2014 - present: Freelance Art Director and Designer
2005-2014: Art Director for Alison Green Books, Scholastic
2002-2005: Senior Designer, Puffin Books
1998-2002: Designer, Random House Children's Books
I really enjoy speaking with artists and students. Past lectures and speaking events include: The AOI, Brighton Illustrators Group, Humdinger Festival Northern Ireland, Lilla Rogers Art Retreat Boston and SCWIBI weekend retreat UK. Please get in touch if I can help you with your event.
I am a freelance art director and designer, with over 20 years experience in children’s publishing, working with some of the best illustrators in the business. As art director for the award winning Alison Green Books, I work in close collaboration with Alison to commission, design and direct the front list. My clients include Axel Scheffler, Nick Sharratt, Helen Stephens, and Guy Parker-Rees. I am passionate about characterisation and strong storytelling, and my own personal aim is to discover and nurture new talent. Recent acquisitions include the brilliant Nicola Kinnear, Nick Frith and Kirsti Beautyman.
I regularly design for other publishing and media companies, working closely with illustrators and editors to deliver projects from initial concept to final print ready files – whilst troubleshooting any tricky bits along the way! My clients include Frances Lincoln, First Editions, Hachette UK, Harper Collins UK and Magic Light Productions.
If you would like to work with me please get in touch.