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22 Jan '15

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QI REBRAND

If you don’t know about QI, you must have been stuck under something heavy for the last few years.

QI (or Quite Interesting) is a band of people who believe that everything should be interesting. They have a huge BBC … Read More

21 Sep '14

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BRAND THYSELF

When I started out on my own I was no longer defined by the company I worked for. For three years I was Art Director for Canongate Books, a quarter Scottish and proud. Before that I was a Londoner working … Read More

08 Jul '13

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The Bookseller Design Conference

On 8th July 2013, I was lucky enough to speak at The Bookseller Design Conference 2013. Speakers included Donna Payne (Faber), Stephanie Seegmuller (Pushkin Press), and Auriol Bishop (Hodder). Oh, and me.

Donna spoke about the furore around Faber’s recent … Read More

11 Jan '13

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Bath Spa University

In November 2013 Bath Spa University asked me back to run the third Fantasy Publishing Venture project I’ve done since 2012. This time, we had more than twice the number of students, three tutors and the project was filmed.

Teams … Read More

01 Nov '12

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D&AD Judging 2012

In 2012 I was lucky enough to judge the Book Design category at the 50th D&AD Awards at Olympia in London. The work was excellent, from students through to the Professional Awards.

Standout work included the Don Delillo series illustrated … Read More