Mike Trent

Mike Trent – Designer

I am an award-winning designer with decades of experience in creating covers and packaging for books, including 21 years at Wiley.

Overview

I am an art director and a cover designer with more than 20 years of experience in book publishing - leading in-house design teams, developing bespoke designs, creating packaging for series of books, and managing brands. In my most recent role at Wiley, I personally designed 100+ creative projects and directed 200+ projects designed by in-house teams or vendors each year.


I work quickly, collaboratively, and am committed to a design process that begins with understanding your needs, quickly ideating a range of solutions, refining the best options and finalizing the perfect cover for your book.

Services
Non-Fiction
Comics Non-Fiction Computers & Internet Education & Reference Math & Science Photography Self-Help & Self-Improvement Technology
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2023 — Present

Wiley

May, 2001 — Nov, 2022 (over 21 years)

• Research, develop, and execute book product packaging from concept to production for more than 500 unique products including book covers, boxed sets, product bundles, and displays from the For Dummies, Visual, and Sybex brands and Professional Technology and other Trade publishing lines representing more than $60M in revenue annually
• Supervise and manage creative work for multiple lines of revenue in collaboration with publishing, editorial, marketing, sales, and other key stakeholders to ensure market readiness at product launch
• Navigate and align the expectations of stakeholders to arrive at compelling and successful solutions that meet market needs and solve the pain points of the intended audience
• Conduct competitive research on topic and category levels to ensure designs are relevant and meaningful to the end consumer, appropriate for target market, and convey each product’s unique value
• Design creative assets for use in product marketing and outreach initiatives

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Mike has 11 reviews

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Phil F.

Phil F.

Apr, 2024

Mike was amazing to work with! A book cover is so important to the success of your book, whether on the shelves in book stores or online. Mike designed a fantastic sleeve for my hard cover book. Front, back and and inside flaps. Mike gave me many designs and options and told me current industry best practices. He is very professional, talented, and responsive to all my my requests. I am very, v...
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Neil K.

Neil K.

Mar, 2024

It was great to work with Mike. Mike very quickly produced a number of cover designs that reflected my ideas. Very happy with the end result, and would definitely recommend, and call on his services again.
Adel H.

Adel H.

Feb, 2024

Mike has been very attentive and has done an excellent job designing the book which is tailored to my audience. It's been easy working with him. For sure, for all future books, I'll be working with him.
Mike T.
Thank you for the opportunity to work on your book Adel! You're a great partner to work with and I foresee big things for this book!
joseph S.

joseph S.

Jan, 2024

Mike's a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Great experience! Thanks Mike!
Mike T.
Thanks Joseph! It was my pleasure.
Michael M.

Michael M.

Jan, 2024

Mike has been phenomenal. He is so bright in understanding the conveyed message and gifted in bringing it into professionally designed illustrations. I loved the book cover design and logo he created. In addition, he is prompt in responding to the messages. I enjoyed working with him, and I'll definitely recommend him and ask for his help in the upcoming book. Thanks, Mike.
Mike T.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work on this book, Dr. Morkos. It was a pleasure and I look forward to collaborating with you in the future. Wishing you much success with the book. If ther...
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