I had the pleasure of spending some time today with a very talented designer with a passion for books.
Kate Ferrucci is the Creative Director of Quarto Design a recent addition to Nottingham business. Recent because Kate has moved here with her Italian husband who works at Nottingham University as a geologist.
Her experience in America and Italy has given her an international take on design and her deep interest in those working with their hands created a fascinating story. She's worked with limestone workers and musicians to create oral history projects, then turned into books.
We swapped ideas about design for authors, particularly that all important cover which should pull in prospective readers like a magnet.
Kate hasn't promised me any commission but take a look at her website and find out more about what she can offer. I was impressed and learned a heap of things just talking to her.