Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis - Designer

London, UK

Designer and illustrator with years of experience at big five publishers, working on Sunday Times bestsellers and award nominees.

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Overview

Hey, I’m Andrew, a freelance book cover designer and illustrator based in London!

For six years I’ve designed covers for books that connect with readers’ imaginations, working across fiction, non-fiction and education.

I began my career in children’s publishing – as in-house designer at Sweet Cherry in Leicester – before moving to London and working as a member of the design team at Macmillan Education, then later at HarperCollins. There, I worked across general fiction and non-fiction imprints, as well as The Borough Press, HarperVoyager, Mudlark, Avon and One More Chapter.

I love working across a range of styles, from literary to commercial – and any genres in between.

Please get in touch if you'd like us to work together!
Languages
English
Fiction
Chick Lit
Dystopian
Epic Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Historical Mysteries
Magical Realism
Psychological Thriller
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Designer

HarperCollins
September, 2018 – July, 2021 (almost 3 years)

Designer

Macmillan Education
September, 2017 – September, 2018 (about 1 year)

Print Designer

Sky
June, 2016 – September, 2017 (over 1 year)

Freelance Designer

Self-employed
June, 2013 – Present (over 9 years)

Portfolio (20 selected works)

The Maid

Nita Prose

THE HOTLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT, COMING JANUARY 2022 *Film rights snapped up by Universal, with Florence Pugh set to star as the title character* I am your maid. I know so much about you. But what do you know about me? Molly the Maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets... read more

THE HOTLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT, COMING JANUARY 2022 *Film rights snapped up by Universal, with Florence Pugh set to star as the title character* I am your maid. I know so much about you. But what do you know about me? Molly the Maid is all alone in the world. A nobody. She’s used to being invisible in her job at the Regency Grand Hotel, plumping pillows and wiping away the grime, dust and secrets... read more

All My Mothers

Joanna Glen

‘One of those rarest of books: so beautiful I almost couldn’t bear it, and so moving I was reading through tears’ STACEY HALLS ‘Uniquely witty, beautifully observed, intricately woven’ MIRANDA HART ‘Both exquisitely tender and powerfully compelling’ SARAH HAYWOOD ‘Thoughtful, warm and engaging. Unlike anything I’ve read before – divine’ CHRISTINA SWEENEY-BAIRD ‘Honest, heartfelt and hopeful’ M... read more

‘One of those rarest of books: so beautiful I almost couldn’t bear it, and so moving I was reading through tears’ STACEY HALLS ‘Uniquely witty, beautifully observed, intricately woven’ MIRANDA HART ‘Both exquisitely tender and powerfully compelling’ SARAH HAYWOOD ‘Thoughtful, warm and engaging. Unlike anything I’ve read before – divine’ CHRISTINA SWEENEY-BAIRD ‘Honest, heartfelt and hopeful’ M... read more

Plain Bad Heroines

Emily M. Danforth

‘Brimming from start to finish with sly humour and gothic mischief’ SARAH WATERS ‘Beguilingly clever, very sexy and seriously frightening’ GUARDIAN ‘Atmospheric, sexy, creepy...totally addictive’ KATE DAVIES, author of In At The Deep End ‘A gloriously over-the-top queer romp’ I PAPER _________________________________________________________________ ‘It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it... read more

‘Brimming from start to finish with sly humour and gothic mischief’ SARAH WATERS ‘Beguilingly clever, very sexy and seriously frightening’ GUARDIAN ‘Atmospheric, sexy, creepy...totally addictive’ KATE DAVIES, author of In At The Deep End ‘A gloriously over-the-top queer romp’ I PAPER _________________________________________________________________ ‘It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it... read more

Threadneedle

Cari Thomas

The Sunday Times No.4 Bestseller Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic. ‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end ...’ Anna’s Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences. Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever. Until ... read more

The Sunday Times No.4 Bestseller Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic. ‘Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end ...’ Anna’s Aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences. Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever. Until ... read more

Songs in Ursa Major

Emma Brodie

*The must-read book of the summer* ‘Utterly transporting’ Stylist ‘A gorgeous, one-gulp novel’ Red ‘Emma Brodie perfectly channels the languorous romance of the time . . . I got chills’ Kevin Kwan, No.1 bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians Behind every greatest hit, is an even greater love story. THE SUMMER OF 1969 From the moment Jane Quinn steps barefoot onto the main stage at Island Folk... read more

*The must-read book of the summer* ‘Utterly transporting’ Stylist ‘A gorgeous, one-gulp novel’ Red ‘Emma Brodie perfectly channels the languorous romance of the time . . . I got chills’ Kevin Kwan, No.1 bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians Behind every greatest hit, is an even greater love story. THE SUMMER OF 1969 From the moment Jane Quinn steps barefoot onto the main stage at Island Folk... read more

The Court of Miracles (The Court of Miracles Trilogy, Book 1)

Kester Grant

Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution. A CITY DIVIDED A DEADLY BETRAYAL The French Revolution of 1828 has failed, and Paris is in mourning. The wretched of the city have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins and worse, to form ... read more

Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution. A CITY DIVIDED A DEADLY BETRAYAL The French Revolution of 1828 has failed, and Paris is in mourning. The wretched of the city have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins and worse, to form ... read more

The Inverts

Crystal Jeans

‘This delicious romp is the sort of thing Nancy Mitford might have written if she’d been gay... wonderfully blithe, witty and moving’ Rowan Pelling, DAILY MAIL ‘Funny, filthy and phenomenally good’ Matt Cain 1921: a boy, a girl, a moonlit midnight kiss. A terrible, repulsive kiss. Bettina and Bart have grown up as best friends, so surely they will end up together? After all, Bettina is young, ... read more

‘This delicious romp is the sort of thing Nancy Mitford might have written if she’d been gay... wonderfully blithe, witty and moving’ Rowan Pelling, DAILY MAIL ‘Funny, filthy and phenomenally good’ Matt Cain 1921: a boy, a girl, a moonlit midnight kiss. A terrible, repulsive kiss. Bettina and Bart have grown up as best friends, so surely they will end up together? After all, Bettina is young, ... read more

The Reading List

Sara Nisha Adams

A new chapter is just beginning... ‘The story is an absolute joy . . . A captivating and exquisitely crafted debut’ Sunday Times bestseller, Heidi Swain ‘Absolutely captures the magic of reading and libraries’ Louise Hare When Aleisha discovers a crumpled reading list tucked into a tattered library book, it sparks an extraordinary journey. From timeless stories of love and friendship to an epi... read more

A new chapter is just beginning... ‘The story is an absolute joy . . . A captivating and exquisitely crafted debut’ Sunday Times bestseller, Heidi Swain ‘Absolutely captures the magic of reading and libraries’ Louise Hare When Aleisha discovers a crumpled reading list tucked into a tattered library book, it sparks an extraordinary journey. From timeless stories of love and friendship to an epi... read more

The Other Half of Augusta Hope

Joanna Glen

Shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award ‘A therapeutic dose of high-strength emotion’ GUARDIAN Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she’s memorising the dictionary. At seven, she’s correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the... read more

Shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award ‘A therapeutic dose of high-strength emotion’ GUARDIAN Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she’s memorising the dictionary. At seven, she’s correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the... read more

Monstrous Heart (The Deepwater Trilogy, Book 1)

Claire McKenna

A sensational debut novel: gothic, romantic gaslamp fantasy at it’s very best. A magical tale of intrigue on dangerous waters and a love story for the ages. Perfect for fans of V.E. Schwab and China Mieville Arden Beacon arrives in the salt-swept port of Vigil with a job to do. Tasked with using the magic in her blood to keep the lighthouse burning, she needs to prove herself worthy of her fam... read more

A sensational debut novel: gothic, romantic gaslamp fantasy at it’s very best. A magical tale of intrigue on dangerous waters and a love story for the ages. Perfect for fans of V.E. Schwab and China Mieville Arden Beacon arrives in the salt-swept port of Vigil with a job to do. Tasked with using the magic in her blood to keep the lighthouse burning, she needs to prove herself worthy of her fam... read more

Tapestries of Life: Uncovering the Lifesaving Secrets of the Natural World

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

The second book by the bestselling author of Extraordinary Insects Trees clean air and water; hoverflies and bees pollinate our crops; the kingfisher inspired the construction of high-speed trains. In Tapestries of Life, bestselling author Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson explains how closely we are all connected with the natural world, highlighting our indelible link with nature’s finely knit system an... read more

The second book by the bestselling author of Extraordinary Insects Trees clean air and water; hoverflies and bees pollinate our crops; the kingfisher inspired the construction of high-speed trains. In Tapestries of Life, bestselling author Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson explains how closely we are all connected with the natural world, highlighting our indelible link with nature’s finely knit system an... read more

Sisters of Shadow (Sisters of Shadow, Book 1)

Katherine Livesey

Anne of Green Gables meets Diana Wynne Jones in this whimsical fantasy adventure perfect for teen readers. I don’t know who you are, or why you need me, but you hurt her again and I will make you pay... Alice has lived in the forest on the fringes of Alder Vale ever since her parents abandoned her. Alone, exiled, and feared by all. All except Lily. Nature has always been Lily’s tonic, and she ... read more

Anne of Green Gables meets Diana Wynne Jones in this whimsical fantasy adventure perfect for teen readers. I don’t know who you are, or why you need me, but you hurt her again and I will make you pay... Alice has lived in the forest on the fringes of Alder Vale ever since her parents abandoned her. Alone, exiled, and feared by all. All except Lily. Nature has always been Lily’s tonic, and she ... read more

The Voyage of Freydis

Tamara Goranson

History set her fate in stone... Murderer. Mercenary. Temptress. Trickster. Traitor. Thief. But under a hammer that falls like thunder, stone will always shatter. So with her voice she lights the forge. The Voyage of Freydis sings the silenced tale of Freydis Eiriksdottir, the first and only woman to lead a Viking voyage across the Atlantic in this tempestuous retelling of the Vinland Sagas se... read more

History set her fate in stone... Murderer. Mercenary. Temptress. Trickster. Traitor. Thief. But under a hammer that falls like thunder, stone will always shatter. So with her voice she lights the forge. The Voyage of Freydis sings the silenced tale of Freydis Eiriksdottir, the first and only woman to lead a Viking voyage across the Atlantic in this tempestuous retelling of the Vinland Sagas se... read more

A Double Life

Charlotte Philby

The Times Thrillers of the Year 2020 ’Superbly crafted with heart-stopping twists and chills galore. A new star has arrived in the thriller firmament’ The Times, Book of the Month Gabriela is a senior negotiator in the Foreign Office. When she returns to her young family after a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn’t seem right. Isobel is a journalist on the local paper in Camden. Afte... read more

The Times Thrillers of the Year 2020 ’Superbly crafted with heart-stopping twists and chills galore. A new star has arrived in the thriller firmament’ The Times, Book of the Month Gabriela is a senior negotiator in the Foreign Office. When she returns to her young family after a seven-month stint in Moscow, something doesn’t seem right. Isobel is a journalist on the local paper in Camden. Afte... read more

Witch, Please: Empowerment and Enlightenment for the Modern Mystic

Victoria Maxwell

Learn to take control of your life and reconnect with your purpose, using modern magic based on ancient spirituality. Witch, Please is a modern mystic’s practical guide to life, love and creating a fulfilling existence, from turning your home into a sacred sanctuary and manifesting magical relationships to loving your career and money magic. Full of inspiration, practical advice and rituals, t... read more

Learn to take control of your life and reconnect with your purpose, using modern magic based on ancient spirituality. Witch, Please is a modern mystic’s practical guide to life, love and creating a fulfilling existence, from turning your home into a sacred sanctuary and manifesting magical relationships to loving your career and money magic. Full of inspiration, practical advice and rituals, t... read more

Just Like in the Movies

Heidi Rice

‘Smart, sassy and spicy – with an ending to rival any Hollywood rom com...Totally recommended!’ Fiona Harper The late Matty Devlin was so much more than Ruby Graham’s boss. He was her best friend, her father-figure, and she is showcasing a series of his favourite classic movies at the independent cinema in Notting Hill which was his life’s work ... and of which she is now part owner. Matty lef... read more

‘Smart, sassy and spicy – with an ending to rival any Hollywood rom com...Totally recommended!’ Fiona Harper The late Matty Devlin was so much more than Ruby Graham’s boss. He was her best friend, her father-figure, and she is showcasing a series of his favourite classic movies at the independent cinema in Notting Hill which was his life’s work ... and of which she is now part owner. Matty lef... read more

Finding Henry Applebee

Celia Reynolds

‘An absolute delight. It’s beautiful and elegiac and written with such a good heart’ BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davies OBE ‘A simply heart-string tugging book that offers a ready escape route from these testing time’ Jon Gower, Nation Cymru Here Henry was, once again in a bustling train station, ready to resume where he had left off all those years ago... Finding ... read more

‘An absolute delight. It’s beautiful and elegiac and written with such a good heart’ BAFTA award-winning screenwriter and producer Russell T. Davies OBE ‘A simply heart-string tugging book that offers a ready escape route from these testing time’ Jon Gower, Nation Cymru Here Henry was, once again in a bustling train station, ready to resume where he had left off all those years ago... Finding ... read more

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

Roselle Lim

An uplifting and magical debut about food, coming together and finding family in the most unexpected places. For fans of Jenny Colgan! At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home to San Francisco’s vibrant Chinatown. She’s shocked to discover that the neighbourhood is fading, and even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. Tasked by the communit... read more

An uplifting and magical debut about food, coming together and finding family in the most unexpected places. For fans of Jenny Colgan! At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home to San Francisco’s vibrant Chinatown. She’s shocked to discover that the neighbourhood is fading, and even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. Tasked by the communit... read more

Devoted

Dean Koontz

One boy with the power to save the world. One man with the will to destroy it. The chilling, unputdownable new standalone thriller from Dean Koontz, the master of suspense. ‘The master of our darkest dreams’ The Times A mother, a boy, and a desperate battle against the night. Woody Bookman hasn’t spoken a word in his eleven years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when ... read more

One boy with the power to save the world. One man with the will to destroy it. The chilling, unputdownable new standalone thriller from Dean Koontz, the master of suspense. ‘The master of our darkest dreams’ The Times A mother, a boy, and a desperate battle against the night. Woody Bookman hasn’t spoken a word in his eleven years of life. Not when his father died in a freak accident. Not when ... read more

Silver Tears

Camilla Lackberg

A gripping new novel from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg She is safe...Faye Adelheim deserves the life she has. After fleeing from a violent marriage, she has built her business into a global brand and is living in a beautiful villa in Italy with her daughter. Or so she thought...But Faye’s life is turned upside down when her murderous ex-husband es... read more

A gripping new novel from No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg She is safe...Faye Adelheim deserves the life she has. After fleeing from a violent marriage, she has built her business into a global brand and is living in a beautiful villa in Italy with her daughter. Or so she thought...But Faye’s life is turned upside down when her murderous ex-husband es... read more

Andrew has 13 reviews

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Rebecca Killeen
Andrew's cover design was incredible! He took the references I provided and turned around a completely elevated look. Highly recommend.

Rebecca Killeen, May 2022


Anders Fogelberg
Andrew did a masterful work on the sequel of the Natural Revolution trilogy! I love the design which fully capture the atmosphere of the book and conveys exactly the right expectation to the readers. We worked with Andrew for a second time - because of his creative skills, superb talents, and also because it is such a pleasure to work with him! He always brings great ideas to the table, it is a...
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Anders Fogelberg, March 2022

Andrew Davis
Thank you for your review, Anders! Pleasure as always :)

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Laura Ytsma
I’ve partnered with Andrew twice now & his artistic ability never ceases to amaze me! For this project he created a world map for my fantasy book & how he translated my squiggles into art I’ll never know!

Laura Ytsma, March 2022

Andrew Davis
Thank you, Laura! It was a pleasure to work with you again – looking forward to the next project!

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Allison Bates-Down
Andrew Davis was so pleasant and polite, it was a real pleasure to work with him. I felt he genuinely understood what I wanted and made himself available to me for any queries I had. I will definitely hire Andrew for my future books covers. Thanks Andrew, for making this experience such a positive one for me.

Allison Bates-Down, February 2022


Ashley B. Davis
Andrew deftly synthesized the examples in my brief with my desires for the perfect cover. The end result is a gorgeous, unique piece of art that conveys what readers can expect from my novel while also being eye-catching and professional and snugly fits within my genre. He patiently and thoughtfully responded to my questions and requests. Thank you for my awesome cover, Andrew!

Ashley B. Davis, January 2022

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