Designed to stand out on the bookshelf.
If you’re a publisher outsourcing design or an author going down the self-publishing route, I can work with you on the full book design process including creative concepting for the cover design as well as internal layout / page design and typesetting.
I specialise in non-fiction: religion/spirituality (particularly Christian), wellbeing, lifestyle and photographic/artist books, but am always open to working in another genre.
Depending on your brief, I create elegant, bold and attractive typographic covers, sometimes abstract, sometimes incorporating minimalist illustration, either hand drawn line art or vector artwork.
Internals / typesetting
The interior of a book is just as important, although less flashy, it’s where the subtleties of design can make a real impact on your reader’s experience. Using InDesign software, I design for clear readibility, and have a selection of carefully designed house styles that self-publishing authors can choose for me to work from. Equally I am happy to work with you to create a bespoke layout and design or use the publisher’s house style. With a discerning eye for detail, I will make sure your files are pre-press ready.
Photography and art books
These require an additional sensitivity and with my photographic background I understand the importance of allowing the work to speak for itself. From layout and formatting captions to assisting with the edit and placement of images, I can help present your work to its best.
What clients say…
“Hannah is a talented designer and illustrator, who is also a pleasure to work with. She is both creative and thorough and has end-to-end experience from concept to final preparation for print/publication. She has created two original book cover illustrations for me and is advising on page design and layout.”
Iain Dunbar, Author
“An amazingly talented designer who always produces designs that are of the highest quality. She has undertaken a number of different projects for The Message Trust. Each time she spends time with clients listening carefully to what they are wanting and using this to inform every aspect of the design.”
Kate Ruddick, The Message Trust