I am a highly creative and innovative individual - with 9 years’ experience in Graphic Design. I have a background in publishing, working in Special Sales/customer publishing and I’m always willing to take on new challenges. Most recently I worked for Egmont Publishing – one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK with a focus on well-loved brands and licences such as: Disney, Star Wars, Minecraft, Tin-Tin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Thomas & Friends and Mr. Men. I also worked on fiction titles past and present such as Enid Blyton, Michael Grant, Jim Smith and classic picture books such as ‘The Little Prince’ with well known author/illustrators such as Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks and Shirley Hughes. My work in publishing spans children’s magazine layout, marketing and books. My skills range from creating bespoke products for customers, as well as re-use, re-formatting and illustration. I have also created Style-Guides for certain children’s’ Licenses.
- Star WarsI worked on the timeless brand of Star War, designing new covers, reusing and resizing existing books, refreshing the covers and combining content from other books. Beyond The World of Colouring for WH Smiths meant that Si-Fi fans could colour in these stunning illustrations of Princess Leia, Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Other titles included getting creative with colouring by numbers, focusing the mind with dot to dot and unwinding with therapeutic, colouring activities. All were hot sellers
- Little Miss Princess TinThe Little Miss Tin was a great project to work on and was a WH Smith’s exclusive, designing the covers and interiors of all the books. The Mr. Men covers I designed as part of a Daily Mail deal were no 3, 4, 7 and 9 all in the same week of August 2017, in the Children’s Book Chart.
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Books DesignerEgmont UK
- London, United KingdomFull Time
My role encompassed designing books in Brands and Licensing, fiction and picture books. I was responsible for utilising the back-list programme through Box-Set design, shrink-wraps and refreshing or reformatting existing products. I have had to design books from concept stage to final product working to demanding deadlines which included gaining approval from the Licensor. Responsibilities included: Creating the DEAN IMPRINT publishing programme which sells into the bargain market. To work closely with the Sales Team, imparting my substantial knowledge of our consumers’ wants and needs. I developed new products for The Works, 66 Books and PR Books and many more. Customer-Led Publishing Designing and pitching bespoke products to a variety of customers, including Marks & Spencer, WHSmith, Sainsbury’s, Tescos and The Book People.
Freelance Deisgner (Magazines and Marketing)Egmont UK
- London, United KingdomFreelance
Marketing: I was responsible for the creation of promotional material such as posters, postcards, badges. I designed Innovative Power-Point presentations to pitch for new products. Magazines: Working on the Disney Portfolio on Cars II and Princess, Tinker Bell and Toy Story. Layout design for various features in the magazines, working closely with the brand style guides and asset library. Other duties included producing poster designs, photoshop cut outs of gifts and image sourcing.
- Adobe Indesign
- Abobe Illustrator
- Magazine Layout