Lizzie Gardiner

Lizzie Gardiner - Designer Tick

London, United Kingdom

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

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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!

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.

Lizzie has 2 reviews

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Anne Alexander

We were very pleased with Lizzie's work and the process of working with her. She was very willing to work with us to get what we wanted. The book has done very well.

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Anne Alexander, May 2018


Faye Belle

Lizzie was very helpful when it came to designing my book cover. Communication was excellent and Lizzie took my ideas and put them into the exact cover I had in mind. I love my cover and Lizzie made my first experience at self publishing a lot easier. I would definitely use Lizzie's services again for my second novel and cannot recommend her highly enough! Thank you again!

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Faye Belle, August 2017

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