Andy Harwood

Andy Harwood - Designer

Weymouth, UK

Designer, typesetter and illustrator with excellent typographic skills and a quirky drawing style.

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Overview

I'm a book designer and illustrator with a passion for typesetting, and a particular interest in fantasy and science fiction. I have a master's degree in Book Design from the University of Reading, where I learned from some of the world's leading experts in book typography (and wrote a dissertation about the design of pulp sci-fi novels). I currently work as typesetter for the Folio Society, where I have worked on such books as A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin, The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming, and Lord Hornblower. I have also worked as a publishing assistant at Veloce, where I designed page layouts and covers for illustrated non-fiction books.
I have excellent typographic skills, a strong sense of design, and a quirky illustration style. I can design your book's interior, whether it's filled with text, illustrations, photographs, or all three.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
Math & Science
Transportation
Fiction
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction

Certifications

  • MA Book Design (distinction)
  • BA (hons) Graphic Communication

Work experience

Publishing Assistant

Veloce Publishing
April, 2018 – February, 2019 (10 months)

I design page layouts and covers for illustrated non-fiction books. I also edit and proofread text and process photographs.

Typesetter

The Folio Society
October, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

The Old Woman Who Refused to Die

Sarah Udoh-Grossfurthner

Nana has cheated death her entire life. Now, it’s finally coming, and Nana knows – she’s over ninety years old, after all. However, Nana intends to cheat death one more time until she can hand over her most valued possession to her beloved granddaughter.

Nana has cheated death her entire life. Now, it’s finally coming, and Nana knows – she’s over ninety years old, after all. However, Nana intends to cheat death one more time until she can hand over her most valued possession to her beloved granddaughter.

The Day My Twin And I Died

Trudy Hylant

Jude died after four months of illness. Her identical twin sister dies slowly every day as she looks into the mirror only to see Jude’s reflection staring back. Trudy does have a pulse, but a heartbeat is only a part of being alive. Her coping mechanism has always been avoidance, but how can she avoid herself? Her face, her hands, her laughter, her voice also belong to Jude.They weren’t the “D... read more

Jude died after four months of illness. Her identical twin sister dies slowly every day as she looks into the mirror only to see Jude’s reflection staring back. Trudy does have a pulse, but a heartbeat is only a part of being alive. Her coping mechanism has always been avoidance, but how can she avoid herself? Her face, her hands, her laughter, her voice also belong to Jude.They weren’t the “D... read more

Diary of a Meditator

quyen ngo

He's meditated for years. But a silent retreat will take his mind on a life-changing journey…Quyen Ngo balances his busy professional world with consistent meditation. Looking to tap deeper into his mind, he embarks on a silent retreat to Myanmar in an effort to take his calming practice even further.Through 43 days under the watchful eye of meditation masters, he teeters on the edge of enligh... read more

He's meditated for years. But a silent retreat will take his mind on a life-changing journey…Quyen Ngo balances his busy professional world with consistent meditation. Looking to tap deeper into his mind, he embarks on a silent retreat to Myanmar in an effort to take his calming practice even further.Through 43 days under the watchful eye of meditation masters, he teeters on the edge of enligh... read more

Andy has 5 reviews

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Leysa Henderson
Andy was an easy person to work with. He did everything I asked and was always very helpful with suggestions. I love the outcome. Thank you Andy for all your hard work.

Leysa Henderson, August 2019


sarah udoh-grossfurthner
Temperament and patience-wise, Andy was great to work with. The only hitch was that somehow we were not able to come to an agreement with regard to my brief for the book cover and the illustrations he sent to me...can happen, I guess. Still, once we decided to give that part of the book to another designer the rest of the work progressed very well, with Andy doing his best to accommodate my oth...
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sarah udoh-grossfurthner, June 2019


Trevor Dutcher
Andy is a pleasure to work with. My project was small and of low-value, but his service was exceptional. Andy was fast, professional and incredibly responsive, regardless of time. Highly recommended.

Trevor Dutcher, May 2019


Trudy Hylant
What a pleasure it was to work with Andy. He formatted my book exactly the way that I requested. His response time was exceptional. He was professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any project that he has listed in his qualifications. Thank you to Andy and Reedsy for making my dream of writing a book a reality. Trudy Hylant

Trudy Hylant, May 2019


Quyen ngo
It has been a great pleasure working with Andy. He was very professional, knowledgeable and always so prompt. It was never too much to ask if I ran into any problems later. I am glad to have chosen to work with Andy. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

Quyen ngo, April 2019

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