• Meet the Floris Books Design and Production Team

    by  • 2 July 2014 • Design and Illustration • 0 Comments

    As some of you may have noticed, last Wednesday our social media pages looked a little different. The Floris Design and Production team, normally very busy making sure that our beautiful picture books and non-fiction guides make it to a bookshop near you, popped by on Twitter and Facebook to say hello. And we thought you might like to know it was so popular that from now on, we’ll be posting on the Floris Twitter and Facebook pages every Wednesday.

    Our aim? We want to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at our work as a Design and Production team in an independent publishing house. We work with so many brilliant designers and illustrators to create beautiful content – and we want to share all of that with you. We’ll be showcasing our illustrators, sharing exclusive interviews, sneak peeks at preliminary sketches, and lots of other pieces of exciting content. We’ll also be dispelling the mystery around how books go from being digital files on a computer to real books on bookshop shelves. And to top it all off, there will also exciting competitions popping up every now and then.

    Photo of the Floris Design team corner

    The Floris Design corner

    “But who is it that is sharing these wonderful things with us?” I hear you ask.

    Well, Design and Production at Floris Books is a two-woman team, with Leah McDowell as Design and Production Manager and Clare Fotheringham as Production Assistant. Between us we prepare around 120 books a year for print which includes everything from typesetting and cover design, to print buying and scheduling. We get to work on some really great projects with some of the best illustrators in the industry, so you can understand that we are just bursting to talk to everyone about all of it. Keep your eyes peeled on @FlorisBooks, @DiscoverKelpies and @KelpiesTeen on Wednesdays to get involved, and make sure to watch out for posts mentioning #FlorisDesign.

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