Ben Mcleod

Ben Mcleod – Designer

Experienced, highly creative illustrator/designer. Passionate about creating dynamic imagery that aims to spark interest and draw the eye


For the last ten years or so I have been developing my way of working to create images that hold my own interest creatively, but probably more importantly keeps my clients happy. I view the creative process as a collaboration with the client. I work with layered textures to produce images that incorporate hand made elements composed digitally, this free's me up to experiment with color, size and composition.Previous clients include:The Guardian, Becker & Mayer, Computer Arts Magazine, Disney Pictures Big Hero 6, DisneyNature Born in China, Star Wars, DIGIT Magazine, 20th Century FOX, Ink and Arrow Magazine, HitRECord on TV, Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, Lucasfilm, X-Men Days of Future Past blueray release, Peters Fraser and Dunlop - Margery Allingham estate, IPSO Books
Dystopian Fantasy Horror Post-Apocalyptic
  • BA Hons Illustration
  • National Diploma General Art and Design


A lively British mystery from “one of the greatest mid-20th-century practitioners of the detective novel” (Alexander McCall Smith). Strange things are happening in Saltey. The little village on the Essex coast is invaded by bikers and a parade of peculiar visi... read more
Both a haunting coming-of-age story set in North Texas against the backdrop of a deadly tornado, and a character-driven, deeply-affecting supernatural thriller. In 1979, a massive tornado devastates the city of Wichita Falls, Texas, leaving scores dead, thousa... read more
“The best of mystery writers” – The New YorkerFirst, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth…Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience fo... read more
Buying Time

Joe Haldeman

From Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner Joe Haldeman, the best-selling author of The Forever War and Forever Peace, comes a thrilling sci-fi story that examines a world where time truly is money, and what happens when they both run out. More even than... read more
Black Plumes

Margery Allingham

‘My very favourite of the four Queens of Crime is Allingham’ – J.K. Rowling The slashing of a valuable painting at the renowned Ivory Gallery in London, one of the most prestigious art galleries in the world – followed by the murder of the proprietor’s son-in-... read more
Celebrity Gulag

Michael Alexander Rice

‘Celebrity Gulag: only the biggest, most famous, most watched show in the land. Imitated worldwide but never bettered, it is the biggest star vehicle known to humankind...’Even in darkness, the megalopolis never sleeps.The internet is gone, engulfed by the vir... read more
We live in a time of great individual freedoms. No government can tell us how to live our lives because we are free. In America, we are above the law. We live in a time of great violence. Rob a bank, steal from a neighbor, murder a man who looks at you funny .... read more
A Star Wars authority deepens and extends our appreciation of the Star Wars galaxy with this imaginative "history" featuring striking full-color artwork—created exclusively for this entertaining volume—that examines the persuasive messages used to intimidate a... read more
A mysterious invention causes mayhem in a coastal English village—from “my very favourite of the four Queens of Crime” (J. K. Rowling). The ancient hamlet of Saltey, once the haunt of smugglers, now hides a secret rich and mysterious enough to trap all who ent... read more
“Margery Allingham stands out like a shining light. And she has another quality, not usually associated with crime stories, elegance.” —Agatha Christie Timothy Kinnit is rich, handsome, and successful, but his past is a mystery to him. When he learns, on the e... read more
Lockie is a retired New Zealander, a widowed schoolteacher who has moved to Macleay Island in Queensland for warmth and to be nearer his children and grandchildren. All goes well until he rents the other half of his duplex to a glamorous ex-model, Renata, who ... read more

Ben has 18 reviews





Janelle S.

Janelle S.

Apr, 2024

Ben was an absolute dream to work with! I chose him because of his incredible portfolio. My horror story takes place in the 80s, and a lot of his work had the grittiness I was looking for. Whenever I offered advice and thoughts, he was quick to respond and the final artwork is phenomenal. I write horror, and can't wait to scare people with the cover Ben made! He added a retro feel to it that i...
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Emily A.

Emily A.

Oct, 2022

It was an absolute pleasure working with Ben. He listened carefully to my vague description and used his insane talent to bring my vision to life the first time around. He was a true professional from start to finish. He patiently made numerous little tweaks as I changed my mind on the subtitles and page numbers etc. Nothing felt like too much trouble and the end product is absolutely gorgeo...
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Eric A. R.

Eric A. R.

Apr, 2022

Ben is a very talented artist and is easy to collaborate with. He really brought my vision to life. I would definitely work with him again.
James H.

James H.

Mar, 2022

Ben turned my basic idea into something great. Would work with again.
Bob D.

Bob D.

Mar, 2022

Great art and conveys the narrative very well! Also, a really good guy!

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