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Kim McGillivray

Kim McGillivray - Designer

Edinburgh

I am an experienced illustrator who has created distinctive cover designs for major publishers in the UK, US and throughout the world.

Overview

Working independently since 1993, I have been creating distinctive illustrations, in a variety of media, for international clients in design, advertising, press and publishing. My portfolios are at kimfolio.com

I have created illustrations for many international publishers and for national newspapers to complement writing by Peter Carey, Muriel Spark, Iain Banks, Irvine Welsh, Gil Scott Heron and William Boyd- amongst numerous others. Many years of experience mean that I can absorb a text and thoughtfully translate it into an effective cover image. I'm happy to work in collaboration, to work with clients' requirements and I can always make a creative contribution to projects.

Previous clients include:
(UK & US Publishers): Penguin, MacMillan, Random House, Headline, Transworld, Time Warner, Harper Collins, Canongate, Scholastic, Farrar Strauss & Giroux, Orion, Hyperion, Kraken Opus and others including publishers in Germany, the Netherlands, China, Spain, Canada, Norway and Finland.


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Languages
English

Portfolio (4 selected works)

No Stranger to Death (Westerlea Mysteries Book 1)

Janet O'Kane

A Scottish village. A burning corpse. And a doctor who must discover who’s killing her patients before she becomes the next victim. Recently-widowed GP Zoe Moreland has moved from an English city to the Scottish Borders countryside for a fresh start among strangers unaware of her tragic past. But her hopes for a quiet life are dashed by her discovery of a woman’s body in the remains of a Guy F... read more

A Scottish village. A burning corpse. And a doctor who must discover who’s killing her patients before she becomes the next victim. Recently-widowed GP Zoe Moreland has moved from an English city to the Scottish Borders countryside for a fresh start among strangers unaware of her tragic past. But her hopes for a quiet life are dashed by her discovery of a woman’s body in the remains of a Guy F... read more

Growling in the Kennel of Justice: Lawyers' Reflections on the Legacy of Robert Burns

Allan Nicolson

In unfolding the backstory of the Bard's life and working through the voices of 22 lawyers from Burns's era, Allan Nicolson subtly unravels a tale at once familiar and new - even startling at times. Blending Burns's verse, correspondence and law reports of the time, Nicolson has been able to build up a novel analysis of the legacy of the Scottish poet. Steeped in the atmosphere of that era, th... read more

In unfolding the backstory of the Bard's life and working through the voices of 22 lawyers from Burns's era, Allan Nicolson subtly unravels a tale at once familiar and new - even startling at times. Blending Burns's verse, correspondence and law reports of the time, Nicolson has been able to build up a novel analysis of the legacy of the Scottish poet. Steeped in the atmosphere of that era, th... read more

Search and Destroy

Dean Hughes

RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR. And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself. But after Rick ventures into the Vietnam jungle, he discovers that no one -- not protestors, politicians, or writers -- has got a clue. War is far bigger, sc... read more

RICK WARD WANTS TO GO TO WAR. And he's not sure why. Maybe he's running from his dad and his crazy temper. Maybe he's running from his girl, who seems to think he's more of a joke than a man. Or maybe he's just running -- to find himself. But after Rick ventures into the Vietnam jungle, he discovers that no one -- not protestors, politicians, or writers -- has got a clue. War is far bigger, sc... read more

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