Ian Ross

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León, Spain

An experienced designer of printed books with a passion for exceeding expectations. You can judge a book (designer) by his covers!

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I'm an English graphic-designer based in León, NW Spain. I have more than 10 years experience in book design, both covers and full books for print. I'm committed to giving my clients an even better design than they had hoped for. Apart from the cover, any e-book conversions would be outsourced as it's not a service I offer.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Design
Entertainment
Music
Parenting & Families
Photography

Work experience

Senior designer / Owner

Self-employed
April, 2002 – Present (almost 17 years)

I deal in most aspects of graphic design but specialise in book design and work for the music industry, album sleeves, posters, websites etc. I'm not a programmer, I have no knowledge of HTML/CSS coding.

Owner

Self-employed
April, 2002 – Present (almost 17 years)

I've been designing both book covers and entire books for over 10 years. Clients include I.B.Tauris (Bloomsbury), PWP, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP / Hachette).

My background is in album sleeve design. I also work within branding, web design, 3D rendering and all aspects of graphic design.

Portfolio (38 selected works)

Fighting Proud

Stephen Bourne

The Interbrain: Embodied Connections Versus Common Knowledge

Digby Tantam

Digby Tantam presents his ground-breaking theory of the interbrain, the idea that human beings are endlessly connected by a continuous interplay of non-verbal communication of which we are unaware. Considering social smiles and the way emotions can spread from one person to another, he explores the research that shows how our brains are linked and draws out the implications of the interbrain f... read more

Digby Tantam presents his ground-breaking theory of the interbrain, the idea that human beings are endlessly connected by a continuous interplay of non-verbal communication of which we are unaware. Considering social smiles and the way emotions can spread from one person to another, he explores the research that shows how our brains are linked and draws out the implications of the interbrain f... read more

Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in the Middle East (Library of Modern Middle East Studies)

Eid Mohamed

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, his foreign policy was at first seen to be the antithesis of that of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Eid Mohamed highlights how in the wake of this change of US administration, Arab media, literature and cinema began to assert the value of America as a potential source of `change' while attempting to renegotiate the Arab world's position in the internati... read more

When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, his foreign policy was at first seen to be the antithesis of that of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Eid Mohamed highlights how in the wake of this change of US administration, Arab media, literature and cinema began to assert the value of America as a potential source of `change' while attempting to renegotiate the Arab world's position in the internati... read more

Gaza Under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance (Library of Modern Middle East Studies)

Bjorn Brenner

Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by Israel, the EU, the USA and the UN. It has made itself notorious for its violent radicalism and uncompromising rejection of the Jewish state. So after its victory in the 2006 elections the world was watching., How would Hamas govern? Could an Islamist group without any experience of power - and with an unwavering ideology - manage to deal with da... read more

Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by Israel, the EU, the USA and the UN. It has made itself notorious for its violent radicalism and uncompromising rejection of the Jewish state. So after its victory in the 2006 elections the world was watching., How would Hamas govern? Could an Islamist group without any experience of power - and with an unwavering ideology - manage to deal with da... read more

Hidden Treasures of Ethiopia: A Guide to the Remote Churches of an Ancient Land

Marie-Jose Friedlander

Ethiopia is a land of hidden treasures, and among the greatest are its remote churches, whose richly decorated interiors amaze and astound with their vibrant colours and extraordinary illustration. Yet steeped in ancient legend, and often situated in remote locations, a true appreciation and understanding of these unique churches and their spectacular murals has been restricted to a select few... read more

Ethiopia is a land of hidden treasures, and among the greatest are its remote churches, whose richly decorated interiors amaze and astound with their vibrant colours and extraordinary illustration. Yet steeped in ancient legend, and often situated in remote locations, a true appreciation and understanding of these unique churches and their spectacular murals has been restricted to a select few... read more

Inert Cities: Globalization, Mobility and Suspension in Visual Culture

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Christoph Lindner

We usually associate contemporary urban life with movement and speed. But what about those instances when the forms of mobility associated with globalized cities - the flow of capital, people, labor and information - freeze, or decelerate? How can we assess the value of interruption in a city? What does valuing stillness mean in regards to the forward march of globalization? When does inertia ... read more

We usually associate contemporary urban life with movement and speed. But what about those instances when the forms of mobility associated with globalized cities - the flow of capital, people, labor and information - freeze, or decelerate? How can we assess the value of interruption in a city? What does valuing stillness mean in regards to the forward march of globalization? When does inertia ... read more

Abstraction and Reality: The Sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones

Jonathan Black, Sara Ayres

Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913 - 1996) was one of the finest sculptors working in Britain during the twentieth century. This book is the first in-depth study of this compelling artist who was responsible for the magisterial statue of Sir Winston Churchill which stands in London's Parliament Square. It incorporates a wealth of new research and never before published images of the artist's fascinating... read more

Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913 - 1996) was one of the finest sculptors working in Britain during the twentieth century. This book is the first in-depth study of this compelling artist who was responsible for the magisterial statue of Sir Winston Churchill which stands in London's Parliament Square. It incorporates a wealth of new research and never before published images of the artist's fascinating... read more

A New A-Z of International Relations Theory (Library of International Relations)

Chris Farrands, Imad El-Anis, Roy Smith, Lloyd Pettiford

"International Relations" is the multi-disciplinary and heterogeneous study which goes to the heart of relations between states and international organisations embracing international politics, economics, political economy, diplomatic and international history. It seeks to explain the mainsprings of global politics, which is a prime field for historians and especially for political scientists ... read more

"International Relations" is the multi-disciplinary and heterogeneous study which goes to the heart of relations between states and international organisations embracing international politics, economics, political economy, diplomatic and international history. It seeks to explain the mainsprings of global politics, which is a prime field for historians and especially for political scientists ... read more

Aesthetics and Neo-Romanticism in Film: Landscapes in Contemporary British Cinema (International Library of Visual Culture)

Stella Hockenhull

The contemporary study of film is dominated by narrative theory - yet films include scenes and images which do not perform a narrative task but nevertheless provoke an emotional response. Stella Hockenhull looks at the painterly dimensions inherent in the medium of film, arguing that an aesthetic analysis enables a fuller appreciation of the visual 'spectacle' of cinema. In a reading of the fo... read more

The contemporary study of film is dominated by narrative theory - yet films include scenes and images which do not perform a narrative task but nevertheless provoke an emotional response. Stella Hockenhull looks at the painterly dimensions inherent in the medium of film, arguing that an aesthetic analysis enables a fuller appreciation of the visual 'spectacle' of cinema. In a reading of the fo... read more

Antiquity Imagined: The Mysterious Legacy of Egypt and the Ancient Near East (Ib Tauris Short Histories)

Robin Derricourt

Outsiders have long attributed to the Middle East, and especially to ancient Egypt, meanings that go way beyond the rational and observable. The region has been seen as the source of civilization, religion, the sciences and the arts; but also of mystical knowledge and outlandish theories, whether about the Lost City of Atlantis or visits by alien beings. In his exploration of how its past has ... read more

Outsiders have long attributed to the Middle East, and especially to ancient Egypt, meanings that go way beyond the rational and observable. The region has been seen as the source of civilization, religion, the sciences and the arts; but also of mystical knowledge and outlandish theories, whether about the Lost City of Atlantis or visits by alien beings. In his exploration of how its past has ... read more

China's Frontier Regions: Ethnicity, Economic Integration and Foreign Relations (International Library of Human Geography)

Michael Clarke

China has traditionally viewed her frontier regions Zxinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Yunnan as buffer zones. Yet their importance as commercial and cosmopolitan hubs, intimately involved in the transmission of goods, peoples and ideas between China and it west and southwest has meant they are crucial for China s ongoing development. The resurgence of China under Deng Xiaoping s policy of r... read more

China has traditionally viewed her frontier regions Zxinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia and Yunnan as buffer zones. Yet their importance as commercial and cosmopolitan hubs, intimately involved in the transmission of goods, peoples and ideas between China and it west and southwest has meant they are crucial for China s ongoing development. The resurgence of China under Deng Xiaoping s policy of r... read more

Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy: Integrating the Expressive Arts and Ecotherapy

Sally Atkins and Melia Snyder. Forewords by Corrine Glesne and Per Espen Stoknes.

Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace: The Essential Guide for Employers

Sarah Gibson and J. Fernandez

Helping to create inclusive work environments for non-binary people, this book builds knowledge of non-binary identities and provides practical solutions to many of the basic workplace problems this group face. Working with and including non-binary people in the workplace is beneficial for both employer and employee, as it attracts and retains younger and non-binary workers by helping promote ... read more

Helping to create inclusive work environments for non-binary people, this book builds knowledge of non-binary identities and provides practical solutions to many of the basic workplace problems this group face. Working with and including non-binary people in the workplace is beneficial for both employer and employee, as it attracts and retains younger and non-binary workers by helping promote ... read more

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Ruby Peru

Ian was very eager to please me as his client. Where he didn’t know technical information off-hand, he looked it up and shared his research with me. He provided an excellent product in the end. He is, however, new to working with self-publishers and the way we need our designers to operate in terms of knowing the technical specs for Amazon KDP and such specifics. He learned fast, though, and I ...

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Ruby Peru, December 2018

Ian Ross

As Ruby rightly states, my background/experience is within designing printed books for major publishers. I know very little of self-publishing and e-books but as long as good information is supplied, I'll be able to provide what's required.

Many thanks Ruby!

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