Memoir design & publish

Remembering... The Mango Tree cover

Client: Claire Sutherland
Project: Remembering… The Mango Tree
Role: Desktop Publishing, Book Cover Design

Prepared 194-page book “Remembering… The Mango Tree” for digital publishing.

Work included:

  • Manuscript proofed and layout prepared in Adobe InDesign
  • Cover design and preparation
  • Pre-flight document to print-ready PDF format
  • Printed via Lightning Source publishing account

The book is available online at Barnes & Noble

Remembering... The Mango Tree cover
Remembering... The Mango Tree cover

Comic Book design & publish

Gonad Man Front Cover

Client: Mark Sutherland
Project: Gonad Man Comic Book
Role: Desktop Publishing, Digital Publishing, Book Cover Design, CreateSpace

Prepared 134-page full-colour book “Complete Adventures of Gonad Man: Volume One” for digital publishing.

Work included:

  • Manuscript prepared in Adobe InDesign
  • Cover design and preparation
  • Pre-flight document to print-ready PDF format
  • Set up CreateSpace publishing account

See the project online at www.gonadman.com/original-series/

Gonad Man Front Cover
Gonad Man Front Cover

Custom product website

Gorgeous Labels website

Client: Global Style
Project: Online retail site
Role: Web Design, Graphic Design

Global Style needed an easy-to-use website for their label product. CSS and JavaScript was used to dynamically display content, keeping the site to a minimum of pages. A customised PHP shopping cart interfaces with PayPal.

The Gorgeous Website

Design assistant

Preparing orders to the proprietor's standards

Client: Global Style
Role: Design Assistant

Assisted in production of custom fabric and vinyl labels for local online business. Involved fulfilling orders: heat pressing labels to garments, trimming and packaging orders to a high standard of presentation.

Preparing orders to the proprietor's standards
Preparing orders to the proprietor's standards

Online Comic website

Gonad Man Website

Client: Mark Sutherland (my husband)
Project: Gonad Man Online Website
Role: Web Design, Graphic Design

Designed and coded the Gonad Man Online Comic site.

Website features include:

  • Subscriber-only section with monthly comic released
  • Online T-Shirt shop – including preparing finished artwork and sourcing a local printer to print T-shirts on demand.
  • PayPal integration

See the project online at www.gonadman.com

Gonad Man Website
Gonad Man Website

Gonad Man T-Shirt mock up
Gonad Man T-Shirt mock up

CD/album release

Crazy Talk Album disc art

Client: Self – Rosie and The Thorns / Mixmasters Records
Project: Full-length original album
Roles Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Cover art

The Crazy Talk album was recorded in a mud-brick home by Mixmaster’s Mick Wordley (Delightful Rain, The Yearlings, Jeff Lang). I recorded and mixed some additional vocal tracks and audio samples for inclusion in the final mixing done by Mick.

I created all the album artwork to press-ready standards for the album release to CD and iTunes in October 2009.

Martin Jones in Jan 2010 issue of Rhythms mag – Australia’s roots music monthly:
“Rosie Sutherland is not exactly fresh to music (she first popped up in Andrew Kidman and Mark Sutherland’s Val Dusty Experiment in the mid-’90s), but this is her debut album under her own name.
Sutherland is a fan of left of centre American country – stuff like Neil Young and Lucinda Williams – but exudes a strong folk aesthetic in her writing and singing. She also exhibits the invaluable understanding of economy in her singing; delivering just what the song and lyric requires and no more…

Crazy Talk Album
Crazy Talk album cover

Crazy Talk Album disc art
Crazy Talk Album disc art
Crazy Talk Album disc art

CD/EP release

2008
Client Self
Project Original music
Roles Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Sound Mixing, Cover art

The Crazy Talk EP was recorded at Mark Well’s Footprints Studio and in my home studio. Mixing was done by Mark Wells and I completed final vocal mixing and mastering.

Crazy Talk EP cover
Crazy Talk EP cover