Julie Adams

Julie Adams – Designer

London-based art director and book cover designer. Got an idea? Then let's make it happen. Don't have an idea? I can help!

Overview

A versatile and creative designer and an excellent communicator, I am adept at getting to the heart of a brief and working closely with the client to achieve their vision. I have over 30 years of magazine and book publishing experience, but have mainly concentrated on book design over the last 7 years: 5 years as art director of the book publishing wing of the Mirror Group and 2 years running my own business. As well as jacket and interior layout design, I can also help with design of your book publicity social media assets.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Entertainment Inspirational True Crime
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Mystery & Crime
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2021 — Present

Self-employed

Jan, 2021 — Present

Mirror Books

Aug, 2015 — Dec, 2020 (over 5 years)

As art director of a busy book publishing studio, I was responsible for the design of all jackets (print, eBook and Audible), plate sections and text. Also social media graphics/marketing material, press/digital ad campaigns.

l designed and oversaw the construction of our London Book Fair stand. Produced the yearly Rights Guide catalogue. Responsible for briefing external designers and illustrators, Photoshop work and image reproduction, picture research and negotiation of usage rights, managing external production editors and typesetters.

Julie has 10 reviews

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jamie F.

jamie F.

May, 2024

If you want a graphic artist who will exceed all your expectations, then you need Julie! She is very responsive, and listens to what her client says. She offers excellent suggestions, and follows directions to the letter. She excels at creativity, insight and artistic ability. I want to write another book right away just so I can engage with Julie again to create my cover! On a 1 to 10 scale, s...
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Julie A.
Hey Jamie! Wow! Well thanks very much, but have to say that you did have a very clear vision of what you wanted so that makes my job so much easier. Good luck with the book and all future books!
JJ S.

JJ S.

Sep, 2023

Julie is the greatest, I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was to work with her she’s on the ball, technologically and creativity-wise. If I ever do another cover, Julie will be my designer; she puts in the extra effort. And she’s down to earth, she’s no know it all. She’s a great collaborator.
Julie A.
Hey JJ! Thanks so much for letting me design your cover… for having a strong vision and for choosing such a beautiful and stylish image! I think it’s really striking and classy. We did a great job!
Shelly V.

Shelly V.

Jun, 2023

Julie was amazing through the whole process. She helped me figure out my vision when I wasn’t sure what I wanted. She was very responsive and encouraging throughout the whole process (this is my first book and I needed a lot of help.) She was also extremely patient when I needed help with small changes and file sharing at the end when we were finalizing it all. I love my book cover so much and ...
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Julie A.
Thanks so much Shelly. It’s been so lovely to ‘meet’ you (even digitally) and to have been able to be part of you telling your story. It will help so many people. I wish you nothing but luck with t...
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Jason S.

Jason S.

Apr, 2023

Julie is in that tiny tippy top group of communicators that responds on time every time with relevant information and insightful questions. At every turn she exceeded not only the norm, but also my expectations. Very rare and delightful to work with.
Julie A.
Wow Jason! Thanks for this. Glad you're happy... you know where I am!
Rebecca C.

Rebecca C.

Dec, 2022

Brilliant! Julie is patient, creative, kind, funny, and amazing. This was my first book cover process and Julie taught me while she created a stunning cover. The ideas fresh, on point, and took all of my notes, thoughts, and the story line into consideration. The end result is gorgeous. Highly recommend Julie!
Julie A.
Thanks so much Rebecca. You were always so clear in your vision, which made my job easier. It’s been a great partnership and I’ve learnt so much too. I wish you the very best with your book and all...
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