Book Design

Scroll to see some of my book cover, layout and typesetting work – if you think I’d be a good fit for your project, you can get in touch with me here.

Book covers

layout & typesetting

Typesetting: Ember Days, UCLan Publishing (Teen/YA)
Text Design & Layout: Tilly’s Pony Tales Series, Zephyr (Children’s illustrated fiction)
Layout & Typesetting: Extinct: T-Rex, Zephyr (Children’s Non-Fiction)
Design, Illustration & Layout: My Autism Journal, Jessica Kingsley (YA illustrated diary)

“We commissioned Nicky to provide cover design work and print-ready page proofs for a complex new title, and she completely exceeded our expectations. She was professional and easy to deal with throughout the process, taking time to understand the content of the book and its intended purpose as well as exploring market and audience needs. She liaised closely with our author, who trusted her implicitly, and delivered all work to deadline, accommodating feedback (no matter how late it arrived!) where possible. Nicky was a pleasure to work with. She helped us to pin down our requirements and made helpful suggestions for the end product – and of course her design work itself is fantastic.”

– Lynda Cooper, Commissioning Editor: Autism, Jessica Kingsley Publishers

“Nicky is a highly talented, inspiring designer who has the ability to take nascent ideas and develop them way beyond what you could envision. I know my authors and their books are in excellent hands. For me, Nicky has established a new standard for academic book designs at a time when many academic publishers use a standard template design. She flies the flag for these books as equally worthy of bespoke, striking covers.  I always feel she is just as invested in the book project as I am” 

– Philippa Grand, Publisher, Bristol University Press