Book design portfolio

Below is a gallery of books I've done layout and/or cover design for.

If you would like to talk to me about doing the layout for your book please contact me via feralart@gmail.com or fill out my contact form.

The Vagabond in the Yarra Valley

The Vagabond in the Yarra Valley book layout

Book layout design for the Mt Evelyn RSL. The Vagabond in the Yarra Valley is a collection of observations on the Yarra Valley from 1877 to 1894 by one of the Nineteenth Century’s most skilled journalist - The Vagabond.

Download the order form here to purchase The Vagabond in the Yarra Valley through the Mt Evelyn RSL.


Seventeen Year Old Soldier - Jim Baddeley recalls his great war

Seventeen Year Old Soldier book layout

Book layout design for the Lilydale RSL. Seventeen Year Old Soldier is a record Jim Baddeley's memories of his wartime experiences with the 58th Battalion on the Western Front.


La Terra Promessa - Italians in the Yarra Valley before 1945, book layout

La Terra Promessa book layout

Book layout design for Yarra Valley Italian Cultural Group Inc. La Terra Promessa documents various italian families relocating to the Yarra Valley and what life was like when the country of their birth went to war with their adopted homeland.


Bill & Gwen Hardy - dynamos of Mt Evelyn community life, book layout

Bill and Gwen Hardy book layout

Book layout and cover design for Mt Evelyn History Group Inc. Bill & Gwen Hardy covers the lives of Bill and Gwen Hardy as they worked and volunteered in Mt Evelyn and the wider region for nearly six decades.

Bill & Gwen Hardy - dynamos of Mt Evelyn community life can be purchased through the Mt Evelyn History Group Inc for $15 +postage (email: mtevelynhistorygroup@gmail.com).


'Great Courage and Initiative' - The Heroic Life of George Ingram VC, MM, book layout

Great Courage and Initiative book layout

Book layout and cover design for Wandin & District Historical Society. Great Courage and Initiative details the life of George Ingram VC, MM before, during and after his time serving.


A Sharp Blade order form

A Sharp Blade order form

Design of an order form for A Sharp Blade. Featuing two ordering tables (one for general blades and one for knives) and a knife size and price chart, all with a clean design and enough room to write information easily!


A Stretcher Bearer's War book layout

A Stretcher Bearer's War book layout

Book layout and cover design for Mt Evelyn RSL. A Stretcher Bearer's War gives the story and diaries of Ralph Goode, a stretcher bearer in World War I.


Chocolate's Bushwalk book layout

For the Love of Dogs book layout

Book layout design for children's book Chocolate's Bushwalk by local author and artist Janet Wilson.


For the Love of Dogs book layout

For the Love of Dogs book layout

Book layout design for For the Love of Dogs fiction book by local author Meredith Cranwell.

For more information, visit www.petstories.com.au

For the Love of Dogs can be purchased as a paperback from her website for $18+postage or PDF ebook for $9.95.


Monash's Militia Camp book design

Monash's Militia Camp book layout

Book layout design for Mt Evelyn RSL. Monash's Militia Camp documents a military week long camp in Lilydale and a mock battle in Coldstream in 1914.

For more information, visit the Lilydale Militia Camp 1914 page on Facebook

Monash's Militia Camp can be purchased from Mt Evelyn Post Office for $20.


The Battle at Mount Mary and The Monash Militia Camp signage

Monash's Militia signage

Working with Lilydale Rotary we created two signs that document The Monash Militia Camp, a week long camp in Lilydale, and The Battle at Mount Mary, a mock battle in Coldstream in 1914.

Both signs were unveilied 100 years after the original event, and were attended by Hon Ted Baillieu, Chair of the Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee

For photos of the unveilings, view my blog post

For more information, visit the Lilydale Militia Camp 1914 page on Facebook


Vietnam Letters book cover design

Vietnam Letters book cover design

I worked with Sylvia on the cover of Vietnam Letters, a compilation of letters from her fiancé during his time serving in Vietnam.

You can find out more about Vietnam Letters and purchase it from www.vietnamletters.com


Morrison House Changed a Community

Morrison House Changed a Community book layout

Book layout and cover design for Morrison House Changed a Community, a history of Morrison House the property and community organisation.
You can purchase Morrison House Changed a Community from the Mt Evelyn History Group Inc for $25 +postage (email: mtevelynhistorygroup@gmail.com).


Happy Hermits

Happy Hermits history book layout

Book layout design and cover design.
The Happy Hermits & Diary of a trip to Evelyn is the latest book released by the Mt Evelyn History group.

Covering some amazing photos and history of a group of men who spent holidays in Mt Evelyn.

You can purchase The Happy Hermits & Diary of a trip to Evelyn from the Mt Evelyn History Group Inc for $12 +postage (email: mtevelynhistorygroup@gmail.com).


Celebrating Mooroolbark

Celebrate Mooroolbark history book layout

Book layout design.
Celebrating Mooroolbark is the first publication from Mooroolbark History Group. This book covers the history of the Mooroolbark Community Centre and various festivals from 1980. Featuring pages of photos from festivals and parades over the years.


Aborigines in the Yarra Valley and Northern Dandenongs

History book layout

Book layout design and cover design.
A reference book by the Mount Evelyn History Group covering the history of aborigines in the local area.

You can purchase Aborigines in the Yarra Valley and Northern Dandenongs from the Mt Evelyn History Group Inc for $15 +postage (email: mtevelynhistorygroup@gmail.com).


Life Sucks but you can Turn it Around

Life Sucks book layout

Book layout design.

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Testimonials

"Thank you so much for your help in launching 'Chocolate's Bushwalk'. Your professional advice and facilitation has ben invaluable; I'm so grateful to you. I will certainly advice anyone wanting to venture into publishing to get in touch with you."

Janet Wilson

 

"Dear Joy,
Thanks for all your help, talent and patience with these projects - it has all come out fantastic!
Regards, Anthony McAleer
"

On behalf of Mt Evelyn RSL and Lilydale Rotary

 

"Joy Carrick worked with the Mount Evelyn History Group on the graphic design of our booklet Aborigines in the Yarra Valley and Northern Dandenongs (2011).
The booklet is aimed at a wide age range, from upper primary to adult, and needed to be clear and appealing to all. It also presented the design challenge of an A4 Landscape format and a variety of illustration styles (colour and black & white photos, maps, drawings).
Joy succeeded through subtle use of colour and a well-spaced layout. She was able to transform a photo of an outdoor mural into a very effective cover. The result is a book that has been widely praised for its immediate visual appeal and that ‘almost sells itself’.
Joy was able to advise on technicalities such as appropriate fonts and paper stock. She also made the publishing task easier by liaising with the printer and clarifying the process for us. It was always a pleasure to work with Joy, who remained unflappable and endlessly patient with our panic attacks and last-minute updates.
I would recommend Joy to anyone venturing on the journey of publishing a book."

Karen Phillips - Mt Evelyn History Group

 

"I highly recommend Joy Carrick for book typesetting and layout. Joy handled all of the layout and typesetting for my book “Life Sucks but YOU CAN Turn It Around!” Nothing was too much trouble and Joy’s professionalism and graphic design skills shine through in the final result. AMAZING – her work speaks for itself!"

- Maree Hamiton, Business Keynote Speaker & Author, Olinda, Victoria.