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Nina Tara

Nina Tara - Designer

London

I am at my most happiest when…Someone hires me to work on a project and the next time I look it is 5 years later and we are now friends

Overview

Book Geek • Mum • Multi-tasker • Creative thinker • ninataradesign

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Plays & Screenplays Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • HND Graphic Design

Work experience

Contributing Photographer

Red Edge

August, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

I am a contributing photographer at Red Edge Image. I aim to capture images that are unique and inspire me and will inspire others.

Maternity Cover

Hodder Childrens Books

January, 2012 – September, 2012 (8 months)

Working in-house with the Hodder Children's design team. Working on briefs from concept to final design and print. Working on a number of briefs concurrently including commissioning illustrators, photographers and image research.

Contributing Photographer

Arcangel Images

June, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

I am a contributing photographer at Arcangel Images. I aim to capture images that are unique and inspire me and will inspire others.

Visiting Lecturer

Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts

December, 2010 – January, 2011 (about 1 month)

I was invited to attend Hertfordshire University as a visiting lecturer on a Second year degree design course. Attending group critique's and holding one on one sessions to assist the student in their direction to accomplish their final design or solution.

Senior Designer

HarperCollins

March, 2003 – July, 2008 (over 5 years)

A nine month maternity cover that evolved into a more permanent role as Senior Designer at HarperCollins Publishers. My role encompassed designing for Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children's covers. Attending and presenting concepts at cover art meetings to sales, editorial and marketing. Working on a number of briefs concurrently including commissioning illustrators, photographers and image research.

Creative Director

ninataradesign

January, 1992 – Present (almost 25 years)

I am a highly creative individual, who is also an enthusiastic, innovative photographer, illustrator and communicator. I work well both in a team and also stand alone. Constantly striving to meet any challenges and requirements and always looking for unique creative solutions for my clients. Working across the many genres in book publishing and also able to manage and oversee entire projects from art direction of illustrators/photographers to concept, design to final print.

I am at my most happiest when…
• I am working on a project that makes me want to push myself even further than the last project did.
• I am able to help family and friends feel safe and loved.
• I am snuggling up to my daughter/dogs and wee cat, watching a movie.
• I am making a mess in my studio from working on ideas and concepts for covers.
• My daughter laughs ( it is very infectious!).
• Out of the 500 million or so photographs that I have taken I find one that takes my breath away.
• I find something that totally inspires me (I have to share it).
• Someone hires me to work on a project for them and the next time I look it is 5 years later and we are now friends - but still working together ; )

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