Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis – Designer

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

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!
Services
Fiction
Chick Lit Dystopian Epic Fantasy Historical Fiction Historical Mysteries Magical Realism Psychological Thriller Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English

Work experience

HarperCollins

Sep, 2018 — Jul, 2021 (almost 3 years)

Macmillan Education

Sep, 2017 — Sep, 2018 (about 1 year)

Sky

Jun, 2016 — Sep, 2017 (over 1 year)

Self-employed

Jun, 2013 — Present

Portfolio

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 ... 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 ag... 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 t... 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, Na... 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 favour... 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 san... 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 y... 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 ... 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 Val... 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-Thyges... 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... 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 ... 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 read... 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 terr... 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... 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 grea... 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... 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... 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 HAYW... read more
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 n... read more

Andrew has 13 reviews

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Rebecca K.

Rebecca K.

May, 2022

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

Anders F.

Mar, 2022

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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Andrew D.
Thank you for your review, Anders! Pleasure as always :)
Laura Y.

Laura Y.

Mar, 2022

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

Allison B.

Feb, 2022

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.
Ashley B. D.

Ashley B. D.

Jan, 2022

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!

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