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

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

Music Video/EP design

Client Lea Gillard
Project: Mercy EP – Extended CD with music video
Role: Director, Digital Video Editing, Cover art

Created all artwork for CD cover and disc to press-ready standard.
Ultra-low budget film clip shot on miniDV and edited in Final Cut Pro.

Mercy EP cover
Mercy EP cover
Mercy EP disc art
Mercy EP disc art

Band member/management

2004 – 2006
Client Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic
Project Seven-piece show band
Roles Band Manager, Musician, Performer

An autonomous role within the band as a performer and manager.

  • Singer/songwriter/musician
  • Liaise with agents and venues for bookings, invoicing and payment
  • Posters, CD and DVD cover artwork
  • Press releases and newspaper interviews
  • Live radio interviews & performances (2BBB, 2NVR…)
  • Produced Promotional DVD with videos and slideshows

Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic - Promo Postcard
Lea Gillard’s Rock Chic - Promo Postcard