Design & Brand
for Publishing

Hello, I’m Nicky.

I visualise brands.

I’m a graphic designer and brand creative, and specialist partner for the publishing industry. From values through to design, I wrap your content in thoughtful packaging to create a consistent and striking design aesthetic.

I can help you with anything from book covers, illustrated page layout and typesetting, to logotypes, icons and all the way to a full rebrand.

View My Work

How I can help
My expertise.

I have 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry working in-house in senior creative roles; driving design and brand strategy for Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group. My clients include Head of Zeus, BMJ Group, Jessica Kingsley, Bristol University Press, Bloomsbury, RightsZone and Manchester University Press – among many others.

Latest Work

From the Blog


Somewhere, Over the Rainbow… Choosing Colour.

Colour isn’t just an afterthought, a nice visual element; it’s a massive part of how we can communicate a message through our design. So how do we do it?

Read Article


Files, formats, colour space… What on Earth are designers talking about?!

Pre-press is a tricky business. Here’s a list of some of the things a designer is working to sort before your project is good to go.

Read Article


Brand Extension 101 – thoughtfully building your portfolio

When I put out a call for subjects you’d like me to cover in this blog, one of the first was for something on brand extension. I’m going to cover a little about the considerations of brand extension…

Read Article

Nice things clients have said.

Read all Testimonials