I am a graduate of Reading University with an honours degree in Typography and Graphic Communication. Having studied typography using metal type, I started working life in a 'pre-Mac' world of drawing boards, paste up and dark rooms. I understand the traditional working methods of the graphic designer, and the processes that help define a good approach to both design theory, and the implementation of design through to production and successful completion of a project.
Early in my career I worked for small advertising agencies and design consultancies, and as the Mac emerged and changed our world, I moved to work in publishing and developed my skills through using the rapidly expanding number of design software packages, various versions of Mac and PC hardware, and the numerous storage and distribution methods that have emerged.
My work includes book design, corporate brochures and corporate identity work, annual report and accounts, marketing and promotional material, and a wide variety of graphic design work.
I have worked for over 25 years in publishing. Starting out as a book designer of illustrated trade books, I then went on to work on limited editions, facsimiles, and fine art books, for book clubs, in academic book publishing and in consumer magazine publishing.