I am a graphic designer specialising in information design.

Most of my work is in book design and wayfinding.

I help people to communicate as effectively as possible.

No challenge is too big (or too small) or too complicated, we can make something that works and looks good.

I design all sorts of books for publishers including Penguin Books and Pan Macmillan.

I design large-scale wayshowing systems in both commercial and public sectors.

I also work on a range of other information design projects. These include bill and statement design and explaining billing. I design visual identities, and make templates that enable organisations to easily create documents that are consistent and match their visual identity. I also design reports and other documents for charities and public bodies.

I write, teach, research, and speak at conferences too.


The University of Reading campus in Malaysia, for which I designed external and internal wayfinding, has been shortlisted for an award at the World Architecture Festival 2013.

Richard Hendel’s new book Aspects of Contemporary Book Design has just been published. It includes my extended essay Backwards and in high heels: the glamorous work of book design, an in-depth examination of my practice as a book designer. Available in all good book shops now.

My website is a work-in-progress. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please email me or phone +44 (0)7974 176656.

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