DINOSAUR A TO Z: AN AMAZING ALPHABETICAL DINOSAUR PARADE BOOK
My Client: Dynamo Limited ()
Their Client: Dorling Kindersley
Management of 144 page book on behalf of Dorling Kindersley. A complex book from start to finish with multiple creatives internationally including Dustin Growick, the dinosaur expert based in NY, USA, and managing a team of photo-researchers and photo-retouchers on the client's behalf in Delhi, India. The concept of the book is to show each dinosaur in size releation to each other so required some close checking processes and the solution of a graphic magnifying glass to combat the huge difference between some of the smaller dinosaurs and the larger ones. As the project over-ran I stepped in and helped with design alongside the original designer to assist him however he needed and I could, alongside my existing management responsibilities. Other creative management included a team of 3D artists producing artwork for any dinosaurs for which stock images didn't exist (this ended up being a lot!), editors, one other designer and managing the client directly and finally the proofreader. Extra tasks included sourcing and researching ideas for vegetation to decorate the spreads alongside the dinosaurs and storyboarding ideas for custom spreads to intersperse throughout the main book.