Dementia Activist

rohra-dementia-activistDementia Activist is the candid memoirs of translator and linguist Helga Rohra, who was diagnosed with Dementia at age 50.

The brief called for a striking, simple design, aimed at trade audiences. The colour palette of the photograph leant itself to a classic, muted look and I fell in love with it. The cover was accepted on the first draft, as was the typesetting.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Dementia Activist, please visit the Jessica Kingsley Publishers website.

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Tackling Selective Mutism

smith-and-sluckin-book-shotTackling Selective Mutism is a guidebook for parents and teachers, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

The book needed to be accessible for parents while also being appropriate for professionals – we wanted the cover to be both inclusive and positive.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Tackling Selective Mutism, please visit the Jessica Kingsley Publishers website.

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Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps

scheinbaum-book-shotStop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps  is a self-help title from Jessica Kingsley Publishers imprint Singing Dragon.

The initial draft for this cover was created during quick-fire cover design sessions for a catalogue – very little was changed from the original draft (the sans serif was originally a serif, and the word ‘in’ moved around a few times).

The interior was designed to match, and aimed at a general trade audience.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps, please visit the Singing Dragon website.

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Transformative Imagery

Davenport - transformative imageryTransformative Imagery, edited by Leslie Davenport, gives an overview in guided imagery for anything from pain relief to mental health to social change.

Aimed at professionals, the brief asked for strong type and a transformative image. The image used on the final cover comes from the book itself, painted by Laury Rappaport. It’s quite a hefty book, which meant I was able to have fun with the spine. The frame on the back is a nod to the box styling in the interior, typeset by Tom Alexander.

To purchase a copy of Transformative Imagery, please visit the Jessica Kingsley Publishers website.

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The Self-Help Guide for Teens With Dyslexia

The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia by Alais Winton is an easily digestible guide for teens with dyslexia, focussing on school settings.

The brief called for a striking, type-led design using only the font OpenDyslexic, which would appeal to teens and schoolchildren but also their parents and teaching staff. This matched the interior, set in a loose sans serif, to create an over-all easily accessible and dyslexia-friendly end result.

To purchase The Self-Help Guide for Teens with Dyslexia, please visit the Jessica Kingsley Publishers website.

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Reframe your thinking around Autism

Bridges - reframe your thinking around autism (Jessica Kingsley Publishers)Reframe your thinking around Autism by Holly Bridges is an accessable, parent-friendly book about the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity in relation to autism.

Designed and typeset to brief for Jessica Kingsley Publishers, aiming to enhance the earlier self-published version and put it in line with JKP’s vast catalogue of titles. As a trade title, I was allowed to have fun with the design, echoing the footprints of the zebra on the cover with the decorations around the page numbers.

To purchase a copy, please visit the Jessica Kingsley Publishers website.
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

An MA project for the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies looking at the book as an object, as well as revitalising classics for newer audiences. To read more about the project, please see: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – an MA Publishing Design Project.

The project incorporated book design, photography, digital imaging, moving image, copy-writing and web design.

Model: Rebekah VZ
Hair, make-up, styling, costume design: Dress.Simple
Photography, retouching, illustration, video editing, and design: Elou Carroll


Book Covers: Saved from the reject pile

Below is a collection of book cover designs which were not selected as the final cover but are still worth showing. Each of these was produced for Jessica Kingsley Publishers, both from briefs and my own initiative.