Emma Graves

Emma Graves – Designer

A freelance book cover designer with over 10 years of experience working across a wide variety of imprints at HarperCollins and LittleBrown.


A freelance book cover designer with over 10 years of experience working across a wide variety of imprints at HarperCollins and LittleBrown working with authors such as Judy Finnigan, Jenny Colgan, Gillian Flynn, Tania Carver, Carol Matthews, Lisa Jewell, Harlan Coben, Louise Penny and Judy Picoult.
Action & Adventure Classics Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
  • BA Typography & Graphic Communication

Work experience

Little Brown

Jan, 2008 — Mar, 2014 (about 6 years)


Jan, 2005 — Jan, 2008 (about 3 years)


Is it ever too late for the gift of goodbye? Melissa Dance was eight years old when her mother died. They never got to say goodbye. Seventeen years later, Melissa is handed a journal. As she smooths open the pages and begins to read her mother’s words, she is ... read more
A Mother's Love

Santa Montefiore

The perfect gift for your mother this Mother's Day. A story of motherly love and the bonds of love between us. Celeste is mourning the tragic death of her young son, Jack, from leukaemia. So when she learns that her nephew is coming to stay, she doesn't think ... read more
'I loved this novel so much, even though it’s probably the most heart-breaking story I’ve read all year...it will totally absorb you and capture your heart.' That Thing She Reads Brighton 1963. Mary Pickles and I walked along the street with our arms linked, l... read more
Nora's Dinners

Jamie Oliver

Vanished Years

Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett's first memoir - Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins - was an international bestseller and an instant classic on publication in 2006. Reviewers compared him to Evelyn Waugh, David Niven, Noel Coward and Lord Byron. But Rupert Everett is - of cour... read more
The Twins

Saskia Sarginson

They were identical in every wayUntil the unthinkable tore them apartIsolte and Viola are twins. Inseparable as children, they've grown into very different adults: Isolte, a successful features writer for a fashion magazine with a photographer boyfriend and a ... read more
Workers demolishing a building in Colchester make a horrifying discovery in the basement: a cage made of human bones . . . with a feral child inside. As Phil Brennan and Marina Esposito investigate, they expose the trail of a serial killer who has been operati... read more
Mouth-watering recipes inside! As dawn breaks over the Pont Neuf, and the cobbled alleyways of Paris come to life, Anna Trent is already awake and at work; mixing and stirring the finest, smoothest, richest chocolate; made entirely by hand, it is sold to the g... read more
A beautiful story about the magic of childhood Christmas memories, the strength of family and falling in love when you least expect it. Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Scarlett Bailey – and anyone who loves the sound of Christmas songs and the sparkle... read more

Emma has 8 reviews





Guy W.

Guy W.

Oct, 2023

I confess I approached contracting a third party book cover designer with certain trepidation. However, I was quickly reassured that I had made the right decision to do so - and the even better decision to contract Emma. Always responsive and self-evidently thoughtful and patient, Emma's initial designs for my novel captured the essence of what I wanted the cover to portray, in the styling I s...
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Celeste M.

Celeste M.

Dec, 2020

On the first go-around, Emma nailed the cover design for my historical fiction novel set in Southeast Asia. I liked working with her--she's prompt with communication and very approachable. I highly recommend Emma Graves.
Chandra M.

Chandra M.

Oct, 2020

Emma is professional, speedy, patient, and first-rate at her craft. It was such a pleasure working with her. Emma came up with several excellent samples for me to preview. It wasn’t easy to find a Black woman in the graphic world for my cover. So Emma used her skill to create one. As a talented designer, she was able to discern my heart-image and translate it into art! It tugged on my heart, an...
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Ruth L.

Ruth L.

May, 2019

It was a pleasure working with Emma at every stage of this project. She came up with beautiful designs that matched my brief, and was quick to respond to suggestions or changes. She's been efficient, speedy and helpful and I'll definitely approach her again for any future work.
Marie M.

Marie M.

Jul, 2017

Emma is professional and courteous at all times. As a first time writer I have had lots of questions about what I need to be doing at what time. She has simply been amazing and patient with me. Emma always got back to me quickly. I on the other hand, held up the progress by not being ready for her! Thank you Emma for sticking with me and helping my dream come true!

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