Ben Morris

Ben Morris – Designer

Bold, eye-catching illustrations and designs. 30 years experience in book and magazine publishing, including many BBC commissions.

Overview

I'm an illustrator who has been living and working in Edinburgh for 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 six hardbacks from BBC Books, and I'm a regular contributor to Panini publications.
Services
Fiction
Anthologies Contemporary Fiction New Adult Short Story
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Design Education & Reference Entertainment
Languages
English
Certifications
  • BA (Hons) Information Graphics

Work experience

Self-employed

Dec, 1993 — Present

I’m a freelance illustrator with 30 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 worked regularly for the BBC's Doctor Who range, illustrating for their two magazines and six of their books, including 'Whographica' and ‘The Monster Vault’.
In 2020, I designed the cover and provided internal illustrations for ‘A Kind of Magic’, a hardback from Polaris Publishing that goes behind the scenes of the original Highlander movie. In 2022, I designed the cover for 'Local Hero: Making a Scottish Classic' for the same publisher.
Since 2011 I've designed Europops, Eurovision minipops that are popular with fans.
Since 2016 I have also been been developing and growing my own online store - a range of gifts depicting famous cityscapes.

Portfolio

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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 f... 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 infograph... read more
You're going to need a bigger sofa...Doctor Who's biggest and most comprehensive monster guide yet, The Monster Vault takes you on the ultimate tour of the Whoniverse, discovering and cataloguing every wonderful and terrifying creature the Doctor has ever enco... 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 t... 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 ce... read more

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Daniel S.

Daniel S.

Sep, 2020

Ben is a true professional in every sense! He is the first book designer I've ever worked with--and I may never need another one, haha. Even before I hired him, his willingness to listen to my ideas and to share his thoughts about my project were beyond helpful. We worked together across time zones (EST/GMT) and never had a single issue in communication. If his wonderfully unique, detailed grap...
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