Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - Designer

Cardiff, United Kingdom

A highly collaborative designer, producing impactful covers, interiors and marketing images for a wide range of genres. I cannot scuba dive.

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A book cover and interior format designer, with many (many!) years of multi-discipline creative experience in graphics, illustration, photography, video & marketing.

Happy working for either print or e-book / digital, I like direct, punchy and – occasionally – intriguing (in my book covers!). Oftentimes my work is character-focussed and photographically-based.

On occasion, some of my work may now include little bits of CGI. (Oh, my giddy Aunt... '.' )

Client-centric, highly collaborative and quality driven: your needs are mine to fulfil (and are normally fulfilled quickly, too).

All of my design offers - whether for e-book, print, or both - always include promotional images such as simulated 3D book covers, on-tablet device renders. Nice!

I provide full interior formatting services for both print and ebook; whether with cover design or just interiors only. For such work, a first interior proof is normally back to the client within 2-3 working days from receipt of manuscript.

I can also advise on technical matters, marketing options and even book titles and taglines, if needs be.

My motto: always a pleasure, never a chore. *nods*


Full Service List:

Any or all of the following services can be commissioned either together, or totally separately from each other (a good example here: if another designer is already doing your book cover design, I’m totally happy to do the interior formatting elements…)

• Print book cover design
• Ebook cover design
• Print book interior formatting & design
• Ebook interior formatting & design
• Book promotional images (ie: simulated images of your finished print book or ebook)
• Author websites: I'm now providing author websites. These include various pages, image galleries, blogs, contact forms and more. Website packages include design, hosting and support for the first year, with further annual support available on the site's anniversary. Ask for details!
African American Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Work experience

Designer / Owner

March, 2016 – Present (over 5 years)

I own and run my own busy book design and media illustration company, providing a full range of services to traditional and self-publishers. Services include interior and cover design, marketing imagery and adaptable author website design.

Head of Creative Services

Visit Wales
August, 2012 – June, 2015 (almost 3 years)

Creative Services Manager

Visit Wales
May, 2011 – August, 2012 (over 1 year)

Mark has 196 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jason Minick
As always, Mark provided a high quality book cover design for me. Mark is professional to work with and has a talent for producing material that showcases the essence of the story. Great service!

Jason Minick, September 2021

Cheryl Riggin
Working with Mark on my cover and internal design was such a joy! Not only was he able to understand exactly what I was looking for he went above and beyond and created a look that surpassed my hopes and dreams. He really helped me establish a stunning brand for my series and I feel truly blessed to have found him. Thank you Mark for everything, especially your patience and guidance, you were ...
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Cheryl Riggin, August 2021

Kristen Halder
Mark was the best illustrator and formatter that I could’ve picked for my debut novel. From the moment our collaboration began, he walked me through every step of the process and gave me all of the details I would need to know to get my book ready for a launch. He went above and beyond with my project and was always early in turning in his work. I felt that he truly cared about my book as much ...
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Kristen Halder, August 2021

Antonio Rosario Ortiz
Mark is a remarkable designer that helps you throughout the process of your book, and I am glad I came across Mark and will recommend him for any project, with the expectancy of excellence and work well done; thank you, Mark, for all of your help and for everything that you do! :)

Antonio Rosario Ortiz, July 2021

Friederike Fabritius
It was a wonderful experience working with Mark and he really worked with my and my feedback until the graphs were exactly what I wanted. Thank you!!!

Friederike Fabritius, July 2021

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