Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Jul 5

BookMachine Briefing with Nikki Dupin, Creative Director at Studio Nic&Lou

5 July, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST

Nikki Dupin


What are the ingredients for an iconic book cover design that readers just HAVE to get their hands on? And what truly sets a book brand apart from all the rest?


Join us on Wednesday 5th July, 2023 from 1:00 to 1:30pm BST for a brief, on-trend and publishing-specific conversation with Nikki Dupin, Creative Director at Studio Nic&Lou.


During our quick-fire online conversation with Nikki, learn more about the design teams behind the books and brands we love – the highs, the challenges, and the business of being a successful designer in the publishing industry. We’ll be covering the elusive combination of creative factors that result in show-stopping designs, the practical elements to working with in successful partnership with publishing teams, and offer a glimpse into the working lives of busy design teams.


If you want to learn more about how great design functions in the book business – whether you work with designers or you are one yourself, this session is for you!


About the BookMachine Briefing

The BookMachine Briefings are short, intriguing and insightful deep dives into emerging trends and need-to-know topics across the publishing landscape. Designed for publishing professionals from all corners of the industry, these in-conversation sessions provide you with a quick burst of knowledge to apply to your day-to-day role.

BookMachine members can access the library of all of our Briefings – as well as the full video archives of industry insight from expert speakers across our previous range of events. Join the BookMachine Community.



Nikki DupinAbout Nikki

Nikki is the creative director of independent London-based design studio, Studio Nic&Lou, specialising in beautifully-packaged and well-considered design solutions for publishing houses and other organisations.

Studio Nic&Lou has a small team of 3 designers, with Nikki leading as Creative Director. Since launching 12 years ago, the studio has evolved into the go-to team for stylish, stand-out, commercially-successful book design that packs a big design punch. Nikki gets to work with an amazing team of ambitious creative people, both in the studio and through collaboration with other teams. She also creates on a huge variety of projects from small independently-published books to more commercially successful titles. Nikki uses her experience and expertise to always push boundaries and create stand-out design solutions for any project she works on.

Key achievements in her career to date include creating the Pinch of Nom brand, one of the most successful publishing stories of all time, and working successfully with a range of high profile authors from Melissa Hemsley, Paul Hollywood, Joe Wicks and Gino DeCampo to Victoria Beckham, Twiggy, and the McCartneys.

2022 has ben a stand-out year for the studio seeing more projects designed and commissions fullfilled than any other year. For Nikki, her personal design highlights include Bake by Paul Hollywood and Made with Love by Tom Daley, both huge productions featuring household names. Dame Deborah James’s book How To Live When You Could Be Dead was a great moment for Nikki and is considered in the industry to be an iconic cover design. Nikki hopes to build on the success of 2022 this coming year and continue to create beautiful commercial design that shines out on any book shelf.

Her career to date prior to setting up the studio includes 5 years as Senior Designer and Designer Editor at British Elle magazine then a further 5 years as Senior Designer at Penguin Books.

Follow @nicandlou on Instagram



5 July, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
Event Category:

Sign up to our Newsletter


* indicates required

BookMachine Ltd. will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at hello@bookmachine.org. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices.