06 Oct '14

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Unbound is a new way to connect authors and readers. Authors present a pitch, you pledge, and when the goal is reached the book is written. It’s really that simple.

Unbound is both a funding platform and a publisher, fulfilling … Read More

21 Sep '14

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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

21 Sep '14

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Parallel Studios

Parallel Studios is a graphic design and branding agency in Sydney, Australia. They specialise in branding, corporate identity, corporate brochure design, website design, wordpress cms websites, logos, rebranding and packaging design.

They also happen to be the kind folk who … 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