I have books in my blood. My great grandfather had a book binding business in the City of London. I began my publishing journey editing the student newspaper at university, then moved to a position as a desk editor for MacDonald Educational, in London. I learned the ropes with a tin of Cow Gum and a scalpel, creating editorial packages from the bottom up, involving design, illustration and photographic elements. While working for Dorling Kindersley I witnessed the advent of electronic publishing, and was captivated by the ease with which type could be set and images placed on the computer screen, and switched to design.
I use InDesign software and complement it with Photoshop and Illustrator. I have worked in all areas of book design, both originating cover and page designs, and also as a production designer, working from a client’s design template, with a strong ability to interpret and adapt existing design work throughout the layout.