About me... Skills, experience, clients
I can help you produce high-quality items, on time and within budget. I
understand the importance of meeting deadlines, can work to the tightest or broadest of briefs, and can liaise confidently and professionally
with clients, editors and publishers throughout the production cycle. Working from home means I can be flexible with my hours, to suit your requirements and needs.
I have gained more than 20 years’ magazine design experience working
for publications and professionals who demand and expect excellence.
This is evident in the titles I have been involved with: Olive, Good Food,
Grand Designs, House Beautiful, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Tesco Clubcard and Boots Health
& Beauty, to name a few.
My expertise can be defined by
the calibre of publishers I have been commissioned by: BBC, Redwood,
IPC, Dennis, The National Magazine
Company, Forward Publishing and
John Brown, among many others.
I don’t just make things look pretty
– I strongly believe in design with a purpose, and endeavour to create brilliant magazines using striking photography, powerful typography and colour cohesion throughout. Through the design I create, I hope to inspire.
Skills & Expertise
Proficient in Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
QuarkXpress, Microsoft Word
Awarded Member of the Society
of Typographical Designers
BTEC Diploma Fashion Design
Higher National Diploma
Graphic Design & Advertising (Distinction)
This includes a mixture of B2B and B2C publications, consumer magazines, staff magazines, promotional leaflets, corporate work, app designs and new business pitches.
My Nectar, Tesco Baby & Toddler Club, Tesco Christmas, Tesco Clubcard, Tesco What’s New
Conran, Marks & Spencer Home Directory
British Airways, Mothercare
Gardeners’ World, Good Food magazine and app, Good Food Home Cooking Series: Vegetarian, Italian, Healthy, Eat Outdoors, Baking and
One-Pots. Olive, Lonely Planet magazine and app
Air Zimbabwe Skyhost, Kenya Airways Msafiri, Kenya Airways Rafiki, Kenya Yetu, Kumuka Venture, LIAT Zing Caribbean, PAA Tanzania, Travel Africa, Travel Namibia, Travel Zambia
BP, British Gas, Purina, Superdrug
John Brown Citrus Publishing
Diabetes UK: Balance, Update, Guides to Type 1 & 2
St. Pancras Gift Guide, St. Pancras Magazine
Coca-Cola, National Express, Reader’s Digest,
Red Cross, RSPB, The Guardian, The Sun,
Cath Kidston Kidz, Metropolitan Police The Beat,
Virgin Trains Fun
The Buzz, Top 10 Kitchens
Junction 4 Media
Robert Dyas leaflets, brochures & magazines
Grand Designs, Icon
Media 10 Publishing
Boots Health & Beauty, Marks & Spencer
Creating Beautiful Homes
CICA, Friskies, NCT, Odeon, RICS, Travel 2, Wurth
PHOTOS: CLAIRE TWIGG,
Working from my self-contained office at home, in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, I am able to be around for my two lovely Weimaraner dogs,
Daphne and Dave. Nothing gives me more pleasure than walking with them in the local woodland.
I love to paint in oils, renovate houses and engage in interior design projects. Keeping fit is also important to me – running and spinning help me maintain a healthy lifestyle.