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Simon Hartshorne

Simon Hartshorne - Designer


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


Architecture Art Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design Economics History Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry New Age Photography Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Travel
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Science Fiction Thriller



Work experience

Book Designer

DB Publishing
January, 2012 – Present (about 6 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.


January, 2005 – Present (about 13 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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