As a freelance Art Editor/Director and Non Fiction Book Designer, I am able to take a project from its initial stages through to setting up style sheets and templates and onto print. I have experience in commissioning illustration and excellent picture research skills. I have completed several book interior layouts. A recent commission was revamping a 300 page book on Upholstery from the 1990's which involved resizing the book and updating the style sheets to create a more modern fresher feel. I also undertook the layout for a 200 page illustrated interior design book which involved approximately 1000 pieces of artwork. Other books have included an art coffee table book on sketching, crocheted and knitting pattern books on houseplants and animals, textiles and a cookbook.
I am also still involved in editorial publishing and an available for all magazine style content and publishing material.
I was the Design Director for Psychologies Magazine in the UK, a women's interest mindfullness, self-help and wellbeing monthly publication. Initially employed as a freelance designer, then employed as Deputy Art Editor and finally Art Director. During that time budget cuts resulted in me becoming the only member of the Art Department which coincided with the team leaving the offices and working as a remote team. I was responsible for all aspects of design and production and photoshop manipulation of images ready for press. I also undertook picture research across a wide variety of agencies and commissioned illustrators for the magazine when necessary.
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I love illustration. I have been creating images professionally for a long time, and have a wide variety of experiences to draw upon.
I'm an ethusiastic artist, illustrator and graphic designer with experience working on children's non-fiction picture books.