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Sophie Beer Series (Love Makes a Family, Kindness Makes Us Strong, Change Starts With Us)
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Designed by
Pooja Desai
Best Designed Children’s/Young Adult Series
Little Hare an imprint of Hardie Grant Children's Publishing

About the Designer

Pooja is an award-winning designer currently working as the Design Manager for Hardie Grant Egmont. Before stumbling upon her one true love – publishing – her design career has spanned across packaging, product, magazines, marketing and digital. In her free time, Pooja runs her own freelance business working with NGOs such as Footscray Community Arts Centre, Road to Refuge and Human Rights and Arts Film Festival.

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Design Rationale

For this series I wanted to create a design that struck a chord with young socially progressive parents. It needed to be bright, energetic, with a positive focus on solutions to global problems that also worked in harmony with Sophie’s energetic style. To do this I utilised a set of shape-based symbols to create a colour wheel that surrounded large playful typography calling out to the heart of the topic with Sophie’s illustrations interspersed. I also added spot UV layer over the title and the symbol that related to the theme (i.e., rainbows, sunshine and leaves).

220 x 220 mm
No. pages
Special finishes
Matt lamination and spot UV
Internal Design
Pooja Desai
Sophie Beer
Pooja Desai
Hung Hing Printing Group
Sophie Beer