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Gus Condeixa

Gus Condeixa - Designer

London

Overview

Creative Director of the Jewish Quarterly magazine.

And this would be a nice time to write every possible cliché about me: the team work things, the attention to detail, all of that. Things which are expected from a professional, I suppose. I rather speak about me, realistically.

I smoke a pipe, have a majestic beard.
I believe rain is actually quite inspiring.
I like a coffee mug in my desk.
I like challenges and I like working on concepts.
I work hard and focused to achieve the best work possible.
I am also fun to have around (this is actually mentioned in my references).

As a visual artist, I am interested in contemporary art – my practice is installation and collage.

As a goalkeeper for Alexandra Park FC, I fully live the joys of playing in grassroots football.
Occasionally I have some MOTM awards and some injuries. Also, a passion for retro football. As the editor of the APFC newsletter I ended up writing a lot about football. I am living the dream!

My work soundtrack is usually prog rock and documentaries.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Romance Thriller
Non-Fiction
Sports & outdoor recreation

Work experience

Creative Director

The Jewish Quarterly

June, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Design and layout, illustration, image sourcing. Ad design, some digital design as well.

Book cover designer

Lucky Bat Books

September, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

Graphic designer. Book covers / jacket designer, created a wide variety of spread designs, fulfilling the demands of highly diverse briefs, working closely with editors, authors, DTP and production. Sourcing, creating and selecting images for publication or illustration reference purposes. Touching up & correcting digital artwork, and getting work repro-ready.

Book cover designer

Onwards and Upwards Publishers

March, 2012 – December, 2013 (almost 2 years)

Graphic designer. Book covers / jacket designer, created a wide variety of spread designs, fulfilling the demands of highly diverse briefs, working closely with editors, authors, DTP and production. Sourcing, creating and selecting images for publication or illustration reference purposes. Touching up & correcting digital artwork, and getting work repro-ready.

Book cover artist

Sandstone Press

April, 2011 – August, 2014 (over 3 years)

Graphic designer. Book covers / jacket designer, created a wide variety of spread designs, fulfilling the demands of highly diverse briefs, working closely with editors, authors, DTP and production. Sourcing, creating and selecting images for publication or illustration reference purposes. Touching up & correcting digital artwork, and getting work repro-ready

Book cover designer / graphic designer

Chiado Editora

September, 2009 – December, 2010 (about 1 year)

Work as graphic designer. Book covers / jacket designer (over 120 book covers), created a wide variety of spread designs, fulfilling the demands of highly diverse briefs, working closely with editors, authors, photographers, DTP and production. Sourcing, creating and selecting images for publication or illustration reference purposes. Touching up & correcting digital artwork, and getting work repro-ready. I was also PR of Chiado Art Gallery.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Ever Fallen in Love

Zoe Strachan

Richard fell for Luke at university. Luke was handsome, dissolute, dangerous; together they did things that Richard has spent the last decade trying to forget. Now his career is on the brink of success, but his younger sister Stephie's life is in pieces. Her invasion of Richard's remote west coast sanctuary forces Richard to confront the tragedy and betrayal of his past, and face up to his own... read more

Richard fell for Luke at university. Luke was handsome, dissolute, dangerous; together they did things that Richard has spent the last decade trying to forget. Now his career is on the brink of success, but his younger sister Stephie's life is in pieces. Her invasion of Richard's remote west coast sanctuary forces Richard to confront the tragedy and betrayal of his past, and face up to his own... read more

The Blackguard

Ben Garrido

The first of Ben Garrido's three novels about broken identity, The Blackguard follows young engineer Marcus Hunyadi as he tries to separate Nevada’s ancient and isolated town of Enclave from its immense natural resources, protect a child of tainted blood, and attain the power he craves. A fast, minimalist novel filled with cutting irony and dark humor, The Blackguard is a world both alien and ... read more

The first of Ben Garrido's three novels about broken identity, The Blackguard follows young engineer Marcus Hunyadi as he tries to separate Nevada’s ancient and isolated town of Enclave from its immense natural resources, protect a child of tainted blood, and attain the power he craves. A fast, minimalist novel filled with cutting irony and dark humor, The Blackguard is a world both alien and ... read more

Book of Hours: The Beguilement of Brother Alphaios

J S Anderson

A severely damaged fifteenth century Book of Hours, a man starving to death in a sumptuous art deco flat, an architect searching for the unconventional, a demonic old man, the tragic death of an infant and her father, a stolen human heart— When Brother Alphaios comes to a great American city to recreate the Book of Hours, he must discover both its origins and the heresies that kept it hidden a... read more

A severely damaged fifteenth century Book of Hours, a man starving to death in a sumptuous art deco flat, an architect searching for the unconventional, a demonic old man, the tragic death of an infant and her father, a stolen human heart— When Brother Alphaios comes to a great American city to recreate the Book of Hours, he must discover both its origins and the heresies that kept it hidden a... read more

The Scorpion's Helper

Susan W McMichaels

In The Scorpion’s Helper, a historical fantasy, a beggar girl in King Herod’s Jerusalem catches the eyes and heart of Anne, the barren wife of a Temple priest. When Anne brings the child home, she gives the silent girl a name and a bowl and a pallet. She names the girl Ozeret, which means Helper, and the child grows into her name. One morning Ozeret overhears Anne whisper to her husband Joachi... read more

In The Scorpion’s Helper, a historical fantasy, a beggar girl in King Herod’s Jerusalem catches the eyes and heart of Anne, the barren wife of a Temple priest. When Anne brings the child home, she gives the silent girl a name and a bowl and a pallet. She names the girl Ozeret, which means Helper, and the child grows into her name. One morning Ozeret overhears Anne whisper to her husband Joachi... read more

My Name is E

Frederick Lightfoot

In the last year of the Second World War three deaf girls are born in the same north of England village. Miracle, coincidence, tragedy or omen? As children they discover each other on the shore and call each other sisters. One of them, Judith Salt, returns to the village aged sixty to tell the story of that first meeting, and her later return, aged twenty-five, pregnant, and determined that so... read more

In the last year of the Second World War three deaf girls are born in the same north of England village. Miracle, coincidence, tragedy or omen? As children they discover each other on the shore and call each other sisters. One of them, Judith Salt, returns to the village aged sixty to tell the story of that first meeting, and her later return, aged twenty-five, pregnant, and determined that so... read more

Jaguar

T. Jefferson Parker

Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands turn out to be as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocorrido, a folk ballad that records the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners, and out... read more

Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands turn out to be as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocorrido, a folk ballad that records the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners, and out... read more

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