Festive finds

After the Quarto Christmas party last night it’s fair to say we’ll all feeling much more festive in the office (if also slightly worse for wear). So to get you in the mood for the fast-approaching holiday we thought we’d do a round up of some of our favourite holiday cards, just in case you need a little inspiration.

Holiday cards by the fabulous Blanca Gomez (also featured in our wonderful new book Just Add Watercolour)

Cosy Penguin by Sophie Corrigan

Figgy Pudding by Lucy Atkinson

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Gemma Correll

Woolly Bear by Julia Pott (also featured in Freehand)

Ready, Steady, Bake

Contender’s, ready!

The sky may be grey today but the RotoVision team are feeling pretty happy as our bellies are full of delicious cupcakes. The baking gloves were off as we rolled up our sleeves to compete in today’s first ever Great Brighton Bake Off with our neighbours @Quid_Publishing and @QuintetPub.

The hungry hordes descend (winning cupcakes top left)

The standard of entries was admirably high for this week’s cupcake round, and Quintet’s Project Editor Caroline Elliker (or “Chezza Bezza”, as she’s now been christened) had the enviable task of choosing a winner. Highlights included chocolate, passion fruit and lime cupcakes, and Terry’s Chocolate Orange confections that one competitor said “tasted like M&S” (surely a compliment).

However, it was the fruitiest creations that stole the show. RotoVision’s very own ‪@ThisGirlTJ‪ stormed to a floury victory as joint star baker, with her delicious own-recipe lemon and raspberry cupcakes.

Well done, Tamsin!



We’re hiring! Artworker/Junior Designer needed

Role: Artworker/Junior Designer

6 month contract

Closing Date: 20 June 2014

RotoVision publishes highly illustrated co-edition books on art, photography, craft, fashion and beauty. We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic Artworker/Junior Designer. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to make a real contribution as a key member of our small, busy, in-house design team.

As Artworker/Junior Designer you will be working as part of the creative team, reporting to and assisting the Senior Designer in developing presentations as well as full book layouts. You will be involved in all stages of the design and production process. The role is varied and fast paced and is suited to a highly motivated and organised individual with the ability to learn quickly, multi-task and communicate effectively.

You will be a skilled artworker with some prior experience in book design, and be a highly competent user of the Adobe Creative Suite. Proficiency with InDesign and Photoshop is an essential skill for this role. You must be able to demonstrate a passion for design, creative flair, and a scrupulous eye for detail.

Please apply by email to Michelle. Rowlandson@quarto.com with a covering letter, your CV, salary expectations and a PDF (no larger than 2MB) of your portfolio showing no more than 10 examples of your work.

Job Vacancy: Commissioning Editor

We are looking for a talented Commissioning Editor to join our busy team in Brighton.

See here for a full job description and details for how to apply.

UPDATE: Note: Closing date 30 June 2014

Love is in the air …

That’s right, Valentine’s day is upon us! Whilst the idea of Valentine’s day is nice enough, needless to say it gets a little forgotten in the post-New Year madness and more often than not most of seem to find ourselves in a very anxious looking corner-shop queue clutching a sickeningly cutesy card and a box of Milk Tray.

Whilst it may be too late for some of you, we thought it might be nice to look at some of the more unusual Valentine’s Day cards and gifts out there (just in case you remember next year), as well as some decidedly anti-Valentines ones!

“Romance” by Strange Paul

“I Think You’re Grate” card by The Kneppraths

Glass heart by Lyana Glass Design

“Happy Singles Awareness Day” card by Julie Ann Art

“Sorry for my drunk text” tote bag by Mardy Mabel

David Bowie valentine’s card by Your Mum Rang

Hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s day and manages to avoid the DREADFUL (and decidedly unromantic) weather.