Cover Story: Suzanne Dean, Creative Director for Penguin Vintage Books

10 March 2019
  • 14:00
  • Doors 1:45pm for 2pm start

We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at Vintage Books for a talk about her creative process behind her work as part of our International Women's Day celebrations. 

Suzanne has been Creative Director at Vintage Books since 2000. She designs and art directs all of Vintage’s imprints which include Jonathan Cape, Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker and Bodley Head. Suzanne established the design for the Vintage Classics list in 2007She has worked on a wide range of cover designs for authors such as Mark Haddon, Haruki Murakami, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, Yuval Noah Harari, Richard Flanagan, Margaret Atwood and Rachel Kushner. Her covers include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Sense of an Ending, Sapiens, Atonement and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Before working at Vintage Suzanne graduated from Kingston University, where she studied Graphic Design. Her first job was at The Greenhouse, designing food packaging and brochures. A year later she was asked if she might be interested in publishing. She joined Penguin Books as a Senior Designer, working for Hamish Hamilton. Three years later she joined Macmillan, to work on the Picador list.

Doors 1:45pm for 2pm start. (Talk and Q&A)