Imaginative illustrations, covers and layout design
Bringing characters and settings to life is so rewarding, and I like to bring my clients along the journey as I go. Between storyboards, character designs, initial sketches, colour palettes and final designs, the illustration process is truly collaborative which I think is so special.
There’s something so tempting about a book with a lovely cover design. It gives you a peek into what to expect inside. Beautiful book covers really can (and do) give you an edge over all the other books to choose from, and can even turn your book into something gift-worthy, too. I absolutely adore illustrated book covers, and if you do too, get in touch! I’d love to work with you on your next project.
Layout can make or break a book, and I’m passionate about making your content shine through use of imagery, typography and illustration. Whether you’re creating a children’s book or a coffee table book, it’s all about finding that balance where the text and design work together to create a great reading experience.
The design process for editorial illustrations goes from conceptual illustrations, to various stages of sketching and colour exploration, to the final piece ready for publication. I enjoy using various mediums to create my illustrations, but I tend to incorporate black ink work that make illustrations stand out and colours pop.
It’s important to first look at understanding the target market of your magazine before working on the visual layout of everything, which is exactly how I like to go about things. Then comes the fun part – coming up with creative solutions to convey your message to the reader. Get in touch if you’d like to discuss how I can help you bring your magazine ideas to life.
Take a look through my portfolio of book and magazine projects for a closer look at my work, and feel free to get in touch below if you have any questions about how I can help you with your next project!