I began in design at Kevin Mayhew Publishers, based outside Stowmarket in Suffolk, as Direct Mail Designer. I joined Charles Hollywood Marketing in Darlington as an In-house Designer before moving over to Ambic Ltd in Chester-le-Street as Marketing Manager. In 2005 a started my own freelance graphic design studio in Lee-on-the-Solent. I also currently work part-time for the Diocese of Portsmouth as Communications Assistant.
My experience covers a wide range of design fields, but my main areas of expertise are in book and magazine layout and typography, branding and small website design.
Freelance clients have included local schools and charities, including Alver Valley Schools, Redlands Primary School, Stella’s Voice, Inside Out Rehab, and churches here in the UK and the US, including Family Church Portsmouth, New Life Church Suffolk, River Church Syracuse and Newport Minster. I’ve worked with large organisations such as the Church of England, and for one-man ministries likeach™.
Having designed and published over twenty books for various authors, I'm fully experienced in the whole process of taking a manuscript to publication.
Managing the process of book and ebook development and publishing. Initial proofing and editing of the submitted manuscript. Coordinating the editing process with contracted proofreaders. Designing and setting book interiors. Designing book covers.
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Award-winning creative with 28 years experience illustrating, designing and art directing books, catalogues and point-of-sale.
Experienced senior book designer, specialising in non-fiction. 12+ years designing for big publishing houses worldwide, including Chronicle.