Ben Morris

Ben Morris - Designer

Edinburgh

Bold, eye-catching illustrations from an illustrator with 30 years experience in book and magazine publishing.

Request a quote
Verified identity

Overview

I'm an illustrator originally from Nottingham, but have lived in Edinburgh many years. My training was in graphic design and I bring a bold, graphic approach to each project. I strive for an immediacy in my work through a confident fluidity of line and careful, colourful composition.
I have been the sole illustrator on five hardbacks from BBC Books, and I'm a regular contributor to Panini publications.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
New Adult
Science Fiction
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Art
Children's - Non-fiction
Design
Entertainment

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) Information Graphics

Work experience

Freelance Illustrator

Self-employed
December, 1993 – Present (over 26 years)

I’m a freelance illustrator with 25 years experience working for many major UK newspapers and magazines, design and ad agencies, and I’ve designed over 200 greetings cards.
Since 2004 I've work regularly for the BBC's Doctor Who range, illustrating for their two magazines and, more recently, illustrating their books. 'Whographica', a hardback book of Doctor Who infographics, which I designed as well as illustrated, was published in September 2016. And 'Doctor Who: Paper Dolls' was released in September 2017.
Since 2011 I've designed Europops, Eurovision minipops that are popular with fans and have been used by various national broadcasters onscreen and in their promotional material in the run up to the song contest each year.
Since 2016 I have also been been developing and growing my Etsy store, ‘Love That View‘ - a range of gifts depicting famous cityscapes.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Doctor Who Paper Dolls

Simon Guerrier, Christel Dee

Brand new book, from smoke and pet free home. Fast dispatch from UK.

Brand new book, from smoke and pet free home. Fast dispatch from UK.

Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors

Jonathan Melville

A throwback to the kind of sci-fi B movies that had long gone out of fashion, Tremors was a box office flop that became a home video phenomenon, spawning multiple sequels and a short-lived TV series. Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors is the first book to go beneath the surface of the Tremors franchise, featuring new interviews with more than 50 cast and crew members, includin... read more

A throwback to the kind of sci-fi B movies that had long gone out of fashion, Tremors was a box office flop that became a home video phenomenon, spawning multiple sequels and a short-lived TV series. Seeking Perfection: The Unofficial Guide to Tremors is the first book to go beneath the surface of the Tremors franchise, featuring new interviews with more than 50 cast and crew members, includin... read more

Whographica: An infographic guide to space and time

Steve O'Brien, Simon Guerrier, Ben Morris

JUST HOW TALL IS THE MASTER? WHO WAS KILLED BY PSYCHIC SPIDER ELECTRICITY? WHAT CAN'T A SONIC SCREWDRIVER DO? More colourful than Tom Baker's scarf, and more clever than Osgood, Whographica explores the rich and peculiar history of Doctor Who through infographics, charts, maps - and more! Follow the tangled threads of the Doctor's family tree. Discover the secrets of Dalek evolution. Learn wha... read more

JUST HOW TALL IS THE MASTER? WHO WAS KILLED BY PSYCHIC SPIDER ELECTRICITY? WHAT CAN'T A SONIC SCREWDRIVER DO? More colourful than Tom Baker's scarf, and more clever than Osgood, Whographica explores the rich and peculiar history of Doctor Who through infographics, charts, maps - and more! Follow the tangled threads of the Doctor's family tree. Discover the secrets of Dalek evolution. Learn wha... read more

Doctor Who: Time Trips (The Collection)

Cecelia Ahern, Jake Arnott, Trudi Canavan, Jenny T Colgan, Stella Duffy, Nick Harkaway, Joanne Harris, A.L. Kennedy

Doctor Who: Wit, Wisdom and Timey Wimey Stuff – The Quotable Doctor Who (Dr Who)

Cavan Scott, Mark Wright

"All of time and space. All things that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start?"From a junkyard in Totter's Lane to the fields of Trenzalore, the last of the Time Lords has navigated the past, present and future using knowledge gathered from centuries of adventures in space and time. Now the authors of the bestselling Who-Ology have collected the best of that timey-wimey knowle... read more

"All of time and space. All things that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start?"From a junkyard in Totter's Lane to the fields of Trenzalore, the last of the Time Lords has navigated the past, present and future using knowledge gathered from centuries of adventures in space and time. Now the authors of the bestselling Who-Ology have collected the best of that timey-wimey knowle... read more

Doctor Who: Devil in the Smoke

Justin Richards

Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow...On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins t... read more

Madame Vastra, the fabled Lizard Woman of Paternoster Row, knew death in many shapes and forms. But perhaps one of the most bizarre of these was death by snow...On a cold day in December, two young boys, tired of sweeping snow from the workhouse yard, decide to build a snowman – and are confronted with a strange and grisly mystery. In horrified fascination, they watch as their snowman begins t... read more

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Domini Dragoone

Cover and interior designer with 20 years experience. I use passion and precision to create volumes readers love to spend time with.

San Francisco, United States

Donna G. Brown

Specializing in book design & production, I have worked with famous authors like Philip Roth and Ursula K. Le Guin.

New York, NY, USA

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy