Origination and creation of book covers and interiors for publishing houses and self-publishers. See my website for my latest work or my instagram @nikkiellisdesign
Starting as a design assistant in 2007 I have worked up to senior designer where I am now in charge of project managing and designing a range of non fiction books each season.
Leaf is a celebration of edible leaves in all their versatility. Purely in terms of flavor they offer immense variety – bitterness, pungency, pepper, citrus, sweetness. And visually leaves are a riot of color and texture – from the palest shades of white and yellow, through to the deepest, darkest greens, via rich purples, reds and pinks. Leaves can be tightly furled torpedoes or bullets, flop... read more
Superstitions have captured our imaginations for centuries but we are often unaware of where they came from and why. In her new book Superstition, Sally Coulthard explores the history and background of 50 of these fascinating cultural behaviours, how they affected our everyday, and how many of these beliefs still permeate modern life. From opening umbrellas indoors to not putting new shoes on ... read more
Most of us buy the same ingredients week in, week out, and cook the same old recipes. Cookery writer Claire Thomson wants to encourage people to ditch the boring chicken stir-fry and the all-too-predictable spaghetti, and enliven their cooking and eating.Claire takes our 10 favorite ingredients and reinvents them as modern classics. With sections on chicken, tomatoes, eggs, ground meat, pasta,... read more
Citrus fruits are the most exiciting family of ingredients with which to cook. They satisfy almost every part of the palate - sweet, sour, bitter, and umami-enhancing, how many other foods are as versatile and transformative?From the smallest squeeze of lemon, to the zing of lime zest, citrus fruits are almost magical. No longer seen as exotic, they are truly international. take the humble lim... read more
If you're fed up with dieting, detoxing, punishing fitness regimes, 'clean eating' and deprivation, then this is the book for you. Your days of kale smoothies and chia seeds are over. You'll never need to take another 'fat-burner' again, you won't have to re-mortgage the house to buy the latest detox kit, nor will you have to force yourself to eat nothing but chicken, broccoli and brown rice s... read more
Embrace your inner cat with this light-hearted self-help book. From living in the moment, trusting your sixth-sense instincts, to taking cat naps and even going feral, this book will show you how to benefit by unleashing your innate cattitude. Cats' ability to seize the day makes them excellent examples of how to make the most of every moment; whether it's playing an impromptu game of chase th... read more
There’s so much more to barbecues than sausages and burgers. At Ember Yard, chef director Ben Tish excels in creating stunning grilled, barbecued, smoked, charred and slow-roasted dishes that enhance the flavour of meat, fish and vegetables.You can make fantastic food on a barbecue, be it in a country garden, on a tiny urban balcony or on a campsite. All you need is the simplest barbecue with ... read more
Porridge is the new food trend on the block. It has become the ultimate canvas for creating imaginative, healthy recipes, packed full of flavour and topped with an abundance of superfoods. Here are over 50 recipes which take inspiration from around the world, using oats, quinoa, amaranth, raw buckwheat, bulgur wheat, rice and spelt. The chapters are broken down into mylk (almond milk and cocon... read more
Dot Con is the story of what happened when James Veitch decided to play the scammers at their own game, providing a hilarious showcase of the conversations he orchestrates with online imposters. Naturally, James replies with an offer of help, ready to wire money by Western Union (it's alwaysWestern Union) safely and securely, but not before the recipient has given something in return. Whether ... read more
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I have over 20 years experience designing a wide range of book covers and page layouts for some of the UK's top non-fiction book publishers
I am a senior designer specializing in cover design. I mainly focus on Inspirational/self-help, cookbooks and history.