Freelance Book Designer

About

Contact me: hello@designcherry.com

I am a Sydney-based freelance book designer who has worked with most of the publishers in Australia – and a few internationally – at some point in my 15-year career as a graphic designer.

I am a published author and the former art director of McGraw-Hill Australia and have won a number of awards.

In short, I am a type nerd, illustrator, designer, author, craft person, lecturer, friend, mum, daughter, vintage hoarder, fancy dresser, and socializer.

At length I have had the pleasure of collaborating with many talented editors, designers, publishers, photographers, stylists, project managers and authors in the Australian publishing industry during my 11-year career as a book designer.

Some of the publishers I have worked with include:

Penguin Random House
Allen & Unwin
Murdoch Books
Hachette Australia
Hardie Grant Books
Hardie Grant Egmont
Queensland University Press
Text Publishing
Cengage Education
Black Inc
HarperCollins Australia
Harlequin (Australia, North America, UK, Spain and France)
Pearson Education
McGraw-Hill Education
Oxford University Press
ABC Books
Little Hare
Federation Press
New Frontier
Scholastic
and Walker Books.

I pride myself on creating lovely books that answer my client’s briefs and the needs of their audience in creative, thoughtful and conceptual ways. I hand-draw type, scribble illustrations, source stock images and photographers, art direct photo shoots and push pixels around on screen until the final product is a thing of beauty.

I design and illustrate book covers, as well as concepting and typesetting internal text design.

I also illustrate books, from 6 book children’s series to Japanese inspired cookbooks.

Some of the genre’s of books I have designed for include:

Illustrated lifestyle
Cookbook
Illustrated non-fiction/reference
Young Adult (single and series)
Children’s fiction and non-fiction (single and series)
Literary fiction
Commercial fiction
Education (primary, secondary and tertiary)