Working at one of London’s leading children’s book publishers for the last 9 years I have designed and styled many series. Specialising in Young Reading fiction and non fiction. Over the last year I managed the fiction design team. Liaising with editors, illustrators, agents and photographers. Managing budgets and running schedule meetings for the team. Down to earth character that likes to laugh, with excellent relationship building skills, a good communicator, creative and imaginative.

Work Samples

  • World of Animals Book

  • First Nature Book

  • Jigsaw Books

Work History

BA(Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration. Senior Managing Designer at Usborne Publishing, London, UK. September 2001 - February 2011 Self motivating team player, with ability to supervisor and manage others. Strong communication skills. Creative thinker with the ability to find multiple solutions to any task. Strong organisational skills, leading to efficient and proactive working practices. Previous responsiblities. •Monitoring the Ficition book list. Ensuring that deadlines are met. Reviewing progress with designers, editors, authors and illustrators. •Designing projects from concept to conclusion. •Creating visual styles for books and refreshing past titles for new markets. •Design for book fairs and marketing material to promote new ideas and opportunities. •Commissioning illustrators direct and through agents, writing their creative briefs. •Proofing all artworks, and pre-press proofs to final sign off. •Operate within tight budgets and deadlines. Book styles include: activity books, puzzle books, jigsaw books, Treasuries, Sticker books, Anthologies, cookery and Young Reading fiction and non-fiction books. InDesign, Photoshop, Quark Express and Illustrator. PC and Mac.

Education

Norwich University College of the Arts, UK.

Specialties

Awards

Competition winner - University of East Anglia, UK. Book jacket illustration - ‘Magpie’. Platform 2 Exhibition - Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, UK. Exhibition in which ten graduates are picked from the region to showcase artworks from their degree show.

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