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.

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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.
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 (about 24 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 (23 selected works)

Seraphina's Song

Kathryn Gauci

From USA Today Bestselling author Kathryn Gauci- Dionysos is a man without a future, a man who embraces destiny and risks everything for love. “If I knew then, dear reader, what I know now, I should have turned on my heels and left. But I stood transfixed on the beautiful image of Seraphina. In that moment my fate was sealed.”A refugee who escapes Smyrna in 1922 disguised as an old woman. Alie... read more

From USA Today Bestselling author Kathryn Gauci- Dionysos is a man without a future, a man who embraces destiny and risks everything for love. “If I knew then, dear reader, what I know now, I should have turned on my heels and left. But I stood transfixed on the beautiful image of Seraphina. In that moment my fate was sealed.”A refugee who escapes Smyrna in 1922 disguised as an old woman. Alie... read more

Deceit

Richard Evans

Corrupt Prime Minister Andrew Gerrard has engaged in a covert agreement with the Indonesian president to begin building himself a retirement nest egg – if the Australian government agrees to fund immigration detention centres. When his plans are disrupted by a tragic plane accident that kills key members of parliament, Gerrard devises a strategy to rush the entire funding scheme through the pa... read more

Corrupt Prime Minister Andrew Gerrard has engaged in a covert agreement with the Indonesian president to begin building himself a retirement nest egg – if the Australian government agrees to fund immigration detention centres. When his plans are disrupted by a tragic plane accident that kills key members of parliament, Gerrard devises a strategy to rush the entire funding scheme through the pa... read more

An Unholy Union: A White Collar Crime Thriller

Peter Ralph

When Chicago born Luke Cramer slugs a union-backed mobster on a huge Las Vegas construction site, he's in big trouble.With the mob snapping at his heels, he has no choice but to run for it. With his wife and baby, he heads to Australia's Gold Coast, where he gets a lucky break, and help to start his own building business. Within a few years, young Luke is a millionaire but the lawless and viol... read more

When Chicago born Luke Cramer slugs a union-backed mobster on a huge Las Vegas construction site, he's in big trouble.With the mob snapping at his heels, he has no choice but to run for it. With his wife and baby, he heads to Australia's Gold Coast, where he gets a lucky break, and help to start his own building business. Within a few years, young Luke is a millionaire but the lawless and viol... read more

Leadership Alchemy: Join the Adventure and Transform Your Leadership!

Peter Shields

Great leadership is hard to find. Companies spend millions trying to fix their leadership issues by recruiting new leaders, hiring consultants to tell them how to restructure and a myriad of other 'outside-in' initiatives that fail to achieve the intended results. What if they’re approaching the leadership dilemma entirely the wrong way?82-year-old Ben Luckeridge is wise enough to know his bus... read more

Great leadership is hard to find. Companies spend millions trying to fix their leadership issues by recruiting new leaders, hiring consultants to tell them how to restructure and a myriad of other 'outside-in' initiatives that fail to achieve the intended results. What if they’re approaching the leadership dilemma entirely the wrong way?82-year-old Ben Luckeridge is wise enough to know his bus... read more

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

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

Natural Gas: Consumers and Consuming Industry

Harald Osel

Natural Gas: Customers and Consuming Industries is the 3rd volume in a series of textbooks - following Natural Gas: Exploration and Properties (1st volume) as well as Natural Gas: Operations and Transport (2nd volume), which is going to be continued with Natural Gas: Economics and Environment (4th volume). The aim of this series is to provide a student with the basic technical and commercial t... read more

Natural Gas: Customers and Consuming Industries is the 3rd volume in a series of textbooks - following Natural Gas: Exploration and Properties (1st volume) as well as Natural Gas: Operations and Transport (2nd volume), which is going to be continued with Natural Gas: Economics and Environment (4th volume). The aim of this series is to provide a student with the basic technical and commercial t... read more

A Deadly Partner: A White Collar Crime Thriller

Peter Ralph

When a prestigious stockbroking firm gets into financial trouble, it’s bailed out by a sinister and mysterious figure … the silent partnerSoon he is using the firm to do dirty deals and steal from the public.Fatal accidents follow those who oppose or challenge him Formerly Collins Street Whores but with an increase in pace and the deletion of 100 pages.How many will have to die before the sile... read more

When a prestigious stockbroking firm gets into financial trouble, it’s bailed out by a sinister and mysterious figure … the silent partnerSoon he is using the firm to do dirty deals and steal from the public.Fatal accidents follow those who oppose or challenge him Formerly Collins Street Whores but with an increase in pace and the deletion of 100 pages.How many will have to die before the sile... read more

Souls of Her Daughters

Mala Naidoo

Can their professional and social standing save them from their traumatic past?Dr Grace Sharvin heads an understaffed Emergency Room at a busy city hospital, and her sister, Patience, a social worker, runs safe houses for women threatened by violence in their relationships with their partners. Both are committed to selfless social service. Culture and gender politics in a troubled land almost ... read more

Can their professional and social standing save them from their traumatic past?Dr Grace Sharvin heads an understaffed Emergency Room at a busy city hospital, and her sister, Patience, a social worker, runs safe houses for women threatened by violence in their relationships with their partners. Both are committed to selfless social service. Culture and gender politics in a troubled land almost ... read more

The Slipping Place

Joanna Baker

A stunningly compulsive, darkly suspenseful Australian crime novel that asks how far we would go to protect someone we love. Veronica Cruickshank’s youngest child Roland is her idealistic one – a fighter of lost causes, and the one that always needs protecting, particularly from himself. So when she hears he is back in Hobart helping an old school friend, Treen McShane, Veronica tries to track... read more

A stunningly compulsive, darkly suspenseful Australian crime novel that asks how far we would go to protect someone we love. Veronica Cruickshank’s youngest child Roland is her idealistic one – a fighter of lost causes, and the one that always needs protecting, particularly from himself. So when she hears he is back in Hobart helping an old school friend, Treen McShane, Veronica tries to track... read more

Local Rag Hero

Les Pobjie

Nick Carter‘s future seemed as bleak as Oakbury’s rainy, pot-holed streets when he stepped off the coach. He had come seeking a reporter’s job, but bus chatter made it plain this was no place to start a newspaper career. It was a deadly dull town with more gossip than news. Council was even planning to cash in on its unenviable reputation by holding a Boring Festival. Then there was his accide... read more

Nick Carter‘s future seemed as bleak as Oakbury’s rainy, pot-holed streets when he stepped off the coach. He had come seeking a reporter’s job, but bus chatter made it plain this was no place to start a newspaper career. It was a deadly dull town with more gossip than news. Council was even planning to cash in on its unenviable reputation by holding a Boring Festival. Then there was his accide... read more

The Officer's Affair: A Novel of World War II

Samantha Grosser

“A highly recommended wartime drama – full of true-to-life conflict, passion and guilt.” – Readers’ Favorite ‘When does infidelity begin? Does it start with a word? A look? A touch? When does it become too late to remain a faithful wife?’England 1944.For more than two years, Rachel Lock has waited for her husband to return from the battlefields of Italy. When at last he arrives, she is devasta... read more

“A highly recommended wartime drama – full of true-to-life conflict, passion and guilt.” – Readers’ Favorite ‘When does infidelity begin? Does it start with a word? A look? A touch? When does it become too late to remain a faithful wife?’England 1944.For more than two years, Rachel Lock has waited for her husband to return from the battlefields of Italy. When at last he arrives, she is devasta... read more

Girl Over the Edge

Kim Hodges

‘I had a slight inkling that things were not quite right. I, too, had felt a slender change in me. It was a feeling. I could neither touch nor see it – so how could it be real? I was out of kilter, out of sync.’ When Kim Hodges’ psychologist suggests she has depression, she immediately recoils from the idea. She is a mother, a wife, an academic – a functional human being! But it is the only di... read more

‘I had a slight inkling that things were not quite right. I, too, had felt a slender change in me. It was a feeling. I could neither touch nor see it – so how could it be real? I was out of kilter, out of sync.’ When Kim Hodges’ psychologist suggests she has depression, she immediately recoils from the idea. She is a mother, a wife, an academic – a functional human being! But it is the only di... read more

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