Victoria Heath Silk

Victoria Heath Silk - Designer

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Book designer, specialising in literary covers and typesetting, as well as promotional graphics

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Overview

Combining an arts background with a career in publishing, I specialise in book covers, internal book design (typesetting), and online promotional graphics for books.

My work tends to have a literary leaning, but I've worked on all sorts of books, from fiction titles to poetry collections, from graphic novels to photo books – for indie publishers in the UK as well as private self-publishing clients from elsewhere in the world. And I'm always open to any new challenges you might like to send this way. The most notable cover I've designed is for The Bread the Devil Knead – shortlisted for the 2022 Women's Prize for Fiction.

If we work together, you can expect a friendly, smiley person on hand to help you through the process (always helps, doesn't it), with a prompt delivery, as well as the following:
• 3 concepts (i.e. 3 different draft designs for you to choose from)
• 1 finalised design, incorporating any style changes we've discussed (like colour changes, or minor tweaks)
• 1 round of edits on your final design

Then I'll apply the design to whatever medium(s) we've agreed and supply the relevant files for you to get your book out there (along with any copyright info for images used).

Sounds pretty neat, right? Hit me up with your requests!
Languages
English
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Short Story

Certifications

  • BA (hons) Graphic Design & Advertising
  • Blue Sky Graphics 0110

Work experience

Freelance designer & art director

Self-employed
July, 2015 – Present (about 7 years)

Freelancing for independent publishers and individuals to provide book cover design, internal book design and typesetting, as well as promotional graphics.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Bread the Devil Knead

Allen-Agostini, Lisa

Pondweed

Blower, Lisa

Cora Vincent

Aboud, Georgina

The Day I Fell Off My Island

Bailey-Smith, Yvonne

Crumbs (Spotlight)

Tewson-Božić, Ana

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