Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey - Designer

London, UK

Graphic Designer, Cartoonist and Illustrator. I've worked in the publishing industry for more than 20 years, mostly in licensed books for DK

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Overview

I’ve been designing and illustrating books and magazines in the publishing industry for many years. Most of my design work has been on illustrated non-fiction titles. I am also a versatile illustrator, who can draw in and replicate many styles. I recently illustrated the fiction title Wonder for Penguin, and have created illustrated patterns for the print design collective Hello Hector in the fashion industry. Previously, I have had my cartoon work published in The Daily Telegraph.

I enjoy collaborating with authors and coming up with ideas together. I love to scamp up initial ideas, then present multiple options that inspire the author or editor. My natural drawing style is with pen and ink. I like to give the impression that my illustrations are quite spontaneous. I cartoon in a quirky, doodle style. I'm very creative and proactive, and love to have fun in what I do.

Highlights of my career have included: Getting the first DK Disney book in the top ten titles on the New York Times bestseller list; Waterstones Piccadilly London, choosing my LEGO Architecture book for a total window display (around 20 meters); Developing the 'Build Your Own Adventure' series for LEGO, which has sold many hundreds of thousands around the globe; Working on Star Wars books at the Lucasfilm Ranch; Working at Pinewood Studios with the James Bond licensor Eon; and working in LA on Looney Tunes and Pink Panther titles. I also worked with American Werewolf and Thriller Director John Landis on his own Monsters in the Movies book. I have enjoyed making sets and directing photoshoots for the Shrek Cookery Book, Action Man and dozens of LEGO titles. As a Design Manager, I was jointly responsible for a team of 25 designers and editors.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Entertainment
True Crime
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Short Story

Work experience

Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2019 – Present (10 months)

Since starting out as a freelancer, I have added to my skillset with some interesting new projects. I illustrated a Penguin Readers ELT graded reader version of the book Wonder by R J Palacio. I have also moved into textile design, using my doodles to create fashion prints - examples can be seen below.

Design manager

DK
January, 2000 – May, 2019 (over 19 years)

In my 20 years at DK, I have worked on well over 100 books and had input on over 500 titles. I started out with children's storybooks, then moved towards licensed properties, including Star Wars, Lego, Disney, Marvel, DC, James Bond, Dreamworks, and the BBC. Altogether, I have worked with more than 20 licensors. In the last few years I have specialised in repackaging existing titles for special sales clients, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, WH Smith, Costco and Legoland.

Highlights of my career have included: Getting the first DK Disney book in the top ten titles on the New York Times bestseller list; Waterstones Piccadilly choosing my LEGO Architecture book for a total window display (around 20 meters); Developing the 'Build Your Own Adventure' series for LEGO, which has sold many hundreds of thousands around the globe; Working on Star Wars books at the Lucasfilm Ranch; Working at Pinewood Studios with the James Bond licensor Eon; and working in LA on Looney Tunes and Pink Panther titles. I also worked with American Werewolf and Thriller Director John Landis on his own Monsters in the Movies book. I have enjoyed making sets and directing photoshoots for the Shrek Cookery Book, Action Man and dozens of LEGO titles. As a Design Manager, I was jointly responsible for a team of 25 designers and editors.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Star Wars The Complete Visual Dictionary New Edition

Pablo Hidalgo, David Reynolds

This comprehensive visual dictionary is the perfect Star Wars(TM) book for getting to know the galaxy far, far away.Packed with more than 1,500 stunning images, it showcases major and minor characters (such as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker), creatures, vehicles, weapons, props, and items of tech in unparalleled detail. Beautiful photography and engaging text written by Star Wars experts exa... read more

This comprehensive visual dictionary is the perfect Star Wars(TM) book for getting to know the galaxy far, far away.Packed with more than 1,500 stunning images, it showcases major and minor characters (such as Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker), creatures, vehicles, weapons, props, and items of tech in unparalleled detail. Beautiful photography and engaging text written by Star Wars experts exa... read more

LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide

Philip Wilkinson

Created in close collaboration with The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Architecture visionary, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide takes a deep look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series. Beautifully illustrated and annotated, this visual guide allows you to explore the LEGO team's creative process in building and understand how LEGO artists tran... read more

Created in close collaboration with The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO® Architecture visionary, LEGO Architecture: The Visual Guide takes a deep look at the artists, builders, and inspiration behind the LEGO Architecture series. Beautifully illustrated and annotated, this visual guide allows you to explore the LEGO team's creative process in building and understand how LEGO artists tran... read more

Star Wars Made Easy: A Beginner's Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Christian Blauvelt

Don't know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars™ saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or you... read more

Don't know your Wookiees from your Wampas? If the Star Wars™ saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or you... read more

The Tintin & Snowy Big Activity Book

Simon Beecroft, Guy Harvey

Tintin and Snowy is an activity book with great puzzles and games based upon the many adventures of Tintin. There are mazes, puzzles, and how to draw sections. This book was conceived and designed in collaboration with studio Moulinsart, and is an officially licensed Tintin product. All of the illustrations are taken from the 23 full Tintin adventures drawn by the original artist, Georges Remi... read more

Tintin and Snowy is an activity book with great puzzles and games based upon the many adventures of Tintin. There are mazes, puzzles, and how to draw sections. This book was conceived and designed in collaboration with studio Moulinsart, and is an officially licensed Tintin product. All of the illustrations are taken from the 23 full Tintin adventures drawn by the original artist, Georges Remi... read more

LEGO® NINJAGO: Build Your Own Adventure: With Lloyd Minifigure and Exclusive Ninja Merch, Book Includes More Than 50 Buil (LEGO Build Your Own Adventure)

DK

Get ready for your own Ninja adventure with this inspirational book. Build, play and learn all about the thrilling world of LEGO® NINJAGO™. LEGO NINJAGO: Build Your Own Adventure combines fan built inspiring ideas for building with exciting stories. Get inspired to build with creative NINJAGO themed story starters, then play out your own Ninja adventures using your own LEGO bricks. The book co... read more

Get ready for your own Ninja adventure with this inspirational book. Build, play and learn all about the thrilling world of LEGO® NINJAGO™. LEGO NINJAGO: Build Your Own Adventure combines fan built inspiring ideas for building with exciting stories. Get inspired to build with creative NINJAGO themed story starters, then play out your own Ninja adventures using your own LEGO bricks. The book co... read more

Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered

Amber Hunt, Emily G. Thompson

Discover the stories behind 20 of the most infamous unsolved murders of the last century, including the Black Dahlia, the Zodiac Killer, and the JonBenét Ramsey case.This true crime book lets you judge for yourself, investigating some of the most infamous unsolved cases of the 20th and 21st centuries. It presents crime scenes, crucial evidence, witnesses, and persons of interest along with ess... read more

Discover the stories behind 20 of the most infamous unsolved murders of the last century, including the Black Dahlia, the Zodiac Killer, and the JonBenét Ramsey case.This true crime book lets you judge for yourself, investigating some of the most infamous unsolved cases of the 20th and 21st centuries. It presents crime scenes, crucial evidence, witnesses, and persons of interest along with ess... read more

JAMES BOND 50 Years of Movie Posters

Dennis Gassner

Like New. Hardcover. Appears never to have been used. Pages clean and unmarked. Pages and binding tight. Slight wear on the corners of the box that the large book is in. Not EX-LIB. All proceeds benefit the Adamstown Area Public Library.

Like New. Hardcover. Appears never to have been used. Pages clean and unmarked. Pages and binding tight. Slight wear on the corners of the box that the large book is in. Not EX-LIB. All proceeds benefit the Adamstown Area Public Library.

Penguin Readers Level 3: Wonder (Penguin Readers (graded readers))

R J Palacio

August Pullman has been home-schooled all his life. Now he is starting fifth grade at a New York City middle school. He doesn't want to draw attention to himself, but that isn't easy when he looks like he does.Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and careful... read more

August Pullman has been home-schooled all his life. Now he is starting fifth grade at a New York City middle school. He doesn't want to draw attention to himself, but that isn't easy when he looks like he does.Penguin Readers is a series of the best new fiction, essential non-fiction and popular classics written for learners of English as a foreign language. Beautifully illustrated and careful... read more

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