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Puffin Classics

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Dawn


I recently had the pleasure and privilege of designing the cover for the new Puffin Classics edition of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, which was an absolute dream! I worked with the wonderful Anna Morrison, who tweeted the lovely picture above. You can see more from the stunning new series here.

I have also been avidly listening to Radio 4’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic, Jane Eyre, which I heartily recommend to any fans (or might-be-fans).

The Artworks homepage, and The Moth Snowstorm

Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by Dawn


Hello! Since it’s been a flipping (excuse the Pancake Day pun) long time since I last updated my blog, I thought I’d share some news!

I was thrilled and delighted this week when my agent asked me to provide an image of my Moth Snowstorm cover for their homepage, which you can see by visiting their beautiful website here.


The Moth Snowstorm is a beautiful book by Michael McCarthy, a lover of nature and writer for The Independent. The cover illustration, commissioned by John Murray publishing, was one of my favourite projects of the last year, and an absolute joy to work on. I had a terrific time at the launch, meeting many fascinating characters in the field of conservation, writing and environmental artwork.


A friend of mine even snapped a copy in their local Waterstones! What fame!


Michael’s book was cited by Green Party MP Caroline Lucas as her favourite book of 2015 in Resurgence magazine, and you can find a copy in most good book shops!


Lost in Austen

Posted on: September 1st, 2013 by Dawn

I’m going through something of a (fairly extensive) Jane Austen phase, and have just finished reading Emma. Another very clever bit of writing from Austen, and some wonderfully depicted characters. I was determined to dislike Emma when I stated reading the book, but was soon taken in by her charm, wit and elegance.

I liked the book so much, that I felt compelled to design this quick book cover rough. I think I’m going to develop it, and create some more depth and dimension by adding some nice floral details. What do you think?