Simon Hartshorne

Simon Hartshorne - Designer

Derbyshire

I am a book designer / typesetter and creative artworker who lives in Derbyshire in the UK.

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Overview

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Economics
New Age
Photography
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sports & Outdoors
Travel
Writing & Publishing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Art
History
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Math & Science
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry

Certifications

  • EMFEC
  • CLAIT

Work experience

Book Designer

DB Publishing
January, 2012 – Present (almost 8 years)

Working as the sole designer for a local publisher, creating printed books and digital publications on sports and history.

Graphic Designer

B&F Services
January, 2007 – January, 2010 (about 3 years)

Working for a business and finance company, my main responsibility was designing a monthly business magazine using InDesign CS2. I was also responsible for creating all other design work for print, including full page advertisements, brochures, media packs, plus PowerPoint presentations and web graphics such as flash banners and mailshots.

Freelance

Self-employed
January, 2005 – Present (almost 15 years)

Freelance book design, vector illustration and general artworking.

Book Designer

Landmark Publishing
January, 2003 – January, 2005 (about 2 years)

Design and layout on a wide range of illustrated historical books and colour travel guides (from the Peak District to Rhodes etc). Working on 3 or 4 books at a time, I would take the projects from authors’ text drafts and photographs to completed books. This would involve setting and formatting the text in PageMaker, adjusting the quality of photographs to printable standard in Photoshop and creating illustrative banners and backgrounds in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Graphic Designer

Journal Publishing
January, 2001 – January, 2003 (about 2 years)

Working as a Graphic Designer for Newspaper publishing company.

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