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BET AYER - BIOGRAPHY

Education
1976-80 BA (Hons) Bath Academy of Art (1st) in Visual Communication

Experience
1981-82 Designer: Architectural Design Magazine
1982-87 Designer: Penguin Books (1985 Deputy Chief Designer and Head of Childrens Design)
1987 to present day Freelance Designer

Awards
1985 British Book Design and Production Award for Paperback design for 'Unqualified Success', Puffin Books
1986 British Book Design and Production Award for General Hardback design for 'A Nature Diary', Penguin Books

Clients
Penguin Books, Pan Books, Little Brown, Orion, Pavilion Books, Ehrman Tapestry, MQ Publications, Anness Publishing, David and Charles, Kingfisher, Bridgeman Art Library, A & C Black, Cassell, Andre Deutsch, Ebury, Collins, Dorling and Kindersley, YMCA, Rockschool, Batsford, Chrysalis books now Anova Books

Brochures
Commonwealth Secretariat corporate/public sector brochures and Rockschool Music syllabuses

Catalogues
Ehrman Tapestry catalogues from 1992 to present day, Bridgeman Art library catalogue cover and Pavilion Books catalogues 2000, 2002, 2003
Mailers: Ehrman Tapestry folded mailers (quarterly), Kaffe Fassett Limited Edition mailer, Bargain Bazaar folded mailers, Rockschool newsletters (monthly)

Books: Adults
Interior Design books: Huts, Cabins and Hideaways, Zen Style, Modern Rustic, Shaker Creating the Style, Simple Style series, Asian Style Source Book

Gardening books: Good Garden Magic, Bonsai, Garden Workshop, Garden Border Book, National Trust Books of Borders, Kitchen Gardens, Foliage etc

Cookery books: Anton Edelman’s Creative Cuisine, The Savoy Cocktail Book, Bruno Loubet’s Cuisine Courante, Best Loved Cookie Recipes, Retro Recipes, Chop, Whip and Knead

Needlework books: Readers Digest Patchwork Quilting and Appliqué, Kids Country, Dawn French’s Great Big Knits, Hugh Ehrman’s Fruits of the Earth

Art books: Vintage, Arty Cats, America and Lewis Hine, National Gallery books; Costume in Art, People in Art, Places in Art, Heaven in Art, Love, Serenity, Friendship, and Delight

Small Gift books: An Invitation to Quiet, Love and Daydream and Smooches for MQP/Hulton Getty Picture Library.

Celebrity books: Bob Geldof’s Is That It?, Fun and Games with Alistair Cooke, Alec Guinness/A Celebration, Requiem/Diana Princess of Wales 1961-1997

Books: Childrens
Beatrix Potter’s series of 23 books (complete rescan from originals and redesign) and many Beatrix Potter products including posters, exhibitions etc
Terry Jones and Michael Foreman collaborations (Knight and the Squire, Fantastic Stories, Fairy Tales and Bedtime Stories)
Roald Dahl’s Two Fables limited edition and The BFG.
The Wind in the Willows and Winnie the Pooh calendars

 

 
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