WHO I AM
Professional Book Cover Designer
After graduating with my Illustration degree from Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall in 2004, I began my career as a graphic designer for a local printing company, designing posters, leaflets, business cards and suchlike. I went on to work for Redan Publishing, designing top children's magazine's such as 'Friends', 'Peppa Pig', and 'Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom'.
I married my amazingly talented husband (please check out his website: www.guyclarkephotography.com) and having two wonderful children, my design career took a secondary role for a while as I worked as a teaching assistant, which was perfect for fitting in with family life. However, I was still working in the evenings to keep my hand in with design work, becoming the designer of The Chiswick Herald and Viestra Magazine.
During this time, I also met Katharine E. Smith - an independent author, founder of Heddon Publishing, and mother of two of my children's friends! Having seen my design and illustration work, she asked if I would be interested in working on book cover designs, beginning with redesigning the cover of her first book, Writing the Town Read. Of course I said yes and haven't looked back. Since that first book design I've designed all of Katharine's book covers, and many more, for a wide range of authors, in a huge range of genres.
I love working with different people and different ideas. As a self-employed individual, who has worked with many indie authors over the years, I understand the challenges and the importance of getting the right cover, at the right price.