Madeline Meckiffe

Madeline Meckiffe - Designer

London, UK

A freelance book designer/illustrator with 25 years experience with a range of clients on a range of genres.

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Overview

Hi there! My name is Madeline Meckiffe, I'm a London based book designer/illustrator who has worked in publishing for nearly 25 years. Half of this time I have been self-employed working on projects in a variety of genres for clients including Penguin, Puffin, Pan Macmillan and others that don't necessarily begin with 'P'! Outside of work I love to screenprint my own illustrations and artwork.
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Classics
Historical Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing
History
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Senior Designer

Pan Macmillan
June, 2004 – January, 2007 (over 2 years)

Worked as part of the design Department of Pan Macmillan on various titles using my photoshop, illustrator and indesign skills, coordinating photoshoots, commissioning illustrators and picture researching.

Senior Designer

Penguin
October, 2000 – June, 2004 (over 3 years)

Worked as part of the Penguin Design team under art director John Hamilton on a whole variety of titles commissioning illustrators, photographers, stylists, attending photoshoots with Darren Gough, Nasser Hussein, Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsop to name a few. It was here I won an award for Sports Book of the Year with my cover for Gordon Banks.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Mills & Boon The Doris Day Vintage Film Club

The perfect pair for 'pillow talk'? Claire Bixby grew up watching Doris Day films at her grandmother's house and yearned to live in a world like the one on the screen - sunny, colourful and where happy endings were guaranteed. But recently Claire's opportunities for a little 'pillow talk' have been thin on the ground. Until she meets new client Nic who comes into her travel agency looking to b... read more

The perfect pair for 'pillow talk'? Claire Bixby grew up watching Doris Day films at her grandmother's house and yearned to live in a world like the one on the screen - sunny, colourful and where happy endings were guaranteed. But recently Claire's opportunities for a little 'pillow talk' have been thin on the ground. Until she meets new client Nic who comes into her travel agency looking to b... read more

Losing It: From the Star of Celebrity Big Brother 2017

Helen Lederer

Millie was at one time quite well known for various TV and radio appearances. However, she now has no money, a best friend with a better sex life than her, a daughter in Papua New Guinea and too much weight in places she really doesn't want it. When she's asked to be the front woman for a new diet pill, she naively believes that all her troubles will be solved. She will have money, the weight ... read more

Millie was at one time quite well known for various TV and radio appearances. However, she now has no money, a best friend with a better sex life than her, a daughter in Papua New Guinea and too much weight in places she really doesn't want it. When she's asked to be the front woman for a new diet pill, she naively believes that all her troubles will be solved. She will have money, the weight ... read more

The Ladies of Missalonghi

Colleen McCullough

The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron, nestled in the Blue Mountains, for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time. Missy Wright lives with her widowed mother and crippled aunt in genteel poverty. Hurlingfords by birth, all three are victim to the family's rule of inheritance: the men take it all. Plain, thin and unforgivably single, it ... read more

The Hurlingford family have ruled the small town of Byron, nestled in the Blue Mountains, for generations. Wealthy, powerful and cruel, they get what they want, every time. Missy Wright lives with her widowed mother and crippled aunt in genteel poverty. Hurlingfords by birth, all three are victim to the family's rule of inheritance: the men take it all. Plain, thin and unforgivably single, it ... read more

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor (Great Lives)

Elizabeth Norton

England, late 1547. Henry VIII is dead. His 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth is living with the old king's widow Catherine Parr and her new husband Thomas Seymour. Ambitious, charming and dangerous, Seymour begins an overt flirtation with Elizabeth that ends in her being sent away by Catherine. When Catherine dies in autumn 1548 and Seymour is arrested for treason soon after, the scandal explode... read more

England, late 1547. Henry VIII is dead. His 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth is living with the old king's widow Catherine Parr and her new husband Thomas Seymour. Ambitious, charming and dangerous, Seymour begins an overt flirtation with Elizabeth that ends in her being sent away by Catherine. When Catherine dies in autumn 1548 and Seymour is arrested for treason soon after, the scandal explode... read more

The Defence: Win the trial. Or lose his life. (Eddie Flynn)

Steve Cavanagh

Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy. Eddie only has forty-eight ho... read more

Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different. It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy. Eddie only has forty-eight ho... read more

The Samaritan: A Richard and Judy bookclub choice (Carter Blake Series)

Mason Cross

* A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK SPRING 2016 *When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before.A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads, the police investigation quickly grinds to a ha... read more

* A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK SPRING 2016 *When the mutilated body of a young woman is discovered, LAPD Detective Jessica Allen knows she's seen this MO before.A sadistic serial killer has been operating undetected for a decade, preying on lone female drivers who have broken down. The press dub the killer 'the Samaritan', but with no leads, the police investigation quickly grinds to a ha... read more

Written in Blood: An edge of your seat crime thriller (Inspector Drake Book 6)

Stephen Puleston

A savage murder. A copycat killer on the loose? Can Inspector Drake catch the killer?When Inspector Drake is called to the holiday home of eminent barrister and recently appointed judge, Nicholas Wixley, he is faced with a grisly sight. Wixley’s body has been badly mutilated and staged to resemble a scene from the feared serial murderer - The Alphabet Killer. The only problem is, the perpetrat... read more

A savage murder. A copycat killer on the loose? Can Inspector Drake catch the killer?When Inspector Drake is called to the holiday home of eminent barrister and recently appointed judge, Nicholas Wixley, he is faced with a grisly sight. Wixley’s body has been badly mutilated and staged to resemble a scene from the feared serial murderer - The Alphabet Killer. The only problem is, the perpetrat... read more

Man and Boy

Tony Parsons

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Angels Next Door: (Angels Next Door Book 1)

Karen McCombie

Angels Next Door

Angels Next Door

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