Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips - Designer

Austin, TX, USA

I help independent authors, publishers, and entrepreneurs give their book that professional finish and help them stand out in the crowd.

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Overview

I'm a graphic designer with 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. I work with authors and publishers, developing book covers, page layouts, and various marketing materials.

A book's cover is the single most important aspect of promoting and marketing a book. A book cover has to not only represent the book, but also by set it apart by the originality and creativity of its design.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Thriller & Suspense

Certifications

  • BFA in Graphic Design, University of Texas at Arlington

Work experience

Designer/Art Director

Self-employed
July, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

Senior Designer

Greenleaf Book Group
September, 2008 – July, 2018 (almost 10 years)

Design Associate

Marc English Design
June, 2007 – September, 2008 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The General and Monaville, Texas

Joe G. Bax

While the strife of the Civil War is over, the conflict in Monaville, Texas, is just beginning--and John Ross Wilhite seems to be in the middle of it all. For John Ross, the world is a confusing place. The slaves have been freed, but only some of the occupants of Monaville seem to accept that fact. The Klan is growing in number and political power, but John Ross doesn't understand what the fus... read more

While the strife of the Civil War is over, the conflict in Monaville, Texas, is just beginning--and John Ross Wilhite seems to be in the middle of it all. For John Ross, the world is a confusing place. The slaves have been freed, but only some of the occupants of Monaville seem to accept that fact. The Klan is growing in number and political power, but John Ross doesn't understand what the fus... read more

Ego Free Leadership: Ending the Unconscious Habits that Hijack Your Business

Brandon Black;Shayne Hughes

2017 Silver Nautilus Winner 2018 Indie Book Award Finalist Take your ego out of the equation, and watch your company thrive! ''I've got a solution,'' Encore's CFO tells Brandon, ''but it's unorthodox.'' It's 2005 and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO of Encore Capital, a company struggling to navigate an increasingly difficult business environment. Faced with a rapidly declining stoc... read more

2017 Silver Nautilus Winner 2018 Indie Book Award Finalist Take your ego out of the equation, and watch your company thrive! ''I've got a solution,'' Encore's CFO tells Brandon, ''but it's unorthodox.'' It's 2005 and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO of Encore Capital, a company struggling to navigate an increasingly difficult business environment. Faced with a rapidly declining stoc... read more

Baseball Dads

Matthew S. Hiley

An irreverent black comedy about sex, drugs, murder… and children's baseball. Dwayne Devero is just like you and me, except he simply doesn't give a s**t any more. He's had enough. He's done with people living life wrong. You'll do it right, or he'll bury you under the bases at the ballpark where he coaches. It's just that simple. Tired of poor decisions being made all around him, from the pol... read more

An irreverent black comedy about sex, drugs, murder… and children's baseball. Dwayne Devero is just like you and me, except he simply doesn't give a s**t any more. He's had enough. He's done with people living life wrong. You'll do it right, or he'll bury you under the bases at the ballpark where he coaches. It's just that simple. Tired of poor decisions being made all around him, from the pol... read more

Fatal Incident

Jim Proebstle

Minnesotan Nick Morgan overcomes the hardships of life during the Depression with the thrill of flying. The rush he shares with his soon-to-be wife, Martha, as they barnstorm small Midwestern towns offering plane rides for a dollar, forges a love for each other and a sense of freedom to last a lifetime. But in 1943, Nick must leave Martha, now pregnant, to become a WWII pilot in Alaska for the... read more

Minnesotan Nick Morgan overcomes the hardships of life during the Depression with the thrill of flying. The rush he shares with his soon-to-be wife, Martha, as they barnstorm small Midwestern towns offering plane rides for a dollar, forges a love for each other and a sense of freedom to last a lifetime. But in 1943, Nick must leave Martha, now pregnant, to become a WWII pilot in Alaska for the... read more

Grind: A No-Bullshit Approach to Take Your Business from Concept to Cash Flow

Michael J. Mcfall

This practical guide to starting a new business skips past the MBA and goes right to the nuts and bolts of building a successful, self-sustaining company. In Grind, Michael J. McFall, co-CEO of BIGGBY® COFFEE, helps readers identify the common-sense strategies needed to turn their start-up ideas into positive-cash flow businesses. Dispensing with the notion that potential business owners requi... read more

This practical guide to starting a new business skips past the MBA and goes right to the nuts and bolts of building a successful, self-sustaining company. In Grind, Michael J. McFall, co-CEO of BIGGBY® COFFEE, helps readers identify the common-sense strategies needed to turn their start-up ideas into positive-cash flow businesses. Dispensing with the notion that potential business owners requi... read more

Max Potential: On Happiness, Fulfillment, and Being Better Than You Were Yesterday

Aaron Ammar

This book is all about achieving your max potential. It’s easy to get caught up in everyday routines without looking up or taking stock of our choices. In a flash, time can fly by, leaving us wishing we’d done more. Feeling like there has to be more to life. Aaron Ammar is here to tell you that there is more. Much more. As the founder of AlwaysSmilin, a lifestyle brand aimed at spreading posit... read more

This book is all about achieving your max potential. It’s easy to get caught up in everyday routines without looking up or taking stock of our choices. In a flash, time can fly by, leaving us wishing we’d done more. Feeling like there has to be more to life. Aaron Ammar is here to tell you that there is more. Much more. As the founder of AlwaysSmilin, a lifestyle brand aimed at spreading posit... read more

The Unheralded King of Preston Plains Middle

Jedah Mayberry

Red City Review Annual Book Awards Grand Prize From irascible patriarch Alonzo "Grandpa Tuke" Tooker on down, the Hopkins family--altruistic Dottie, dissatisfied Chester, and their sons Langston and Trajan--are no typical residents of the Thames River Valley town of Preston, Connecticut. This is perhaps most true of Langston, a boy whose peers declare him to be the "King of Preston Plains Midd... read more

Red City Review Annual Book Awards Grand Prize From irascible patriarch Alonzo "Grandpa Tuke" Tooker on down, the Hopkins family--altruistic Dottie, dissatisfied Chester, and their sons Langston and Trajan--are no typical residents of the Thames River Valley town of Preston, Connecticut. This is perhaps most true of Langston, a boy whose peers declare him to be the "King of Preston Plains Midd... read more

Why Not?: Survive and Thrive

Cathy Code

Why Not? Survive and Thrive In this motivational memoir and guide to self-improvement, Cathy Code draws on personal struggles and three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner to inspire you to do more than just survive in your professional and personal life--she teaches you how to thrive. She candidly recounts her journey and transformation from a life of scarcity and fear... read more

Why Not? Survive and Thrive In this motivational memoir and guide to self-improvement, Cathy Code draws on personal struggles and three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner to inspire you to do more than just survive in your professional and personal life--she teaches you how to thrive. She candidly recounts her journey and transformation from a life of scarcity and fear... read more

Senate Proof

Logan Snyder

Set against the backdrop of the nation's capital, a generations old bootleg distillery finds itself in the midst of a power struggle between the younger generation and old guard, turning time-tested allies into foes. Cloaked in secrecy, the elite circle of political leaders had operated the distillery without incident for decades while producing barrel after barrel of illegal spirits, among ot... read more

Set against the backdrop of the nation's capital, a generations old bootleg distillery finds itself in the midst of a power struggle between the younger generation and old guard, turning time-tested allies into foes. Cloaked in secrecy, the elite circle of political leaders had operated the distillery without incident for decades while producing barrel after barrel of illegal spirits, among ot... read more

Dogtology: Live. Bark. Believe.

Jeff Lazarus

Dog·tol·o·gy noun 1. The belief in Dog. 2. The system of rituals, practices, and behaviors engaged in by Dogtologists. Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that's why so many millions believe in Dog. Man's devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This has go... read more

Dog·tol·o·gy noun 1. The belief in Dog. 2. The system of rituals, practices, and behaviors engaged in by Dogtologists. Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that's why so many millions believe in Dog. Man's devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This has go... read more

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