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Ben Mcleod

Ben Mcleod - Designer

Manchester, England

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


Reviews (3)

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

Adventure African American fiction Classics Crime & Mystery Fantasy Horror Humor & Comedy Literature Poetry Romance Science Fiction Short Story Themes & Motifs Thriller Young Adult & Teen


  • BA Hons Illustration
  • National Diploma General Art and Design

Work experience


Ben Mcleod Illustration
January, 2003 – Present (almost 15 years)

Ben has 3 reviews


Azelyn Klein

Ben was a real pleasure to work with. He responded to my initial brief promptly and replied to each of my subsequent messages in due time. Although the whole cover process took longer than his proposed schedule, it, nonetheless, met my own. Not only did he craft an aesthetically-pleasing cover, but he also designed a fantasy map for the interior based off my own sketches. Now it looks professio...

, July 2017

Michael Rice

I deliberated for some time on who to work with for the cover design of my first novel as it had to be just right. I was looking for something with a unique style that wouldn't be just another cover. After seeing Ben's portfolio, he quickly became the obvious choice. After explaining the book's themes to Ben, it was evident that he 'got it' from the start. He was very receptive to feedback and...

, May 2017

Malaika Rose Stanley


, October 2016

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