David Prendergast

David Prendergast - Designer Tick

Dublin, Ireland

I am a freelance book/cover and designer for authors and publishers in UK, US, Spain, Ireland with 20 years experience. Simplicity is genius

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Overview

Book and cover designer available to take bookings for any new design commissions. I have worked for various publishers including Secant Publisher, Maverick Press, Poolbeg Press and Gill & MacMillan as well as many self-published authors around the world. My aim is to produce a unique product with my own stamp that stands out. For me simplicity is genius. I have vast experience and knowledge of book cover design, book design for print and ebook formatting in various genres from fiction to non-fiction, including historical fiction, thrillers, educational projects, cookbooks and biographies.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Romance

Certifications

  • Digital marketing diploma

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
August, 2013 – Present (about 5 years)

Portfolio (13 selected works)

There Was A Crooked Man (A Scott Carluccio Randall Novel Book 2)

Cat Hogan

Scott makes enemies everywhere. Powerful people want him dead. He’s coming back to Ireland to finish what he started. But first, he must make it out of Marrakech alive. Jen knows Scott will come back. Every day, she waits. He almost killed her last time and, fuelled by hate and arrogance, he’s not a man to ever just move on. He will kill her and he will kill her young son. But her husband and ... read more

Scott makes enemies everywhere. Powerful people want him dead. He’s coming back to Ireland to finish what he started. But first, he must make it out of Marrakech alive. Jen knows Scott will come back. Every day, she waits. He almost killed her last time and, fuelled by hate and arrogance, he’s not a man to ever just move on. He will kill her and he will kill her young son. But her husband and ... read more

They All Fall Down: A full on, multi-plotted, page-turning thriller (A Scott Carluccio Randall Novel Book 1)

Cat Hogan

Ring-a-ring o’ rosie . . .... Someone wants to play.... Who's not playing the game?... Now Someone must pay.Jen Harper likes to play it safe. She is settling into life on the outskirts of a sleepy fishing village with her little boy, Danny. Life by the sea – just how she wanted it.When she meets Andy, she feels the time has come to put her baggage and the scars of the past behind her. Then she... read more

Ring-a-ring o’ rosie . . .... Someone wants to play.... Who's not playing the game?... Now Someone must pay.Jen Harper likes to play it safe. She is settling into life on the outskirts of a sleepy fishing village with her little boy, Danny. Life by the sea – just how she wanted it.When she meets Andy, she feels the time has come to put her baggage and the scars of the past behind her. Then she... read more

Ascendant

J.S. Devey

The world is braced for war. Then comes the flood: Creatures made of water inundate the streets of Seattle, decimating the city, killing thousands. Dr. Kristen Combs makes a critical discovery about the Aquatic invaders, drawing the attention of the U.S. military, and propelling her to the forefront of humanity’s response to the alien threat. Assisted by a half-machine Mako warrior and her tea... read more

The world is braced for war. Then comes the flood: Creatures made of water inundate the streets of Seattle, decimating the city, killing thousands. Dr. Kristen Combs makes a critical discovery about the Aquatic invaders, drawing the attention of the U.S. military, and propelling her to the forefront of humanity’s response to the alien threat. Assisted by a half-machine Mako warrior and her tea... read more

Ha'Penny Schemes (Ivy Rose Series Book 4)

Gemma Jackson

In 1920’s inner-city Dublin tenements, Ivy Rose Murphy struggles to survive and thrive in the harsh poverty-stricken environment she was born into. She is trying to adapt to her new role as a married woman. There are those jealous of the improvements she has managed to make in her life. To Ivy it seems everyone wants a piece of her. She is stretched to breaking point.Ivy’s old enemy Father Lea... read more

In 1920’s inner-city Dublin tenements, Ivy Rose Murphy struggles to survive and thrive in the harsh poverty-stricken environment she was born into. She is trying to adapt to her new role as a married woman. There are those jealous of the improvements she has managed to make in her life. To Ivy it seems everyone wants a piece of her. She is stretched to breaking point.Ivy’s old enemy Father Lea... read more

The King of Lavender Square

Susan Ryan

Saskia watches the lives of others from her eyrie in Lavender Square with a lonely fascination. While the teacher, the recluse, the advertising whizz-kid and the African woman and her young son run, rush, dart and dash, she knows for sure that she will never have anything worth dashing to. But sometimes all it takes is a little magic to bring people together. And, in Lavender Square, where the... read more

Saskia watches the lives of others from her eyrie in Lavender Square with a lonely fascination. While the teacher, the recluse, the advertising whizz-kid and the African woman and her young son run, rush, dart and dash, she knows for sure that she will never have anything worth dashing to. But sometimes all it takes is a little magic to bring people together. And, in Lavender Square, where the... read more

On Sackville Street

A. O'Connor

1869 – When Milandra Carter arrives to live on Sackville Street as a young widow, she becomes the talk of Dublin. Firstly, she scandalises society by refusing to wear the mandatory widow’s weeds. She then sets her sights on marrying Nicholas Fontenoy. But Nicholas is already engaged to Bishop Staffordshire’s daughter, Constance.But is there something darker behind Milandra’s professed love for... read more

1869 – When Milandra Carter arrives to live on Sackville Street as a young widow, she becomes the talk of Dublin. Firstly, she scandalises society by refusing to wear the mandatory widow’s weeds. She then sets her sights on marrying Nicholas Fontenoy. But Nicholas is already engaged to Bishop Staffordshire’s daughter, Constance.But is there something darker behind Milandra’s professed love for... read more

The House On Silver Street

Geraldine O'Neill

It is 1973 and Connie Devine prepares to leave County Offaly to study medicine in Manchester. Her mother Kate, however, had her heart set on Connie going to university in Dublin and is bitterly disappointed not to get her wish. She fears that her daughter will make a life for herself in England and settle there. Also, Manchester is the home of the beautiful and successful Tara Kennedy, Connie ... read more

It is 1973 and Connie Devine prepares to leave County Offaly to study medicine in Manchester. Her mother Kate, however, had her heart set on Connie going to university in Dublin and is bitterly disappointed not to get her wish. She fears that her daughter will make a life for herself in England and settle there. Also, Manchester is the home of the beautiful and successful Tara Kennedy, Connie ... read more

Secret Genocide

Daniel Pedersen

Gripping and honest, Secret Genocide gives a voice to a people the world has forgotten. It shows the Karen don't want charity from the Western World; they are simply fighting for the right to live their lives - in peace and without fear.Journalist and author Daniel Pedersen explores the reasons men resort to violence to consolidate personal fiefdoms at the expense of their own people. He delve... read more

Gripping and honest, Secret Genocide gives a voice to a people the world has forgotten. It shows the Karen don't want charity from the Western World; they are simply fighting for the right to live their lives - in peace and without fear.Journalist and author Daniel Pedersen explores the reasons men resort to violence to consolidate personal fiefdoms at the expense of their own people. He delve... read more

#Lazarus10 (Lake Pen Series)

Andrew Rajan

"He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die". John 11:21-26Tony Peso’s world is turned upside down the first time he is plugged into a cryonically frozen head, to experience their last ten seconds of life. If this was properly marketed, it could be massive…Ignoring the moral implications and ably assisted by Cryo-Bi... read more

"He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die". John 11:21-26Tony Peso’s world is turned upside down the first time he is plugged into a cryonically frozen head, to experience their last ten seconds of life. If this was properly marketed, it could be massive…Ignoring the moral implications and ably assisted by Cryo-Bi... read more

Eat The Moon

Breda Joy

When Kieran O’Mahony rides away to the hunt on a powerful black horse, his mother is gripped by a sense of foreboding. He is a rising hurling star, with the world at his feet and one spirited local girl in his heart. His grandmother, however, has read a frightening premonition in the tea leaves. Already several things out of the ordinary have occurred that summer. First, there is the arrival o... read more

When Kieran O’Mahony rides away to the hunt on a powerful black horse, his mother is gripped by a sense of foreboding. He is a rising hurling star, with the world at his feet and one spirited local girl in his heart. His grandmother, however, has read a frightening premonition in the tea leaves. Already several things out of the ordinary have occurred that summer. First, there is the arrival o... read more

Dark Wood Dark Water

Tina Callaghan

Something is wrong with the town of Bailey. Something dark, something dangerous. Something evil.Josh's brother has just drowned. He meets Kate and Gabe, who also have lost family to the river. When they seek the help of a local historian, Naylor, he tells them that there is a sinister longstanding pattern to such tragedies.But some unknown force is trying to help Josh rid the town of its curse... read more

Something is wrong with the town of Bailey. Something dark, something dangerous. Something evil.Josh's brother has just drowned. He meets Kate and Gabe, who also have lost family to the river. When they seek the help of a local historian, Naylor, he tells them that there is a sinister longstanding pattern to such tragedies.But some unknown force is trying to help Josh rid the town of its curse... read more

Still You

Claire Allan

When those unforgettable memories slip beyond your reach, you are still you – always you. When summer arrives to Temple Muse in 1963, the big house Áine Quigley shares with her mother is brought to life with the arrival of her sister Charlotte, home from Italy with her two children and adoring husband. A free spirit, and fiercely protective of her little sister, Charlotte brings with her a sen... read more

When those unforgettable memories slip beyond your reach, you are still you – always you. When summer arrives to Temple Muse in 1963, the big house Áine Quigley shares with her mother is brought to life with the arrival of her sister Charlotte, home from Italy with her two children and adoring husband. A free spirit, and fiercely protective of her little sister, Charlotte brings with her a sen... read more

The Tide Between Us: An epic tale of passion, loss and inescapable destinies

Olive Collins

1821: After the landlord of Lugdale Estate in Kerry is assassinated, young Art O’Neill’s innocent father is hanged and Art is deported to the cane fields of Jamaica as an indentured servant. On Mangrove Plantation he gradually acclimatises to the exotic country and unfamiliar customs of the African slaves, and achieves a kind of contentment. Then the new heirs to the plantation arrive. His new... read more

1821: After the landlord of Lugdale Estate in Kerry is assassinated, young Art O’Neill’s innocent father is hanged and Art is deported to the cane fields of Jamaica as an indentured servant. On Mangrove Plantation he gradually acclimatises to the exotic country and unfamiliar customs of the African slaves, and achieves a kind of contentment. Then the new heirs to the plantation arrive. His new... read more

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