Natalie Schmidt

Natalie Schmidt - Designer

Rhayader, UK

Versatile designer of magazines, children's activity books and non-fiction books – adaptable and capable of taking on creative challenges.

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Cover and interior layout designer/typesetter. I have over 30 years of experience in a variety of art, design, marketing and publishing environments, primarily working in design for print. For the past 15 years as a freelance designer, I have specialised in independent/freelance design solutions for magazines and publishers of licensed activity books/annuals for children and co-edition illustrated non-fiction books. I can create the layout of covers and internal pages from your brief through to print-ready files using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. I have worked alongside editors and project managers creating brand licensed children's activity books and annuals for brands belonging to Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Marvel. I have also worked on co-edition illustrated non-fiction books, so I am well aware of how to set up complicated black text files for translation purposes.

**Please note that I am a layout designer and not an illustrator. I can use your images in the layout or source some.**

Important: © Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained in my portfolio images on this profile remains with the copyright owner(s). They are visuals of works created by me to showcase my design ability only and may not be copied or reproduced.
Action & Adventure
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Children’s Non-Fiction
Comics Non-Fiction
Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences

Work experience

Freelance designer

October, 2004 – Present (over 18 years)

Over 15 years total experience as an independent/freelance magazine and children's book publishing designer.

I have a professional working relationship with all of my team members, employers and clients and they value my support, reliability, my wealth of experience and professional contribution towards their publications.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

RainBocoRns 2022 Annual

Centum Books Ltd

Rainbocorns Tin of Books

Centum Books Ltd

Baby Shark Annual 2022

Centum Books Ltd

Baby Shark Tin of Books

Centum Books Ltd

Baby Shark Lets Learn ABC

Centum Books Ltd

Baby Shark Lets Learn 123

Centum Books Ltd

Baby Shark Who Am I? Game

Centum Books Ltd

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