Gracie Carver is an artist and graphic designer, originally from Stoke on Trent. She holds a first class degree in Design for Publishing from the Norwich School of Art and Design, and began her career in the entertainment industry twelve years ago, designing covers, menus and promotional material for DVDs and CDs before moving into book design, photography and illustration. She is the Senior Designer at Green Door Design for Publishing, and includes among her clients the novelists Jane McCulloch, Martin Lake, A.P. Jessett, John Uttley, C.A. Shilton, Akwesi Phillips, and Sir David Madden; the editors A.J. Ashworth, Lynne Bryan and Belona Greenwood; and the publishing house Unthank Books. Gracie also works in textiles and paper-craft, and has a long professional association with Creative Crafting World Ltd as one of their leading product designers. Her work appears regularly on Create & Craft TV and is available in a range of national home ware stores. She is a prolific blogger, and a keen supporter several charities including Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and primate conservation. Gracie also works in the School of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, and she currently divides her time between her studio and the university.