David Miles

David Miles – Designer

Hi there! I'm a Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree and have designed for New York Times #1 bestselling authors, publishers, CEOs, + more!

Overview

I love books! I've designed books for New York Times #1 bestselling authors, publishing houses, CEOs, nonprofits, new authors, and more! I'm also the author/illustrator of over 40 titles with 100,000+ copies sold. On top of that, I've worked as a publishing director and creative director for one of the country's fastest growing publishers. That means in addition to providing beautiful design, I can help answer questions you might have about printing, pricing, distribution, marketing, and more. It's like getting both a designer and publishing consultant for the price of one!
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Children’s Non-Fiction Home & Garden Inspirational
Fiction
Christian Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English
Awards
  • 2018 Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree
  • 2018 Trvst Change Maker
  • 2017 LDSPMA Praiseworthy Award Winner

Work experience

Self-employed

Feb, 2019 — Present

Familius

Aug, 2013 — Nov, 2018 (over 5 years)

- Designed nearly 300 titles ranging from cookbooks, children's books, memoirs, self-help books, board books, and more.
- Creative direction helped grow company into one of Publishers Weekly's 2018 Fastest Growing Independents
- Worked with many different formats, including novelty books, book plus, paper engineering, and more.

Portfolio

On an island in the Seine, a little girl plants a garden―but not a garden of flowers. It will be a garden of people, she says: Paris. And in the center of that garden will stand its guardian, a grand cathedral carved from stone and roofed with light: the majes... read more
Before our three kids, we had been decent people. Interesting even. One of us had taught Shakespeare to gang members while the other flew reconnaissance missions off North Korea. But our own children had proven our biggest challenge. We were passionate and ser... read more
An expansive, entertaining memoir that tells the story of how Matthew Kenney transitioned from a mainstream celebrity chef in New York, to a pioneer of plant-based cuisine, and his mission to change the way the world eats and thinks about food. Cooked Raw high... read more
Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink explores a thirty-year friendship between two women: one who had never learned to cultivate female friendships, and the other who had managed to gather and maintain a large group of friends throughout her adult life. The f... read more
Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is the highly suspenseful account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's landmark use of DNA testing... read more
Unselfish Kids

Paul D Parkinson

40 short stories of children making the world a better place. The second book in the top selling Unselfish series, Unselfish Kids contains 40 short stories and full color photos of children who are making a difference in the world. Unselfish Kids reminds us th... read more
Big Words for Fearless Girls is a first-of-its-kind primer bursting with powerful first words girls will need to pursue their big dreams. The vibrant, oversized board book comes packed with 1,000 brightly illustrated words, all interwoven with 100 female heroe... read more
50 Real Heroes for Boys teaches young boys everywhere that being a man only requires being yourself―but your best self. Bright, colorful portraits by over a dozen international artists accompany true stories of men who knew that character―things like integrity... read more
Elliott attends his third-grade class like any other boy, except that Elliott isn’t like any other boy. Endowed with magical powers, Elliott belongs to a secret world called Moonstone—and trouble is brewing. When the evil witch Noir steals The Halloween Crysta... read more

David has 43 reviews

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Hillie J.

Hillie J.

Jun, 2022

I love working with David! He's very professional and quick to respond. He's informed of Amazon's specs and file formats so authors need not worry about it! David's fees are very reasonable and he'll make all necessary changes without charging extra. I highly recommend working with him!
Vidya D.

Vidya D.

Sep, 2021

David was great to work with, and we love our final design.
Cynthia O.

Cynthia O.

May, 2021

I'm over the moon happy with the interior book design David created for my memoir The Home for Friendless Children. David captured the haunting, a little bit quirky, and yet hopeful feeling of the story perfectly! Seriously, I'm absolutely thrilled with his work. Perfection. Thank you so much David!
David M.
Thank you so, so much! It's a gripping story, even more so because it's true!
Jodi A.

Jodi A.

May, 2021

It was an absolute pleasure working with David on my debut picture book. He created a beautiful, professionally-designed product that I am proud to have my name on, and he was extremely patient and accommodating throughout the entire design process. For example, when the illustration phase took 2 months longer than expected, he shifted his busy schedule to accommodate that change. He was very r...
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David M.
Thank you! It's a delightful story and I hope it finds its way into many children's hands.
Gibran J.

Gibran J.

Apr, 2021

David is great. He designed covers and packaging for our project (on a tight timeline as well). He created beautiful and functional designs and communicated clearly throughout the entire process. Our project is better because of David.
David M.
Thanks Gibran! Your reading program is wonderful. I hope it finds a home in many, many classrooms.

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