Graphic Design & Book Design

Do you need a straight-talking, experienced designer who can turn your brief into beautiful reality?

I am expert in design. With both design and counselling skills, you will find I am direct and get to the bottom of what you really want, my attentive listening will deliver a result reflecting the best of what you want to achieve. I am based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and work nationwide – if you would like to speak to me, you may call or text me directly 07724 157617

You are in safe-hands – my work is important to me. I believe in educating my clients and will not try to confuse you – this is your project and I’ll make it happen with you. I always aim to give you value-for-money. I love my happy clients.

‘Carla is a great designer, great at delivering visual marketing aids and a great listener. Carla takes time to establish what product and service her clients need and then delivers, not only on time, but usually ahead of time. Extremely efficient and good quality work’ Lisa Collins Acupuncurist

Working for commercial, and not-for-profit, organisations across the United Kingdom and around the World, I am proud to offer my clients a complete range of design for print and publishing services: Brand and logo development, pull-up banners, PDF design, business stationery, leaflets, marketing materials, postcards, labels and swing-tags, annual reports, magazines and newsletters, invitations, exhibition graphics, signs and vinyl banners; book design and publishing and hand-drawn illustrations.

syhc_5_smlwebI would like to use this opportunity to personally  recommend Carla. I first got to know her through an  exhibit I organized in Norway for charity in 2010,  where twitter artists from all over the world displayed  their work to raise funds for children’s library books. 260 artists participated, but Carla’s work stood out. Since then we have kept in touch online and she is always a very sincere and kind person, willing to give of her time to support others.’ David Sandum, Artist and Writer

“Fantastic, creative design, very responsive service and it was service with a smile :)” Andy Rao – RM5AJ_8_sml_keyline

“Carla did some logo design work for me. I love her approach. She listens to the brief, gets to know you as a person and delivers a service that makes you feel in control of the process. The result was fantastic. If you want to work with a talented designer that really cares about your business and getting the best possible result for you, talk to Carla.” Claire Dowdall – Marketer

I work with a variety of businesses including: those needing design services; Authors needing a book designer; Printers looking for an extra pair of hands; Publishers; PR and Marketing companies; Advertising agencies; Software companies; Craftspeople and artists; Health practitioners; Internet Service Providers; CPD Training Providers … you!

“I have found it a joy to have Carla involved in the magazine, her expertise in publishing and design have enabled us to grow the publication not only in size but in readership and I have come to rely on her for advice and creativity not only for the magazine but personal design projects as well.” Sarah Roberts – Caterer  

Book Design

Everyone has a book in them … you may have a book in you, but do you know how to get it out there? Call me now on 07724 157617 – I can help.

Bringing your book to me


From the moment you first make contact you can be sure that I will look after your book. I understand that it is your work and that many hours of hard graft have gone into perfecting your manuscript. You can be assured that every step of the way I will guide you to obtain the best possible value and a most desirable end product. I offer the following publishing advice and services:

Layout advice; Designing your book to send to print; Professional Proofing Service; Proof Corrections; Printing and Binding advice.

Still thinking about it?

First steps
First, make that call and discuss your book. As my clients will testify, I am friendly, knowlegeable and helpful and know how to guide you.

Joyce Cronin of Foundation for Women’s Art for whom I produced a 72-page catalogue Art, Age and Gender, says
“… the catalogue, a mammoth task and one that was conducted entirely by email … a small miracle of modern technology, with us in London and the designer in Shropshire!”

I Provide
Competitive pricing; My best advice; Thorough guidance throughout the project.

I use your ideas coupled with my expertise to produce a saleable, elegant, good quality publication.

What next?
Design and proofing

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I will design and typeset your book. Throughout the process we will interact as the manuscript progresses from agreeing the basic style to final corrections using PDF files on email, discussions on Skype and telephone or post.

Printing and binding
The quantity, extent (number of pages) and type of book you wish to produce will define which method is best to print your book. As well as softback binders, I am in contact with fine craft binders and can, if required have books bound in either cloth or leather.

Print-on-Demand – print from a single copy upwards
This is a great low-risk way to self-publish your book and a process I have experience in and will lead you through. From designing your book through to registering the ISBN and listing it on Amazon, I will make the birth of your book truly painless.
Why not give me a call today on 07724 157617 or email me [email protected] to talk through what you need?

A little bit more …
As well as individual authors, I have worked with Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE), Property Law Website, Coch y Bonddu Books, The Continence Foundation, Medlar Press, Debt Relief International and as a sub-contracted designer/typesetter for many other specialist publishers.

My mission: I will add value to my client’s business through a combination of elegant design and robust technologies. I aim to deliver what is required in the most effective manner giving best value and advice and looking at the long-term needs of my customers. Call me today on 07724 157617 or email [email protected] to chat through what you need.