I love design and typography!
Admittedly that's a short opening sentence, but it's why I'm a graphic designer who specialises in book design.
With over 18 years’ experience in the publishing and design industries, I can provide a full book jacket and interior design service for you. I mainly work in adult non-fiction books, however I enjoy designing covers and interiors for all genres and I'd love to design more fiction and academic titles. I also work on foreign language co-editions and even pop-up books. Laying out an M.C. Escher pop-up book in Japanese was probably my most mind-bending challenge to date!
I have worked for clients of all sizes and budgets from large-scale publishers to indie authors. Selected clients have included Bloomsbury, Thames and Hudson, Quarto, Summersdale, Scholastic, Aurum, Hay House, BlueRed Press, Royal Museums Greenwich, and The National Trust.
My process initially involves a consultation with you regarding your book. If you have a brief that's great! If not we can talk through what you'd like to see and I'll chime in with some designeryness* as well. Then I'll produce a few ideas, you tell what you like or what you prefer, and we'll refine the design until you're super happy with the result.
Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your next design project and I look forward to working with you.
*Industry technical term. No need to look it up. It's a real word.
- Bachelors degree (Honours) in Visual Communication
- BTEC foundation in Art & Design
Offering creative services in:
Book publishing – A full jacket and interior design service, with experience in adult trade, non-fiction, foreign language co-editions and even pop-up books.
Branding – Bespoke identity design that defines and conveys your brand's individuality through a one-to-one consultation process.
Marketing – Digital and print-based marketing solutions designed to help you communicate your message to the intended audience.
Illustration – Hand drawn and digital illustration via a lovely Wacom graphics tablet.
Fresh out of university and with ambitions to become a book designer, I applied for a graduate internship at a top London-based publisher. I didn't get that job because they made me a Junior Designer position instead based on my design portfolio! I designed book jackets and interiors, presentations and marketing material, mostly for non-fiction illustrated titles. After a company restructure made a large part of the team redundant, I was offered the chance to go freelance and I've been self-employed ever since.