Children’s Book Design

11 - 26.March.2021

This course will guide you through the role of Children’s Book Designer. From project conception to seeing the finished result in bookshops, we will look at all parts of the process including balancing stakeholders, market positioning, hiring illustrators, printing deadlines and the all important cover design. We will also look at routes into publishing and how to make your design work stand out in a crowded sector.

- Rosaleen Lihou
illustration, publishing, book design

Section One (11.March)content:

  • Webinar introduction
  • Project conception - how a book comes to life
  • Stakeholders and how to balance their needs in your design
  • Details of three kinds of illustration book trend forecast
  • Section 2 preview
  • Details of design/ homework brief
  • Questions & discussion

Section Two (18.March) content:

  • Webinar introductionHow to get hired as an illustrator (two parts)
  • The process of hiring an illustrator AS A BOOK DESIGNER
  • A guide to Picture book internal layouts with examples (two parts)
  • Section 3 preview
  • Details of design/ homework brief (about internal layout design)
  • Questions & discussion

Section Three (26.March) content:

  • Webinar introduction
  • Designing a successful cover: what works/ themes/ trends
  • The stages of cover design
  • Routes into the publishing industry (two parts)
  • Details of design/ homework brief (about cover design)
  • Questions & discussion