Rhys Kitson

Rhys Kitson - Designer

Illustrator and designer with experience in children's and comic books. Keen to collaborate and create awesome things, with awesome people.

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Overview

I'm a designer and illustrator with over 10 years experience in publishing and many more as an illustrator and character designer. I have worked in a large and busy publishing house creating everything from children's activity books to bespoke tins. I have created sticker books, maze books, activity books, craft books, cookbooks, bath books, and everything in between. I have worked in stationary, pattern making, character design and background design and storyboarding. I just love to be creative. I can work in a variety of styles and I'm always happy to chat about your needs, and will always commit myself to a brand or project, so as to give it the due attention and dedication it requires. So if you need a book cover design, or a book fully illustrated please get in touch.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Humor & Comedy
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Design

Work experience

Group Designer

Parragon Publishing
February, 2010 – September, 2017 (over 7 years)

• I lead and developed many new ranges and updated many others during my time at Parragon, initiating new looks and championing a better design aesthetic.

• I was the lead designer in the gifting sector of Parragon books and created many best selling products as well as multi award winning products as well.

• With 10 years experience immersed in Licensed design and style guides, I can get under the skin of any brand, and understand where it can be pushed and pulled to create excellent on brand and boundary breaking design that will maximise the brand potential in a busy FMCG market place.

• Well versed in project management, and working across a broad and varied workload, managing junior designers, freelancers and other contributors to produce on brand, on time product.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Marvel Avengers Age of Ultron Draw, Inspire, Create Sketchbook

Parragon Books Ltd

Be inspired by earth's mightiest heroes - the Avengers! Draw the Avengers in action, design new weapons for the team and become a super hero yourself in this Age of Ultron sketchbook!

Be inspired by earth's mightiest heroes - the Avengers! Draw the Avengers in action, design new weapons for the team and become a super hero yourself in this Age of Ultron sketchbook!

Marvel Avengers Happy Tin

Parragon Books Ltd

This awesome Marvel Avengers Happy Tin is the perfect gift for all Marvel Avengers fans! Inside you can read all about the origins of the Super Hero team in the hardback storybook. Then complete the exciting sticker-activity book and add a little colour to the world of the Avengers with the colouring book. Plus, there are over one hundred stickers.

This awesome Marvel Avengers Happy Tin is the perfect gift for all Marvel Avengers fans! Inside you can read all about the origins of the Super Hero team in the hardback storybook. Then complete the exciting sticker-activity book and add a little colour to the world of the Avengers with the colouring book. Plus, there are over one hundred stickers.

Marvel Spider-Man 3D Jigsaw Tin

Parragon Books Ltd

Inside this awesome embossed Marvel Spider-Man 3D Jigsaw Tin, you'll find a 32-page storybook and everything you need to construct your own friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Read the amazing story to find out how Peter Parker harnesses his web-tastic powers and becomes a Super Hero. Then follow the full-colour instructions to build the 39cm 3D card model of Spider-Man and place him on the pli... read more

Inside this awesome embossed Marvel Spider-Man 3D Jigsaw Tin, you'll find a 32-page storybook and everything you need to construct your own friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. Read the amazing story to find out how Peter Parker harnesses his web-tastic powers and becomes a Super Hero. Then follow the full-colour instructions to build the 39cm 3D card model of Spider-Man and place him on the pli... read more

Spongebob Squarepants: Draw Inspire Create

Parragon Books

This book is for kids, teens, and even grown-ups absolutely anyone who has a creative spirit and is a fan of the guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea SpongeBob Squarepants. And incidentally, this book is a surefire solution for long car, plane, or train trips, rainy or snowy afternoons, and can permanently banish the concept of I m bored from your family vocabulary. It s all about direct... read more

This book is for kids, teens, and even grown-ups absolutely anyone who has a creative spirit and is a fan of the guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea SpongeBob Squarepants. And incidentally, this book is a surefire solution for long car, plane, or train trips, rainy or snowy afternoons, and can permanently banish the concept of I m bored from your family vocabulary. It s all about direct... read more

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Annual 2014

Pedigree Books

Provides stories from the show, character profiles, and different activities, including quizzes, spot-the-difference, and true or false games.

Provides stories from the show, character profiles, and different activities, including quizzes, spot-the-difference, and true or false games.

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Bedtime Buddy and Storybook: Countdown to Bedtime Storybook and Plush

Parragon Books Ltd

Disney Pixar's Finding Dory Bedtime Buddy helps you create a relaxing bedtime routine for you and your little one. Follow Dory's simple countdown to bedtime and cuddle with your favourite fish for a 10-minutes bedtime story. Then tuck Dory into her very own bed, say goodnight and drift off to sleep together. Bedtime has never been so easy!

Disney Pixar's Finding Dory Bedtime Buddy helps you create a relaxing bedtime routine for you and your little one. Follow Dory's simple countdown to bedtime and cuddle with your favourite fish for a 10-minutes bedtime story. Then tuck Dory into her very own bed, say goodnight and drift off to sleep together. Bedtime has never been so easy!

Disney Princess Sweet Dreams Musical Carousel: Read 5 Storybooks, Listen to a Lullaby, Enjoy a Light Show

Parragon Books Ltd

Make bedtime magical for you and your little one with the Disney Princess Sweet Dreams Library. This soothing musical carousel with five bedtime stories will help your child fall asleep, every night of the week. Simply select your child's favourite story and watch the carousel gently turn, as it plays a night-time lullaby and projects a soft, colourful pattern.

Make bedtime magical for you and your little one with the Disney Princess Sweet Dreams Library. This soothing musical carousel with five bedtime stories will help your child fall asleep, every night of the week. Simply select your child's favourite story and watch the carousel gently turn, as it plays a night-time lullaby and projects a soft, colourful pattern.

My Family and Me Gift Set (World of Eric Carle) (The World of Eric Carle)

Parragon

Memories are precious and made to be shared with those you love. The World of Eric Carle's My Family and Me Gift Set helps you record your family's history through words and pictures, creating a treasured album to pass on to your child. Capture key moments in your baby's development with the twelve acid-free memory stickers; use the alphabet stickers to personalize the large poster and decorat... read more

Memories are precious and made to be shared with those you love. The World of Eric Carle's My Family and Me Gift Set helps you record your family's history through words and pictures, creating a treasured album to pass on to your child. Capture key moments in your baby's development with the twelve acid-free memory stickers; use the alphabet stickers to personalize the large poster and decorat... read more

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Happy Tin

Parragon Books Ltd

Join Dory, Nemo, Marlin, and all their friends from the hit Disney film Finding Dory for some underwater fun and adventure! Inside this wonderful collectable tin you'll discover a fin-tastic storybook, an activity book and a memorable colouring book, as well as a double-sided poster for you to colour, 50 ocean stickers, and 4 felt-tip pens.

Join Dory, Nemo, Marlin, and all their friends from the hit Disney film Finding Dory for some underwater fun and adventure! Inside this wonderful collectable tin you'll discover a fin-tastic storybook, an activity book and a memorable colouring book, as well as a double-sided poster for you to colour, 50 ocean stickers, and 4 felt-tip pens.

Marvel Avengers Storytelling Adventures: Over 65 Pieces

Parragon Books Ltd

Marvel Avengers Storytelling Adventures is an awesome tin packed with over 65 pieces for hours of fun. This tin includes five storybooks featuring the Hulk, Captain America and the rest of the Marvel Avengers, and also includes 54 storytelling cards, 4 story dice and 5 press-out models.

Marvel Avengers Storytelling Adventures is an awesome tin packed with over 65 pieces for hours of fun. This tin includes five storybooks featuring the Hulk, Captain America and the rest of the Marvel Avengers, and also includes 54 storytelling cards, 4 story dice and 5 press-out models.

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