Daniel Thomas Dyer

Daniel Thomas Dyer - Designer

Kendal, UK

Production manager with over twenty years' experience in book publishing.

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Since 2015, I have been freelancing and acting as project manager for two small publishers. I work in many genres, but specialise in spirituality (all faiths and none), poetry, and picture books. Check out my gallery for examples of some of my recent work.

I began my career at HarperCollins in London, where I worked for seven years in the production department of the children’s division, eventually managing the production of high-profile brands like Dr Seuss and The Chronicles of Narnia. I was involved in creating all kinds of book-related products, from pop-up books to decks of activity cards, from anniversary hard-case editions to mass-market paperbacks. Later production experience included working at Pearson Education in Oxford, Elektra Media in Manchester, and the Central Office of Information in London.

Outside my stints in the publishing industry, I've taken time out to be a full-time author and workshop facilitator, working especially in the field of interfaith. This has often involved using the creative arts to build bridges of appreciation and understanding across different faiths and cultures, from workshops contemplating sacred poetry from different religions, to representing the whirling dervishes at events such as the Bradford Literature Festival. If your project has a religious or spiritual theme, I may have subject knowledge or experience you will find useful.

Working with me is a creative process offering you a range of options adapted to your vision and target audience. Because of my all-round experience, we can work with an awareness of the entire production process, through editing and design to the final print or digital product.

Biographies & Memoirs
Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
Religion & Spirituality
Picture Books


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Publishing from West Herts College

Work experience

Freelance Production Manager

May, 2015 – Present (almost 8 years)

Project Manager

Elektra Media/HarperCollins
May, 2013 – April, 2015 (almost 2 years)

Project Manager - Elektra Media, 2014-15
Working on educational books and digital products outsourced by some of the biggest publishers in the UK, including Pearson, HarperCollins, and Cambridge University Press.

Project Lead - HarperCollins, 2013-14
Worked on primary and secondary educational books from initial concept to print-ready files.

Production Controller/Project Manager

Pearson Education/Central Office of Information
June, 2007 – August, 2010 (about 3 years)

Production Controller - Pearson Education, 2009-10
Responsible for overseeing the production of books related to primary, secondary, vocational, and international education.

Project Manager - Central Office of Information, 2007-08
Managed accounts for the Home Office, from initial concept to delivered product.

Senior Production Controller

June, 2000 – June, 2007 (about 7 years)

Responsible for managing the production of the Children’s Licensed Properties list from initial concept to delivered product, including brands such as Dr Seuss and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

The Way of Mary: Maryam, Beloved of God

Camille Hamilton Adams Helminski

Daniel Thomas has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Emilio Collar
Daniel has been fantastic, contributing valuable suggestions to the project. I couldn't have asked for a more talented designer. Emilio

Emilio Collar, February 2023

Daniel Thomas Dyer
Thank you, Emilio! It was a pleasure!

Reply from Daniel Thomas Dyer

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