Falmouth Students Visit Penguin Books & Egmont

Student from Falmouth BA Illustration visited both Penguin Books and Egmont Childrens Book Publisher today.

Senior designers Chris and Jill were able to stand in at the last minute for ex Falmouth student Richard bravery who was ill today (get well soon Richard). Chris and Jill did a great job of outlining the processes that underpin the design of book covers and how illustrators can get their work in front of the designers at Penguin.

The visit to Egmont was great. Tiffany Leeson, art director and the team gave a wonderfully informative presentation on Childrens books from pre school to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction, focussing on the commissioning of illustrators. Many thanks….

 

Falmouth Illustration Students Visit Penguin Books

Eight illustration students from Falmouth University have just come out of a really interesting and insightful visit to Penguin Books. Two of the art departments senior lecturers gave up almost an hour of their time to pass on their personal experience of working within the publishing industry. They talked at length about how they source illustrators (predominantly online now), how they commission illustration, the realities of what goes on in editorial meetings, their personal journey to become art directors and much more. We are very grateful to them for spending some of their valuable time to talk to us. Falmouth already has direct links with Penguin through our ex student Richard Bravery working as a senior designer there, but we also found out that a recent Falmouth illustration graduate, Jess Hart was starting within the design department the very day we were visiting. It’s a shame that we were not able to hook up, good luck Jess! The 'de briefing in Pret after the visit