David Miles

David Miles - Designer

Fresno, CA, USA

Hi there! I'm a Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree, former creative director, and the designer of over 300 books. Let's work together!

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I love books! I'm a former creative director, publishing director, and designer of over 300 books plus the author/illustrator of over 40 titles. I'm also a 2018 Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree and helped launch one of the country's fastest growing publishers. Today, I'm the founder of a boutique book production service and of Bushel & Peck Books, a revolutionary children's book publisher fighting illiteracy.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Home & Garden
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Christian
Inspirational

Awards

  • 2018 Publishers Weekly Rising Star Honoree

Work experience

Founder

Self-employed
February, 2019 – Present (6 months)

Publishing Director, Creative Director

Familius
August, 2013 – November, 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 (6 selected works)

The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost

For all of life's adventures comes this beautifully illustrated companion inspired by Robert Frost's perennial poem "The Road Not Taken." Heartwarming illustrations of a young boy journeying through a yellow wood accompany the original text of the poem. When a fork in the road arises for the boy, so too does the first of life's many choices. And as the poem progresses, so does the boy's life: ... read more

For all of life's adventures comes this beautifully illustrated companion inspired by Robert Frost's perennial poem "The Road Not Taken." Heartwarming illustrations of a young boy journeying through a yellow wood accompany the original text of the poem. When a fork in the road arises for the boy, so too does the first of life's many choices. And as the poem progresses, so does the boy's life: ... read more

Let Me Tell You My Story

Their Story Is Our Story (TSOS)

Over the course of two years, a group of award-winning photographers, filmmakers, painters, and writers trailed and documented the flood of refugees pouring into the West from the Middle East and Africa, recording the refugees' firsthand accounts of who they are and what made them refugees. Spare, haunting, utterly magnificent, and profoundly human, this inspiring collection creates a portrait... read more

Over the course of two years, a group of award-winning photographers, filmmakers, painters, and writers trailed and documented the flood of refugees pouring into the West from the Middle East and Africa, recording the refugees' firsthand accounts of who they are and what made them refugees. Spare, haunting, utterly magnificent, and profoundly human, this inspiring collection creates a portrait... read more

Cooked Raw: How One Celebrity Chef Risked Everything to Change the Way We Eat

Matthew Kenney

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 highlights a journey of courage, persistence, risk, the reward of following one's passion, and the future of food for the 21st century.

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 highlights a journey of courage, persistence, risk, the reward of following one's passion, and the future of food for the 21st century.

Book

David W Miles

In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is—until you learn to look closer . . . and closer . . . and closer . . . and you’re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine. With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginati... read more

In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is—until you learn to look closer . . . and closer . . . and closer . . . and you’re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine. With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginati... read more

A Beginner's Guide to Quilting

Christine Mann

You've always wanted to try quilting, and now it's easier than ever! In A Beginner's Guide to Quilting, longtime quilter and bestselling author Christine Mann makes it easy to master the beginning principles of quilting with 6 easy starter projects: placemats, table runners, and 4 full-size quilts. Packed with full-color photographs and tons of creative inspiration, every detail of the book fr... read more

You've always wanted to try quilting, and now it's easier than ever! In A Beginner's Guide to Quilting, longtime quilter and bestselling author Christine Mann makes it easy to master the beginning principles of quilting with 6 easy starter projects: placemats, table runners, and 4 full-size quilts. Packed with full-color photographs and tons of creative inspiration, every detail of the book fr... read more

Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Debbie Schramer, Mike Schramer

Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from found objects in nature. This unique how-to book offers a look at “nature as art” in a more sophisticated style than most instructional books. Through more than 200 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate,... read more

Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from found objects in nature. This unique how-to book offers a look at “nature as art” in a more sophisticated style than most instructional books. Through more than 200 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate,... read more

David has 5 reviews

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Kate Johnson
David created a colorful, vibrant cover for my children's history narrative book.

Kate Johnson, July 2019

David Miles
Thank you! And best of luck with your project. It's an impressive book.

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sarah udoh-grossfurthner
David was a joy to work with. He accommodated my alternate request when we could not quite agree on a cover. I would readily work with him again on other projects.

sarah udoh-grossfurthner, July 2019


Paul M
If I could rate someone more than excellent I would rate David so. Brilliant designer. Easy to Collaborate with.

Paul M, June 2019

David Miles
Thanks Paul! Loved working on your book with you. It turned out wonderfully.

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Devin Alphin
David was amazing to work with! He was so patient with us during our project and super professional. He will definitely be our "go to" guy for our future books.

Devin Alphin, June 2019


Roger Hadad
Not what I was expecting from a collaboration.

Roger Hadad, April 2019

David Miles
This is a great book! Unfortunately, we had some miscommunications about expectations for the cover design. In the end, I felt it would be best for the client to design the cover himself. He has th...
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