Matt Davies

Matt Davies - Designer Tick

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 Freelance Creative in Dublin, Ireland, The Isle of Man, throughout England and New Zealand working for such agencies as Enterprise IG/The Identity Business, True North, BDH/TBWA, Ogilvy, Propaganda, Iris Worldwide, McCann Worldgroup - London & Manchester, Colenso .99 (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, ASDA, Burtons Biscuits, Cadbury, Vodafone NZ, Kathmandu, New World, Air New Zealand, Skycity, Vodafone Warriors, Mazda, Jeep, Super Liquor, Carters, Westpac, Irish Rugby Football Union, FIFA, Regatta, Bacardi, Eircom, Heineken, LG Electronics, Golden Vale Foods, National Concert Hall, Abbey Theatre, Irish Post, Toni & Guy, Baltimore Technology’s, Irish Distillers, Adidas, MUFC Plc, GHD, Auckland International Airport, Kelloggs UK & USA, Satara Co-operative Group, Port of Tauranga, Bay Health Foundation, Fonterra, AIB Bank, Bórd Gáis, Hibernian, Bank of Scotland, Gilbey’s, Davy Stockbrokers, Enterprise Ireland, Irish Energy Centre, Independent Group, Airlines, Isle of Man Post Office (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

Work experience

Senior Book Cover & Branding Designer

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (over 8 years)

Portfolio (10 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

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Sean Salamander
Great collaboration. Awesome design. Would definitely use Matt for another cover design!

Sean Salamander, May 2019


Jo Sparkes
Matt was very professional, and a good listener. Very happy with what he produced!

Jo Sparkes, May 2019


Andrew Levin
Matt was great collaborator. His work was excellent, prompt, and he included me throughout the process allowing ample opportunity for input. I recommend him without hesitation.

Andrew Levin, March 2019


Matt Brolly
Fantastic to work with Matt. Great set of designs and could be happier with final outcome. Great value as well and I will definitely work with him again.

Matt Brolly, March 2019


Flow Belinsky
Matt did a great job with my book cover! It turned out perfectly. He was responsive to my requests about changes and had a great artistic vision. I am really happy with the final product.

Flow Belinsky, February 2019

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