Liam Relph

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London, UK

I am an experienced book and book cover designer. I have worked for Penguin Random House and HarperCollins and I love designing books.

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I have worked within the book publishing industry for over fifteen years, designing books and book covers for a number of leading UK publishers such as Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Hodder & Stoughton. I have worked on book projects for authors such as Iris Murdoch, Travis Elborough, Marina Hyde and Patricia Highsmith.

I will always aim to create work that is creative, intelligent and well thought out. The design of any book really does matter and I will focus on on adding the maximum design value to any book I am working on. I have typeset, designed and illustrated numerous book interiors over the years, ranging from Poetry anthologies to fully illustrated Children's art books. I love working on the interiors and offer a service where I will make your words sit beautifully on the page.

I also co-run a small poetry press (Donut Press) and have created books for John Hegley, Tim Turnbull and Annie Freud amongst many others.

When I'm not designing I like to make Thai food and read as many books as I can get my hands on!
Languages
English
Fiction
Classics
Crime & Mystery
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Plays & Screenplays
Poetry
Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
History

Work experience

Freelance Art Director and Designer

Self-employed
December, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

I have designed books, book covers, magazines, brochures, posters and branding work for numerous personal clients, including: Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Picador, Hodder and Stoughton, Donut Press, The Poetry Society, The Friday project and Hampstead Theatre.

Design Director

The National Theatre
June, 2016 – December, 2017 (over 1 year)

I led on the design and art direction of the NT’s show campaign artwork and managed the very busy in-house design team.

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Dominic Schunker

Another fabulous job. Thanks.

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Dominic Schunker, January 2019


Wendy M. Wilson

It was a pleasure to work with Liam on my latest book cover. He answered my questions promptly and was open to my suggestions while offering his own. We were both happy with the final cover. I used an image from 1866 on the cover, and had to get permission from a museum. That caused a delay in the middle of the process, but as soon as the permission and the hi res image arrived Liam was quick t...

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Wendy M. Wilson, January 2019


Pete Godard

Liam was quick to respond and very helpful working with a pair of first-time publishers. He was happy to help us with things including aspects of printing and supported the production of a print-ready cover even though that wasn't in the initial brief. He also had an opportunity to sell in additional work, but advised us that he did not believe it was necessary, which speaks of his integrity....

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Pete Godard, December 2018


Benjamin Dickey

Liam provided me with a few different cover options, and they each looked great. I'm really happy with the one I went with - the image, colour, and typography just stand out and instantly catch my eye. Very happy with his work!

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Benjamin Dickey, December 2018


Dominic Schunker

Super job, Liam. Try and find an agent to read a book, no chance. Liam did to get his head into its space - the result? Fast, spot on, beautiful design. People have aleady said 'love the cover' - yeh ok what about the book?

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Dominic Schunker, December 2018

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