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Rita Carroll

Rita Carroll - Designer

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia based freelance illustrator & designer currently working as a Junior designer at Penguin Random House in New York City.

Overview

I am a Philadelphia based freelance illustrator and designer currently working as a Junior Designer at Penguin Random House in New York City. During the long hours of my daily commute, I work on honing my skills as an illustrator. I freelance on-site monthly at a local restaurant in Philadelphia by illustrating and designing chalkboards with alternating themes. Despite my in-house job designing book covers for adults, writing and illustrating children's books is a big passion of mine. I love applying my character designs to different scenarios and developing story lines.



Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Classics Historical Fiction Holiday Humor & Comedy Literature Plays & Screenplays Poetry Romance Short Story Themes & Motifs Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Bachelors in Fine Arts

Awards

  • Acceptance into The Society of Illustrators Student Show '14

Work experience

Junior Designer

Penguin Random House
June, 2013 – Present (about 4 years)

Designing book covers for three diverse imprints; Putnam, Perigee, and Avery.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

Tyler Knott Gregson

The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane.One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.He fell in love.Three years and a... read more

The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane.One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.He fell in love.Three years and a... read more

Homemade Beauty: 150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made from All-Natural Ingredients

Annie Strole

150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes that are inexpensive, toxin-free, and easy for readers to make themselves. Homemade Beauty is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-tabl... read more

150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes that are inexpensive, toxin-free, and easy for readers to make themselves. Homemade Beauty is a beautifully packaged collection of 150 all-natural skin, hair and body care recipes. From turning blueberries into a lush detoxifying mask to fresh lemongrass into a non-toxic bug repellent, Homemade Beauty takes the ubiquitous eat-local, farm-to-tabl... read more

It's Not Rocket Science: 7 Game-Changing Traits for Uncommon Success

Mary Spio

Rocket scientist, internet entrepreneur, and popular speaker Mary Spio presents practical advice for beating the odds, breaking the mold, and charting your own path to achieve true success Mary Spio went from being a barefoot girl in Ghana to a rocket scientist with major patents with Boeing. Mary is also an internet entrepreneur who speaks throughout the world about how anyone with a dream an... read more

Rocket scientist, internet entrepreneur, and popular speaker Mary Spio presents practical advice for beating the odds, breaking the mold, and charting your own path to achieve true success Mary Spio went from being a barefoot girl in Ghana to a rocket scientist with major patents with Boeing. Mary is also an internet entrepreneur who speaks throughout the world about how anyone with a dream an... read more

The Carrier: A Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery (A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery Book 8)

Sophie Hannah

The latest in Sophie Hannah’s internationally bestselling Zailer & Waterhouse series, named by The Sunday Times as one of the 50 Best Thrillers of the Last Five YearsWhen Gaby’s plane is delayed, she’s forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: Lauren, who is terrified of her. But why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won’t explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innoc... read more

The latest in Sophie Hannah’s internationally bestselling Zailer & Waterhouse series, named by The Sunday Times as one of the 50 Best Thrillers of the Last Five YearsWhen Gaby’s plane is delayed, she’s forced to share a hotel room with a stranger: Lauren, who is terrified of her. But why is she scared of Gaby in particular? Lauren won’t explain. Instead, she blurts out something about an innoc... read more

Kind of Cruel: A Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery (A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery Book 7)

Sophie Hannah

“Brilliantly executed psychological suspense” (Booklist, starred review) from the bestselling author of The Wrong MotherWhen Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia.She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Ki... read more

“Brilliantly executed psychological suspense” (Booklist, starred review) from the bestselling author of The Wrong MotherWhen Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia.She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Ki... read more

Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase

Louise Walters

A heartbreaking and deeply compelling debut, Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase is a compulsive page-turner about thwarted love, dashed hopes, and family secrets—book-club fiction at its best. Roberta, a lonely thirty-four-year-old bibliophile, works at The Old and New Bookshop in England. When she finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother’s battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her... read more

A heartbreaking and deeply compelling debut, Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase is a compulsive page-turner about thwarted love, dashed hopes, and family secrets—book-club fiction at its best. Roberta, a lonely thirty-four-year-old bibliophile, works at The Old and New Bookshop in England. When she finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother’s battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her... read more

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