Saskia Nicol

Saskia Nicol - Designer Tick

Auckland, New Zealand

Inquisitive and bold.   I have a strong affinity for typography and the art of book design and storytelling. 

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I've been designing in the publishing and design industry for 9 years. During this timeI have worked as a freelance designer for Random House NZ and Penguin. I have a strong affinity for typography and the art of book design and storytelling.

In 2012 I was awarded the Publishing Institute of New Zealand, Harper Collins award for best cover of the year. "The judges commended Awa Press Young Designer of the Year candidate Saskia Nicol for her brilliant design of Tupaia, which won the HarperCollins Award for Best Cover."

Looking forward to being apart of Reedsy.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Design
DIY & Crafts
Health & wellbeing
History
Nature
Parenting & Families
Photography
Politics & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Sports & outdoor recreation
Travel

Certifications

  • AUT Bachelor of Art and Design

Awards

  • PANZ Cover Design of the Year 2012

Work experience

Senior Designer

Freelance
December, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

Designing from ideation to print production:
-Book Covers and interiors
-Branding
-Packaging

Saskia has 8 reviews

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Shambhavi Sarasvati

Saskia designed three book covers for our independent press and did the interior layouts based on a design established by a previous consultant. We are thrilled with the cover designs. Saskia took the time to understand each of the three books. She produced designs that capture the rather esoteric nature of the books and also feel like personal expressions of the aesthetics of the author and ou...

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Shambhavi Sarasvati, January 2019


Robert Yang

We are so pleased that we worked with Saskia on the cover and the interior layout of our book. Her expertise was spot on. But more importantly she understood our vision for the book. She is so patient and really does an exceptional job.

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Robert Yang, October 2018


Robert Yang

Saskia is extremely professional and patient. We had so many things we need to tweak with the interior of our book. She understood the tables and even the choice of font for the book was perfect. She understood the goal for the book.

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Robert Yang, October 2018


Robert Yang

On this project we worked with Saskia in designing a cover for our golf nutrition book. She really understood our vision and did an amazing job.

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Robert Yang, October 2018


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N.S. Johnson, March 2018

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