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Mark Bracey
Mark has worked in book publishing as a designer and trainer for nearly twenty five years. After studying graphic design Mark worked for various design studios before taking on a training role at Dorling Kindersley. While at DK he advised on best practices for book creation and ran a team of in-house DTP staff. Following DK's merger with Penguin, Mark worked as a key member of the management team responsible for the group's migration to InDesign. Mark is currently Publishing Manager for InXmedia Ltd and continues to work 'hands-on' designing and typesetting books as well as being responsible for print production and publishing activities within the company.
Michael Burman
Michael Burman graduated with a BA Hons degree in chemistry from The University of Oxford and a Diploma in Printing Management from The London College of Printing. He is Managing Director of F.E. Burman Ltd, a London based company in business for nearly 50 years specialising in data management, pre-press, printing and mailing services for a wide range of blue chip clients. Michael has a wealth of practical experience and extensive knowledge on colour. He has trained and lectured at The London Institute, PIRA and at industry wide seminars and conferences in Europe and USA. Michael’s easy and approachable manner makes him an excellent communicator and trainer.
Nick Gee
Nick Gee is Commercial Director of Denmaur Papers plc, the UK's leading independent paper merchant. Nick founded Denmaur with his brother Mike in 1983 and today runs the day to day commercial side of the company, overseeing the supply of paper to book and magazine publishers and their associated printers. Nick is hugely knowledgeable and his relaxed and friendly presentation style will ensure you have get the most from your day.
Scott Gibson
Scott is an independent consultant and designer specialising in eBooks helping publishers straddle the ever narrowing gap between online and paper. He has experience in pre-press, book design, web design, back end programming, digital publishing and IT. For the last five years Scott has worked in digital publishing using his unique set of skills to push the boundaries of digital design, advising and training while also practising at the cutting edge of the field.
Diane Greaves
Diane has worked in children's product safety for over twenty years, starting as a Laboratory Manager, moving on to manage two facilities testing children’s toys, childcare articles and nursery products. In 1994 Diane became General Manager for ITS RAM and set up the UK office, becoming deeply involved in hazard assessments, looking at essential safety and risk assessment of products for many of the High Street names including Marks & Spencer, MacDonalds, Nike, and Fritolay. Diane now works as an independent safety consultant for Marks & Spencers, Hallmark and Imago with whom she has worked for five years as a consultant and trainer. Diane is a member of several of the Standards committees including CW15 (Safety of Toys).
Danny Holden
Danny Holden is a Photoshop Adobe certified expert and graduated in Graphic Design in 1994 and has worked within the graphics industry for over 15 years. Danny began his career in the early days of mac and desk top publishing. He has acquired an extensive knowledge of the major creative applications for page makeup/design and retouching. After working at design studios and ad agencies, he became joint director of a creative services agency in London for 5 years, delivering design, retouching and reprographics. Danny joined Tapestry over 6 years ago and now oversees the creative department. Tapestry works with some of the UK’s biggest advertising agencies and companies.
Cherry Jaquet
Cherry has worked in illustrated book publishing for over thirty years, dealing closely with repro houses and printers both in Europe and the Far East. She worked at Orbis Publishing for 13 years on books and partworks and joined Imago in 1986 as Group Production Director with direct responsibility for group training and the Imago Training School. Cherry has a wealth of experience and knowledge. She has trained extensively in house and has a very practical hands-on approach to teaching production and is particularly passionate about colour.
Harriet Maxwell
Harriet has worked in book production for over 20 years and has spent many of those working at Dorling Kindersley as the Production Manager for children’s novelty books. Her time there coincided with a huge growth in books for young children and the move to more interactive books with ever more complex play elements. As a result Harriet has worked on a wide range of products including packs, pop ups, different types of board books, books with sound, touch and feel and various books plus items. Harriet currently works as a freelance Production Manager and still loves being involved in the creative process of publishing books that are a bit out of the ordinary.
Eunice Paterson
Eunice has worked in print production for 30 years for companies as diverse as Dorling Kindersley and Sage Publications. Eunice has extensive production experience having worked on children's magazines, pop-up books, children's books with books plus elements, illustrated coffee table books, fiction, academic books and journals. Such a wide range of products has given Eunice experience of hand assembly, web and sheet fed litho, digital and ink jet production. In the course of her working life, Eunice has worked extensively with printers in the Far East, Middle East, Europe, USA and Canada.
Nick Sammons
Nick Sammons is a partner of Carnstone Partners Llp an independent management consultancy firm specialising in corporate responsibility and sustainability. Nick's background is in practical conservation, something he draws on in his work looking at risks in raw material supply chains. He is project manager for PREPS, working on forest sources of book and magazine paper.
Graham Smith
Graham Smith has worked for over twenty five years in publishing as a publisher, editor, proofreader, writer and trainer. He is now a freelance consultant who carries out editing, project management and writing assignments for a variety of clients, including consumer publishers, academic and educational publishers, government agencies and general business organisations. Graham is an experienced and qualified trainer who delivers courses in writing, editing, proofreading and related skills to publishers and organisations in Europe and the UK. He is an accredited trainer to the European Commission and European Parliament.
Teresa Solomon
Teresa is highly experienced in colour and the technicalities of book production. She has worked closely troubleshooting problems with printers, repro, production and designers for many years. When Production Director of Dorling & Kindersley she moved the company over to working digitally and trained the staff in the new technology. For the last 10 years Teresa has worked for Imago developing training courses for the Imago Training School and is Imago’s resident expert in colour and FSC procedures. Teresa helps with the training and is closely involved in the development of Bespoke or Consultancy work offered by Imago’s Training school.
Carmel Tildesley
Carmel has worked for Imago for twenty five years including five years in Imago's New York office. Her managerial position within Imago as a book and printing services company has ensured she has gained a wealth of knowledge on all areas of Production from both sides, customer and supplier. Carmel has worked on a wide variety of products including children’s books, trade books and books plus items. Carmel’s unique position within the industry gives her outstanding credentials to train you effectively on all production issues.
Tim Tucker
Tim is an independent digital content strategist and user experience specialist. He provides training and consultancy to some of the UK’s leading publishers and media organisations, including HarperCollins, Hachette UK, Publishing Scotland, The Telegraph Media Group, News International, IPC Media, Reed Business Information and BBC Magazines Bristol. He started his career in print media, working as a journalist and editor at Future Publishing across a range of specialist interest sectors. In 1999 he became an online publisher and launched DailyRadar.co.uk (now known as GamesRadar.com), which quickly became one of the world's leading video games websites. Tim went on to work as a senior manager in the customer division at Origin Publishing. Tim went back to Future Publishing in 2004 as part of the senior management team heading up the newly formed New Media division. In 2009 he left Future to work as an independent consultant and trainer.