August 2014 – August 2016
DEVELOPMENT DESIGNER – PENGUIN
Working in Sales Development for Penguin Books, across all adult and children’s’ imprints including creating covers and design assets for well known brands such as Roald Dahl, Peppa Pig, The Snowman, Beatrix Potter, Jamie Oliver and many more. As the sole designer in the department, key responsibilities include working with the various art teams and production department to meet tight deadlines. Engaging with the varying brand guidelines and differing approvals process, all while creating engaging, fun and quality products. An exceptional attention to detail is key along with juggling various projects, to ensure costs and production deadlines are met.
September 2011 – September 2014
MARKETING DESIGNER – HODDER & STOUGHTON
Working to briefs both print and digital based; on early book proofs, sell-in materials, advertising, online communications, branding, conferences and pitches. Creating original work as well as adapting and artworking existing. Being responsible for work flow as well as ensuring all deadlines are met as well as briefing outside designers. Creating confidential pitch documents and liasing with printers and suppliers to produce the best work possible. Working on key brand authors such as John Grisham, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Miranda Hart, Gordon Ramsay, Delia Smith, Alex Ferguson and many others.
April 2011 – September 2011
Branding and print based work for a range of companies, quick turn-around but ensuring that at all time the clients budgets and needs are met. Working by oneself so self-motivation key.
March 2010 – March 2011
JUNIOR DESIGNER – IMAGO STUDIOS
Main duties included high-end photo retouching and marketing design duties such as branding, e-shots, website updates. Studio environment.