Creative Lives — We discuss flexible, future-facing skill sets with Vintage’s senior designer, Julia Connolly
As part of such a fast-moving industry, the team at Penguin Random House imprint Vintage have had to learn to be adaptable. “It’s no longer all about print for us,” explains senior designer Julia Connolly, who counts flexibility as an essential part of the job. Working across anything from sport to history and nature writing, she is responsible for the design of over 30 different titles at one time. Dealing with a broad spectrum of topics means that on any given day Julia could be switching between painting to proofing final prints. Here, she tells us how her love of reading led her to work in book design.
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