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Edward Bettison

Edward Bettison - Designer

Brighton

Graphic Design professional specialising in cover design and illustration.

Overview

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With over 10 years experience working in the publishing industry, my aim is to get the the core of the brief and to deliver a cover that strikes the right chord with both the author and reader. I work in a range of styles and have the ability to work with both very 'open' briefs where ideas are key. My previous position was with Penguin Books UK as Deputy Art Director.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Horror Literature Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management DIY & Crafts Economics History Music Nature Philosophy

Work experience

Art Director

Edward Bettison is self employed
August, 2004 – Present (almost 13 years)

Running a creative consultancy specialising in Illustration, art direction, branding and advertising solutions for a broad range of companies in the UK, Europe and the US.

Deputy Art Director

Penguin Books UK
August, 2000 – May, 2004 (over 3 years)

Designing book jackets, commissioning and art directing photo shoots.
Commissioning and art directing outside designers and illustrators.

Senior Designer

Warner Music
August, 1997 – August, 2000 (about 3 years)

Designing record and CD sleeves, ad’s, point of sale and merchandising. Taking projects from initial concepts through to print. Working directly with bands, photographers, illustrators, printers, and label managers.
Writing and compiling treatments and concepts for photoshoots. Working on projects internationally for bands such as REM, Citizen King, Green Day and Madonna. Liaising directly with our American Burbank Office. Commissioning photographers and Illustrators, working with stylists, setting up and art directing shoots. Sourcing locations. Creating visuals, illustrations and typeface’s. Designing corporate ads to extremely tight deadlines. Purchasing stock photography. Keeping the studio up to date with software fonts and equipment.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

What Every Child Needs To Know

Toby Young, Bondy, Caroline Bondy

What Every Parent Needs to Know is the bestselling, step-by-step guide to the new primary school curriculum from Toby Young and Miranda Bondy. What is your child learning each day in school? How can you tell if they are doing well or badly? And what can you do to help? This practical, detailed and user-friendly manual contains absolutely everything you need to know about primary schooling and ... read more

What Every Parent Needs to Know is the bestselling, step-by-step guide to the new primary school curriculum from Toby Young and Miranda Bondy. What is your child learning each day in school? How can you tell if they are doing well or badly? And what can you do to help? This practical, detailed and user-friendly manual contains absolutely everything you need to know about primary schooling and ... read more

Not Forgetting the Whale

John Ironmonger

When a young man washes up, naked, on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, he is quickly rescued by the villagers. From the retired village doctor and the schoolteacher, to the beachcomber and the owner of the local bar, the priest's wife and the romantic novelist, they take this lost soul into their midst. But what the villagers don't know is that Joe Haak has fled the City of London fearing a ... read more

When a young man washes up, naked, on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, he is quickly rescued by the villagers. From the retired village doctor and the schoolteacher, to the beachcomber and the owner of the local bar, the priest's wife and the romantic novelist, they take this lost soul into their midst. But what the villagers don't know is that Joe Haak has fled the City of London fearing a ... read more

The Incorruptibles

John Hornor Jacobs

In the gritty fantasy world of the Empire, life on the edges is hard—and the men must be harder in order to survive In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it—from raiders, bandits, and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders int... read more

In the gritty fantasy world of the Empire, life on the edges is hard—and the men must be harder in order to survive In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way up stream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it—from raiders, bandits, and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders int... read more

Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The Unpublished Stories of Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard

When Elmore Leonard died in 2013, he left behind a 60-year legacy of crime novels, many of which have become modern classics. He also left behind a treasure trove of unpublished early stories. Largely written during his years as a copywriter at a Detroit advertising agency, these stories find Leonard exploring far-flung locations, from the bars of small-town New Mexico to a military base in Ku... read more

When Elmore Leonard died in 2013, he left behind a 60-year legacy of crime novels, many of which have become modern classics. He also left behind a treasure trove of unpublished early stories. Largely written during his years as a copywriter at a Detroit advertising agency, these stories find Leonard exploring far-flung locations, from the bars of small-town New Mexico to a military base in Ku... read more

Midwinterblood

Marcus Sedgwick

Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar even when you've never been there before, or felt that you've known someone even though you are meeting them for the first time? In a novel comprising seven short stories each of them influenced by a moon - flower moon, harvest moon, hunter's moon, blood moon - and travelling from 2073 b... read more

Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar even when you've never been there before, or felt that you've known someone even though you are meeting them for the first time? In a novel comprising seven short stories each of them influenced by a moon - flower moon, harvest moon, hunter's moon, blood moon - and travelling from 2073 b... read more

The Coincidence Authority

J. W. Ironmonger

For fans of THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, Mark Watson and Mark Haddon, here is a cleverly written mystery about fate, circumstance, destiny and coincidence from COSTA AWARD-shortlisted author, John Ironmonger. This quirky read is hard to put down and spans philosophy, conflict, relationships and romance. Thomas Post is an expert on coincidences. He's an authorit... read more

For fans of THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY, THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, Mark Watson and Mark Haddon, here is a cleverly written mystery about fate, circumstance, destiny and coincidence from COSTA AWARD-shortlisted author, John Ironmonger. This quirky read is hard to put down and spans philosophy, conflict, relationships and romance. Thomas Post is an expert on coincidences. He's an authorit... read more

Success, Your Way: Do What You're Meant to Do

G. Richard Shell

Wharton business school professor, G. Richard Shell, teaches you how to define your success personally in Success, Your Way. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life". (Steve Jobs). Everyone knows that you are supposed to 'follow your dream'. But where is the map to help you discover that dream? In Success, Your Way, award-winning author and Wharton School professor ... read more

Wharton business school professor, G. Richard Shell, teaches you how to define your success personally in Success, Your Way. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life". (Steve Jobs). Everyone knows that you are supposed to 'follow your dream'. But where is the map to help you discover that dream? In Success, Your Way, award-winning author and Wharton School professor ... read more

Superteams: How to Take Your Team to the Top!

Khoi Tu

When Disney shutdown production on Toy Story, how did Pixar save it? What turned sworn rivals into a winning Ryder Cup team? Why is the Stones' longevity down to Mick and Keith's rivalry? These are stories behind the world's greatest superteams. In seven fascinating case studies, Khoi Tu investigates why it is that some teams excel, endure, and overcome insuperable odds. He reveals how they de... read more

When Disney shutdown production on Toy Story, how did Pixar save it? What turned sworn rivals into a winning Ryder Cup team? Why is the Stones' longevity down to Mick and Keith's rivalry? These are stories behind the world's greatest superteams. In seven fascinating case studies, Khoi Tu investigates why it is that some teams excel, endure, and overcome insuperable odds. He reveals how they de... read more

The Death's Head Chess Club

John Donoghue

SS Obersturmführer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front. After being badly wounded he is fit only for administrative duty and his first and most pressing task is to improve flagging camp morale. He sets up a chess club which thrives, as the officers and enlisted men are allowed to gamble on the results of the games. However, when Meissner learns from a chance remark that c... read more

SS Obersturmführer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front. After being badly wounded he is fit only for administrative duty and his first and most pressing task is to improve flagging camp morale. He sets up a chess club which thrives, as the officers and enlisted men are allowed to gamble on the results of the games. However, when Meissner learns from a chance remark that c... read more

Pour Me: A Life

A.A. Gill

The Killings at Badger's Drift: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 1

Caroline Graham

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesNamed by the CWAs as one of 'The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time', The Killings at Badger's Drift is the first spectacular novel in the Midsomer Murders series by Caroline Graham, the novel that inspired the ITV hit drama, now featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles who played best-loved TV detective and star of ... read more

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesNamed by the CWAs as one of 'The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time', The Killings at Badger's Drift is the first spectacular novel in the Midsomer Murders series by Caroline Graham, the novel that inspired the ITV hit drama, now featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles who played best-loved TV detective and star of ... read more

Death of a Hollow Man: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 2

Caroline Graham

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.Death of a Hollow Man is the second instalment in the Midsomer Murders series, featuring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby with an audience of 10.34 million. Featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barn... read more

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.Death of a Hollow Man is the second instalment in the Midsomer Murders series, featuring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby with an audience of 10.34 million. Featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barn... read more

Death in Disguise: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 3

Caroline Graham

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions. Featuring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and created by Caroline Graham, Death in Disguise is the third Midsomer Murders mystery, now featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. Perfect for fan... read more

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions. Featuring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and created by Caroline Graham, Death in Disguise is the third Midsomer Murders mystery, now featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. Perfect for fan... read more

Written in Blood: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 4

Caroline Graham

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.The fourth novel in the Midsomer Murders series by award-winning writer Caroline Graham, Written in Blood, stars Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. If you... read more

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.The fourth novel in the Midsomer Murders series by award-winning writer Caroline Graham, Written in Blood, stars Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. If you... read more

Faithful unto Death: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 5

Caroline Graham

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions. The compelling fifth novel in the Midsomer Murders series by Caroline Graham, starring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Ann Granger and J... read more

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions. The compelling fifth novel in the Midsomer Murders series by Caroline Graham, starring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Ann Granger and J... read more

A Place of Safety: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 6

Caroline Graham

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.A Place of Safety by prize-winning writer Caroline Graham is the sixth Midsomer Murders novel starring much-loved Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. Perf... read more

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions.A Place of Safety by prize-winning writer Caroline Graham is the sixth Midsomer Murders novel starring much-loved Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Featuring an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. Perf... read more

A Ghost in the Machine: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 7

Caroline Graham

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions. A Ghost in the Machine is the captivating seventh novel in the Midsomer Murders series starring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. If you love Agatha Chr... read more

'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie' The Sunday TimesDiscover the novels that inspired the hit ITV series Midsomer Murders, seen and loved by millions. A Ghost in the Machine is the captivating seventh novel in the Midsomer Murders series starring Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. Features an exclusive foreword by John Nettles, ITV's DCI Tom Barnaby. If you love Agatha Chr... read more

Edinburgh Twilight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries Book 1)

Carole Lawrence

As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town’s cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty.Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh’s darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found stra... read more

As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town’s cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty.Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh’s darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found stra... read more

The Winter Over

Matthew Iden

Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life.But the death of a colleague triggers a series of myster... read more

Each winter the crew at the Shackleton South Pole Research Facility faces nine months of isolation, round-the-clock darkness, and one of the most extreme climates on the planet. For thirty-something mechanical engineer Cass Jennings, Antarctica offers an opportunity to finally escape the guilt of her troubled past and to rebuild her life.But the death of a colleague triggers a series of myster... read more

Goodnight, Boy

Nikki Sheehan

A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy. The kennel has been JC’s home ever since his new adoptive father locked him inside. For hours on end, JC sits and tells his dog Boy how he came to this country: his family; the orphanage and the Haitian earthquake that swept everything away.When his adoptiv... read more

A tale of two very different worlds, both shattered by the loss of loved ones. Tragic, comic and full of hope, thanks to a dog called Boy. The kennel has been JC’s home ever since his new adoptive father locked him inside. For hours on end, JC sits and tells his dog Boy how he came to this country: his family; the orphanage and the Haitian earthquake that swept everything away.When his adoptiv... read more

Birdy Flynn

Helen Donohoe

Birdy is a complex, compelling creation by an author who has a wonderful feel for the untidiness of life ― for its haphazard kindnesses, its casual cruelties, its sometimes baffling conventions and codes. A terrific debut. ―Sarah Waters, award-winning author of The Paying Guest Birdy Flynn carries secrets. There is the secret of Birdy’s dead grandmother’s cat. How the boys tortured it and Bird... read more

Birdy is a complex, compelling creation by an author who has a wonderful feel for the untidiness of life ― for its haphazard kindnesses, its casual cruelties, its sometimes baffling conventions and codes. A terrific debut. ―Sarah Waters, award-winning author of The Paying Guest Birdy Flynn carries secrets. There is the secret of Birdy’s dead grandmother’s cat. How the boys tortured it and Bird... read more

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Steve Foote

I decided to go with Edward for my cover design despite being slightly more expensive than his competitors, as I was impressed by the quality and breadth of his portfolio. I am pleased to say that my instincts were absolutely right. He has brought loads of ideas and enthusiasm to help shape my initial thoughts for my cover; he then came up with an interesting range of initial concepts - and the...

, February 2017

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