Karen Arnott, Graphic designer based near Cambridge, UK

"Karen understood our requirements immediately, and in no time had designed our website. The end result exceeded our expectations — a clean, fresh and professional design which has received very positive feedback."
Camstay

"Just a quick line to thank you for all your design expertise, professionalism, and speedy turnaround. It doesn’t matter what we throw at you, you get it done perfectly and on time."
Detox Your World

"Thanks — for not only being a lovely, easy-going, accommodating designer but an intelligent, consistent one too!"
Claire Foy

"Karen advised, designed and developed our high-image, high-impact site in a matter of days. Inspired and attentive service from start to finish."
Phil Hadridge

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Not Just a Tick in a Box

Requirements

To design the cover and inside layout of a new paperback book by author Andrew Foy.

Brief

  • To appeal to specialist construction subcontractors, to dispel the many myths and misconceptions that surround ISO certification
  • It needed to have an element of humour, and to stand out from the more dry ‘text-book’ style books already out there on this subject
  • Sourced several illustrators for Andrew to choose from for the cartoons within the book
  • Set up and liaised with Lightning Source (on-demand printing solution for self-publishers)
  • Also created a Kindle version

Result (cover design)

andrewfoy-book

 Example inside spread

andrewfoy-spreads

Testimonial

"Karen really made the process of getting published so simple for me. Her previous experience meant I was in totally safe hands and I just concentrated on writing my book whilst Karen did everything else – and I mean everything! She advised on size, pages, layout; designed front and back covers; took my doodles and turned them into superb graphics;  suggested illustrators; liaised with the publisher;  organised a sample; advertised it on my website; made the link to a distributor; and generally explained things to me when I (frequently) got confused. I could not have been more pleased or impressed and I have had nothing but excellent feedback about the look and feel of the book."
Andrew Foy, Foy Certification Ltd