Sophie Gordon

Sophie Gordon – Designer

Hello, I’m a Children’s book designer with over 9 years experience working with top UK publishers, including Hachette and Bloomsbury.


I’m an experienced Senior Book Designer based in London, originally from Nottingham. With over 9 years in children’s publishing, I’m passionate about working closely with authors, editors and illustrators, to create standout book covers and interiors of the highest quality.

My expertise spans non-fiction to picture books, preschool, middle grade, and young adult non-fiction. I’m proud to have contributed to award-winning titles, including winners at the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 and Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards 2020. I’ve also designed covers for bestselling authors such as Onjali Q. Raúf and astronaut Tim Peake.

If you’re looking to bring your book idea to life, I’m here to design eye-catching covers and professionally typeset interiors.

Children’s Non-Fiction
Picture Books
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Arts | First Class

Work experience


Oct, 2022 — Present

Magic Cat

Oct, 2022 — Oct, 2023 (about 1 year)

Working as Senior designer on a range of titles designing market covers and interiors.

Hachette UK

Apr, 2020 — Oct, 2022 (over 2 years)

Working as Senior Designer on the Wren and Rook and Laurence King lists. Designing covers and interiors on a range of children’s non-fiction titles. Including non-fiction picture books, activity and board books.

Bloomsbury Publishing UK

Mar, 2019 — Apr, 2020 (about 1 year)

Working on covers and interiors as Senior designer on the non-fiction list. Including non-fiction picture books, activity, board books and novelty.

Bloomsbury Publishing UK

Mar, 2016 — Mar, 2019 (about 3 years)

Working on covers and interiors as Designer.

Nosy Crow

Feb, 2014 — Feb, 2016 (about 2 years)

Working on a range of titles from picture books to non-fiction.

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