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Lewis Csizmazia

Lewis Csizmazia - Designer

London, United Kingdom

A graphic designer that has worked on over five hundred covers and loves the smell of freshly printed books.

Overview

I predominately like working on all types of non fiction and recently designed a cookbook for an Australian Masterchef winner. But that's not to say I don't enjoy doing the odd fiction cover too! There's hundreds of covers out there that I feel don't relate to the books at all. When designing, I like to read as much material as possible to really capture what the book is about for the reader.

Services
Fiction
Classics Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation

Work experience

Interim Senior Marketing Designer

Harper Collins and ABC Books Australia

November, 2016 – January, 2017 (2 months)

Harper Collins needed someone with in-house experience to jump in and stem the flow of work.
Using the briefing software Wrike, I worked together with editorial, sales and publicity on marketing materials. I designed various pitch documents, retail web banners, outdoor posters and book launch invites. Each year Harper Collins Australia hold a big sales conference highlighting their twenty biggest authors of next year, for this I was tasked solely to brand the entire conference. This included designing logos, brochures, placemats, invites, nimlock banners and lots more.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Lewis Csizmazia is self-employed

July, 2016 – Present (10 months)

Worked on a number of projects with many clients such as Hachette Australia, Allen & Unwin, both Simon & Schuster UK and Australia offices, Harper Collins New Zealand and TED books. These brought great challenges such as designing my first cookbook for an Australian master chef winner, adapting to design both Non Fiction and Fiction covers for the Australian market to holding video conference calls with TED books at 2am with New York and London simultaneously

Graphic Designer

Simon and Schuster Uk Publishing house

October, 2010 – July, 2016 (over 5 years)

I enjoyed just under five great years at Simon and Schuster. Starting as a paid intern artworking Illustrated books, I then progressed to a junior two months later and a mid-weight designer the following year. I over saw between 40-50 books at one given time all at different stages of production, so time management was key. I’d often work with freelance designers, print repro houses, art direct & organise high profile photoshoots and communicate with their sister offices in New York & Australia.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Stillness and Speed: My Story

Dennis Bergkamp

Author: Dennis BergkampPaperbackA memoir from the legendary Arsenal footballer Dennis Bergkamp, written with award-winning journalist David Winner, author of Brilliant Orange. Covers his complete life and career, from learning from Dutch master Johan Cruyff, to his time playing in Italy, to his life at Arsenal and beyond.Publisher: Simon & SchusterISBN: 9781471129537

Author: Dennis BergkampPaperbackA memoir from the legendary Arsenal footballer Dennis Bergkamp, written with award-winning journalist David Winner, author of Brilliant Orange. Covers his complete life and career, from learning from Dutch master Johan Cruyff, to his time playing in Italy, to his life at Arsenal and beyond.Publisher: Simon & SchusterISBN: 9781471129537

Leaving Berlin

Joseph Kanon

From the author of The Good German(made into a film starring George Clooney) comes a sweeping novel set in post-war Berlin. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling C... read more

From the author of The Good German(made into a film starring George Clooney) comes a sweeping novel set in post-war Berlin. Alex Meier, a young Jewish writer, fled the Nazis for America before the war. But the politics of his youth have now put him in the crosshairs of the McCarthy witch-hunts. Faced with deportation and the loss of his family, he makes a desperate bargain with the fledgling C... read more

Everyday Sexism

Laura Bates

'If Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Womanis the fun-filled manual for female survival in the 21st century, everyday sexism is its more politicised sister' (Independent on Sunday).After experiencing a series of escalating sexist incidents, Laura Bates started theeveryday sexism projectand has gone on to write 'a pioneering analysis of modern day misogyny' (Telegraph).After an astounding response fr... read more

'If Caitlin Moran's How To Be A Womanis the fun-filled manual for female survival in the 21st century, everyday sexism is its more politicised sister' (Independent on Sunday).After experiencing a series of escalating sexist incidents, Laura Bates started theeveryday sexism projectand has gone on to write 'a pioneering analysis of modern day misogyny' (Telegraph).After an astounding response fr... read more

Girl Up

Laura Bates

They told you you need to be thin and beautiful. They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable but not enough to be a slut; to dress to flatter your apple, pear, hourglass figure, but not to be too tar... read more

They told you you need to be thin and beautiful. They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups - never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable but not enough to be a slut; to dress to flatter your apple, pear, hourglass figure, but not to be too tar... read more

The Industries of the Future

Alec Ross

This book answers the question: 'What's next?' The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years, change will happen even faster. As Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross travelled nearly a million miles to forty-one countries, the equivalent of two round-trips to the moon. From re... read more

This book answers the question: 'What's next?' The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years, change will happen even faster. As Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross travelled nearly a million miles to forty-one countries, the equivalent of two round-trips to the moon. From re... read more

Surviving 7.8: New Zealanders Respond to the Earthquakes of November 2016

Phil Pennington

The story of New Zealand's response to our second most powerful earthquake on record. Described by Geonet as one of the most complex earthquakes ever observed, Radio New Zealand's Vicky McKay was first to report on its violence, broadcasting live in the Wellington studio when 7.8 arrived by stealth at 12.02am. As intermittent reports came in from as far north as Auckland and south to Gore, con... read more

The story of New Zealand's response to our second most powerful earthquake on record. Described by Geonet as one of the most complex earthquakes ever observed, Radio New Zealand's Vicky McKay was first to report on its violence, broadcasting live in the Wellington studio when 7.8 arrived by stealth at 12.02am. As intermittent reports came in from as far north as Auckland and south to Gore, con... read more

Contagious: How to Build Word of Mouth in the Digital Age

Jonah Berger

Why are some products and ideas talked about more than others? Why do some articles make the most emailed list? Why do some YouTube videos go viral? Word-of-mouth. Whether through face-to-face conversations, emails from friends, or online product reviews, the information and opinions we get from others have a strong impact on our own behaviour. Indeed, word-of-mouth generates more than two tim... read more

Why are some products and ideas talked about more than others? Why do some articles make the most emailed list? Why do some YouTube videos go viral? Word-of-mouth. Whether through face-to-face conversations, emails from friends, or online product reviews, the information and opinions we get from others have a strong impact on our own behaviour. Indeed, word-of-mouth generates more than two tim... read more

Julie Goodwin's Essential Cookbook

Julie Goodwin

Australia's best-loved home cook and original MASTERCHEF, Julie Goodwin is back with the accessible and practical cookbook every family needs.Looking for the perfect meal for your family?All you need to make delicious food to feed your hungry loved ones is contained here in one place. Collected here for the first time you can find Julie's essential go-to recipes: from making a great omelette, ... read more

Australia's best-loved home cook and original MASTERCHEF, Julie Goodwin is back with the accessible and practical cookbook every family needs.Looking for the perfect meal for your family?All you need to make delicious food to feed your hungry loved ones is contained here in one place. Collected here for the first time you can find Julie's essential go-to recipes: from making a great omelette, ... read more

Gorky Park

Martin Cruz Smith

The beloved and well-renowned novel from the internationally bestselling author Martin Cruz Smith, the original master of the global thriller.In Soviet Russia, a triple murder in Moscow amusement centre, Gorky Park, leaves three corpses frozen in the snow. But when Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor's Office Arkady Renko arrives, he finds that the brutal murder leaves the victims uni... read more

The beloved and well-renowned novel from the internationally bestselling author Martin Cruz Smith, the original master of the global thriller.In Soviet Russia, a triple murder in Moscow amusement centre, Gorky Park, leaves three corpses frozen in the snow. But when Senior Investigator in the Moscow Prosecutor's Office Arkady Renko arrives, he finds that the brutal murder leaves the victims uni... read more

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