I'm a creative with an artist's heart and a business mind. And yes, those two frequently clash.
With a design for print background, digital marketing experience and years designing in agencies and for clients like Oxford Psychologists Press, Blackwells and Oxford University Press, I put together a course on book cover design for self-publishing authors.
If you want to know how to build your own book cover - there's a course for you here.
Realising that when I went for coffee as a tired mum I lacked a soul-edifying magazine to read, in 2017 I conceptualised, worked with writers, designed and published iola bookazine. We've published seven issues over four years internationally. It's available here and on Amazon.
A bit more background..
I studied English & Publishing in the bookish city of Oxford, UK, before working as a book and layout designer and then running a design agency in Oxfordshire.
In 2019 I went through a devastating divorce. My workplace relocated whilst I was struggling to single parent and commute, so I found a new job in March 2020 - three weeks before Covid lockdown. Furloughed and home schooling I plot twisted into course creating and marketing training.
Most recently I've been creating digital content, sales pages and funnels, web pages and CRM workflows using platforms such as Kajabi, ClickFunnels 2.0 and Go High Level for hope*media network.
I'm currently working in communications for a missions agency.
Shay Mason - Author
"I couldn’t be happier with the book cover Abi designed.
She took my ideas to heart and perfectly captured my vision as well as the feel of the book... and she did it with the first design!
I've had many comments from people who picked up my book because they were captivated by the beautiful design. Abi helped make my dream a reality!”
Jennifer Holmes - Counsellor
"Abi was so easy to work with! She did my whole Kajabi site professionally, quickly, and beautifully. I would work with her again on future projects.
Thanks for a great site Abi!"
Mary Mahan-Deatherage - MMD Creative
"Abi's course offers big returns in motivation and information. Abi’s years of experience as a designer and entrepreneur shine. Abi acts both as instructor and cheerleader while she walks you through fashioning a tool your audience will love.