Close this message

Lizzie Gardiner

Lizzie Gardiner - Designer


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


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!

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
Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Music Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Technology


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


  • AOI Best of British Illustration Student Award 2001

Work experience

Freelance designer

Harper Collins UK
March, 2013 – March, 2015 (about 2 years)


Simon & Schuster
September, 2007 – March, 2013 (over 5 years)

Designer of both Fiction and Non Fiction book covers.

International Greetings

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.

Share this profile :)

It's time to tell the world about this Reedsy profile!

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 200+ profiles.


Arthur Cherry

Arthur works in a small studio in Kansas City but works with clients around the world.

Kansas City, MO, United States


Eva RuutopƵld

Ready to help. Ready to listen. Ready to make it great and keep it on budget and on time.

New Hampshire, USA

To view 200+ more profiles, Join Reedsy

To view 200+ more profiles, Join Reedsy

Sign up to read the full review

and view 200+ profiles.