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Creating Products on and off the Digital Landscape

David Roberts

Hi, I’m David, an independent designer, developer and maker working in both the digital and analogue areas of design and development. These include web design, graphic design, leather and paper goods.


I went to high school in Canada and did not know what I wanted to do when I finished. I saw a leaflet for a course in the Book Arts in Toronto and went for it. There I discovered the skills of craftsmanship and hand bookbinding. I returned to the UK and studied Design, Bookbinding, Book Conservation and the History of Art, gaining a BA (Hons) and MA (Merit). I have lived and worked in Toronto and London and now live in Scotland on the West Coast.

Book Arts

I studied bookbinding and book conservation for nine years. I learnt a range of skills from making a book to gold tooling and working with leather, cloth and other materials. I have worked as a book conservator at the College of Arms, London and as a freelance bookbinder. I have a small bindery making handmade books, marbled papers and leather goods. Get in to discuss a project that you have in mind.


I also worked as a layout artist and project coordinator for a design company in London. They produced a range of printed material for clients, including; The Organisation for Economic Co-operation Harper Collins, the Equal Opportunities Commission and many others.

I use the skills I have learnt from design and layout work to project management and handcraft skills to design and develop digitally. I am creative and knowledgeable in producing digital and analogue products for clients.

Design, creativity, the book arts, music and enjoying the natural world are essential parts of my everyday life. Using the skills I have gained throughout my career, producing products and helping clients is an activity that I enjoy and aim to fulfil. Please take a look at my work to see some samples.

If you are interested in working with me on a digital or analogue project, get in touch to discuss your next project. me, and I will get back to you with any questions you have.