Book design and printing

book design and printing

To mark the retirement of its outgoing CEO, AstraZeneca asked Parker Design to produce a one-off hardbound book design to be presented at a high profile leaving ceremony.

We were of course honoured to be entrusted with such a prestigious book design to mark the momentous occasion, both in the history of the outgoing CEO and of design and printingbook design and printingBook design and printing

Quality was particularly important with this project having just one week to receive and collate over 200 scanned emails, photos and personal notes full of memories and good wishes, and turn them into a book design worthy of such a design and printing

Subtlety and memorability was the key with the book design and printing – a soft tonal palette of warm greys gives the book a very relaxing feel. Each page features one or two scanned emails set against a soft grey background, with a gentle drop shadow to lift them off the page. Stretching to 172 pages in all, we felt it important that the book design didn’t appear too crowded or busy, giving each message its own personal space to match the sentiment contained design and printing

Great book design and printing is about more than just the look, it’s about how it feels when you leaf through the pages too. To enhance the elegant feel of the book and give it a lovely tactile quality we printed the internal pages on a super white uncoated cartridge style paper.

Teaming up with a specialist book binders to create the finished hand crafted piece, the resulting book design and printing exudes quality and was hand delivered to London the day before the ceremony to ensure it arrived in pristine design and printingbook design and printing

The format was so well received that our client commissioned another one to mark a significant milestone a few years later.

It’s a real pleasure to work with Parker Design Consultants. Nothing is too much trouble and ‘going the extra mile’ is part of the service. They’re pro-active, provide creative solutions, do whatever is needed to meet tight deadlines and work within the agreed budget, to produce a quality product. I would recommend Parker Design to anyone.


Staff engagement brochure

Interior design brochure

Proud of everything we do, this is another one for our design portfolio. As an innovative design agency we helped inspire workplace change and boost employee engagement levels: we delivered an impressive design that helped global employees embrace a new smarter working initiative.


Delamere Forest Golf Club

Book design

book design

The commemorative hard bound book design makes a fitting tribute to the key figures – past and present – who have had a significant role in shaping the legacy of this unique golf course.



Commemorative book design

Commemorative book design

To celebrate a 30-year career in its Engineering department, AstraZeneca commissioned Parker Design to create a commemorative book design for one of their much admired retiring employees.