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Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith - Designer

Maidstone, United Kingdom

Creative book cover designer specialising in self-help, wellbeing, parenting and spirituality. I love tea & type!

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Reviews (4)

Hello! I'm Sarah, a book cover designer with passion for typography, layout and creative design.

With ten years experience as a book cover designer, I have collaborated with many authors, working with clients such as SPCK, the third oldest publisher in the UK across their non-fiction, religion, spirituality and educational list, as well as on the Sheldon Press imprint across self-help, wellbeing, health, dietary and lifestyle publications.

I really enjoy working together with authors on their projects, bringing their books to life through creative ideas at the initial brief stage, to considered design proposals and creating final print ready design artwork. I ensure I have a clear focus on the target market. I care about making the printed word look it's best by creating well-considered design.

When I'm not working, I enjoy walking, cooking, linocut printing and hand lettering.

I would love to hear from you with your idea and work together on a project! :)

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Health & wellbeing Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Parenting & Families Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Christian Historical Fiction

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BTEC Diploma Art Foundation Studies

Work experience

Freelance Designer

Self-employed
November, 2017 – Present (6 months)

Book cover design and marketing projects working with existing clients SPCK and Sheldon Press. Looking to collaborate with many other authors whether new startups or existing.

Senior Designer

SPCK
May, 2014 – November, 2017 (over 3 years)

Working within the design team creating book cover proposals, pitching designs and setting up final artwork for print ready output. Commissioning illustrators and liasing with image picture libraries. Ensuring design was inspired by current trends. Highlights were working with Dr Dawn Harper from Channel 4 on her health book publications, liasing with BBC Radio 4 on a Lent book publication and working with Emma Woolf (Virginia Woolf's niece) for her publication on Eating Disorders.

Mood Swings: The Mindful Way: Managing Anger, Anxiety And Low Mood

Caroline Mitchell

Do you have frequent, intense mood swings? Do they seem to come on for no real reason, or form a swiftly-changing pattern? If so, this book can help. Mood swings are normal reactions to life events and usually die down of their own accord, but, if you feel your emotions are dominating your life, it might be time to take action. Mood Swings gives effective exercises and advice to help manage th... read more

Do you have frequent, intense mood swings? Do they seem to come on for no real reason, or form a swiftly-changing pattern? If so, this book can help. Mood swings are normal reactions to life events and usually die down of their own accord, but, if you feel your emotions are dominating your life, it might be time to take action. Mood Swings gives effective exercises and advice to help manage th... read more

Dare to Date

Aukelien van Abbema

‘It’s Complicated’Matters of the heart always seem to be. But dating in the church? It can be even worse. Relationships can be difficult to define, intentions hard to discern. But with singles making up a third of the total church congregation in the UK, there is a real need to demystify the dating process and return to dating in its simplest form.Rediscover how to date.In this brand new handb... read more

‘It’s Complicated’Matters of the heart always seem to be. But dating in the church? It can be even worse. Relationships can be difficult to define, intentions hard to discern. But with singles making up a third of the total church congregation in the UK, there is a real need to demystify the dating process and return to dating in its simplest form.Rediscover how to date.In this brand new handb... read more

The Things He Did: The Story Of Holy Week

The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell

Sleep Better: The science and the myths

Graham Law and Shane Pascoe

Scientific research into sleep has dramatically increased during the past decade, with greater understanding of the hormonal and brain activity during sleep which has a key influence on your health and wellbeing. This expert, accessible book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examine... read more

Scientific research into sleep has dramatically increased during the past decade, with greater understanding of the hormonal and brain activity during sleep which has a key influence on your health and wellbeing. This expert, accessible book presents a combination of sleep hygiene, evidence-based techniques, psychological skills, and mindfulness practices to help improve your sleep. It examine... read more

Sarah has 4 reviews

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Richard Greaves

I feel very fortunate to have worked with Sarah. She had a great understanding of what my cover should look like from the brief, offered a number of options, and we soon settled upon a design that I am delighted with. Sarah was always professional, insightful, quick to respond and no amount of final tweaking was too much trouble. I would highly recommend her.

, April 2018


Gwyneth Letherbarrow

I chose to work with Sarah because of the fabulous simplicity of her portfolio of book covers and her eye for detail. The work was finished well in advance of our pre-agreed deadlines and I'm thrilled with the results. Sarah has brought my book to life and has taken me a big step forward to making my dream a reality. I'll definitely be coming back to Sarah for future projects!

, April 2018


Alice Solomons

Great working with Sarah, I will definitely consider working with her for future projects.

, April 2018


Lanae Joyce

Sarah was amazing to work with from the beginning.Being a first time author Sarah answered all my questions and made the process enjoyable.Did I mention I loved my cover?I will definitely use her I the near future.

, April 2018

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