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I’m Nicky

I’m a freelance designer and brand creative, and specialist partner for the publishing industry. I visualise brands – from values through to design, wrapping your content in thoughtful packaging, and creating 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.

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My Experience.

I have over 18 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, Jessica Kingsley, Bristol University Press, Bloomsbury, RightsZone and Manchester University Press – among many others.

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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…

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Reimagining the University of London Press Brand & 10 Tips for a Rebrand

In an industry that’s constantly moving, even established publishing brands need to be vigilant to make sure they are telling an up-to-date story and resonating with their audiences.

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Why you should care about book cover design.

Designing book covers is a brilliant way to make a living. It’s creative and challenging, and it’s always a thrill when I see a title I worked on in a bookshop…

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