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Lizzie Gardiner

Lizzie GardinerDesigner

London

I am a creative designer specialising in design services relating to books with over 13 years design experience

Overview

I graduated from Plymouth University in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Communication Design, after which I started working as freelance illustrator represented by Inkshed (now Eastwing) working for clients that included The Guardian, American Express, Carling, TFL and the Home Office. In 2002 I also started working in house at Napier Industries/Tom Smith as a designer in the greetings industry.

In 2006 I moved over to the publishing industry and started working in house as a book cover designer, in the years that followed I gained experience designing both Fiction and Non Fiction covers. In 2013 I decided to become freelance and since then I have worked on a number exciting projects. Clients I have worked for during that time have included Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Headline & Amazon KDP.

In September 2014, I also completed an MA with Distinction in Communication Design at Kingston University.

I Iive and work in London, where I share a studio with a cat called Merlin.

Please do get in touch if you would like to see more, or you'd like me to create something for you!

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Christian Classics Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Holiday Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Music Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Technology

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) Communication Design
  • MA with Distinction in Communication Design

Awards

  • AOI Best of British Illustration Student Award 2001

Work experience

Freelance designer

Harper Collins UK

March, 2013 – March, 2015 (about 2 years)

Designer

Simon & Schuster

September, 2007 – March, 2013 (over 5 years)

Designer of both Fiction and Non Fiction book covers.

International Greetings

Designer

February, 2004 – September, 2007 (over 3 years)

Designer in the greetings stationery industry.

Napier Industries Ltd

Junior Designer

September, 2001 – February, 2004 (over 2 years)

Junior Designer in the greetings stationery industry.

Freelance Illustrator

Represented by Inkshed Illustration Agency (now Eastwing)

January, 2001 – September, 2007 (over 6 years)

I worked for a range of Clients that included American Express, The Guardian, TFL, Home Office and Carling.

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