Shona Andrew

Shona Andrew - Designer

London

Fast. Flexible. Experienced. Easy-going. Creative. Love my job.  Approach it and life with humour.

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Overview

Reviews (3)
I am a freelance book cover and marketing designer, with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of publishing and the book trade. Why not create a package to sell your book including cover design, Facebook and twitter graphics. I can create eyecatching, imaginative covers whatever your project and budget. Contact me for a fast and friendly quote!

"Shona produces excellent covers quickly and is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended." Humfrey Hunter, Silvertail Books

"We regularly use Shona for both artworking and original design work. She's great to work with - fast, creative and conscientious - and understands the publishing [and design] process inside out." Patrick Fox, Faber


"Shona can always get inside a new book and produce just the right cover image - a very rare talent! I wouldn't go anywhere else for my design work." Suzy Jenvey, Literary Agent

"Exceptional communication skills both visually and verbally.' Mark Swan, Art Director at Kid Ethic

"A highly organised and creative colleague." Noel Murphy, Sales and Marketing Director, Yale University Press
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Christian
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Sex & Relationships

Certifications

  • HND Typographic Design

Work experience

Freelance design

Freelance
September, 2006 – Present (almost 13 years)

With ten years experience as a freelance designer in the book market, you can be safe in the knowledge I understand the publishing process and market inside out! As well as eyecatching imaginative book covers I also design all manner of marketing materials, including catalogues, brochures, postcards, twitter graphics, facebook banners and more!

Studio Manager

Faber and Faber Ltd
May, 2001 – September, 2006 (over 5 years)

As manager of a busy design studio, I gave key support to the Art Director and design team. I managed the workflow in and out of the dept., as well as a team of freelance designers. I commissioned illustrators, assessed portfolios and negotiated fees. I also managed a weekly cover design meeting and acted as liaison between creative team and various depts. I monitored costs, schedules and quality. As well as designing my own covers, I had creative input on all book cover design and marketing materials.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Murder at Mansfield Park

Lynn Shepherd

Ever wondered what it would have been like if Jane Austen had turned her hand to murder? Murder at Mansfield Park takes Austen's masterpiece and turns it into a riveting murder story worthy of PD James or Agatha Christie. Just as in many classic English detective mysteries, this new novel opens with a group of characters in a country house setting, with passions running high, and simmering ten... read more

Ever wondered what it would have been like if Jane Austen had turned her hand to murder? Murder at Mansfield Park takes Austen's masterpiece and turns it into a riveting murder story worthy of PD James or Agatha Christie. Just as in many classic English detective mysteries, this new novel opens with a group of characters in a country house setting, with passions running high, and simmering ten... read more

British Cultural Memory and the Second World War

Few historical events have resonated as much in modern British culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that continue to attract a wide audience: film, TV and radio, photography and the visual arts, journalism and propaganda, architecture, museums, music and literature. The enduring presence of the war in the public world is echoed in its ongoing centralit... read more

Few historical events have resonated as much in modern British culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that continue to attract a wide audience: film, TV and radio, photography and the visual arts, journalism and propaganda, architecture, museums, music and literature. The enduring presence of the war in the public world is echoed in its ongoing centralit... read more

The Anatomy of the Zulu Army: From Shaka to Cetshwayo, 1818–1879

Ian Knight

Forces of the independent Zulu kingdom inflicted a crushing defeat on British imperial forces at Isandlwana in January 1879. The Zulu Army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilized manpower of the Zulu state. Ian Knight details how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture. The Zulu a... read more

Forces of the independent Zulu kingdom inflicted a crushing defeat on British imperial forces at Isandlwana in January 1879. The Zulu Army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilized manpower of the Zulu state. Ian Knight details how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture. The Zulu a... read more

Shona has 3 reviews

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Leigh Fleming
I've worked with Shona on four of my book covers. Even though we live an ocean apart, it has been super easy to work with her. I love her work and keep coming back for more.

Leigh Fleming, October 2018


Kristelle Angelli
Shona was wonderful to work with. I ended up with a cover far better than I could have ever imagined.

Kristelle Angelli, July 2018


Katrina Kirkwood
If ever I need a cover designer again, I'll be choosing Shona.

Katrina Kirkwood, October 2016

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