Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith - Designer Tick

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

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Hello! I'm Sarah, a creative book cover designer.

With ten years experience as a 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, Sheldon Press across self-help, wellbeing, health, dietary and lifestyle publications, FAB Publishing and self published authors.

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 and eye-catching design.

When I'm not working, I enjoy walking, travelling, linocut printing and baking.

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

Certifications

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

Work experience

Freelance Designer

Self-employed
March, 2018 – Present (7 months)

Book cover design and marketing projects for various publishing clients as well as self publishing authors (either 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

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Kaja Kuczynska

Sarah was a god-sent to find for our very important book on EBV of nearly 600 pages, which was a colossal undertaking. She had an immediate connection with it and her graphics suggestions were spot on. She has a very creative mindset but is also detail oriented, professional and a really good communicator with all of us. Towards the end of the process we required a lot of burning the midnight o...

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Kaja Kuczynska, August 2018


Lynn Miller

Sarah immediately caught my vision, offered multiple creative options, and showed unwavering patience and flexibility throughout my multimedia project. I've already recommended her to other authors and feel confident that though she lives in England, a 9-hour time zone difference, she is readily available to her clients. Thank you Sarah for being so delightful to work with!

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Lynn Miller, July 2018


Chris Johnson

Sarah is a sterling and consummate professional. I gave her my ideas of how I wanted my book cover to be and using her vast creativity and insight, she was able to craft an eBook cover design to pictorially depict the subject, context and strategy of my eBook project. It was as if she read my mind. At one point we had a technical glitch, which caused miscommunication, but she apologetically t...

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Chris Johnson, July 2018


Michael McGrath

A perfect collaboration in every respect. Sarah is wonderful to work with, produces excellent work, and is very pleasant in all communications. She's been kind enough to help me twice, and if I have a third need, she is the only one I would consider.

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Michael McGrath, July 2018


Michael McGrath

Sarah is thorough, professional, pleasant, talented and conscientious. She is wonderful to work with, and our collaboration is ongoing with work beyond book cover. I highly recommend her without reservation.

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Michael McGrath, June 2018

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