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Jamie Tanner

Jamie Tanner - Designer

Borough, United Kingdom

I love designing and creating something out of nothing . . . then it remaining there in someones house, workplace, shed or where ever . . .

Overview

My name is Jamie Tanner. I am a freelance book cover designer, and have been doing this for 26 years now. I am also the founder and designer at Jet Design Ltd. I have great knowledge and experience of the business and finish briefs, from concept to finished print ready PDFs, to the highest standard. I have covered a wide range of subjects from child birth to military books, fiction, non fiction, historical, academic, fantasy, sci-fi and cookbooks.
I have a client base that have included M&S, Next, Bloomsbury, Cassell, Quercus, Guinness World Records, W&N,
Summersdale, Tor Books and many more.
I am based in Borough, so quite central in London.

Services
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Computers & Internet Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Parenting & Families

Certifications

  • HND in Graphic Design (with distinction)

Work experience

Designer/Owner

Jamie Tanner (now Jet Design Ltd)

January, 1997 – Present (almost 20 years)

Freelance book cover designer, finishing briefs, from concept to finished print ready PDFs.
Covering a wide range of subjects from child birth to military books, fiction, non fiction, historical, academic,
fantasy, sci-fi and cookbooks.
I have a client base that have included M&S, Next, Orion, Bloomsbury, Quercus, W&N, Guinness World Records,
Summersdale, Severn House, Tor Books and many more.

Senior Designer

Vendetta

January, 1995 – January, 1997 (about 2 years)

Designer for a concert merchandise company.
Working on T-Shirt designs, printing through to embroidery logos to go on shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps.
Tour brochures.

Designer

Cassell

January, 1990 – January, 1995 (about 5 years)

Working on book covers again from brief to final artwork.
Moved over to computers around 1992. Had in-house tuition on Quark and Photoshop at the time.

Junior Designer

Weidenfeld & Nicholson

January, 1989 – January, 1990 (about 1 year)

First job in design, working on book covers from brief through to finished boarded artworks.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Angels with Dirty Faces: The Footballing History of Argentina

Jonathan Wilson

Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Roman Riquelme, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi ...Argentina is responsible for some of the greatest footballers on the planet. Their rich, volatile history is made up of both the sublime and the ruthlessly pragmatic. Argentina is a nation obsessed with football, and Jonathan Wilson, having lived there on and off during the last decade, is ideally placed to ... read more

Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Roman Riquelme, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi ...Argentina is responsible for some of the greatest footballers on the planet. Their rich, volatile history is made up of both the sublime and the ruthlessly pragmatic. Argentina is a nation obsessed with football, and Jonathan Wilson, having lived there on and off during the last decade, is ideally placed to ... read more

City of Silk and Steel

MikeCarey

Title: City of Silk and Steel Binding: Hardcover Author: Mike Carey Publisher: GOLLANCZ

Title: City of Silk and Steel Binding: Hardcover Author: Mike Carey Publisher: GOLLANCZ

The Relic Guild

Edward Cox

In a sealed Labyrinth, a young woman must find a way to control her magic and escape her prison in this remarkable debut fantasy Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us. It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. The Aelfir who had brought trade an... read more

In a sealed Labyrinth, a young woman must find a way to control her magic and escape her prison in this remarkable debut fantasy Magic caused the war. Magic is forbidden. Magic will save us. It was said the Labyrinth had once been the great meeting place, a sprawling city at the heart of an endless maze where a million humans hosted the Houses of the Aelfir. The Aelfir who had brought trade an... read more

One Steppe Beyond: Across Russia in a VW Camper

Thom Wheeler

Traveling across the former Soviet Union is a challenge at the best of times—doing so in a dilapidated VW is just that much more of an adventure A chance job offer at a timber yard in Estonia gives Thom and his old pal Jo a taste for the unknown. So when Uncle Tony asks them to drive to Vladivostok for another job, they can’t think of a good reason why not. The result is a classic caper across... read more

Traveling across the former Soviet Union is a challenge at the best of times—doing so in a dilapidated VW is just that much more of an adventure A chance job offer at a timber yard in Estonia gives Thom and his old pal Jo a taste for the unknown. So when Uncle Tony asks them to drive to Vladivostok for another job, they can’t think of a good reason why not. The result is a classic caper across... read more

1918: A Very British Victory

Peter Hart

In the spring of 1918 the German army launched a series of devastating offensives against the French and British lines on the Western Front. Drawing on the dramatic personal accounts of men who were there—both commanders and ordinary grunts—the narrative brings to life the sheer suspense of waiting for the German attack, the desperate turmoil of the retreat, and the nail-biting turning of the ... read more

In the spring of 1918 the German army launched a series of devastating offensives against the French and British lines on the Western Front. Drawing on the dramatic personal accounts of men who were there—both commanders and ordinary grunts—the narrative brings to life the sheer suspense of waiting for the German attack, the desperate turmoil of the retreat, and the nail-biting turning of the ... read more

Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Max Arthur

FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR was the surprise best-seller at Christmas 2002, selling over 60,000 copies in hardback alone. The formula was simple: Max Arthur interviewed some of the 30 surviving British soldiers from the First World War and combined their stories with other interviews in the Imperial War Museum and various private collections. LAST POST is very consciously the last word f... read more

FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE GREAT WAR was the surprise best-seller at Christmas 2002, selling over 60,000 copies in hardback alone. The formula was simple: Max Arthur interviewed some of the 30 surviving British soldiers from the First World War and combined their stories with other interviews in the Imperial War Museum and various private collections. LAST POST is very consciously the last word f... read more

Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler

Philipp Von Boeselager

Operation Mayhem

Steve Heaney MC, Damien Lewis

2,000 blood-crazed rebels. 26 elite British soldiers. One man's explosive true story. Airlifted into the heart of the Sierra Leone jungle in the midst of the bloody civil war in 2000, 26 elite operators from the secret British elite unit X Platoon were sent into combat against thousands of Sierra Leonean rebels. Notorious for their brutality, the rebels were manned with captured UN armour, mac... read more

2,000 blood-crazed rebels. 26 elite British soldiers. One man's explosive true story. Airlifted into the heart of the Sierra Leone jungle in the midst of the bloody civil war in 2000, 26 elite operators from the secret British elite unit X Platoon were sent into combat against thousands of Sierra Leonean rebels. Notorious for their brutality, the rebels were manned with captured UN armour, mac... read more

[(Found)] [ By (author) Harlan Coben ] [September, 2014]

Harlan Coben

With Spoon in hospital, Mickey and Ema are still determined to find out the truth about the Abeona Shelter and what really happened to Mickey's father - is he dead or alive? Things take a strange turn for Mickey when one of the basketball players from his team disappears and another is accused of taking steroids. An unexpected hand of friendship is offered - and Mickey and Ema may just be a st... read more

With Spoon in hospital, Mickey and Ema are still determined to find out the truth about the Abeona Shelter and what really happened to Mickey's father - is he dead or alive? Things take a strange turn for Mickey when one of the basketball players from his team disappears and another is accused of taking steroids. An unexpected hand of friendship is offered - and Mickey and Ema may just be a st... read more

The Falconer

Elizabeth May

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocrat... read more

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocrat... read more

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics

Jonathan Wilson

In INVERTING THE PYRAMID, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world's game, tracing the global history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning when chaos reigned. Along the way, he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the sport and probes why the English, in particular, have 'proved themselves unwilling to grapple with the abstract'.... read more

In INVERTING THE PYRAMID, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world's game, tracing the global history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the beginning when chaos reigned. Along the way, he looks at the lives of great players and thinkers who shaped the sport and probes why the English, in particular, have 'proved themselves unwilling to grapple with the abstract'.... read more

Jaws and Claws (Deadly Factbook)

Steve Backshall

Did you know that the teeth of a hippopotamus can measure as much as 40 or 50 centimetres? Or that a vampire bat will sometimes regurgitate blood to another member of its colony? Learn all about the jaws and claws of the world's most extraordinary creatures in the sixth factbook from BAFTA AWARD-winning, TV Deadly presenter Steve Backshall. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs a... read more

Did you know that the teeth of a hippopotamus can measure as much as 40 or 50 centimetres? Or that a vampire bat will sometimes regurgitate blood to another member of its colony? Learn all about the jaws and claws of the world's most extraordinary creatures in the sixth factbook from BAFTA AWARD-winning, TV Deadly presenter Steve Backshall. Illustrated throughout with full colour photographs a... read more

Deadly Sticker Book 2014 (Steve Backshall's Deadly Series)

Steve Backshall

Create your very own Deadly adventure with Deadly TV presenter Steve Backshall's first ever interactive 24-page full colour sticker book, perfect for Deadly fans everywhere. Find the fastest predators, the creatures with the most incredible super senses, the deadliest and those who survive extreme conditions. Contains more than 200 stickers.

Create your very own Deadly adventure with Deadly TV presenter Steve Backshall's first ever interactive 24-page full colour sticker book, perfect for Deadly fans everywhere. Find the fastest predators, the creatures with the most incredible super senses, the deadliest and those who survive extreme conditions. Contains more than 200 stickers.

Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico

Hugh Thomson

An account of Hugh Thomson's first wild adventure in Mexico at the age of 18 illustrates why it ignited his love for Latin America, and is then followed by his subsequent exploration 30 years later of the country, its people, and its history. Revealing a much more dangerous side of Mexico than that seen by package vacationers, this book takes the reader from the badlands of Chihuahua to the fo... read more

An account of Hugh Thomson's first wild adventure in Mexico at the age of 18 illustrates why it ignited his love for Latin America, and is then followed by his subsequent exploration 30 years later of the country, its people, and its history. Revealing a much more dangerous side of Mexico than that seen by package vacationers, this book takes the reader from the badlands of Chihuahua to the fo... read more

Farewell to the East End. Jennifer Worth

Jennifer Worth

The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, soon to be a major BBC TV series. This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship's woman who 'serviced' the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and w... read more

The third and final book in the bestselling CALL THE MIDWIFE series, soon to be a major BBC TV series. This final book in Jennifer Worth's memories of her time as a midwife in London's East end brings her story full circle. As always there are heartbreaking stories such as the family devastated by tuberculosis and a ship's woman who 'serviced' the entire crew, as well as plenty of humour and w... read more

Crashing Heaven

Al Robertson

A diamond-hard, visionary new SF thriller. Nailed-down cyberpunk ala William Gibson for the 21st century meets the vivid dark futures of Al Reynolds in this extraordinary debut novel. With Earth abandoned, humanity resides on Station, an industrialised asteroid run by the sentient corporations of the Pantheon. Under their leadership a war has been raging against the Totality - ex-Pantheon AIs ... read more

A diamond-hard, visionary new SF thriller. Nailed-down cyberpunk ala William Gibson for the 21st century meets the vivid dark futures of Al Reynolds in this extraordinary debut novel. With Earth abandoned, humanity resides on Station, an industrialised asteroid run by the sentient corporations of the Pantheon. Under their leadership a war has been raging against the Totality - ex-Pantheon AIs ... read more

Pinion (Jacob's Ladder)

Elizabeth Bear

On a broken ship orbiting a doomed sun, dwellers have grown complacent with their aging metal world. But when a serving girl frees a captive noblewoman, the old order is about to change...Ariane, Prince of the House of Rule, was known to be fiercely cold-blooded. But severing an angel's wings on the battlefield - even after she had surrendered - proved her completely without honor. Captive, th... read more

On a broken ship orbiting a doomed sun, dwellers have grown complacent with their aging metal world. But when a serving girl frees a captive noblewoman, the old order is about to change...Ariane, Prince of the House of Rule, was known to be fiercely cold-blooded. But severing an angel's wings on the battlefield - even after she had surrendered - proved her completely without honor. Captive, th... read more

Worldwired (Jenny Casey)

Elizabeth Bear

Give Canada's Master Warrant Officer Jenny Casey an inch and she'll take a galaxy. That's just the kind of person a world on the brink of destruction needs. The year is 2063, and Earth has been brutalized. An asteroid flung at Toronto by the PanChinese government has killed tens of millions and left the equivalent of a nuclear explosion in its wake. Humanity must find another option . . .Perch... read more

Give Canada's Master Warrant Officer Jenny Casey an inch and she'll take a galaxy. That's just the kind of person a world on the brink of destruction needs. The year is 2063, and Earth has been brutalized. An asteroid flung at Toronto by the PanChinese government has killed tens of millions and left the equivalent of a nuclear explosion in its wake. Humanity must find another option . . .Perch... read more

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