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Would you like to improve
book design skills?

Understand book design principles and gain new skills on a short course by Briony Hartley. A highly experienced designer, typographer and teacher, she has created book for queens and palaces, pop stars, priests and TV presenters and fully understands how to make each book unique and beautiful.


With design software readily available these days, design is no longer just for 'designers', but how do you know if what you have created will do what you intend? Communicating the right message to the right audience is an art form, critical for building brands, growing audiences and finding readers. Get started in design by choosing one of these courses:

Your teacher


Briony Hartley is a book designer with over twenty years experience working for the UK's best publishers. She teaches book design regularly at Arts University Bournemouth on a range of BA courses and has her own degree in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading.


Clients include Pavilion, Hachette, UK Parliament, BBC, London Olympic Games, the  Royal Collection, Fearne Cotton and the National Trust. A natural communicator, she will explain the concepts clearly and simply for beginners or those wishing to enhance their design skills further.

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