Matt Davies

Matt Davies - Designer

Manchester, UK

Over 25 Years experience propelling Global brands through Graphic Design, Art Direction, Branding & Book Cover Design.

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Overview

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
Inspirational
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense

Certifications

  • HND Design Communications

Awards

  • European Rookie of the Year 1996

Work experience

Senior Book Cover & Branding Designer

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

Portfolio (20 selected works)

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

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

Invisible Threads

Michael Hyslip

If you could get away with anything without being caught, what would you choose? Having no memory of who he is or what he's done leaves a young man trying to build a new life. Unable to figure out who he was, he starts fresh with no fears or failures to be hung up on. Through a journey he finds that he possesses a unique ability, allowing him to do extraordinary things. It also allows him to d... read more

If you could get away with anything without being caught, what would you choose? Having no memory of who he is or what he's done leaves a young man trying to build a new life. Unable to figure out who he was, he starts fresh with no fears or failures to be hung up on. Through a journey he finds that he possesses a unique ability, allowing him to do extraordinary things. It also allows him to d... 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

Empath at the Office: What Highly Sensitive People can do to Manage Difficult Work-relationships, Protect Their Emotions, and Create Inner Joy

Aaron Kirchhoff

Are you a sensitive empath who has trouble dealing with difficult coworkers? Do you struggle with speaking up for yourself and managing all the overwhelming energy, stress and people at work? Does the mere thought of going back to work tomorrow cause you so much pain in fact, you kinda wish you could just teleport to another dimension- one where you never have to work again and can lose weight... read more

Are you a sensitive empath who has trouble dealing with difficult coworkers? Do you struggle with speaking up for yourself and managing all the overwhelming energy, stress and people at work? Does the mere thought of going back to work tomorrow cause you so much pain in fact, you kinda wish you could just teleport to another dimension- one where you never have to work again and can lose weight... read more

CBAR - Conceive, Believe, Achieve, Receive: Your Dream Life Handbook

Walter Perdigao

Are you living your dream life? CBAR is a handbook for people looking to imagine and fulfill their life dreams. Learn and understand... ▪️Your life purpose ▪️The power of your mind, paradigms and the ego ▪️The seven universal laws including the Law of Attraction ▪️The four steps to manifest anything into your life ▪️The true secret to happiness, life balance and real wealth ▪️Working through t... read more

Are you living your dream life? CBAR is a handbook for people looking to imagine and fulfill their life dreams. Learn and understand... ▪️Your life purpose ▪️The power of your mind, paradigms and the ego ▪️The seven universal laws including the Law of Attraction ▪️The four steps to manifest anything into your life ▪️The true secret to happiness, life balance and real wealth ▪️Working through t... read more

Chosen by God: Learning Your Identity and Position in Life

Fanell E. Williams

Chosen by God: Learning Your Identity and Position in Life is for those who know there’s more to life than struggle. Prior to realizing her identity and position in the Kingdom, Fanell Williams also longed to know her power and purpose. Through the transformative power of Christ Jesus, she solidified her self-awareness and direction in life. These pages chronicle Williams’s personal journey wh... read more

Chosen by God: Learning Your Identity and Position in Life is for those who know there’s more to life than struggle. Prior to realizing her identity and position in the Kingdom, Fanell Williams also longed to know her power and purpose. Through the transformative power of Christ Jesus, she solidified her self-awareness and direction in life. These pages chronicle Williams’s personal journey wh... read more

TARKANIAN EXPANSION: Book 1 - METAMORPHOSIS

Dale Belcourt

Buck Williams, a retired Army pilot armed with only a metal detector, discovers a mysterious object in the Arizona desert,which permanently changes his life and understanding of the universe. It is now up to him and his new crew from Earthto save a galaxy driven to near extinction by the Tarkanian war machine, before that threat becomes a reality on Earth.Can this crew so far from home make a ... read more

Buck Williams, a retired Army pilot armed with only a metal detector, discovers a mysterious object in the Arizona desert,which permanently changes his life and understanding of the universe. It is now up to him and his new crew from Earthto save a galaxy driven to near extinction by the Tarkanian war machine, before that threat becomes a reality on Earth.Can this crew so far from home make a ... read more

I Will Wait Until Morning: A Caregiver's Memoir on Assisting a Loved One with Cancer

Sherrell D. Mims

There are probably fewer scary things in life than learning that a loved one has cancer. This was exactly what happened for Sherrell D. Mims. Her life was turned upside down in seconds when the doctors told her and her once healthy and strong fiancé that he had stage-4 stomach cancer. All of a sudden, Sherrell had to assume the role of her fiancé’s caretaker until he took his last breath.In I ... read more

There are probably fewer scary things in life than learning that a loved one has cancer. This was exactly what happened for Sherrell D. Mims. Her life was turned upside down in seconds when the doctors told her and her once healthy and strong fiancé that he had stage-4 stomach cancer. All of a sudden, Sherrell had to assume the role of her fiancé’s caretaker until he took his last breath.In I ... read more

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

Matt has 36 reviews

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William Jial
Matt is a designer of high caliber who knows exactly what his clients want. It was a pleasure to work with this highly creative and humble designer with a mastery of the art. Thanks to reedsy for enabling me to discover such a rare professional of all times. I recommend him to anyone who aspires to have a groundbreaking book cover as I am ready to come back for him in my future projects. Tha...
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William Jial, May 2020


Mike Franklin
Matt did my cover for Teachers Changing The Game and I could not be happier. He is absolutely amazing at what he does! I will be using him again

Mike Franklin, May 2020


George Obermiller
Working with Matt has been a pleasure. I had many questions as a new publisher, and Matt patiently answered my questions in a timely and professional manner. His designs fit my project needs and captured everything I was looking for in my novel cover. I would definitely recommend his services, and I would work with him again on further projects!

George Obermiller, April 2020


Cliff Hamrick
Matt was great and very patient with my mistakes!

Cliff Hamrick, March 2020


Keith Steinbaum
Matt was a thorough professional on our project from beginning to end. He asked the questions required to get an understanding of what I wanted, and was open to my suggestions during this time. I appreciated that a lot because it's always a possibility that an artist's ego might can prevent having an open mind to ideas. But Matt welcomed my input. And as the completion date neared, despite...
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Keith Steinbaum, March 2020

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