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Jem Butcher

Jem Butcher - Designer

London, United Kingdom

I have over 20 years experience in designing bestselling book covers

Overview

I have many years in-house experience, working for Longman, Dorling Kindersley, Random House, Transworld and Simon & Schuster where I was Art Director for six years.I have been working as a freelance designer since 2008. Working for most of the large publishing houses such as Harper Collins, Random House, Penguin, Orion, and many smaller ones such as Alma, Elliot and Thompson and Severn House. I also take on work from self published authors, in all genres. I also run Movie-Book, where we animate covers and make video trailers for books.

Services

Work experience

Art Director

Simon and Schuster
February, 2002 – October, 2008 (over 6 years)

Responsible for the design of all Simon and Schuster book covers

Senior Designer

Transworld
January, 1999 – January, 2004 (almost 5 years)

Worked across all Transworld imprints. Skills were consolidated, becoming more focused
on efficiency and achieving company targets. Improved ability to visualise specific genres creating ‘The
Big Book Look’ in close consultation with editorial, publicity, sales and marketing.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

See How They Run: The Gripping Thriller that Everyone is Talking About

Tom Bale

How far would you go to save your family? In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.This is no burglary gone wrong. The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.And they are prepared to kill to get to him... read more

How far would you go to save your family? In the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie.This is no burglary gone wrong. The intruders know who they’re looking for – a man called Edward Renshaw.And they are prepared to kill to get to him... read more

All Fall Down: A gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will take your breath away

Tom Bale

You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own. It’s the perfect Sunday. Summer sunshine, a barbecue with the kids. But a knock on the garden gate and two words, ‘HELP ME’, changes everything.When loving parents Rob and Wendy Turner let a dying man into their home, and do their best to help him, they think pure chance led him to their house. But soon their lives are threatened ... read more

You tried to save a life. Now you’re fighting to save your own. It’s the perfect Sunday. Summer sunshine, a barbecue with the kids. But a knock on the garden gate and two words, ‘HELP ME’, changes everything.When loving parents Rob and Wendy Turner let a dying man into their home, and do their best to help him, they think pure chance led him to their house. But soon their lives are threatened ... read more

Vigilante

Kerry Wilkinson

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-02-14 Pages: 300 Language: English Publisher: Pan Macmillan A killer behind bars is still killing ...

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-02-14 Pages: 300 Language: English Publisher: Pan Macmillan A killer behind bars is still killing ...

A Literary Tour of Italy

Tim Parks

An acclaimed author of novels and short stories, Tim Parks--who was described in a recent review....

An acclaimed author of novels and short stories, Tim Parks--who was described in a recent review....

SAS- Secret War in South East Asia

Peter Dickens

From 1963 to 1966 Britain successfully waged a secret war to keep the Federation of Malaysia free from domination by Soekarno's Indonesia and by Chinese Communists. At the forefront of this campaign were the men of the Special Air Service - the SAS - an elite branch of the British military whose essence is secrecy and whose tools are boldness, initiative, surprise, and high skill. Working in f... read more

From 1963 to 1966 Britain successfully waged a secret war to keep the Federation of Malaysia free from domination by Soekarno's Indonesia and by Chinese Communists. At the forefront of this campaign were the men of the Special Air Service - the SAS - an elite branch of the British military whose essence is secrecy and whose tools are boldness, initiative, surprise, and high skill. Working in f... read more

The Silent Twin: A dark, gripping detective thriller: Volume 3 (Detective Jennifer Knight Crime Thriller Series)

Caroline Mitchell

Nine-year-old twins Abigail and Olivia vow never to be parted. But when Abigail goes missing from Blackwater Farm, it becomes DS Jennifer Knight's task to return her from harm. But could Olivia's bond with her twin hold the key to finding Abigail? And can Jennifer break through her silence in time to save her sister's life?

Nine-year-old twins Abigail and Olivia vow never to be parted. But when Abigail goes missing from Blackwater Farm, it becomes DS Jennifer Knight's task to return her from harm. But could Olivia's bond with her twin hold the key to finding Abigail? And can Jennifer break through her silence in time to save her sister's life?

When the Clouds Go Rolling By (Victoria Crescent Sagas Book 3)

June Francis

The secrets of the past can never be forgottenAn orphaned young woman is overjoyed to find a family she never knew existed, but has to come to terms with their troubled history.Since her parents died Clara O’Toole has lived with her grandmother, Bernie. When Bernie seeks an audience with a medium in the hope of reaching her son, Clara discovers her links to the Bennett family in Chester, and c... read more

The secrets of the past can never be forgottenAn orphaned young woman is overjoyed to find a family she never knew existed, but has to come to terms with their troubled history.Since her parents died Clara O’Toole has lived with her grandmother, Bernie. When Bernie seeks an audience with a medium in the hope of reaching her son, Clara discovers her links to the Bennett family in Chester, and c... read more

Step by Step (Victoria Crescent Sagas Book 1)

June Francis

Will their friendship survive against all odds?In the early 1900s two girls see each other through good times and bad. But can their friendship endure when an dreadful act of violence sees their families turn against one another?Hannah Kirk and Alice Moran have been friends since childhood. Growing up in the back streets of Chester, they support each other through hard times. But when Alice’s ... read more

Will their friendship survive against all odds?In the early 1900s two girls see each other through good times and bad. But can their friendship endure when an dreadful act of violence sees their families turn against one another?Hannah Kirk and Alice Moran have been friends since childhood. Growing up in the back streets of Chester, they support each other through hard times. But when Alice’s ... read more

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