Andy Bridge

Andy Bridge – Designer

I love flaky painted wood, rusty metal, old signs, my family and friends, nature, surfing and my 1954 VW Beetle.

Overview

I am an illustrator with more than 20 years experience, working in book cover illustration and design,editorial and advertising. I graduated with a degree in Illustration from Brighton Polytechnic before moving to London, working from Great Western Studios in Westbourne Park. In 2004 I moved to France with my family where I now live and work.

I often work using a combination of stencils, hand printing and brushwork and I paint with household emulsion paint. I like to use textures of wood and metal as backgrounds and sometimes incorporate 3D elements in my designs. I also enjoy working with type and often incorporate words and lettering into the design, in both flat and 3D.

I have worked with most of the larger publishing houses in my time including PenguinRandomHouse (UK and US), Harper Collins (UK and US), Macmillan (UK), Houghton Mifflin (US), Faber and Faber (UK), Harper Collins (UK and US), Time Warner (UK), Bloomsbury, Atlantic Books, Canongate, Gallimard Press (France), Arnoldo Editore (Italy), Espasa (Spain), Flammarion (France), Hetland (Denmark), Presenca (Portugal), Sartorio Editore (Italy), Weidenfeld & Nicholson, Zahar (Brazil), and more. I am also happy to work on projects, both large and small, for individual clients. My aim is to deliver exactly what the customer wants and to enjoy the experience along the way.

I have illustrated the covers of books by authors ranging from Arnold Bennett, Jean-Paul Sartre and Truman Capote to Muriel Spark, Louis de Bernieres and Hilary Mantel and also some celebrity authors such as Michael Palin, Melvin Bragg and Sandi Toksvig.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Travel
Fiction
Classics Cultural & Ethnic Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Women's Fiction Young Adult

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 1995 — Present

I have worked for most of the world's larger publishing houses and also for many of the smaller ones too, including PenguinRandomHouse (UK and US), Harper Collins (UK and US), MacMillan (UK), Houghton Mifflin (US), Faber and Faber (UK), Harper Collins (UK and US), Time Warner (UK), Bloomsbury, Atlantic Books, Canongate, Gallimard Press (France), Arnoldo Editore (Italy), Espasa (Spain), Flammarion (France), Hetland (Denmark), Presenca (Portugal), Sartorio Editore (Italy), Weidenfeld & Nicholson, Zahar (Brazil), and more.

With more than 500 titles completed to date my work covers a wide variety of subject matter, from Rocket Science to Hamburger Recipes, Historical Crime to Monkey Wars. I have illustrated the covers for three Man Booker Prize winning novels: 'Life of Pi' by Yann Martel and 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up The Bodies' by Hilary Mantel. I recently completed the cover for the latest installment of Andrea Camilleri's 'Inspector Montalbano' detective series for PenguinRandomHouse in the US.

Portfolio

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION COPIES SOLDThe beloved and bestselling novel and winner of the Booker Prize, Life of Pi.New York Times Bestseller * Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Washington Post Bestseller * San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller * Chicago Tribune Bestsel... read more
For the first of his televised voyages, Michael Palin followed in Phileas Fogg's footprints to circumnavigate the globe. In 'Around the World in 80 Days' he describes his experiences, often joyous, occasionally chaotic and always exciting.
Meaning of It All

Richard Phillips Feynman

Richard P. Feynman's The Meaning of it All collects a series of public lectures from one of the greatest scientific minds of the twentieth century. What is science and what is its true value? Can a scientist believe in God? Why, in this supposedly scientific a... read more

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Janice M.

Janice M.

Mar, 2024

This is my first book and hopefully there will be a second. If there is, Andy will be my Exterior Book Designer! Janice Payne
Andy B.
It has been a real pleasure working with Janice. I do hope there will be a second book!
Shannon T.

Shannon T.

Feb, 2024

Andy was great to work with. He incorporated my feedback and went above and beyond to provide what I wanted. The result is lovely. I would totally work with Andy again.
Daniel M.

Daniel M.

Dec, 2023

Andy is easy and flexible to work with, and comfortable taking on a challenge. His style is authentic and modern, and sets itself apart from the norm. If you want a book cover that stands out from the crowd, I would recommend working with Andy,
Andy B.
Dan was very professional in his briefing, clear and precise, yet open to allowing me to bring in my own ideas. His criticism was always positive and relaxed. He was very understanding when circums...
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Laurie M.

Laurie M.

Dec, 2023

Working with Andy was a wonderful experience. He is patient, flexible, willing to make the changes I requested, and he produced a great cover that everyone who's seen it loves. Check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Location-Quest-Place-Eva-Rome-ebook/dp/B0CN52KTBY?ref_=ast_author_mpb Andy has a fantastic imagination and great sense of design and color. Highly recommended!
Andy B.
Laurie was very professional in her communication and briefing, with clear ideas about what she wanted from the cover design. At the same time, she was very open to my interpretations and suggestio...
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Girija S.

Girija S.

Oct, 2023

I was very happy Andy agreed to design my poetry book cover, I enjoyed working with Andy, who is easy to get along with and very responsive on the messaging service. I love my book cover and am very grateful for the hard work Andy put in to it for me.

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