Jamie Keenan

Jamie Keenan – Designer

Book cover designer with 25 years experience, based in London.


I've designed covers for over 25 years and work for large multinationals, smaller independent publishers and authors who are doing everything themselves. I like books that involve ideas, never miss deadlines and want to make the whole experience of putting a cover together as enjoyable as possible for everyone involved.
Classics Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime
Math & Science

Work experience


Jun, 1999 — Present


The first edition of T. S. Eliot’s masterpiece reappears with a major introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paul Muldoon.The Waste Land is arguably the most important poem of the twentieth century. First published in the United States by Boni & Liveright in 19... read more

Yukio M.

For the first time in English, a glittering novella about stardom from “one of the greatest avant-garde Japanese writers of the twentieth century” (Judith Thurman, The New Yorker)All eyes are on Rikio. And he likes it, mostly. His fans cheer, screaming and yel... read more
How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew . . . 'A classic of alienation and horror, 'The Birds' was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five othe... read more
Alone in New York, separated from his girlfriend by the Atlantic Ocean, the name-less narrator of Heinz Helle's electric debut novel is sinking slowly into crisis.He loves his girlfriend but finds himself attracted to every woman he sees. He is cursed with tot... read more
Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery.Science’s best-kept secret is this: even today, thereare experimental results that the most brilliant... read more
Badmouth tells of the adventures and misadventures of an uncle and nephew,Graham and Robert Fowey, and their involvement with a ventriloquist's dummy, Harry Sprite. It also tells of Brother Tom, a man who can read minds, of Noah and of Sigmund Freud. Funny and... read more
“This fine version, with David Cronenberg’s inspired introduction and the new translator’s beguiling afterword, is, I suspect, the most disturbing though the most comforting of all so far; others will follow, but don’t hesitate: this is the transforming text f... read more
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In “one of the most sensitive, nuanced examinations of father and son relationships” (The Boston Globe), award-winning writer Chris Offutt struggles to understand his recently deceased father, based on his reading of the... read more
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Jamie has 3 reviews





Tim B.

Tim B.

Sep, 2021

When you've put so much time and effort into a book, you want to work with a designer you know is going to deliver a premier league job. Jamie's portfolio is outstanding and he didn't disappoint. Thoughtful, fresh ideas. Friendly and flexible. Brilliant result.
Paul C.

Paul C.

Sep, 2021

Jamie designed an absolutely brilliant, inventive cover for my book. He was beyond professional from the start - sending over a range of concepts before setting to work on a final version ready for print. He was responsive to feedback and met/beat every deadline. He also responded quickly for additional formats, files etc. I knew from his portfolio that Jamie's work was fantastic but he exceede...
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Byron TD S.

Byron TD S.

Dec, 2020

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with Jamie. He took a genuine interest in the story he was covering and brought out the perfect tone in a unique, creative, and eye-catching way. A number of Jamie's suggestions might have been anyone's first choice, and the only downside was seeing great material hit the cutting room floor as we inevitably narrowed the field down to one. A cons...
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