Natalie Schmidt

Natalie Schmidt - Designer Tick

Coulsdon, 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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Overview

I have over 25 years of experience in a variety of art, design, marketing and publishing environments, primarily working in design for print. For the past 13 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.

For my main freelance client over the past 10 years, 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: © 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 ability only and may not be copied or reproduced.

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Comics (non fiction)

Work experience

Freelance designer

Self-employed
October, 2004 – Present (about 14 years)

Over 13 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 (12 selected works)

JoJo Hand Book (2018)

Centum Books Ltd

JoJo Be You Journal

Centum Books Ltd

Be You! Be Strong! Dream Big! Share all your secrets and dreams in this full colour JoJo Siwa Journal. The JoJo Be You Journal has inspirational pages about fashion, dancing, friendship and BOWS! Jojo Siwa is the latest TV and online star to take over the hearts of young children everywhere. It's all about you and JoJo! A great gift for JoJo Siwa fans aged six and up.

Be You! Be Strong! Dream Big! Share all your secrets and dreams in this full colour JoJo Siwa Journal. The JoJo Be You Journal has inspirational pages about fashion, dancing, friendship and BOWS! Jojo Siwa is the latest TV and online star to take over the hearts of young children everywhere. It's all about you and JoJo! A great gift for JoJo Siwa fans aged six and up.

JoJo Mega Sticker Book

Centum Books Ltd

JoJo Siwa fans won't be able to keep their hands off this Mega Sticker Book! Check out new ideas for new dance routines or hair bows. There are also 1000 stickers included to put your own stamp on things. Dream big with JoJo! A great gift for ages six and up.

JoJo Siwa fans won't be able to keep their hands off this Mega Sticker Book! Check out new ideas for new dance routines or hair bows. There are also 1000 stickers included to put your own stamp on things. Dream big with JoJo! A great gift for ages six and up.

Ben 10 Annual 2018

Centum Books Ltd

Ben 10 Handbook

Centum Books Ltd

Ben 10 Fun Book

Centum Books Ltd

Batman Vehicle Model Kit (Build a Model)

Centum Books

Build your own Batmobile and Batwing and help to protect Gotham City! Each of the papercraft models is expertly designed to press out and slot together easily. This box also includes an activity book, full of step-by-step instructions for building the models plus fact files!

Build your own Batmobile and Batwing and help to protect Gotham City! Each of the papercraft models is expertly designed to press out and slot together easily. This box also includes an activity book, full of step-by-step instructions for building the models plus fact files!

Teenage Muntant NinjaTurtles: Sticker Activity Book (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Centum Books

Get ready for some amazing action-packed fun with Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. With loads of cool puzzles and activities to complete and alien enemies to defeat. Plus over 800 awesome stickers, this is the ultimate sticker activity book for Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle fans to boost their battle skills. This paperback book has 32 pages and measures: 29.6 x 21 x 0.5cm

Get ready for some amazing action-packed fun with Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. With loads of cool puzzles and activities to complete and alien enemies to defeat. Plus over 800 awesome stickers, this is the ultimate sticker activity book for Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle fans to boost their battle skills. This paperback book has 32 pages and measures: 29.6 x 21 x 0.5cm

Shopkins: Search and Find (with fruity-scented stickers) (Shopkins Search & Find)

Shopkins

Join the Shopkins on a search-and-find adventure through Shopville! Each busy scene contains a collection of cute Shopkins characters and grocery items to spot, count and collect.

Join the Shopkins on a search-and-find adventure through Shopville! Each busy scene contains a collection of cute Shopkins characters and grocery items to spot, count and collect.

Shopkins Create and Play Small Mart

Shopkins

Create your very own Shopkins Small Mart and shop till you drop with this press-out and play book!

Create your very own Shopkins Small Mart and shop till you drop with this press-out and play book!

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