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Luke Harris

Luke Harris - Designer

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Passionate and experienced designer of books. Focused on authors, committed to finding effective, attractive and marketable solutions.

Overview

I am a print designer with a deep love of books. My childhood was spent in the remote Australian outback, and books kept me connected with the wider world. I am therefore very happy as a designer to have the opportunity to work on book cover and text design. Each author has a message they want reflected in their work, and I do my best to bring that out in the finished design. Rather than use templates or churn out near-identical covers, I try to start anew with each new book, and in partnership with the author, find the visual solution that best works for that title. I love striking photography, witty illustration and elegant type design.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History True Crime
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Literature Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Associate Diploma of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate Diploma of Creative Writing

Work experience

Director

Self-employed
January, 1995 – Present (almost 23 years)

Ten years working for Monash University on course design and graphic design.
Five years working as a designer for various libraries.
Self employed after that, building up my own design practice.
Have worked for several hundred individual authors and dozens of publishers.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

I am the Problem: 9 obstacles that suck away business success - and how every leader can overcome them

Soozey Johnstone

Remember when you couldn’t wait to get to work every day? So, what's changed? Why is it that your staff aren't truly engaged? Why are revenues slowing down? Why is it that so few people seem to care about the business the way that you do? Why is it that you're surrounded by people and often feel so lonely? And why is it that you're getting just a little grumpier every day? Is there a way to tu... read more

Remember when you couldn’t wait to get to work every day? So, what's changed? Why is it that your staff aren't truly engaged? Why are revenues slowing down? Why is it that so few people seem to care about the business the way that you do? Why is it that you're surrounded by people and often feel so lonely? And why is it that you're getting just a little grumpier every day? Is there a way to tu... read more

The Cavalier Club

Stanley Goldyn

The year is 1618 and the beginning of the brutal Thirty Years' War. Lieutenant Jack Channing's life is about to be immutably altered by two events. He falls in love with a beautiful countess and witnesses an attempt on the Polish King Sigismund's life. News reaches the court that assassination attempts on Catholic monarchs have occurred elsewhere in Europe and Jack is charged with the responsi... read more

The year is 1618 and the beginning of the brutal Thirty Years' War. Lieutenant Jack Channing's life is about to be immutably altered by two events. He falls in love with a beautiful countess and witnesses an attempt on the Polish King Sigismund's life. News reaches the court that assassination attempts on Catholic monarchs have occurred elsewhere in Europe and Jack is charged with the responsi... read more

The Sunny Side of the Street: Harry Demitriou left his wife behind when he sailed for Australia. Now he must grapple with the temptations of his new life...

Maria Stefanidis

‘I hope I’m not interrupting. You were at the river today. My name is Ruth Dempster, or Ruthie if you like. You haven’t lived here long.’ She then turned and pointed across the road. ‘I live over there.’ In the year 1953 Harry Demitriou leaves his troubled homeland Cyprus and sets sail for Australia with nothing more than a borrowed suitcase and a few shillings. His young and beautiful wife Ma... read more

‘I hope I’m not interrupting. You were at the river today. My name is Ruth Dempster, or Ruthie if you like. You haven’t lived here long.’ She then turned and pointed across the road. ‘I live over there.’ In the year 1953 Harry Demitriou leaves his troubled homeland Cyprus and sets sail for Australia with nothing more than a borrowed suitcase and a few shillings. His young and beautiful wife Ma... read more

Lifestyle

Peter Warner

Welcome back to the 1980s! Reaganomics and recreational drugs; Madonna and MTV; Chicken Marbella and blackened anything; Country style! Shoulder pads! It’s all there in this romantic comedy set in media-empire New York City, where glossy magazines show readers how to live and how to love.This sexy, sophisticated satire straight from the ‘80s pits magazine editor George Werble against the force... read more

Welcome back to the 1980s! Reaganomics and recreational drugs; Madonna and MTV; Chicken Marbella and blackened anything; Country style! Shoulder pads! It’s all there in this romantic comedy set in media-empire New York City, where glossy magazines show readers how to live and how to love.This sexy, sophisticated satire straight from the ‘80s pits magazine editor George Werble against the force... read more

The Last Suitor (The Raspero Chronicles Book 1)

A J McMahon

The time is an imaginary future, one and a half millennia after the collapse of our own civilisation.Nicholas Raspero, the descendant of the Barons of Raspero and the possessor of wandlore secrets, has arrived in New Landern, the capital of Anglashia. Almost immediately he is drawn into the underworld when he defeats a group of thugs who attempt to rob him, thus making him an enemy of Jolly, t... read more

The time is an imaginary future, one and a half millennia after the collapse of our own civilisation.Nicholas Raspero, the descendant of the Barons of Raspero and the possessor of wandlore secrets, has arrived in New Landern, the capital of Anglashia. Almost immediately he is drawn into the underworld when he defeats a group of thugs who attempt to rob him, thus making him an enemy of Jolly, t... read more

The Hard Way Home: On two wheels through some of the toughest country on Earth

Allan Roberts

Ever met someone who has actually been to Timbuktu and back... on a motor bike? Alan Roberts rode a motor bike through Timbuktu and all through Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the course of two years. Experience first-hand the incredible adventures Roberts experienced as he travelled through exotic locations, finding love, friendship and adventure. Riding "The Mothership" a Honda Africa ... read more

Ever met someone who has actually been to Timbuktu and back... on a motor bike? Alan Roberts rode a motor bike through Timbuktu and all through Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the course of two years. Experience first-hand the incredible adventures Roberts experienced as he travelled through exotic locations, finding love, friendship and adventure. Riding "The Mothership" a Honda Africa ... read more

Let's Talk About it!: Finding Peace with Death and Dying in Everyday Life

Lea Rose

Let's Talk About It is the essential book on death and dying to transform the way we die. Lea’s unique and innovative approach educates us on: finding the courage to face our fear of death; empowerment for making conscious choices; creating a care team of family and friends to support real connection; and the true value of communication through open discussions in our own family. Gripping true... read more

Let's Talk About It is the essential book on death and dying to transform the way we die. Lea’s unique and innovative approach educates us on: finding the courage to face our fear of death; empowerment for making conscious choices; creating a care team of family and friends to support real connection; and the true value of communication through open discussions in our own family. Gripping true... read more

Melbourne Art Deco

Robin Grow

Melbourne is a great Art Deco city.The heyday of the 1930s brought the construction of some of Melbourne’s most striking and beautiful buildings. From the towering police headquarters in Russell Street to the tiniest detail of a suburban interior, Art Deco styling maintains an enduring presence in all facets of Melbourne’s cultural life. In Melbourne Art Deco, Robin Grow, President of the Art ... read more

Melbourne is a great Art Deco city.The heyday of the 1930s brought the construction of some of Melbourne’s most striking and beautiful buildings. From the towering police headquarters in Russell Street to the tiniest detail of a suburban interior, Art Deco styling maintains an enduring presence in all facets of Melbourne’s cultural life. In Melbourne Art Deco, Robin Grow, President of the Art ... read more

Wrath

Anne Davies

Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it. Inside the centre, danger, abuse and despair become his world. Will the system bury him or allow him to finally tell his side of the story? A novel about mistakes and redemption, inspired by a real-life case.

Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it. Inside the centre, danger, abuse and despair become his world. Will the system bury him or allow him to finally tell his side of the story? A novel about mistakes and redemption, inspired by a real-life case.

Reckless

Danielle Weiler

‘Are you going to ask me in?’ he replied, a cheeky smile forming on the edges of his lips. Then he leaned towards me conspiratorially. ‘We aren’t strangers, you know.’ Milly Benton wants it all to go away. Wants to flip the bird to the nightmares and her parent’s grief and the incessant questions about when she’s going to make something of herself. But when her parents exile her to the country... read more

‘Are you going to ask me in?’ he replied, a cheeky smile forming on the edges of his lips. Then he leaned towards me conspiratorially. ‘We aren’t strangers, you know.’ Milly Benton wants it all to go away. Wants to flip the bird to the nightmares and her parent’s grief and the incessant questions about when she’s going to make something of herself. But when her parents exile her to the country... read more

Assembly of Shapes

Danielle Weiler

"I need a place, just for me, a place to escape, a place to just be. If I could create an assembly of shapes on endless pages…I do believe my life would be complete." Chas lives in a town where kids just want to get wasted, where one party melts into the next and they don't think about life beyond school. Unless you’re one of the lucky rich kids, of course. Chas’s I-don't-give-a-rats persona d... read more

"I need a place, just for me, a place to escape, a place to just be. If I could create an assembly of shapes on endless pages…I do believe my life would be complete." Chas lives in a town where kids just want to get wasted, where one party melts into the next and they don't think about life beyond school. Unless you’re one of the lucky rich kids, of course. Chas’s I-don't-give-a-rats persona d... read more

From Wireless to Wallabies: A Life of Norman McCance

Janet Werkmeister

Norman McCance was one of the stars of early radio in Melbourne. He became immensely popular during the second half of the 1920s for his broadcasts of wrestling matches for radio station 3LO, now known as 774 ABC. But his work over 60 years encompassed far more than wrestling. He was the Argus newspaper’s State Political reporter for many years and for both the Argus and the ABC made radio bro... read more

Norman McCance was one of the stars of early radio in Melbourne. He became immensely popular during the second half of the 1920s for his broadcasts of wrestling matches for radio station 3LO, now known as 774 ABC. But his work over 60 years encompassed far more than wrestling. He was the Argus newspaper’s State Political reporter for many years and for both the Argus and the ABC made radio bro... read more

Sales Seduction: Why Do You Say Yes?

Rhondalynn Korolak

Want to Influence More Prospects to Say “Yes” to Your Message? What you will discover in this book has the power to transform your results exponentially—because it will simplify your message, amplify retention, and multiply your conversions. • If your message is getting lost, these insights will grab attention, increase recall, and boost sales • If your sales cycle is too long, this book will ... read more

Want to Influence More Prospects to Say “Yes” to Your Message? What you will discover in this book has the power to transform your results exponentially—because it will simplify your message, amplify retention, and multiply your conversions. • If your message is getting lost, these insights will grab attention, increase recall, and boost sales • If your sales cycle is too long, this book will ... read more

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