Liam Fitzgerald

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Cork, Ireland

Professional designer specialising in website design for authors and publishers in the UK, US and Europe.

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Designing and developing creative websites for authors and the publishing industry for over 15 years. I've helped self-published authors and multi-million selling writers in the UK and US to define their online presence and connect with more readers.

All sites are fully responsive and built on an advanced CMS allowing clients to edit their own content easily. Managed hosting is provided so that the author can concentrate on the important stuff - writing! Additional features include forums, social media feeds, photo galleries, review sections, regional cover variations and events calendars.

TESTIMONIALS

"For well over a decade Liam Fitzgerald has been running my website completely effortlessly…at least for me. He actually designed it and then completely re-designed it when we felt it needed updating. I love everything he does."

Anthony Horowitz O.B.E. - Author

"I think it’s vital that authors have a little bit of the internet they can call their own, somewhere people can visit to find out more about them and their books. Working with Frequency on my own website, I learned a hell of a lot about what generates traffic and what doesn’t. Liam patiently answered my millions of idiot questions - and built a site that is simple and classic and, importantly, lots of fun to use. I’m thrilled to bits with it!"

Mark Hill - Author

"Couldn’t be happier with the process and the results. Liam is a through-and-through professional who brings his considerable talent and expertise to the process, who’s clear and prompt in his communications and who’s open to any suggestions. An absolute pleasure to work with…"

Peter Besson - Author

Services
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Literature
Science Fiction
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen
Works with
ExpressionEngine
Shopify
Squarespace
WordPress

Work experience

Designer

Self-employed
October, 2005 – Present (about 13 years)

I offer innovative design for authors and the publishing industry. Since 2005, I have created websites for best-selling authors, international rock bands, and businesses.

Clients include Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer, David Gilman, Darren Shan, Charlie Higson and Mark Hill.

I specialise in building attractive and highly effective sites and online communities using the powerful and versatile ExpressionEngine CMS system.

Projects

Abbot Granoff Author Website

Dr Abbot Granoff is a renowned psychiatrist who has been practising in Virginia Beach, VA for over 40 years. As a published author of multiple scientific articles and an internationally acclaimed book on Panic Attacks and Phobias, Abbot has now turned to writing fiction. Crowns of Gold, his first novel is a modern crime thriller with an origin story that reaches back thousands of years to the ancient empire of the Scythians.

The Abbot Granoff author website was designed and developed using Expression Engine 4 CMS. It features a blog, contact form, embedded Flickr galleries, an RSS-powered mailing list from Mailchimp and advanced GDPR user-privacy controls.

Andrew Smyth Author Website

Andrew Smyth required a clean and simple site to publicise the launch of his new mystery thriller novel, Grave Island.

Built on Expression Engine 4, Andrew’s author site employs a classic colour scheme and typography that links visually to the book cover design. The site is fully responsive, speed and security optimised and features Amazon ISBN integration.

Set in the murky underworld of counterfeit drugs, Grave Island is out on the 9th of June 2018 from Bloodhound Books, a small UK publisher specialising in crime and thriller fiction.

cover.works - cover design for authors and publishers

cover.works is a new initiative to bring unique original cover design to authors and publishers. Providing both premade and custom designed cover artwork at an affordable price for ebooks and printed books.

Peter Besson Author Website

Peter Besson - Author Website Blog Page
Peter Besson is an author based in Los Angeles. He is also an award-winning filmmaker and trailer editor for Universal Pictures. His debut novel is a dark dystopian love story with varying shades of black humour. Set in a not too distant future in a disturbingly almost-plausible society, The Last Checkout charts a love affair that begins at the most inconvenient of times.

The Peter Besson author website is powered by the latest version of Expression Engine and features and author blog, customised embedded Twitter feed, mailing list and contact form. The site is fully responsive and runs on secure SSL and superfast SSD-powered hosting.

William Hawk Website

The William Hawk series is the brainchild of an accomplished inventor, machinist and CEO from the American midwest writing under the pen name William Hawk. A life-changing accident and spiritual awakening sparked the author’s inspiration for this story of humanity, hope, selflessness and redemption

Ignition, the first of a trilogy of books, follows William and Grace, on the run from the cops, as they develop their connection with each other and their skills as Change Agents, unravelling clues about the secrets of the universe and confronting evil head-to-head to discover the source of true power: loving selflessly.

The William Hawk author website was developed using Expression Engine CMS and showcases the stunning book trailer on the homepage. The website design mirrors the Ignition book cover design and uses dark sci-fi landscapes combined with clean modern typography to deliver it’s message.

Anthony Horowitz Author Website

Anthony Horowitz O.B.E. is the author of the Alex Rider series as well as television series Foyle's War. He has also written 2 Sherlock Holmes novel's, authorised by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and later this year will release the latest James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis.

The new Anthony Horowitz responsive website was built using the Expression Engine content management system and features a forum, Flickr-powered photo gallery, Amazon powered shop as well as an extensive catalogue of all of Anthony's work across print, screen, theatre and journalism.

The Evil and the Pure by Darren Dash - Book Cover Design

Darren Dash is the self-publishing alter-ego of multi-million selling author, Darren Shan. Under the Darren Dash moniker he has written and self-published two books that have garnered rave reviews for their unbridled imagination and creativity. The Evil and the Pure is a dark and violent tale that is definitely not for the faint of heart. The cover design featuring an original painting by Stephen Toomey subtly sets the tone for a book full of menace and horror without giving too much away.

An Other Place by Darren Dash - Book Cover Design

Darren Dash is the self-publishing alter-ego of multi-million selling author, Darren Shan. Under the Darren Dash moniker he has written and self-published two books that have garnered rave reviews for their unbridled imagination and creativity. An Other Place is Darren's brand new book which is due for release in December 2016. The cover features an original painting by Stephen Toomey.

As one reviewer put it:

“This is, by far, the best book of 2016, possibly the best book of this decade... the bastard love child of Kafka and Rod Serling, throwing in a dash of Ray Bradbury for good measure. 5/5 -- brilliant. Just brilliant.” Kelly Smith Reviews.

Sunburn by Darren Dash - Cover Design

Darren Dash is the self-publishing alter-ego of multi-million selling author, Darren Shan. Under the Darren Dash moniker he has written and self-published two books that have garnered rave reviews for their unbridled imagination and creativity. Sunburn is a tense horror thriller set in the forests of Bulgaria and was originally published in 2015. For the latest edition of the book the cover was redesigned to reveal a little more of the book's setting and atmosphere.

As one reviewer put it:

“The story flows like a dream, and the characters are diverse, divisive and distinct. Sunburn is engaging, horrific and visceral, interesting and truly well-written.”

The Ampersand Literary Agency

The Ampersand Agency is a leading literary agency based in Oxfordshire, England. Ampersand’s impressive roster of best-selling authors includes Vikas Swarup, Helen Black, Sharon Bolton and Cora Harrison.

With a growing list of authors, the agency lead by publishing industry veteran Peter Buckman needed a modern website that reflected their status as a forward-thinking literary powerhouse.

The Ampersand Agency site was built using the Expression Engine content management system. The site is fully responsive.

Mark Hill Author Website

Mark Hill, the author, not to be confused with a certain celebrity hairdresser of the same name, is a British writer and former journalist. Mark's first book Two O'Clock Boy published by Sphere is a dark crime thriller. Mark's author website on the other hand is anything but dark. The bright and fresh colour scheme is inviting and allows readers to get to know Mark and his myriad influences from books and TV to his frequent interviews with other genre authors.

The website was built with ExpressionEngine CMS.

David Gilman Author Website

David Gilman is a British author and scriptwriter whose works include the Master of War historical fiction series and Danger Zone series for younger readers.

The Master of War series is a visceral adventure set during the tumultuous period of the 100 Years war and follows a young English stonemason across the villages and battlefields of medieval Europe. David’s screenwriting credits include A Touch of Frost and Dalziel and Pascoe.

The redesign of David’s site focussed on simplicity, legibility and responsiveness. The site was built using ExpressionEngine 3, an advanced CMS platform.

Body text is set in Halcom which provides excellent screen legibility with headers using Tribute, a font which was modelled on an original typeface from the middle ages. Both fonts are from the Typekit library

'Creative, enthusiastic involvement and design at a reasonable cost, with first rate ongoing client support. Liam Fitzgerald at Frequency Design has been my ‘go to’ website designer for the past ten years.'

David Gilman - Author

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Abbot Granoff

Liam was and continues to be a pleasure to work with. We easily worked out some technical details in the beginning and it has been smooth sailing since. He is competent, communication is prompt and clear and he worked faster than I thought possible. I whole-heartedly recommend him. Abbot Granoff Crowns of Gold

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Abbot Granoff, August 2018


Peter Besson

Couldn't be happier with the process and the results. Liam is a through-and-through professional who brings his considerable talent and expertise to the process, who's clear and prompt in his communications and who's open to any suggestions. An absolute pleasure to work with...

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Peter Besson, March 2018


L.W. Fells

Liam Fitzgerald has been a pleasure to work with. He designed a site for me that I really quite like--it is sleek, clean, and sharp, which is just how I wanted it. He has been prompt and professional in communication and otherwise; I'd recommend him to anyone who wants help getting a website built and set up.

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L.W. Fells, February 2018

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