Daniel Humphry

Daniel Humphry - Editor

London, United Kingdom

Award-winning writer, editor and creative director with 10 years'​ experience and a respected name within the publishing industry.

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I am an award-winning editor and creative director with 10 years'​ experience creating books and magazines for international creative agencies and publishing houses. My speciality is in developing and launching publications for clients; shaping content, editorial strategy, identity and market reach.

Titles include:

- One Thing I Know (for Creative England)
- OFF LIFE (original IP)
- B+V (for Blohm & Voss)
- YELLOW (original IP)
- The Marionette Unit (for Park Road Pictures)
- This is England (for Visit England)

After 10 years in the industry I have built an incredible network of publishers, designers and printers that allows me to involved an unmatched talent pool for my clients. I am also a regular speaker at publishing industry events, having given lectures and workshops everywhere from London Design Festival and Pick Me Up to Printout and ELCAF.

Please visit my portfolio site for a closer look at my work: danielhumphry.squarespace.com

English (UK)
Biographies & Memoirs
Sports & outdoor recreation
Comics & Graphic Novels
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Short Story


  • BA (hons) Journalism and Broadcast Media - Cardiff School of Art and Design


  • The Drum, Cream Award (best print)
  • Media Innovation Award (nom - best print)
  • Stack Magazine Award (nom - best original fiction)
  • D&AD Award (nom - best original fiction)

Work experience

Editor | Creative Director

Yellow (print and digital book)
April, 2014 – January, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Yellow was an exciting digital and book project that saw 52 of the world's most exciting artists illustrate 52 an entire year of news stories. The concept was to investigate what artists can bring to news coverage beyond traditional print and TV journalism. Beginning as a weekly digital series in late 2014, Yellow was eventually collected and published as a beautiful luxury book in December 2015 – taking over £25k in sales on Kickstarter and orders from some the UK's most desirable stockists.

Responsibilities include:

- Devising the original concept and structuring how to run the series
- Planning content, editorial strategy and identity for both the digital series and print title
- Commissioning all artists, writers and designers
- Print managing the book


March, 2012 – Present (over 6 years)

OFF LIFE is the UK's only street press comic. Distributed free‐to‐read in print and digital formats, the publication has grown to over 30,000 readers per issue, been advocated by major arts press and even spawned live events with The Design Museum, House of Illustration and the Edinburgh Literary Festival.

Responsibilities include:

‐ Creating and developing the initial brand, identity, business strategy and creative direction
‐ Project managing each issue's budgets, time lines and contributors

‐ Sourcing and commissioning content

‐ Handling all social media, marketing as well as maintaining the OFF LIFE website

‐ Managing and commissioned designers, artists and business support staff.

Freelance Editor | Creative Director

Numerous clients
February, 2012 – Present (almost 7 years)

For over four years I have worked as a freelance editor / creative director, helping organisations such as Visit England, National Union of Teachers, Blohm+Voss and The University of West England to launch and develop publications across digital and print.

Samples available on my portfolio site:

Responsibilities include:

- Planning editorial strategy, identity, content and market position
- Commissioning and tendering for writers, designers, sales and business staff
- Projecting budgets of up to £2m.

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