Andy Magee

Andy Magee - Designer

Oxford, UK

Experienced, creative and versatile book designer, I provide cover and text designs. Clients include Macmillan, Pearson, OUP and Scholastic

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Overview

Hi I’m Andy, I’m a graphic designer, with over 15 years experience in book design.

I've spent many years working as a designer for trade, educational, science, medical and academic publishers. I’ve been freelance since May 2006, designing book covers and text designs for companies such as Oxford University Press, Wiley-Blackwell, Macmillan, Pearson, Taylor & Francis, Radcliffe Medical and Scholastic. As well as publishing, I also design company logos / brands, websites, marketing material, social media advertising and record covers.

I can produce cover and text designs to a tight deadline and always within budget. I like to work closely with authors in order to bring their projects to life.

I've produced covers for a vast array of subjects over the years, such as Psychology, Healthcare, Medical & Life Sciences, Business & Economics, Engineering & Architecture, Children’s books & ELT, History, Philosophy, Technology, Culture and Politics.

I look forward to working with you soon!

Languages
English
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Plays & Screenplays
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
ELT
Life Sciences
Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry
Philosophy
Psychology

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) Communication Design

Work experience

Director

Self-employed
June, 2006 – Present (over 16 years)

I have worked as a freelance designer providing creative services to publishers, agencies and authors since 2006. I have worked on a wide variety of design projects in printed and digital formats, from traditional book design to website design and development. Clients have included Oxford University Press, Macmillan Education, Pearson Education, BBC Bitesize, Scholastic and York Press.

I work from my home studio in Oxfordshire UK and have also provided on-site support to design studios and in-house design departments.

Design Manager

Macmillan
May, 2003 – May, 2006 (about 3 years)

In this creative and challenging role I was responsible for the design and management of a large international publishing program. I was involved in the planning from concept through to completion of a range of publications and contributed to brand development of several key products. The position required strong design and typography skills, an exceptional eye for detail, plus strong organizational and project management skills to coordinate and commission external designers, artists, and photographers.

Portfolio (53 selected works)

Unlocking

Newton, Mary-Jane

Cardiology in a Heartbeat, second edition

El-Medany, Ahmed, Vaswani, Amar, Khaw, Hwan Juet, Dougherty, Scott

Medical Statistics Made Easy, fourth edition

Harris, Michael, Taylor, Gordon

CSA Cases Workbook for the MRCGP, third edition

Ellen Welch, Irina Zacharcenkova, Jennifer Lyall

Rheumatology: A case-based approach to management

Sofat, Nidhi, Rutter-Locher, Zoe, Oakley, Helen

Clinical Integration: Medicine

Law, Nicholas, Raz, Manda, Brady, Sharmayne, Aung, Ar Kar

Clinical Integration: Surgery

Chee, Samuel, Raz, Manda, Arachchi, Asiri

Eureka: Clinical Skills, Diagnostics and Reasoning

Lovell, Ben, Lander, Mark, Murch, Nick

Mastering Medical Exams: A systems-based approach

McNamara, Paul, Crawford, James, Formosa, Nadine

Biochemistry

Brown, Terry

Manual of Research Techniques in Cardiovascular Medicine

Ardehali, Hossein, Bolli, Roberto, Losordo, Douglas W.

Construction Innovation and Process Improvement

Akintoye, Akintola, Goulding, Jack, Zawdie, Girma

Mann's Pharmacovigilance

Andrews, Elizabeth B., Moore, Nicholas

Gene Control

Latchman, David

Principles of Mucosal Immunology

Society for Mucosal Immunology, Editors, Smith, Phillip D., MacDonald, Thomas T., Blumberg, Richard S., Smith, Phillip D., Blumberg, Richard S., MacDonald, Thomas T.

Genetics of Complex Disease

Donaldson, Peter, Daly, Ann, Ermini, Luca, Bevitt, Debra

Plant Biology

Harberd, Nicholas, Jones, Jonathan, Smith, Alison M., Coupland, George, Dolan, Liam, Martin, Cathie, Sablowski, Robert, Amey, Abigail

Human Molecular Genetics, Fourth Edition

Strachan, Tom, Read, Andrew

Andy has 3 reviews

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Bruce Abrahamson
I don't know if it was the stars aligning or just beginner's luck when Andy Magee chose to collaborate with me on the cover art for my first book. I sent him some of my ideas to help get the project rolling. Andy chose one of my theme subjects and used his creativity to create a cover design that works well for the title I chose for my book. During our collaboration, I found Andy to be accommo...
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Bruce Abrahamson, November 2022

Andy Magee
Thank you for your kind words Bruce, it has been a pleasure working with you too.

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Kristin Gupta
Andy was extremely reachable throughout my project - great communication. I needed his help designing the cover for my book, and our final product is better than I anticipated. Where other artists said my idea was "not possible" and I "don't know what" I'm looking for, Andy was excited for the challenge. And he delivered! I'm very pleased and I very much recommend teaming up with him for your n...
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Kristin Gupta, September 2022


Kristin Jackvony
I so enjoyed working with Andy! He treated my book as if it were his own, and he designed the interior so professionally, fixing all of my formatting errors. He patiently fixed all the issues I found in my example code and made my screenshots and tables look great. I highly recommend him and would definitely work with him again!

Kristin Jackvony, August 2022

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