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 (10 months)

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.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

How Music Got Free: What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?

Stephen Witt

Meet Dell Glover – the accidental pirateMeet ‘Kali’ – the mastermindAnd meet Karlheinz – the man who made it all possibleHow Music Got Free is a blistering story of obsession, music and obscene money. A story of visionaries, criminals and tycoons. It’s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful exec in the music business, and an illegal website six times the size of iTunes.It begi... read more

Meet Dell Glover – the accidental pirateMeet ‘Kali’ – the mastermindAnd meet Karlheinz – the man who made it all possibleHow Music Got Free is a blistering story of obsession, music and obscene money. A story of visionaries, criminals and tycoons. It’s about the greatest pirate in history, the most powerful exec in the music business, and an illegal website six times the size of iTunes.It begi... read more

Strangers On A Train

Patricia Highsmith

Title: Strangers on a Train <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Patricia Highsmith <>Publisher: VINTAGE

Title: Strangers on a Train <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Patricia Highsmith <>Publisher: VINTAGE

An Accidental Man (Vintage classics)

Iris Murdoch

This is the story of the comic and yet relentless struggle for survival of Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man. Austin is one of those people who needs to survive through the destruction of others. The others, in Austin's case, include his successful elder brother, Matthew, and the women who, one after the other, are so touchingly convinced that they can 'save' him. In this latter role we m... read more

This is the story of the comic and yet relentless struggle for survival of Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man. Austin is one of those people who needs to survive through the destruction of others. The others, in Austin's case, include his successful elder brother, Matthew, and the women who, one after the other, are so touchingly convinced that they can 'save' him. In this latter role we m... read more

Liam has 3 reviews

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N.S. Johnson

Liam was easy to work with and was always professional.

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N.S. Johnson, September 2018


David Staats

Liam is great to work with, but more important, he does great work. It's nice that Liam is responsive and timely and courteous, but the main thing is that his designs are great. I'd be willing to work with a horse's rear to get such nice work. He created a design for the cover of my book that gave just the impression I wanted, without my saying it has to look like the cover of this book or t...

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David Staats, August 2018


Robert Peett

Liam was, simply, excellent in every way. Imaginative, skilled, fast and responsive. Patient, too...

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Robert Peett, August 2018

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