Gudrun Jobst

Gudrun Jobst - Designer

London, UK

Decades of experience designing book covers that sell, I will support you on your self-publishing journey.

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Overview

As an experienced Graphic Designer, I have spent over fifteen years crafting content and campaigns for established book and magazine publishers. For the last seven years I have set-up on my own as a Freelancer adept with a wide range of skills for print and digital media marketing, specialising in book cover design and illustration.
I will support you on your self-publishing journey, by designing three different covers according to your brief and then we take one design forward to refine and adjust according to your specification. By the end of the process you will have a professional cover design that sells!
Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Art Director

Self-employed
April, 2012 – Present (about 10 years)

Experienced freelance Graphic Designer available to support you in all creative campaigns.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Salt & Honey (Ulverscroft General Fiction)

Candi Miller

In a southern Africa violently split during Apartheid, Koba is taken away from her Kalahari desert-tribe after witnessing her parents being murdered by a party of white hunters. She slowly learns to adapt and survive in a dangerous but beautiful environment. However, she is plagued by the knowledge that unless she leaves those who have grown to love her, she faces exile from her own people. Th... read more

In a southern Africa violently split during Apartheid, Koba is taken away from her Kalahari desert-tribe after witnessing her parents being murdered by a party of white hunters. She slowly learns to adapt and survive in a dangerous but beautiful environment. However, she is plagued by the knowledge that unless she leaves those who have grown to love her, she faces exile from her own people. Th... read more

She Chose Me

Tracey Emerson

For fans of The Girl Before, Into the Water and The Couple Next Door'Not having a child can change your life as much as having one.' Grace has returned to London after twenty years abroad to manage her dying mother’s affairs. When she receives a blank Mother’s Day card in the post, she is confused and unsettled. Who could have sent it to her and why? She isn’t a mother. Another Mother’s Day ca... read more

For fans of The Girl Before, Into the Water and The Couple Next Door'Not having a child can change your life as much as having one.' Grace has returned to London after twenty years abroad to manage her dying mother’s affairs. When she receives a blank Mother’s Day card in the post, she is confused and unsettled. Who could have sent it to her and why? She isn’t a mother. Another Mother’s Day ca... read more

The Zero and The One

Ryan Ruby

'Ryan Ruby has written a brilliant and captivating novel ... dark as Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, with ... a setting that reminds one of Evelyn Waugh, and ... texture that evokes P.G. Wodehouse. It's as sharp as a tack, and the pages turn themselves'--Benjamin HaleA bookish scholarship student, Owen Whiting has high hopes of Oxford, only to find himself immediately out of place. Then he... read more

'Ryan Ruby has written a brilliant and captivating novel ... dark as Patricia Highsmith's Ripley novels, with ... a setting that reminds one of Evelyn Waugh, and ... texture that evokes P.G. Wodehouse. It's as sharp as a tack, and the pages turn themselves'--Benjamin HaleA bookish scholarship student, Owen Whiting has high hopes of Oxford, only to find himself immediately out of place. Then he... read more

The Truth Waits

Susanna Beard

'This novel bears all the hallmarks of a great thriller. It not only deals with huge issues like greed, guilt, evil and revenge, but with Anna’s deeply personal search for justice, reconciliation, forgiveness and trust. Her journey takes her to the very limits of herself but, at its heart, The Truth Waits is also a story about love in its best forms and I defy anyone not to get swept up in it'... read more

'This novel bears all the hallmarks of a great thriller. It not only deals with huge issues like greed, guilt, evil and revenge, but with Anna’s deeply personal search for justice, reconciliation, forgiveness and trust. Her journey takes her to the very limits of herself but, at its heart, The Truth Waits is also a story about love in its best forms and I defy anyone not to get swept up in it'... read more

Blinded by the Lights: Now a major HBO Europe TV series

Jakub Żulczyk

NOW A MAJOR HBO EUROPE TV SERIES'Tough, knowing, high-octane crime fiction... Los Angeles has James Ellroy, Boston has Dennis Lehane, Oslo has Jo Nesbo. And Warsaw has its own two-fisted crime laureate in Jakub Żulczyk. Already a massive bestseller in Poland, this is brilliant stuff from a fresh new voice in crime fiction.' Tony Parsons'Jakub Żulczyk’s Blinded by the Lights is dark, dangerous,... read more

NOW A MAJOR HBO EUROPE TV SERIES'Tough, knowing, high-octane crime fiction... Los Angeles has James Ellroy, Boston has Dennis Lehane, Oslo has Jo Nesbo. And Warsaw has its own two-fisted crime laureate in Jakub Żulczyk. Already a massive bestseller in Poland, this is brilliant stuff from a fresh new voice in crime fiction.' Tony Parsons'Jakub Żulczyk’s Blinded by the Lights is dark, dangerous,... read more

Murmuration

Robert Lock

"The starlings dance in mesmerising patterns. In and out they fold. Up and down. Below them a Victorian pier has stood the test of time, carrying each generation over a cold and relentless sea."This heartfelt historical drama follows the lives of five strangers over the course of 150 years. Each of them stop to look at the murmuration of starlings in the very same spot on the pier of a Victori... read more

"The starlings dance in mesmerising patterns. In and out they fold. Up and down. Below them a Victorian pier has stood the test of time, carrying each generation over a cold and relentless sea."This heartfelt historical drama follows the lives of five strangers over the course of 150 years. Each of them stop to look at the murmuration of starlings in the very same spot on the pier of a Victori... read more

Letters From Yelena

Guy Mankowski

'It's unusual to find a young male writer who can write with such sensitivity and maturity. Guy Mankowski's portrayal of the ballerina Yelena is wholly convincing, taking us inside her thoughts and feelings as she describes the course of her life, from harrowing childhood to professional success, punctuated with turbulent emotional crisis. This is clearly a writer of great talent.'​ Dr. Andrew... read more

'It's unusual to find a young male writer who can write with such sensitivity and maturity. Guy Mankowski's portrayal of the ballerina Yelena is wholly convincing, taking us inside her thoughts and feelings as she describes the course of her life, from harrowing childhood to professional success, punctuated with turbulent emotional crisis. This is clearly a writer of great talent.'​ Dr. Andrew... read more

The Dessert Deli

Laura Amos

The Dessert Deli brings beautiful desserts to their rightful place: the forefront of any meal. This cookbook doesn’t just offer cupcakes, but covers the full spectrum of tasty treats, from indulgent Belgian Chocolate Mousse and Honeycomb, to zingy Orange and Passion fruit Trifle, yummy Honey Crème Brûlée to decadent Ameretto Chocolate Truffles. Set up in 2008, The Dessert Deli quickly became o... read more

The Dessert Deli brings beautiful desserts to their rightful place: the forefront of any meal. This cookbook doesn’t just offer cupcakes, but covers the full spectrum of tasty treats, from indulgent Belgian Chocolate Mousse and Honeycomb, to zingy Orange and Passion fruit Trifle, yummy Honey Crème Brûlée to decadent Ameretto Chocolate Truffles. Set up in 2008, The Dessert Deli quickly became o... read more

Gudrun has 10 reviews

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Vicky Grubb
I worked with Gudrun on my second upholstery book. I had some quote specific ideas and I felt Gudrun interpreted them really well. When things didn't align, Gudrun was very professional and resolved the issues quickly. Gudrun wasn't the cheapest quote I got, but I really do think you get what you pay for. Really pleased and hope to be working with her on my third book.

Vicky Grubb, September 2021

Gudrun Jobst
Thanks for the review Vicky and looking forward to working with you on your next book.

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Sue Holland
I was so pleased that Gudrun could design my second children's book for me. The cover design, inside pages and back cover were brilliant. Gudrun is professional and reliable. Everything was finished when she said it would be. Gudrun is also very patient with new authors like myself who are not very technical and find it tricky to navigate the self-publishing road. She was extremely helpful. I h...
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Sue Holland, July 2021


Shlomi Harif
Gudrun's designs, patience, and professionalism make her a designed to whom I'll return for future projects. Our collaboration on my novel's cover, in particular, was seamless and thoughtful.

Shlomi Harif, June 2021

Gudrun Jobst
Thank you Shlomi, looking forward to the next one!

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Michael Walsh-Rose
Gudrun made the process of designing my cover a delight. He was super helpful, answered all my questions and created a cover design that I absolutely love. He took all of my ideas on board and even helped me with my blurb. I will definitely be working with Gudrun for all my future projects, I cannot reccommend him enough.

Michael Walsh-Rose, June 2021

Gudrun Jobst
Thank you Michael, it was a pleasure working with you and your vision made it into a pretty juicy cover. Good luck with the sales and I hope we can work together again in future.

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Timothy Butler
I very much enjoyed my collaboration with Gudrun. She is a talented artist and a highly competent professional. Her work is thoughtful, thorough, and on time. I highly recommend her.

Timothy Butler, June 2021

Gudrun Jobst
Thank you very much Tim, I appreciate your kind words and it was a pleasure to work with you.

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