightfully strange ways: Victorian coins inside a fake pineapple, a 100-pound note stuffed ... read more

1927: Britain's heritage is vanishing. Beautiful landscapes are being bulldozed. Historic buildings are being blown up. Stonehenge is collapsing. Enter Ferguson's Gang, a mysterious and eccentric group of women who help the National Trust to fight back. The Gang raises huge sums, which they deliver in delightfully strange ways: Victorian coins inside a fake pineapple, a 100-pound note stuffed ... read more

The Picnic Cookbook: Outdoor Feasts for All Occasions

Laura Mason

More than 100 recipes covering picnics, barbeques, and campfire foodPicnics and outdoor meals are a classic theme in every culture. Afternoon tea in the garden on a golden afternoon in late summer, a packed lunch consumed on a hilltop while the eyes feast on a magnificent view, and the tantalizing smell of grilling from a barbecue are all part of this. The recipes here range from Bresola Rolls... read more

More than 100 recipes covering picnics, barbeques, and campfire foodPicnics and outdoor meals are a classic theme in every culture. Afternoon tea in the garden on a golden afternoon in late summer, a packed lunch consumed on a hilltop while the eyes feast on a magnificent view, and the tantalizing smell of grilling from a barbecue are all part of this. The recipes here range from Bresola Rolls... read more

Secret Gardens

Claire Masset

Collected here are stunning photographs of the National Trust’s idiosyncratic gardens, accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. This book includes secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues... read more

Collected here are stunning photographs of the National Trust’s idiosyncratic gardens, accompanied by a light text meditating on the magic of the secret garden, and bringing in fascinating historical and botanical details. This book includes secret mazes, hidden corners, walled gardens, lost gardens, gardens that are only open one day a year, follies, orchards, dens, memorials, strange statues... read more

First World War Poems

Jane McMorland-Hunter

This is an anthology of over 100 poems written during and about World War I. It follows the format and design of Anova's highly succesful Ode To series. There are all the famous frontline poets—including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Edward Thomas—but also civilians writing from the Home Front, including Rudyard Kipling and Vera Brittain. The poems are organized into themed chapters, ra... read more

This is an anthology of over 100 poems written during and about World War I. It follows the format and design of Anova's highly succesful Ode To series. There are all the famous frontline poets—including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Edward Thomas—but also civilians writing from the Home Front, including Rudyard Kipling and Vera Brittain. The poems are organized into themed chapters, ra... read more

Ship: A History in Art & Photography

Celebrate mankind's 3,000 years at sea with a spectacular record of 360 well-known ships in history and fiction. Each page offers the story of a famous (or in some cases, infamous) vessel, illustrated with a stunning photograph or painting, and complete with technical specifications of the ship's construction, size, crew, and tonnage. The drama of the high seas is brought to life: an arresting... read more

Celebrate mankind's 3,000 years at sea with a spectacular record of 360 well-known ships in history and fiction. Each page offers the story of a famous (or in some cases, infamous) vessel, illustrated with a stunning photograph or painting, and complete with technical specifications of the ship's construction, size, crew, and tonnage. The drama of the high seas is brought to life: an arresting... read more

National Trust Family Cookbook

Claire Thomson

National Trust Family Cookbook is packed with delicious and colorful recipes for lunches and suppers as well as healthy (and indulgent) breakfast ideas, lunchbox alternatives, and food for Sunday roasts and summer barbecues. It's divided into timescale sections: quick lunches and suppers that take around 10 minutes, 20 minute reliable recipes, savvy family stalwarts that take 40 minutes at mos... read more

National Trust Family Cookbook is packed with delicious and colorful recipes for lunches and suppers as well as healthy (and indulgent) breakfast ideas, lunchbox alternatives, and food for Sunday roasts and summer barbecues. It's divided into timescale sections: quick lunches and suppers that take around 10 minutes, 20 minute reliable recipes, savvy family stalwarts that take 40 minutes at mos... read more

The National Trust Book of Scones: 50 Delicious Recipes and Some Curious Crumbs of History

Sarah Clelland

Scone obsessive Sarah Cleland has gathered 50 scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country, and has written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts—it's all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate Scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddest... read more

Scone obsessive Sarah Cleland has gathered 50 scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country, and has written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts—it's all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate Scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddest... read more

Bugs

Simon Tyler

From the brilliant illustrator, Simon Tyler, comes a wonderful compendium of bugs and insect life. Bugs are fascinating, and in this book we get close to over 50 different and fantastic bugs including the biggest, smallest and most amazing bugs in the world, the most beautiful and the ones with the strangest habits. This book shows all types of insects in colourful detail and tells you all abo... read more

From the brilliant illustrator, Simon Tyler, comes a wonderful compendium of bugs and insect life. Bugs are fascinating, and in this book we get close to over 50 different and fantastic bugs including the biggest, smallest and most amazing bugs in the world, the most beautiful and the ones with the strangest habits. This book shows all types of insects in colourful detail and tells you all abo... read more

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