Andy Meaden

Andy Meaden - Designer

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Experienced graphic designer, specialising in non-fiction titles. I spent 15 years as a senior designer at Oxford University Press.

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I’m a graphic designer, with over 24 years experience who specialises in book design. I spent 15 years designing covers and text designs for science, medical and academic titles for Oxford University Press, between 1995 and 2010. Since July 2010, I've continued to independently design book covers and text designs for companies such as Wiley-Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, The National Trust, Routledge Taylor-Francis, The Lancet, Radcliffe Medical Press, Polity Press, MacKeith Press and Hans Reitzels Forlag, based in Denmark. As well as publishing, I also design business logos and associated branding, websites, marketing materials and large scale conference materials.

I can turn around cover and text designs on a tight timescale and always to budget. I like to work closely with authors in order to achieve the results they are after.

I've designed covers for all manners of subjects over the years from Agriculture, Art, Business, Economics, Computers and IT, Education, Engineering, Children's Cooking, Fashion, Finance, Health and Sports, History, Law, Maths, Music, Nature, Philosophy, Biographies, Technology, Environment, Culture, Politics and Transport.

Some comments from clients I've worked with:

'I have worked with Andy on a number of projects in a variety of contexts, from publishing, product branding to corporate promotional materials. He is always flexible and willing to put that extra effort in no matter what challenges I put to him. His work is consistently good and always easy to approach. I have full confidence in recommending him.' (Angela Francis, Freelance Social Media and Marketing Consultant)

'Andy is a great designer and I worked with him on numerous cover designs for medical books. A lot of the covers Andy designed for my projects were for series titles and he consistently delivered fresh and engaging end results. I would recommend Andy to anyone looking for excellent design solutions.' (Laura Quigley, KEHS Careers)

'It is always an absolute pleasure to deal with Andy Meaden,in truth one of the most professional, efficient and talentedfreelance designers I have worked alongside on coverdesign projects, thank you Andy. (Gareth Toye, Routledge)

'Andy has the knack of hitting the brief every time, he worksincredibly fast with market leading flexibility over client leadtimes. Andy adds a lot of value with every project he getsinvolved with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. (Rob Iles, Founder of Visionise Ltd.)


I'd be more than happy to talk about your latest publishing project…
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Economics
Education & Reference
Engineering
History
Law
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Sports & Outdoors

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
July, 2010 – Present (almost 10 years)

Run own design company with my partner Clare since 2010, and specialise in book design.

Senior designer

Oxford University Press
July, 1995 – July, 2010 (about 15 years)

Senior Designer at OUP for 15 Years specialising in Science, Medical and Academic titles along with Journals.

Portfolio (31 selected works)

Managing Energy Security: An All Hazards Approach to Critical Infrastructure

Maria G. Burns

This interdisciplinary book is written for government and industry professionals who need a comprehensive, accessible guide to modern energy security. Introducing the ten predominant energy types, both renewable and non-renewable, the book illustrates the modern energy landscape from a geopolitical, commercial, economic and technological perspective. Energy is presented as the powerhouse of gl... read more

This interdisciplinary book is written for government and industry professionals who need a comprehensive, accessible guide to modern energy security. Introducing the ten predominant energy types, both renewable and non-renewable, the book illustrates the modern energy landscape from a geopolitical, commercial, economic and technological perspective. Energy is presented as the powerhouse of gl... read more

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools

Laura Dilly

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools serves as a guide on how to assess children for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specifically in school settings. Dilly and Hall offer a general overview of ASD, describe ASD assessment best practices, and explain the process of identifying ASD in schools. Current research and up-to-date science is incorporated in a practitioner-friendly manner, a... read more

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools serves as a guide on how to assess children for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specifically in school settings. Dilly and Hall offer a general overview of ASD, describe ASD assessment best practices, and explain the process of identifying ASD in schools. Current research and up-to-date science is incorporated in a practitioner-friendly manner, a... read more

Learning a Language: How I managed it. How you can too

Ian Gibbs

If you want to (or have to) learn a language but don’t want to spend days on end, bored to tears, studying grammar and conjugating verbs, then this book is for you.Ian, the author, wants you to enjoy learning your target language and his techniques ensure that you learn in the most natural, practical way, based on common sense and coupled with large doses of his unique British humour.Ian helps... read more

If you want to (or have to) learn a language but don’t want to spend days on end, bored to tears, studying grammar and conjugating verbs, then this book is for you.Ian, the author, wants you to enjoy learning your target language and his techniques ensure that you learn in the most natural, practical way, based on common sense and coupled with large doses of his unique British humour.Ian helps... read more

Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University: A Collaborative Approach

Growing student numbers, increased student expectations, new approaches to learning, and fast-paced technological advances all contribute to the need for universities to take a more strategic approach to their buildings, including formal and informal learning spaces. Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University addresses the issue of informal learning space from the perspectives of a co... read more

Growing student numbers, increased student expectations, new approaches to learning, and fast-paced technological advances all contribute to the need for universities to take a more strategic approach to their buildings, including formal and informal learning spaces. Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University addresses the issue of informal learning space from the perspectives of a co... read more

Engineering Economics for Aviation and Aerospace

Bijan Vasigh, Javad Gorjidooz

For all engineers and practitioners, it is essential to have a fundamental understanding of cost structure, estimating cash flows, and evaluating alternative projects and designs on an economic basis. Engineering Economics for Aviation and Aerospace provides the tools and techniques necessary for engineers to economically evaluate their projects and choices.The focus of this book is on a compr... read more

For all engineers and practitioners, it is essential to have a fundamental understanding of cost structure, estimating cash flows, and evaluating alternative projects and designs on an economic basis. Engineering Economics for Aviation and Aerospace provides the tools and techniques necessary for engineers to economically evaluate their projects and choices.The focus of this book is on a compr... read more

Social Media Communication: Concepts, Practices, Data, Law and Ethics

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Social Media Communication : Concepts, Practices, Data, Law And Ethics, 2Nd Edition by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, 9781138229778, T&F/Routledge, 2017, Paperback

Social Media Communication : Concepts, Practices, Data, Law And Ethics, 2Nd Edition by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, 9781138229778, T&F/Routledge, 2017, Paperback

Business Ecosystems in China: Alibaba and Competing Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi and LeEco

Mark J. Greeven, Wei Wei

We cannot afford to miss the remarkable rise of Chinese business ecosystems. Alibaba and their peers Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi, and LeEco showcase unprecedented growth and success in China and are expanding their impact globally. With a combined market capitalization of close to 600 billion USD, incubating over 1,000 new ventures and an average annual growth of over 50%, they have become a force ... read more

We cannot afford to miss the remarkable rise of Chinese business ecosystems. Alibaba and their peers Baidu, Tencent, Xiaomi, and LeEco showcase unprecedented growth and success in China and are expanding their impact globally. With a combined market capitalization of close to 600 billion USD, incubating over 1,000 new ventures and an average annual growth of over 50%, they have become a force ... read more

Sport Cyberpsychology

Olivia A. Hurley

Sport Cyberpsychology is the first book devoted to assessing the influence of technology on human interaction, behaviour and mental health in a sport context, gathering research on the use of technology and the Internet by athletes, coaches and sport science support staff. The book identifies the potential impact of technology on athletes' mental preparation for competition, as well as the rol... read more

Sport Cyberpsychology is the first book devoted to assessing the influence of technology on human interaction, behaviour and mental health in a sport context, gathering research on the use of technology and the Internet by athletes, coaches and sport science support staff. The book identifies the potential impact of technology on athletes' mental preparation for competition, as well as the rol... read more

The Sports Playbook: Building Teams that Outperform, Year after Year

Joshua A. Gordon, Gary T. Furlong, Ken Pendleton

Why do so many sports teams have losing records, year after year? Why do others win big, but only every 20 or 30 years? And why is it that so few teams enjoy sustained, continual success? This book gives the answer. Providing a blueprint or "playbook" for success in sports at every level, it lays out a clear step-by-step plan for building a team culture that will lead to winning consistently.W... read more

Why do so many sports teams have losing records, year after year? Why do others win big, but only every 20 or 30 years? And why is it that so few teams enjoy sustained, continual success? This book gives the answer. Providing a blueprint or "playbook" for success in sports at every level, it lays out a clear step-by-step plan for building a team culture that will lead to winning consistently.W... read more

Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

William H. Stiebing Jr., Susan N. Helft

An Introduction to Economic Geography: Globalisation, Uneven Development and Place

Danny MacKinnon, Andrew Cumbers

In the context of great economic turmoil and uncertainty, the emergent conflict between continued globalisation and growing economic nationalism means that a geographical economic perspective has never been so important. An Introduction to Economic Geography guides students through the key debates of this vibrant area, exploring the range of ideas and approaches that invigorate the wider disci... read more

In the context of great economic turmoil and uncertainty, the emergent conflict between continued globalisation and growing economic nationalism means that a geographical economic perspective has never been so important. An Introduction to Economic Geography guides students through the key debates of this vibrant area, exploring the range of ideas and approaches that invigorate the wider disci... read more

Parents with Eating Disorders: An Intervention Guide

Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, James Lock

This groundbreaking volume presents a new conceptual approach to treating adults with eating disorders and their children. By utilizing Parent-Based Prevention, a state-of-the-art intervention program from Stanford University for families who risk raising children in the context of parental eating disorders, Parents with Eating Disorders offers a practical, evidence-based manual to working wit... read more

This groundbreaking volume presents a new conceptual approach to treating adults with eating disorders and their children. By utilizing Parent-Based Prevention, a state-of-the-art intervention program from Stanford University for families who risk raising children in the context of parental eating disorders, Parents with Eating Disorders offers a practical, evidence-based manual to working wit... read more

Pivot to Profit, Productivity, and Performance: How to Turbocharge Training Transfer from Dismal to Dynamic

Dr. Leah Yoder

Are you PASSIONATE about getting positive results from training at your organization?You know it’s possible, you’re just not quite sure how. You want to create training that helps employees learn, grow, and be productive at purposeful work while helping your organization reach its goals. You're frustrated with status quo thinking and lack of business impact from your training. You’ve tried a m... read more

Are you PASSIONATE about getting positive results from training at your organization?You know it’s possible, you’re just not quite sure how. You want to create training that helps employees learn, grow, and be productive at purposeful work while helping your organization reach its goals. You're frustrated with status quo thinking and lack of business impact from your training. You’ve tried a m... read more

The End of Finance

Massimo Amato, Luca Fantacci

Collateral Damage: Social Inequalities in a Global Age

Zygmunt Bauman

Collateral Damage Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time. This new book focuses on social inequality. Poverty is often seen as a problem of law and order, but this obscures the social roots of inequality, which lie in the combination of a consumerist life philosophy and the shrinking life chances available to the poor. Full description

Collateral Damage Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time. This new book focuses on social inequality. Poverty is often seen as a problem of law and order, but this obscures the social roots of inequality, which lie in the combination of a consumerist life philosophy and the shrinking life chances available to the poor. Full description

A History of Violence: From the End of the Middle Ages to the Present

Robert Muchembled

Violence is so much in the news today that we may find it hard to believe that it is less prevalent than it was in the past. But this is exactly what the distinguished historian Robert Muchembled argues in this major new work on the history of violence. The thesis of a 'civilizing process' seems, therefore, to be well-founded.

Violence is so much in the news today that we may find it hard to believe that it is less prevalent than it was in the past. But this is exactly what the distinguished historian Robert Muchembled argues in this major new work on the history of violence. The thesis of a 'civilizing process' seems, therefore, to be well-founded.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (Oxford Medical Handbooks)

Murray Longmore, Ian Wilkinson, Edward Davidson, Alexander Foulkes, Ahmad Mafi

New, ship fast, delivered in 5 days in UK. No PO Box.

New, ship fast, delivered in 5 days in UK. No PO Box.

The Future of Live

Karin van Es

Liveness is a persistent and much-debated concept in media studies. Until recently, it was associated primarily with broadcast media, and television in particular. However, the emergence of social media has brought new forms of liveness into effect. These forms challenge common assumptions about and perspectives on liveness, provoking a revisiting of the concept. In this book, Karin van Es dev... read more

Liveness is a persistent and much-debated concept in media studies. Until recently, it was associated primarily with broadcast media, and television in particular. However, the emergence of social media has brought new forms of liveness into effect. These forms challenge common assumptions about and perspectives on liveness, provoking a revisiting of the concept. In this book, Karin van Es dev... read more

Behavioral Strategic Management

Philip Bromiley, Devaki Rau

This unique text examines strategic management and its implementation in the context of what we know about how individuals and organizations actually make decisions. Through this behavioral approach, students gain a richer, more realistic understanding of how to create coherent strategies that take advantage their strengths and build their capabilities.Integrating analytical tools found in a t... read more

This unique text examines strategic management and its implementation in the context of what we know about how individuals and organizations actually make decisions. Through this behavioral approach, students gain a richer, more realistic understanding of how to create coherent strategies that take advantage their strengths and build their capabilities.Integrating analytical tools found in a t... read more

Children, Media, and American History: Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations

Margaret Cassidy

Printed poison. Pernicious stuff. Since the nineteenth century, these are some of the many concerned comments critics have made about media for children. From dime novels to comic books to digital media, Cassidy illustrates the ways children have used "old media" when they were first introduced as "new media." Further, she interrogates the extent to which different conceptions of childhood hav... read more

Printed poison. Pernicious stuff. Since the nineteenth century, these are some of the many concerned comments critics have made about media for children. From dime novels to comic books to digital media, Cassidy illustrates the ways children have used "old media" when they were first introduced as "new media." Further, she interrogates the extent to which different conceptions of childhood hav... read more

The Economics of Sports

Michael A. Leeds, Peter von Allmen, Victor A. Matheson

War: Contemporary Perspectives on Armed Conflicts around the World

Cameron D. Lippard, Pavel Osinsky, Lon Strauss

Ancient Macedonia

Carol J. King

Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is an innovative, multidisciplinary, contemporary surgical atlas covering core aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. The text is constructed as a procedure-based surgical atlas with special emphasis placed on depicting surgical techniques with high-resolution color illustrat... read more

Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is an innovative, multidisciplinary, contemporary surgical atlas covering core aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. The text is constructed as a procedure-based surgical atlas with special emphasis placed on depicting surgical techniques with high-resolution color illustrat... read more

Key Notes on Plastic Surgery

Adrian Richards, Hywel Dafydd

This is the new edition of the concise but comprehensive handbook that should be owned by all surgical trainees specialising in plastic surgery. Taking a pithy systematic approach, Key Notes on Plastic Surgery offers the latest developments within the field in bullet point form and includes key papers for viva voces. It is informed by the current FRCS (Plast) curriculum, making it ideal prepar... read more

This is the new edition of the concise but comprehensive handbook that should be owned by all surgical trainees specialising in plastic surgery. Taking a pithy systematic approach, Key Notes on Plastic Surgery offers the latest developments within the field in bullet point form and includes key papers for viva voces. It is informed by the current FRCS (Plast) curriculum, making it ideal prepar... read more

Andy has 33 reviews

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Warren Hayward
My collaboration with Andy was smooth, effective, prompt and complete on time. This is a great resource Reedsy has created to link creators together, I will use and promote it for the future.

Warren Hayward, May 2020

Andy Meaden
Thank you, Warren...I hope the book is a great success!

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David Tollafield
Andy was very easy to work with and attentive to the needs of the project. He was efficient at sending me a quote and followed up with a good number of cover options that allowed my beta reviewers to select from. The finish and end of project work concluded well and successfully. I was unable to physically select 5 stars because of some technical glitch with the Reedsy feedback, but this was a ...
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David Tollafield, May 2020

Andy Meaden
Thank you David, it was a pleasure working with you. All the best with the book...

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Dan Engberson
Andy was terrific. Flexible, timely, creative, and totally professional. I plan on working with him again.

Dan Engberson, May 2020

Andy Meaden
Thank you Dan...it was great working with you as well.

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Anthony Taylor
This was my first time working with Andy and he was great. He listened to the brief, came up with some strong concepts and then worked with me to finalise one. He was fast, helpful and creative, just what you want in a designer. I can highly recommend working with him and I hope to do so again in the future. Want a cover designing? Talk to Andy. Anthony Taylor May 2020 Author of Tips from t...
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Anthony Taylor, May 2020

Andy Meaden
Thank you Anthony....I hope Tips for the Top does really well!

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John Griffin
Andy did the interior design for my first book. He did a wonderful job, exceeding my high expectations. First of all, he provided me with a beautiful design, right down to the small details. As a bonus, the interior design integrated with the cover, enhancing the unity of the book. I think Andy is a very creative guy. Just as important, though, Andy was great to work with. It was easy to deve...
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John Griffin, May 2020

Andy Meaden
Thank you John....it's been a pleasure working with you as well!

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