Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell – Designer

I'm dedicated to crafting timeless books that endure. Allow me to breathe life into yours.

Overview


My name’s Andrew, an enthusiastic Graphic Designer based in Scotland. I’m passionate about design, typography and everything visual. I strive to make creative, effective and value-adding designs that help define and tell stories in a way that’s authentic, engaging and unique.

Over the last ten years, I've been creating books, brand identities, posters and advertising campaigns for a wide range of clients. Having worked specifically within the publishing sector for five of those years, I've amassed a wealth of experience learning from Industry leaders and have been lucky enough to work on projects for a number of well-known authors.

I have a meticulous eye for detail, technical ability and a creative mind that loves kerning as much as the concept.

My process:

It all starts with a conversation, I like to find out all about you and your aspirations for the project.
From there I'll form a creative brief that we can both refer back to.
Once that’s agreed I’ll get to know what visual styles you like and dislike. With that in mind, I’ll create three mood boards, visualizing distinct, individual directions that we can take your design in.
When we have decided on which creative direction, I’ll produce a first draft which you’ll get to feedback on.
Using this feedback, I’ll go on to refine the design and create a final, print-ready piece of artwork.

Nobody likes nasty surprises, that’s why I like my clients to be involved with each stage of the process, feeding back and helping me to craft their vision. I believe communication is key to a successful design.

Drop me a line and see how I can make your book a reality.

Andrew

Services
Non-Fiction
Agriculture Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Design Entertainment Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Awards
  • Shortlisted: Young Communicator of the Year, IoIC Scotland Awards 2018
  • Highly Commended: MemCom Best Annual Report
  • Commended: YCN Student brief
  • Exhibited: Sotheby’s
  • Featured: It’s Nice that
Certifications
  • BA Hons Graphic Design
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Glasgow MET: HND Graphic Design

Work experience

Freight Books

Jan, 2013 — Jun, 2016 (over 3 years)

Designed, typeset, art directed and print managed numerous books while at the award winning Freight Books, based in Scotland.

Front Page

Oct, 2018 — Mar, 2019 (5 months)

Oversaw the design and production of many large publications for Walt Disney.

Think Publishing

Oct, 2016 — Oct, 2018 (about 2 years)

Produced layouts and commissioned various illustrations and photography for a number of leading membership magazines including: The RPS Journal, Surgeons News and Historic Scotland Magazine.

Self-employed

Feb, 2009 — Present

Portfolio

A Commission Apart

Brian Garbutt

The Psychedelic CEO

W. Murray Rodgers

Sexy Haiku

Nick Brooks

A woman asks her new lover:Why don’t you write about me?legs parted wry smile between dark curlsmaybe I will.What follows is a powerful, explicit and vivid collection that follows the peaks and troughs of one man’s relationships. Whether read alone or shared w... read more
In the early 1980s a young woman in her mid-20s from Glasgow s East End had a dream of reviving Kate Cranston s legendary Willow Tea Rooms, designed by world-renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. 34 years on, Anne Mulhern s Willow Tea Rooms have baked ... read more
The Wrong Child

Barry Gornell

Twenty-two of the 23 children in a rural village die in a disaster. By chance, the 'wrong' child, Dog Evans, lives. Crippled with survivor's guilt, his parents abandon Evans to a feral life at the margins. He is shunned by those left behind, for whom his prese... read more
When Alan Rowan finished his shifts as a sub-editor at a national newspaper at midnight, he knew he was too jacked up on deadline adrenaline to attempt sleep. At the same time, he was starting to worry if he would ever complete his ambition: to reach the summi... read more
In 1952, Linda Cracknell's father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. It was the last walk he would ever take. Linda retraces that fateful journey 50 years later, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales take thei... read more

Andrew has 7 reviews

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josey A.

josey A.

Sep, 2022

Collaborating with Andrew was an exceptional experience. He was very attuned to my personal vision and put in the time and effort to see to it that communications were open and understood in both directions. He is a wonderful, creative mind to build your vision with and has shown that he possesses a lot of insight as well as the ability to meet you where you're at. I would highly recommend.
Andrew B.
Thanks for working with me :-)
Abicar G.

Abicar G.

May, 2022

This is my second time working with Andrew. He's reliable and always does amazing work.
Andrew B.
Thanks for working with me
Micah L.

Micah L.

Apr, 2022

He was awesome.
Abicar G.

Abicar G.

Dec, 2020

Andrew was exceptional. I am an amateur writer publishing my first manuscript and Andrew has been priceless. He has provided guidance and creativity to help my vision come to life. He also utilized a portrait I wanted for my cover and turned it into a magnificent artwork with subtle modifications. His knowledge and experience have also helped with my text formatting. Andrew has placed the final...
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Andrew B.
Thanks again for working with me. Best of luck with the launch of your book.
Nosolino V.

Nosolino V.

Aug, 2020

I do not have anything to say
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