PRINT FUTURES AWARDS 2018 WINNERS
Lilly is currently completing her Level 4 Apprenticeship in Project Management at Paragon Customer Communications and will be moving into a continuous improvement role. She will use the knowledge gained from the Lean Six Sigma course to implement cost-effective changes to the printing process through streamlining and reducing waste.
An account developer for ProCo, Hannah is set on developing her management skills and gaining a greater understanding of how innovation and change can drive sales, business performance, and standards in an industry she describes as fantastic. Her Award will help her fund a BPIF Level 5 Leadership and Management Course.
Laura has an 18-month apprenticeship with Johnston Press, writing news, features, and reviews for titles that include The Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post, The Star, and Doncaster Free Press. She loves the industry, wants to produce the best content she can, and move up the editorial ladder.
A self-employed intaglio technician and workshop tutor at Bainbridge Print Studios, Euphrosyne teaches print techniques. Her practice focuses on etching, which she is passionate about preserving as a graphic art. She has been awarded a six-month residency at Glasgow Print Studio, which is offered to one selected artist each year.
Since graduating with an English degree from Nottingham University, Katie has worked in marketing in the UK and the US. She is a direct marketing executive at The Guardian, promoting the newspaper across all offline and print marketing channels, having previously held a marketing and consumer audience planning role.
A second-year journalism student at Leeds Beckett University, Sophie would love to go into print journalism, preferably magazines. She actively posts on her travel blog. An avid reader of The Sunday Times, she has been offered summer work experience by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.
A freelance journalist who has written for the Financial Times and The Washington Post, Ayo specialises in Africa, writing analytic pieces discussing political and economic developments, and has been longlisted for an Amnesty Media Award. She has interviewed individuals representing sectors such as security think tanks and NGOs.
Tom Barlow Brown
Having worked as a freelance journalist, Tom is a second-year student at London College of Communication, studying photojournalism and documentary photography. His long-form documentary project is about football fans and culture. As a documentary photographer, he intends highlighting social and political issues overlooked by the mainstream media.
A Burberry Design Scholar at the Royal College of Art, Matthew draws inspiration from the Scottish Highlands and islands. His work includes industrial materials that lie harmoniously amongst luxurious hand-treated silks and wools. His printed interiors textile collection will use traditional and contemporary textile processes.
Set on a publishing career, Finola’s main interests are editorial and book design roles. Due to complete her English and Creative Writing BA this year, she will then embark on a part-time Master’s publishing course at the University of Derby. Long-term she would like to launch her own publishing house.
Having graduated with a Masters in Publishing from Oxford Brookes two years ago, Tom is currently working as a marketing executive for Casemate Publishers and taking on freelance editorial work in the company. He would like to undertake editorial courses to enable him to move into an editorial role in the near future.
Matthew has a Masters in History and passionately believes that publishing is the direction he should be pursuing. He would like to move into full-time employment as an editor in magazine or book publishing. He has interned at a magazine, History Revealed, writing copy for digital and print media.
Currently at Brighton, Hove, and Sussex Sixth Form College, Samuel intends studying for an NCTJ Journalism Diploma so that he can become an investigative journalist with a focus on sport. As a fan of long-form journalism, he hopes to write long-form investigative pieces about issues in sport.
A marketing executive at Transworld, Sophie is responsible for promoting books with a positive social impact as well as organising company events. Now looking to take her next steps towards a managerial role, Sophie’s Award will fund Publishing Training Centre courses to help her develop her publishing career.
A first-year apprentice with one of Scotland’s oldest print companies, Bell and Bain, Fiona is keen to pursue a career in the print industry. She is learning all aspects of the business and production process and now intends expanding her skillset by becoming proficient in InDesign to design documents for print.
An apprentice at Warwick Printing, Charlie wants to broaden his knowledge and skills in each department, including learning how to use Photoshop software and, in the near future, manage the company’s Digital Department. Long-term his ambition is to work his way up to being the director of a printing company.
Currently in her second year of a BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography degree at London College of Communication, Carola believes in photography and visual media’s power to impact social change. As a volunteer, she uses her digital skills to create multimedia content for IRMO, the London-based Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation.
Georgie is an editor in the Primary Literacy Department of Oxford University Press, working on print, digital, and audio resources for children at primary school. She would like to continue in educational publishing, developing her skills as an editor, and her knowledge of children’s literacy and the primary market.
Passionate about print and the positive effect that it can have on everyday life, Sophie is a marketing co-ordinator at the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) and is undertaking the BPIF Level 5 Management Programme. She is keen to develop her graphic design skills by becoming competent in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
A sessional lecturer at Ravensbourne, Soofiya has worked with Tate, Camden Arts Centre, and The Photographers’ Gallery. Her art and design work focuses on gender non-conformity, race and bodies primarily through zines, book design, and illustration. She has published zines and books and would like to develop her skills in animation.
Sophie is the Sports Editor on the University of East Anglia’s student newspaper, Concrete, and intends going into print journalism. She has experience of presenting radio shows as she realises it is important to have an appreciation of different media and has had internships at The Independent, The Times, and The Sun.
A customer service team leader at the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Emily wants to progress within packaging and print and become a key account manager. Completing the Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner course will give her the skills to manage projects effectively to increase customer satisfaction, cost savings, and team engagement.
Currently studying for a photojournalism and documentary photography degree at London College of Communication, Maxime is working on a new kind of documenting that mixes poetry with photography. Photojournalism allows him to acknowledge the world in his own way and photography is a means to understanding that special relationship.
Print and design are close to Ava’s heart. She works in the web-to-print sector at Vpress Ltd, creating XML templates that are ordered by users worldwide and distributed to printers around the globe. She would like to see her career progression going down the account management route and develop her business acumen.
Currently studying linguistics at the University of the West of England, Tessa will start an MA in Linguistics in September. She keeps a writing blog and contributes opinion articles of a socio-political nature to an online feminist magazine called Women’s Republic. Her ambition is to work in publishing.
Joanna is a marketing executive for Bright Red Publishing, responsible for publicising its resources to the Scottish secondary education market. She is committed to the publishing industry, particularly educational publishing. She firmly believes that publishing positively impacts society and that educational publishing can make an immeasurable difference to students’ futures.
An apprentice at Glasgow-based Gilmour and Dean – Eurostampa UK, Lisa produces lithographic printing plates. She would like to develop her skills as an image carrier producer in the printing industry. Gradually being given more responsibility, she will eventually work on her own shift as the factory operates 24/7.
Sebastian is in the third year of his BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography degree at London College of Communication. For his final project, he is documenting gentrification and the changes happening in Peckham. He hopes to continue working in documentary photography after finishing his degree.
A Shetland-based artist, part-time lecturer in Fine Art and Etching Technician at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and co-founder of GAADA, a print-oriented social enterprise in Shetland, Amy’s new visual works and writing will showcase contemporary engagement with the Shetland dialect and mythology with a focus on the female perspective.
An apprentice at Precision Printing, Billy was recently promoted to Case Bindery Manager from Night Shift Manager, a position he achieved aged 23 after completing a Level 2 NVQ in bookbinding. He would like to complete further courses to progress his managerial career.
Working in her first book production role at Jessica Kingsley Publishers has made Louise realise that publishing is her calling and she would like to be a production editor. Her long-term ambition is to open her own publishing house, focusing on yoga therapy and other texts in the wellbeing genre.
Rachael’s journey into publishing began by working as a freelance editor. Now an assistant editor at Epigeum, part of Oxford University Press, she is responsible for editing online educational courses intended for the higher education sector and works in close collaboration with the commissioning editor for the project and author.
Claudia is in her third year of a BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography degree at London College of Communication. Her interest is social and environmental issues. Her course project focuses on the consequences of pollution on health in southern Italy. She plans to extend the project to other areas in Europe.
Having graduated with a first-class degree in English Literature from Cambridge University last summer, Eve is now an editorial assistant for Cambridge University Press in humanities and social science journals. Her next career step is a hands-on editorial role, working closely with authors to develop the manuscripts at the heart of the industry.
Georgia is a second-year creative writing and history student at Bath Spa University, who intends completing a work placement for a minimum of nine months. For this placement, she hopes to be working with Arkbound, a publishing company in Bristol.
Currently an apprentice at Hobbs the Printers in Southampton, Charley would like to study for an English literature qualification through the Open University, which she feels will help broaden her career options in the printing industry.
A brand executive at HarperCollins Children’s Publishers, Rose hopes to progress to a creative campaign manager role, responsible for briefing creative assets for wider brand campaign initiatives. She has always wanted to learn more about graphic design and would like to gain experience in Adobe, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere.
Daisy hopes to be able to study magazines and publishing and eventually work in the sector. She wants to help increase representation in the media of people with disabilities as too often people feel ignored or forgotten. She believes the industry can become richer from increased representation.
William was a marketing executive at Jessica Kingsley Publishers for two years before being promoted recently to a senior marketing executive role with a focus on digital marketing, looking after the company’s Adoption and Fostering lists. He believes that if publishing is to survive it must fully embrace digital technologies.
Ellie combines a part-time editorial assistant role at Magnum Photos with being a freelance culture journalist for magazines, including Dazed, Another, Wallpaper, Huck, and Photomonitor. She hopes to study for a History of Design MA at the RCA and pursue an arts journalism career, contributing to exhibition catalogues, newspapers, and photographic books.
Having loved to read and write since a young age, Amy sees her future in print journalism, working in the magazine industry. She is due to graduate from the Journalism BA Hons course at Leeds Beckett University and is looking for work experience in London to achieve her career ambition.
Chloe joined PMG Print Management in 2013 on a Level 2 apprenticeship and, after completing her Level 3 apprenticeship in 2015, secured a permanent role in PMG’s Creative/Pre-press Studio. She manages the company’s artwork workflow, liaising with clients and suppliers, and is responsible for pre-flighting artwork before it goes to press.
Currently studying English Literature at Birmingham University, Isobel finds the publishing industry fascinating and hopes to work for a publishing house. She is particularly interested in copy-editing. To gain practical experience and improve her career prospects, she plans to enrol on the Publishing Excellence Programme run by Arkbound.
Daniel has progressed at Communisis from specialist handling operator to account manager, responsible for day-to-day contact with clients regarding transactional print documents. His next step is to work on major projects, such as migration of old legacy platforms to updated platforms, and budgeting time and cost for the best outcome for the client.
A co-publisher at Edinburgh-based 404 Ink, an award-winning, independent SME publisher of books and literary magazines, where she leads production, Laura typesets, liaises with printers, and prepares for pre-press. She would like to develop her typesetting, design, and pre-press skills to benefit her company and to use in her freelance work.
A student at Swansea University, Lauren has her sights set on a publishing career and would like to develop her skills through the three-month Publishing Excellence Programme run by Arkbound. It will give her real life experience of publishing in an office environment, open up industry opportunities, and prepare her for her chosen career.
Ayden is an apprentice at Communisis where he is working as an estimator. His job entails working out production for print jobs and direct mail, preparing estimates, and providing quotes. Within his busy work schedule, he has eight hours of college a week and will undertake an NVQ Business Administration Level 3.
Last year Nathaniel, who has an MSc Publishing from Edinburgh Napier University, founded Knight Errant Press CIC to enable marginalised voices to be heard. Its first project was successfully crowdfunded and he plans to continue developing the press, producing work to a high standard, and persevere in making it sustainable.
A writer and researcher, Heiba’s independent print practice explores contemporary art archival strategies. She is the Assistant Editor of OOMK Zine, an independent publication championing women of colour in print, and the co-founder of Rabbits Road Press, providing printing and bookbinding services for local artists and community groups.
Richard’s journalism experience includes setting up his college’s first student magazine, writing for York University’s student newspaper, for which he won a Guardian and Sky News Editors’ Award, and contributing to Ctrl.Alt.Shift, covering human rights and international development. He works with children with learning disabilities.
Josh runs and maintains machines at Hobbs the Printers to a recognised high standard. He has already completed his Level 3 Apprenticeship in Print Finishing and a Business Improvement Techniques course to help him achieve his ambition of moving up the ladder to become a supervisor and eventually a manager.
An MSc Publishing student at Edinburgh Napier University, Andrew is working on his dissertation and finishing his internship with Scotland Street Press. He believes versatility is essential so intends setting up as a freelance typesetter, while looking for a publishing job and fulfilling his desire to make books.
After studying journalism across the different platforms, print remains the one Thomas most enjoys. He wants to move into photojournalism after graduating from Leeds Beckett University and would like to combine his interest in sports and motorsport, producing images for printed content or sports programmes.
Heather has a Publishing Masters and is an award-winning freelancer and publisher with editorial, marketing, and events skills. She co-runs the award-winning indie publisher, 404 Ink, where the two-person team splits duties, except production. She is seeking to learn new skills in book production and printing to assist 404’s growth.
A print book designer and production manager working for Floris Books, a book publisher in Edinburgh, Leah would like to develop her skills in book design, production management, and logistics. Her role includes designing, commissioning illustrators for picture books, and arranging the shipping of books from the Far East to the UK
Tara is studying for a PhD in English Literature at Queen’s University, Belfast. During her academic career, she has discovered her true passion lies with publishing. Alongside her PhD, she founded and currently edits The Tangerine, which features non-fiction, fiction, poetry, photography, and illustration. Prior to that, she edited her university’s student newspaper.
Currently a project manager for Vision On, a large format print and visual merchandising company, Jennifer has five years’ experience in the industry and recently became a Level 5 management apprentice. She enjoys working in a factory setting and wants to continue working in print.
As well as his day job as a reporter at The Planner, a trade magazine for urban planning professionals, Matthew is in charge of branding and design for Journo Resources, or ‘JR’. JR is a start-up business that aims to provide young people with tools and advice to help them break into the media industry.
Ryan’s goal is to complete his apprenticeship at DC Thomson and pursue a career in graphic design at the company. Keen to develop his graphic design skills as a new entrant to the printing industry, he will use his Award to buy a MacBook Pro for his college coursework and online courses.
A Classics graduate, Isobel is an editorial and production assistant at Casemate, a military history publisher. She deals with the book production process, including receiving and developing authors’ proposals and liaising with typesetters and authors. She would like to develop her publishing skills and join the Print Futures Awards Alumni.
Currently in his third year of a BA (Hons) Photography and Documentary Photography degree at London College of Communication, Marcin’s course project is logging in the primeval Bialowieza Forest, an area of biodiversity conservation on the border between Poland and Belarus. He plans to continue documenting the area as a photojournalist.
Studying journalism at De Montfort University, Renuka writes for the university’s student publication and won special mention for the best interview at this year’s Student Publication Association (SPA) Awards. Her intention is to become a print sports journalist, specialising in football when she graduates. The Times and Copa90 have offered her work experience.
Sarah is passionate about encouraging children to read. This aligns perfectly with her role at the National Literacy Trust, which works to increase literacy levels across the UK. Working as a media and communications officer, Sarah leads localised communication campaigns across the country in the National Literacy Trust’s Hubs.
Currently working as an English teacher, Tom wants to pursue a journalism career focusing on environmental and sustainability issues. He has thrown himself into writing endeavours and self-education, including taking creative writing courses, and now wishes to pursue his passion for words by studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.
A student at Essex University, Khadija would like to work in book publishing and has freelance proofreading and copywriting experience at Endeavour Publishing. She also ran her university’s Comic Book Society’s social media pages for two years. She would like to be involved in marketing, specifically digital, or editorial work in the industry.
Currently studying for an MSc Journalism degree at Leeds Beckett University, Jessica has been writing for a Leeds-based online magazine and spent a week at The Yorkshire Evening Post. She is approaching publications for work experience and would love to build a career in the broadcast media industry working for ITV or the BBC.
After graduating from Lancaster University, Rebecca joined Comma Press as an intern and is now the Sales and Production Manager, overseeing the production schedule, organising book events, liaising with printers and distributors, and managing the company’s social media accounts. She has co-edited two collections for the press.
After completing her Classics degree, Clelia worked as an editor for Mondadori Education, an Italian educational publisher. Now living in Bristol, she wants to develop her career as an editor in the UK by gaining technical experience and a knowledge of marketing and media to understand the book business.
Kate is studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City, University of London to best equip herself with the skills needed for a future, full-time job in print journalism. During the course, she has written pieces for Children and Young People Now, The Sunday Times and The Observer Magazine.
An apprentice at Adare SEC, Lauren works in the secure printing sector, which includes cheques, certificates, tickets, and vouchers. She plans to continue working in the printing industry and would like to use her Award to buy a computer for her coursework and help pay for her travel and living costs.
Gemma is combining full-time work in film distribution with a part-time graphic design course at Shillington College. After completing the course, she would like to work in the design department at her current company as well as improve her screen-printing skills by experimenting with different techniques, and undertake further courses.
As Digital Editorial Assistant at The Bookseller, Francesca contributes to editorial features in the print magazine, uploads content to the website, manages the magazine’s social media accounts, and assists with the digital marketing for its events, including the British Book Awards and YA Book Prize. Her goal is to become Digital Content Editor.
A student at Leeds Beckett University, Louis’ ambition is to be a sports journalist mainly covering football. He has a passion for writing and would love to be a writer and reporter for one of the national newspapers, such as The Guardian. His Award will help fund equipment, courses, and placements.
Emily is studying at Bristol University and her intention is to have a career as a publisher, working mainly but not exclusively as an editor of fictional books. She has been accepted on Arkbound’s Publishing Excellence Programme, an opportunity that she believes will help her break into the publishing industry.
Otis is on the MSc Journalism course at Leeds Beckett University. His dissertation will examine the future of film criticism in printed publications and analyse online journalism. He wants to engage with minority media as someone whose voice is rarely heard in print, that of mixed-heritage, LGBTQ+, working-class youth.
After completing her MA Publishing at Derby University, Hollyanne would like to work in book design or typesetting in the publishing industry. She wants to combine her two interests, art and publishing, and set up her own small, traditional type and short-run publishing workshop to produce bespoke and creative published material.
A third-year BA (Hons) Photography and Documentary Photography student at London College of Communication, Baldassare is working on two photo-projects: a visual research about the interaction between humans and animals and a project about LGBT+ relationships in the 21st century. He would like to work in the creative industry.
A production assistant for The Bookseller, Sophie’s varied role includes production of the classified pages, subbing copy, designing layouts, and manipulating images using Photoshop. An avid reader of magazines with a particular interest in the resurgence of zine culture, she wants to develop her design skills to progress her career.
At Granta Publications, Natalie works on publicity and marketing campaigns as well as paperback outings for books. She won a Trailblazer Award for her LGBT+ reading campaign in 2017. She would like to develop her digital graphic skills to create campaigns that provoke discussion and challenge the norms in the publishing industry.
Danielle is an editorial controller at Manchester University Press, where she manages books through the production process and publishing formats. Her role focuses on the front-end production processes of preparing manuscripts for typesetting and dealing with external copy editors. She is the Treasurer for the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) North branch.
Emma is a part-time archive and conservation assistant at The Keep in Brighton, while completing the final year of her MA Paper Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts. Her final project involves the repair of a book from a London heritage institution. She has had placements at the V&A and The National Trust.
An apprentice at Graphic Packaging, Arica has recently been promoted to Junior Account Coordinator and has her sights set on moving up to a sales manager role. Her Award will help fund a laptop and design software to enable her to complete her coursework at home.
A trained illustrator experienced in printmaking, Nadine is studying for a Masters in Publishing (UAL/LCC), involving book production, marketing, app design, and event management. She would like to pursue a career in production, marketing or foreign rights. She has worked at Laurence King Publishing, producing prototype books on a freelance basis.
Within six years Jessie has progressed from Receptionist to Senior Marketing Manager at The Quarto Group, heading up the UK marketing strategy. She intends to have a positive impact by continuing to learn and adapt to progress with the fast-paced changes in consumer behaviour to ensure that books remain relevant.
Rosanna is the Marketing Manager at Art Night, the largest free contemporary art festival in London. She would love to undertake Shillington College’s three-month graphic design course and letterpress classes. She believes there is still a tactile fascination with print and would like to start her own traditionally printed stationery brand.
Megan is an MA Creative Writing student at Cardiff University. She has an Instagram account @have_you_read_this, where she engages with the world of literature. She contributes book reviews monthly to South Wales’ Buzz Magazine. Passionate about everything relating to books, she hopes to become an invaluable member of the UK publishing community.
Lucy is due to graduate with a projected 2.1/first in Literature and Creative Writing from Northumbria University and is keen to have a career in publishing. The Publishing Excellence Programme will teach her the practical skills she needs such as proof reading, copy-editing, and formatting of manuscripts.
Victoria is a graduate in her first year working in publishing at Barrington Stoke that specialises in accessible and readable children’s fiction for reluctant and dyslexic readers. As a junior editor, she reports on new submissions, copy-edits and proofreads manuscripts, and contributes to marketing materials.
A second-year student studying photojournalism and documentary photography at London College of Communication, Tom’s course project is about the struggles of volunteers working with refugees in Europe. He has travelled to Ventimiglia in Italy, on the French border, to document two young women with their own charity.
An Award will help Jake fulfil his dream of working as a book publisher or editor after having gained the necessary skills to make a successful transition into his chosen career. He has been accepted onto Arkbound’s Publishing Excellence Programme, giving him the opportunity to potentially enter a full-time publishing career.
Amber is keen to work in the industry as many of her family have been printers. The NCTJ Diploma Course at Highbury College offers her a practical pathway into print journalism, including work placements at the Daily Echo and Hampshire Chronicle. Long-term she would love to work for the BBC.