I am an experienced book cover designer having previously worked in house for Palgrave Macmillam, across their UK and US lists.
My style is naturally minimal, which allows the title space to breathe and ensures that the tone and topic of your book are communicated as the most important thing in order to catch a reader's attention.
Whilst at Macmillan I was shortlisted for the non-fiction 2016 award by the Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD).
I am also the founder of Spine, a magazine that aims to showcase new and noteworthy cover design and promotes high standards in the industry.
My style is naturally minimal, allowing the title space to breathe and ensuring that the tone and topic of your book are communicated as the most important thing in order to catch a reader's attention. I also provide a typesetting service, which reflects the ethos of my cover design work. For more information regarding typesetting get in touch.
If you choose to work with me for your cover design, I'll provide:
– 3 initial cover options in varying styles, which you can choose your favourite from. After which you can let me know if you'd like to make tweaks or develop the style further for two more rounds of changes. Then once the cover has been approved we'll move onto designing the back and spine.
– 'thumbnail' version of your cover with the title matter enlarged to ensure it is visible when viewed online
– stock photography from sites I have arrangements with. If you have your own photos in mind you'll be responsible for the licensing and purchase of those images
Clients include: Bloomsbury | Palgrave Macmillan | Princeton University Press | Zed Books | The Bookseller | IB Tauris | Whitefox | Macmillan Higher Education | Amper and Sand Publishing
“From start to finish Emma has been totally professional, helpful and quick to communicate. The early drafts of the book cover were all so good, and the final version absolutely perfect! She provided all sorts of promotional material to support my book at launch, and expert advice at all stages. I can’t thank her enough!”
— Dr. Hugh Harvey, One Flew Over the Doctors' Mess
“I’ve worked with Emma on two projects, and both book covers exceeded my expectations by a long shot. The finished covers are to die for, and Emma was great to work with from start to finish; I can’t wait to work on my next project with her. ”
— Jack Jordan, Anything for Her & My Girl
Freelance cover designer specialising in non-fiction.
Clients include: Palgrave Macmillan, I.B. Taurus, Bloomsbury, Princeton University Press and Zed Books alongside working through agencies such as Reedsy.
I am experienced with licensing and commissioning images for covers and working closely with commissioning editors or self-published authors in order to ensure briefs are filled out correctly and the cover process goes smoothly .
Co-founder of Foul Play, a new kind of true crime magazine that prides itself on thoughtful and non-sensationalist content. I’m currently managing editor for Foul Play which is stocked in multiple shops across the UK.
Founder of Spine a magazine that aims to showcase new and noteworthy cover design and promotes high standards in the industry. Spine is currently managed and edited by designer Eric Wilder.
I worked in house for Macmillan's academic publishing division, Palgrave Macmillam, across their UK and US lists.
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I am an award-winning freelance Book Designer with 18 years experience in the Publishing industry. I'm also an illustrator and artist.
Illustrator/designer. Subject range wide: fiction/non-fiction, children’s, covers. Ex-graphics ed., Daily Telegraph, 20 international awards