Scott Graham

Scott Graham - Designer

London, United Kingdom

I am a Graphic Designer specialising in book cover design and artwork, with over 25 years design experience bringing book covers to life.

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I am an experienced graphic designer/art director with over 25 years design experience, 10 of those working at Oxford University Press. Book covers are a big passion in my life. I work with many publishers around the world, creating marketing materials and award winning book covers and typographic layouts.

Whether you need help with a small project or with a "bigger picture" approach, I can help. I specialize in cover designs for both print and ebooks.

I can take any book project from initial concept through to final print-ready files, creating well thought out design solutions to a consistantly high standard, while always being mindful of the initial brief. I am experienced in commissioning and directing photography, styling and illustration, preparing print-ready files and monitoring print production (proof checking and colour correction). I work in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Clients include Bloomsbury Publishing, Blackwells, Cengage, HSBC, Oxford University Press, Polity Press, Hart Publishing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Wiley, The RFU and Football Association. Apart from books I have also worked on magazines, catalogues, annual reports, logos, branding, packaging and exhibitions.
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Works with


  • Society of Typographical Designers


  • Best Book Award 2006

Work experience

Creative Director

Detail Management Services
January, 2017 – January, 2019 (about 2 years)

Leading a small team on a variety of projects delivering solutions to meet and exceed client’s briefs across a broad range of disciplines. Being first point of call for new and current clients, outlining and presenting specifications for all design requirements. Hands on development of all projects from inception to delivery. Mentoring team members in development and project progression and presenting clients with multiple design options and ensuring overall satisfaction and direction. Liaising with other designers to ensure all designs remained consistent and on brief.

Creative Director

January, 2007 – Present (almost 16 years)

Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion. Work closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements. Effectively build, motivate, and direct design and production teams. Coordinate freelance designers, consultants and vendors to meet all project requirements. Create and conduct highly persuasive sales and marketing presentations. Manage all operational, strategic, financial, quote/bid, staffing, and administrative functions. Successfully completed projects worth up to £2,000,000 Provided proposal and designs for £4,000,000 corporate contracts under extremely tight deadlines. Established trusting relationships with designers, vendors, and key clients.

Senior Designer

Qudos Design, London
January, 2005 – January, 2007 (about 2 years)

Working alongside the Directors to create and deliver design solutions for print and online platforms.
Preparing presentations and keeping client’s up to speed with development process. Designing brochures and magazines Keeping up to date with new design software and solution delivery.

Over 10 years in publishing

Oxford University Press
January, 1995 – January, 2005 (about 10 years)

Responsible for design and in-house pre-press for Humanities & Social Science titles for the UK and US.
As a member of the design team I created cover, page and screen designs for virtually all subject areas in Oxford University Press.

Graphic Designer

Total Design, Amsterdam
January, 1994 – January, 1995 (about 1 year)

Working under Director Jelle van der Toorn Vrijthoff on branding for Heineken, Ranstaad and Schiphol airport. Comprising magazine layout, publicity studies, package design, publishing concepts, corporate identity concepts, photography, illustration, typography.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Nursing Law and Ethics

Tingle, John, Cribb, Alan

Immigration & Asylum Law

Clayton, Gina, Firth, Georgina

New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society

Bennett, Tony, Grossberg, Lawrence, Morris, Meaghan

This is Philosophy (8 Book Series)

Hales, Steven D., Mandik, Pete, Suikkanen, Jussi, Tuckness, Alex, Wolf, Clark, Scharding, Tobey, McDaniel, Kris, Chadwick, Ruth F., Schüklenk, Udo

Confronting Homophobia in Europe: Social and Legal Perspectives

Bloomsbury, Trappolin, Luca, Gasparini, Alessandro, Wintemute, Robert

The Psychology Student's Survival Guide

Jarvis, Matt, Linnell, Maggie

Scott has 6 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Elissa O'Keefe
Scott nailed the brief. He was responsive and easy to work with. His communication was rapid and on point. Would definitely work with him again.

Elissa O'Keefe, November 2022

Chris Davidson
Scott is a total delight to work with. I found him super-professional and highly responsive. I was very impressed with the creative options he came up with in response to my brief. I feel I could have picked several of Scott's initial ideas for 'further development' and am sure I would have ended up with a great cover. As it was, I was able to narrow the field down fairly quickly and then set...
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Chris Davidson, April 2022

Giannis Tolios
I was very happy with the end result, and working with Scott was a pleasure in general!

Giannis Tolios, August 2021

Georgann Low
all good. i lucked out!

Georgann Low, May 2021

Hayden Barker
Scott was so great to work with. I was able to give a few design ideas of what I was thinking and then received various designs to choose from during the initial design review. Once I choose the design that I liked, Scott produced a design that I loved and in showing it to others, each person was impressed with how professional the design looked. Would highly recommend Scott's work.

Hayden Barker, April 2021

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