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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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!
African American fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Designer / Owner

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 172 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Bryon Vaughn
Another wonderful experience working with Mark. Worth every penny, and very satisfied with the end product!

Bryon Vaughn, January 2021

Orson Wedgwood
This is the second time I have worked with mark. He is very good at what he does, and provided a great cover design, and sorted out the internal stuff for both my Kindle and paperback in good time, with very prompt replies and turn around time. Would use again.

Orson Wedgwood, January 2021

Katie Dusek
This was my second project with Mark and, just as before, I highly recommend his work. He is fantastic in all respects—great with communication, quality work, and was very accommodating to my timelines. His recommendations for themes and formatting resulted in a professional product beyond my expectations. I would not hesitate to work with him again.

Katie Dusek, January 2021

Pat Sullivan
This is my second task working with Mark. I'm delighted with what he's done for this web site project and would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone. Pat Sullivan

Pat Sullivan, December 2020

Alderin Ordell
Absolutely the best to work with. Came up with a killer cover for my novel and was able to prepare all the files I needed to create an ebook and paperback version of my book. Very punctual communication and a fair price.

Alderin Ordell, December 2020

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