Matt Davies

Matt Davies - Designer

Manchester, UK

Over 20 Years experience propelling Global brands through Graphic Design, Art Direction, Branding & Book Cover Design.

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I have worked as a Senior Creative for over 20 years in England, Ireland, Isle of Man and New Zealand working for global agencies such as TBWA, Ogilvy, McCann, BBDO and Interbrand to name but a few.

Specialties: Book Cover Designer / Brand Creation / Brand Implementation / Brand Strategy / Naming / Advertising / Concepts / FMCG Packaging / Corporate Identity / Corporate Communications / Front-End Web Design / Ability to translate brands seamlessly across all customer touch points.

Clients over this time Include: Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, HEAD, Cadbury, Vodafone, Air New Zealand, NZ Warriors, Mazda, JEEP , Westpac, Irish Rugby Football Union, FIFA, Bacardi, Eircom, Heineken, LG Electronics, Toni & Guy, Irish Distillers, Adidas, MUFC Plc, GHD, Auckland International Airport, Kelloggs, Fonterra, AIB Bank, Bank of Scotland, Royal Mail, Barclays Bank.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Inspirational
Thriller

Certifications

  • HND Design Communications

Awards

  • European Rookie of the Year 1996

Work experience

Senior Book Cover & Branding Designer

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (almost 9 years)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Gone Ahead

Kevan Lee

"It’s beautiful, and people need to read it." - Cheri Hanson, North/PacificA story about grief, loss, and hopeGone Ahead speaks to something true about us all - how we deal with loss, how we cope, how we recover. When his father is diagnosed with brain cancer, everything changes for Kevan and his family. The world spins beyond their control: surgery, chemo, remission, recurrence; hope, loss, f... read more

"It’s beautiful, and people need to read it." - Cheri Hanson, North/PacificA story about grief, loss, and hopeGone Ahead speaks to something true about us all - how we deal with loss, how we cope, how we recover. When his father is diagnosed with brain cancer, everything changes for Kevan and his family. The world spins beyond their control: surgery, chemo, remission, recurrence; hope, loss, f... read more

The Controller (Lynch and Rose Book 1)

Matt Brolly

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed DCI Lambert series comes The Controller, a gripping serial killer thriller introducing Sam Lynch and Special Agent Sandra Rose. It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has never stopped searching. ... read more

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed DCI Lambert series comes The Controller, a gripping serial killer thriller introducing Sam Lynch and Special Agent Sandra Rose. It is six years since special agent Samuel Lynch left the FBI following the disappearance of his son, Daniel. Lynch believes an underground organisation known as The Railroad is responsible and has never stopped searching. ... read more

Postpartum: A Story of Unraveling and Becoming

Flow Belinsky

"Flow's unfiltered truth brings awareness to something that isn't talked about enough." - Miquela Millard, Birth Doula and Mother Flow doesn't sugar coat the new mother experience in her candid debut work, Postpartum: A Story of Unraveling and Becoming. In a frank yet lyrical style, Flow gives an unfiltered view into her life-shattering first year of motherhood. Written as expressive therapy f... read more

"Flow's unfiltered truth brings awareness to something that isn't talked about enough." - Miquela Millard, Birth Doula and Mother Flow doesn't sugar coat the new mother experience in her candid debut work, Postpartum: A Story of Unraveling and Becoming. In a frank yet lyrical style, Flow gives an unfiltered view into her life-shattering first year of motherhood. Written as expressive therapy f... read more

Kryslian: A thriller suspense and paranormal romance novel: A story of fantasy and magic

Miriam Gomes

"Eleze could never have suspected that this day would prove fateful; that she was about to enter a world that would set in motion consequences that would affect every day of the rest of her life. Nor did she have any idea what those changes would inevitably do to her soul."Her life is about to dive into a thrilling and terrifying world of magic, mystery and danger.An Epic fantasy novel combini... read more

"Eleze could never have suspected that this day would prove fateful; that she was about to enter a world that would set in motion consequences that would affect every day of the rest of her life. Nor did she have any idea what those changes would inevitably do to her soul."Her life is about to dive into a thrilling and terrifying world of magic, mystery and danger.An Epic fantasy novel combini... read more

A City Divided (A Naomi Archer and Detective McCauley Series Book 1)

A. B. Levin

Naomi Archer, a young partner at a prestigious Chicago Law firm has just uncovered a major embezzlement scheme being perpetrated against her biggest corporate client. Veteran Chicago Police Detective Pat McCauley is on the hunt for a professional assassin who is taking out drug dealers on the South Side. It’s not long before each realizes that there is far more to the crimes than meets the eye... read more

Naomi Archer, a young partner at a prestigious Chicago Law firm has just uncovered a major embezzlement scheme being perpetrated against her biggest corporate client. Veteran Chicago Police Detective Pat McCauley is on the hunt for a professional assassin who is taking out drug dealers on the South Side. It’s not long before each realizes that there is far more to the crimes than meets the eye... read more

Lovin' Life: A Guide to Authentic Self-Discovery

Garvin DeShazer

What if the quality of your life depends less on your circumstances than on your beliefs—about yourself, your relationships, and about the world and your place in it? What if why you hold the beliefs you do is even more important than what you believe? What if the questions you’ve secretly been afraid to ask matter more than the answers you’ve defended so dogmatically all your life?What if fin... read more

What if the quality of your life depends less on your circumstances than on your beliefs—about yourself, your relationships, and about the world and your place in it? What if why you hold the beliefs you do is even more important than what you believe? What if the questions you’ve secretly been afraid to ask matter more than the answers you’ve defended so dogmatically all your life?What if fin... read more

Simply Unbreakable: Overcoming Childhood Trauma and Living a Fearless Life

De Fletcher

Dealing with bullies or abuse is one thing, but what if there’s no sanctuary at home? What if your trusted adults do nothing, or worse yet, they abuse you? If you’ve ever been a victim, you know how much it can hurt. This book is about one woman’s journey through bullying, emotional and sexual abuse, and the feeling that life is just one long nightmare.If you’ve ever found yourself in the foll... read more

Dealing with bullies or abuse is one thing, but what if there’s no sanctuary at home? What if your trusted adults do nothing, or worse yet, they abuse you? If you’ve ever been a victim, you know how much it can hurt. This book is about one woman’s journey through bullying, emotional and sexual abuse, and the feeling that life is just one long nightmare.If you’ve ever found yourself in the foll... read more

Life DIY

Pete Cohen

With Pete you can fix it! Is your life in need of an overhaul? Have you reached a point where you can no longer ignore the neglected areas of your life? If so, this is the book for you. Life DIY gives you the tools you need to change what isn't working so that you can meet your potential and realise your dreams. Follow the 12 steps inside this book and you'll feel: happier and more positive; c... read more

With Pete you can fix it! Is your life in need of an overhaul? Have you reached a point where you can no longer ignore the neglected areas of your life? If so, this is the book for you. Life DIY gives you the tools you need to change what isn't working so that you can meet your potential and realise your dreams. Follow the 12 steps inside this book and you'll feel: happier and more positive; c... read more

Lead Well: Seven Dimensions of Wellness for Women in Leadership

Dr. Paula Walker King

Women are natural nurturers, caring so much for others that health and wellness are often neglected or even non-existent. But for a woman to be her most effective self, one who both nurtures and leads, she must learn to nurture herself first.Dr. Paula Walker King has devoted her life to this belief as a highly respected leader and medical doctor, who practices holistic health both in and out o... read more

Women are natural nurturers, caring so much for others that health and wellness are often neglected or even non-existent. But for a woman to be her most effective self, one who both nurtures and leads, she must learn to nurture herself first.Dr. Paula Walker King has devoted her life to this belief as a highly respected leader and medical doctor, who practices holistic health both in and out o... read more

Era of Evil (Callahan Boyle Thriller Book 2)

Spenser Warren

A former hit man craves revenge. His ex-mafia boss has a new hit to sanction. How many lives will be at stake in their never ending quest for vengeance? Former Chicago mafia hit man Callahan Boyle is incensed. Still reeling from the loss of the only woman he ever loved, Cal wants nothing more than revenge against the man that killed her. Cal’s adoptive father and old mafia boss, Alfredo Petroc... read more

A former hit man craves revenge. His ex-mafia boss has a new hit to sanction. How many lives will be at stake in their never ending quest for vengeance? Former Chicago mafia hit man Callahan Boyle is incensed. Still reeling from the loss of the only woman he ever loved, Cal wants nothing more than revenge against the man that killed her. Cal’s adoptive father and old mafia boss, Alfredo Petroc... read more

Marked For Murder

Spenser Warren

A Hit Man Is Born In This Riveting Prequel ThrillerThe wrong man is killed in a hit gone bad. A burgeoning drug war between the mafia and a rival gang has reached a tipping point. There’s only one way this can end. Callahan Boyle is new to his role as top hit man in the Chicago mafia and has a tough target in front of him. After following his mark for weeks, it turns out that when the deed is ... read more

A Hit Man Is Born In This Riveting Prequel ThrillerThe wrong man is killed in a hit gone bad. A burgeoning drug war between the mafia and a rival gang has reached a tipping point. There’s only one way this can end. Callahan Boyle is new to his role as top hit man in the Chicago mafia and has a tough target in front of him. After following his mark for weeks, it turns out that when the deed is ... read more

The Hidden Teachings: Spiritual Engineering and How to Connect Directly to the Universe

Sean Salamander

For centuries our world’s mystics have taught us how we can connect directly to the Universe. They have taught us principles and practices that are key to unlocking this direct experiential path to the Universe. We call these people mystics, saints, sages, masters—or even just teacher. These teachers have all been having a conversation with the Universe. And what they say and teach from mystic... read more

For centuries our world’s mystics have taught us how we can connect directly to the Universe. They have taught us principles and practices that are key to unlocking this direct experiential path to the Universe. We call these people mystics, saints, sages, masters—or even just teacher. These teachers have all been having a conversation with the Universe. And what they say and teach from mystic... read more

Dead Water (DCI Lambert crime series - prequel)

Matt Brolly

A fast-paced crime-thriller, full of chilling twists, turns and grisly surprises, Matt Brolly’s Dead Water will have you gripped from beginning to end!Twenty-Five years ago Joseph Wyatt was convicted for the drowning of two university students. Released from prison, Wyatt has disappeared and bodies are being found in the water.When DCI Lambert’s boss goes missing, the clock starts ticking and ... read more

A fast-paced crime-thriller, full of chilling twists, turns and grisly surprises, Matt Brolly’s Dead Water will have you gripped from beginning to end!Twenty-Five years ago Joseph Wyatt was convicted for the drowning of two university students. Released from prison, Wyatt has disappeared and bodies are being found in the water.When DCI Lambert’s boss goes missing, the clock starts ticking and ... read more

Matt has 17 reviews

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Aaron Kirchhoff
I love my new book cover! Matt's work exceeded expectations and has emboldened me with even more excitement for my book launch. We discussed ideas for design, color, and format and he was able to bring my vision to life and create the perfect cover I was hoping for. Thank you, Matt!

Aaron Kirchhoff, October 2019


Mike Hyslip
A very nice experience, professional work!

Mike Hyslip, October 2019


Walter Perdigao
Matt was a pleasure to work with. He provided some very creative and professional versions to choose from and gave some vital feedback on the final draft. Will definitely work with him again.

Walter Perdigao, September 2019


Christopher Murphy
Matt was great to work with. He has a great eye as a designer and I love the way he interpreted my novel to design a beautiful custom cover. I would definitely work with Matt again and recommend him highly!

Christopher Murphy, August 2019


Ifeanyi Esimai
Matt always does a great job

Ifeanyi Esimai, July 2019

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