Linda Wade Book Packaging and Design

Linda studied at Graphics and Drawing at the Instituto Statale d’Arte Porta Romana, Florence; Typographic Design at the London College of Printing, London and further studies in Calligraphy, Calligrams and Japanese.

Freelance since 1978. Linda specialises in book and brochure design, advertising and point-of-sale.

Banks & venture capitalists: Advent International, Apax Partners, Macquarie Bank, NatWest Bank, Pantheon Venture and Charcot Capital designing brochures, financial tombstones, lucites and presentations.

Pharmaceuticals: Hoechst, ICI designing their manuals and video training presentation of new products.

Publishing: Conran Octopus, Dan Giles Publishing, Methuen, Mitchell Beazley, Random House Children’s’ Books, Palawan Press, Philip Wilson Publishers, Rizzoli International Publications, Scala Publishers, Sidgwick & Jackson, designing books, catalogues, brochures, advertising, posters, point-of-sale, exhibition design.

Galleries: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, The Barber Institute, Birmingham, The Royal Asiatic Society, The Walters Museum, Baltimore, The Frick Collection, New York, The National Gallery of American Art, Washington, The Prado Museum, Madrid designing catalogues and books.

Commercial/law: BBC, Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society, P&O Nedlloyd, The Police Foundation, Sidley & Austin, Waterstone’s Booksellers designing brochures and presentations.

Packaging and development: Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas for The Garden Art Press, Citadelle et Mazenod, Paris, DVA, Munich as well as organising the accompanying travelling exhibition and Wine Guides and Garden Guides for David Tennant Publishing.

Currently researching follies in Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia for a second volume of Architectural Extravaganzas and developing a series for TV on follies.