Alex Dickson

Alex Dickson – Designer

Award Winning Book Designer specialising in Illustration and attention-grabbing Graphic Design.

Overview

I am an illustrator with a keen eye for stunning design and a passion for visualising the written word.

With an emphasis on drawing and creating by hand, my artwork tends to take on it's own unique character and aesthetic. I really enjoy the process of working with authors, because their work is already a rich tapestry of visual story telling. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, I take the utmost care in listening to and achieving the goals that each author has set out for their cover design.

In the summer of 2013 I received the Gold Star award from The Book Cover Designer for my work on the cover for The Butterfly Collector by Adam Dickson.

As well as books, I also work within the music industry, producing concert posters and merchandise for touring bands and promoters across Europe. I have worked closely an arts and music festival in Norway that showcases visuals and moving image with live music. My other passions include print-making, pyrography (wood burning) and playing the drums.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Contemporary Fiction Cozy Mysteries New Adult Psychological Thriller
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English
Awards
  • Gold Star Award at The Book Cover Designer - July 2013
Certifications
  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design: Visual Communication

Work experience

Better Food

Feb, 2020 — Aug, 2022 (over 2 years)

VIVID. a post_rock festival

Jul, 2015 — Sep, 2020 (about 5 years)

Throughout this 5 year period I provided freelance work with VIVID, a music and visuals arts festival in Southern Norway. After two years of delivering bespoke graphic design, high quality posters and promotional video content I was invited to join the festival as lead Graphic Designer in 2017.

For the following three years I helped rebrand the festival, expand it's merchandise store and reach a wider audience through successful social media campaigns.

Self-employed

Mar, 2013 — Present

I specialise in Book Cover Design as well as formatting & typesetting the interior body copy. Whether you're publishing a short story in paperwork or a hardback coffee table book complete with high quality images, I have the skills and experience to bring your book to life.

Portfolio

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Jinky

Ryan, H.M.

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Indigo Blue

Dickson, Adam,

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Billy Riley

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Drowning by Numbers

Dickson, Adam

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Alex has 8 reviews

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Zachary D.

Zachary D.

Mar, 2024

Alex is an excellent, transparent collaborator. He helped me design six hardcover book covers for my series of novels and was helpful and displayed high integrity throughout the process. I'd work with him again on my next project. Thanks Alex!
Alex D.
Zachary, you were a pleasure to work with. I wish you all the best with your book series and look forward to working with you again.
Marco M.

Marco M.

Jan, 2024

It was such a pleasure working with Alex. He is extremely knowledgeable and does excellent work. I am more than happy that I hired him. Alex took my ideas to the next level and managed to produce the look and feel I was going for. He considered all my input and was timely in his production. I plan to continue hiring him in the future and look forward to a long-lasting relationship. Alex was eas...
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Alex D.
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Marco on this project. He communicated his expectations very clearly and allowed me enough creative control to produce a very effective cover design. This also inf...
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Orson T.

Orson T.

Dec, 2023

Alex was great. He set up a preliminary video call to ensure we'd be a good fit and briefly discuss the project. He was very concise with his requests, which is exactly how I prefer to collaborate. Each deadline was met and the files were delivered promptly. Working with Alex was very easy and stress-free. Highly recommended.
Alex D.
Orson came to me with a clear vision and a set of illustrations that needed assembling into a set of stunning, print and ebook, cover designs. He communicated very clearly and remained professional...
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Clara M.

Clara M.

Dec, 2023

Alex is very responsive and flexible. He made sure to understand well my needs and expectations and adjust accordingly. He has been committed to meet the deadline. Alex is very professional and has been a pleasure to work with.
Alex D.
Clara had very clear aims and expectations for her book, but still required a designer's insight. We had multiple calls to outline each stage of the project and I'm very pleased with the results. M...
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Janett J.

Janett J.

Nov, 2023

Working with Alex was a very positive experience. He always replied promptly and was extremely polite. What most impressed me was how he took the initiative in solving problems. He truly went above and beyond! Alex helped me convert my print book into an epub. My book is nonfiction and was therefore a bit of a challenge due to fancy font choices and illustrations and tables, which are making th...
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Alex D.
Janett was very professional and quick to respond to my queries. Unfortunately the project did run a little past the initial deadline, but all technical errors that arose have been resolved. Thank ...
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