Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - Designer

Cardiff, United Kingdom

A highly collaborative designer, producing impactful covers, interiors and marketing images for a wide range of genres. I cannot scuba dive.

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Overview

A book cover and interior format designer, with many (many!) years of multi-discipline creative experience in graphics, illustration, photography, video & marketing.

Happy working for either print or e-book / digital, I like direct, punchy and – occasionally – intriguing (in my book covers!). Oftentimes my work is character-focussed and photographically-based.

On occasion, some of my work may now include little bits of CGI. (Oh, my giddy Aunt... '.' )

Client-centric, highly collaborative and quality driven: your needs are mine to fulfil (and are normally fulfilled quickly, too).

All of my design offers - whether for e-book, print, or both - always include promotional images such as simulated 3D book covers, on-tablet device renders. Nice!

I provide full interior formatting services for both print and ebook; whether with cover design or just interiors only. For such work, a first interior proof is normally back to the client within 2-3 working days from receipt of manuscript.

I can also advise on technical matters, marketing options and even book titles and taglines, if needs be.

My motto: always a pleasure, never a chore. *nods*

:-)

Full Service List:

Any or all of the following services can be commissioned either together, or totally separately from each other (a good example here: if another designer is already doing your book cover design, I’m totally happy to do the interior formatting elements…)

• Print book cover design
• Ebook cover design
• Print book interior formatting & design
• Ebook interior formatting & design
• Book promotional images (ie: simulated images of your finished print book or ebook)
• Author websites: I'm now providing author websites. These include various pages, image galleries, blogs, contact forms and more. Website packages include design, hosting and support for the first year, with further annual support available on the site's anniversary. Ask for details!
Languages
English
Fiction
African American fiction
Historical Fiction
Horror
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Designer / Owner

Self-employed
July, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

I own and run my own busy book design and media illustration company, providing a full range of services to traditional and self-publishers. Services include interior and cover design, marketing imagery and adaptable author website design.

Head of Creative Services

Visit Wales
August, 2012 – June, 2015 (almost 3 years)

Creative Services Manager

Visit Wales
May, 2011 – August, 2012 (over 1 year)

Mark has 164 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Guy Morris
This is my first self publish experience and choosing Mark for cover and interior design was by far the best production team choice that I made on the project. He was extremely creative, delivered incredible value and really cared about the success of the project. I would both recommend and work with Mark again on my next book.

Guy Morris, October 2020


Genevieve Morrissey
Reviewing all the projects Mark has done for me has nearly exhausted my supply of superlatives. Imaginative work, well done, no fuss. I hope I will have occasion to call on him again.

Genevieve Morrissey, October 2020


DevanTaylor Rylie
I cannot say enough good things about working with Mark. He is professional, skilled and always a pleasure to work with. Looking forward to our next collaboration. His expertise is a great value to authors for authors looking to take their project to the next level.

DevanTaylor Rylie, October 2020


Doug Bean
Mark is simply the best. This is the second time I've worked with him, and there will be many more! I highly recommend him. He's super professional, communicates effectively and often, and does a tremendous job.

Doug Bean, September 2020


Matthew Seaton
I can’t say enough good things about Mark. Professional, timely, vast knowledge and brilliant. I will never need to search for another cover/interior artist again. Thanks again Mark for making this part of the process so enjoyable and easy!

Matthew Seaton, September 2020

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