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
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

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