Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey – Designer

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

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. Previously, I have had my cartoon work regularly 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.
Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Entertainment True Crime
Fiction
Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Picture Books Science Fiction Short Story
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2019 — Present

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.

DK

Jan, 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

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 fictio... read more
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.
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 unso... 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 inspir... 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 l... 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 wher... 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 ... 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, vehi... read more

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Harvey S.

Harvey S.

Nov, 2023

Guy Harvey created all of the illustrations and the cover design for my book of short travel stories "Tales of a Road Warrior". He is a very talented illustrator and has a great sense of humor. I had a vision for the illustrations and Guy far exceeded my expectations. He quickly understood my sense of humor and the key messages in my stories. In fact, we were so in sync that something like ...
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ikenna N.

ikenna N.

Jun, 2021

I worked with Guy on illustrations for my book - The Leader's Tale. I enjoyed his creativity and desire to work with me in getting awesome images drawn up.
Melissa B.

Melissa B.

Nov, 2020

He did an amazing job. His work is wonderful and his professionalism made the process to easy. Thank you for everything.
Guy H.
It was a real joy working for Melissa. She gave me pointers and left me to it. Then we worked on what I had done together so it met her expectations.
Raja Reza S.

Raja Reza S.

Aug, 2020

Guy Harvey is extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. As an illustrator, he has the sense of humor and commitment to detail to translate your vision to paper in a manner that not only captures it but improves it. Guy is supportive, intuitive and quick to grasp the nuances you are going for. He is also punctual in responding to questions and concerns. His commitment to getting the work j...
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