Monday, 19 November 2012

Helen Holmes - designer at Little Tiger Press...

A month or so ago I did a little blog about head designer at Nosy Crow, Stephanie Amster.

I asked my designer at Little Tiger, Helen Holmes to say a few words too as she is also super talented and a joy to work with.

Here is what Helen said about her love of working on children's books;

I've been very lucky to work with many wonderful illustrators over the years, from established artists to gifted newbies. Each one equally lovely, displaying their own unique talent, along with a shared passion for books that reveals great dedication. And Steven is no exception! He has a fabulous sense of humour and such enthusiasm that makes my role all the more enjoyable – thank you!

Like Hippo, I love wearing hats! Throughout the week I can be seen wearing a collection of hats to suit the variety of roles a book designer may play, such as: biscuit baker, technical advisor, motivator, juggler, counsellor, talent scout and the list goes on! The trick is not to wear too many at once, as it's very confusing and makes you're neck ache! And then, of course, there's the party hat – there's nothing better than a spot of fancy dress to relieve that deadline stress, yee-haw!!

Helen and I are now working on our third book together which is a lovely collection of Nursery Rhymes which will be out in 2013.