Rocko Spigolon

Rocko Spigolon – Designer

Seasoned award-winner book cover designer and illustrator on a mission to make your book stand out online or on a shelf!

Overview

Experienced and flexible book cover designer and illustrator for both European and US markets, designing book covers for over 20 years.


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Non-Fiction
Business & Management Design Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Classics Horror Science Fiction
Languages
English
Awards
  • British Book Design and Production Award
Certifications
  • BA (hons) Graphic Design — UNESP
  • MA Design Studies - University of the Arts London

Work experience

Kogan Page

Feb, 2020 — Present

Springer Nature

Feb, 2015 — Jan, 2019 (almost 4 years)

Springer Nature

Mar, 2014 — Feb, 2015 (11 months)

Macmillan Publishers

Sep, 2011 — Mar, 2014 (over 2 years)

Egmont Publishing

Apr, 2009 — Sep, 2011 (over 2 years)

Portfolio

Brandjack

Q. Langley

Containing 90+ case studies including BP, Beyoncé, Pizza Hut and Chrysler, this is the first book to analyze brandjacking - when organizations lose control of their brand's image online. Combining crisis communication and social media, this book charts the tre... read more
Presented here, for the first time since their publication over a century ago, are twelve previously unknown published works of fiction, poetry, and journalistic writing by Bram Stoker (1847-1912), three works never before reprinted, twelve period writings abo... read more
When collaboration works, the results can be breath-taking! But it doesn’t always deliver on its potential. Collaboration has been defined as "an unnatural act practiced by non-consenting adults". And often that’s exactly what it is! Some collaboration can be ... read more
Cigarette Teeth

Hewish, Maul Allan

This first full-length scholarly study about animal horror cinema defines the popular subgenre and describes its origin and history in the West. The chapters explore a variety of animal horror films from a number of different perspectives. This is an indispens... read more
This book argues that ‘deviance’ represents a central issue in neo-Victorian culture, and that the very concept of neo-Victorianism is based upon the idea of ‘diverging’ from accepted notions regarding the nineteenth-century frame of mind. However, the study o... read more
This unique volume focuses on the subjects of time in the area of theology known as 'eschatology,' the consideration of the fullness, the limit, and the goal of time. He traces the historical development of understandings of eschatology from the Bible to conte... read more
How can businesses balance the demands of both exploiting and exploring? Companies and their leaders have to use both hands: on the one hand making next quarter's targets through existing business, whilst simultaneously exploring new opportunities. This is the... read more
Drawing on the later writings of Martin Heidegger, the book traces the correspondence between the philosopher's concept of technology and Shakespeare's poetics of human and natural productivity in the Sonnets.
What should an actor be thinking onstage? This overlooked, important question is the crux of this new book that combines psychological theory, numerous practical exercises, and a thorough and wide-reaching examination of inner monologue in various forms includ... read more
Hit Brands

D. Jackson

Companies and agencies spend vast amounts of money to advertise and brand products and music has been an important part of this. This book assesses how from selecting sound and music for individual products and adverts many large companies have moved to develo... read more
Winning Minds

Simon Lancaster

Shhh . Did you know there is a secret Language of Leadership: a timeless set of cues and signals that still determines who reaches the top in politics and business today. The ancient Greeks were the first to study the art of communication 2,500 years ago. It i... read more
A powerful chronicle of the astounding persistence of Indo-European glorification of battle, morphed into today's militant Christian Right. The book is written as a lively chronicle making clear the astounding power of the ancient cultural tradition embedding ... read more
Global Brand Strategy

Jan-Benedict Steenkamp

Steenkamp introduces the global brand value chain and explains how brand equity factors into shareholder value. The book equips executives with techniques for developing strategy, organizing execution, and measuring results so that your brand will prosper glob... read more
The British General Election of 2017 is the definitive and authoritative account of one of the most dramatic elections in British history. Throwing aside her natural caution, Theresa May called a snap election and was widely expected to crush Jeremy Corbyn’s L... read more
An Investigative Cinema

Fabrizio Cilento

This book traces the development of investigative cinema, whose main characteristic lies in reconstructing actual events, political crises, and conspiracies. These documentary-like films refrain from a simplistic reconstruction of historical events and are mai... read more
Dabashi's newest book is a meditation on suicidal violence in the immediate context of its most recent political surge and a critical examination of the radical transformation of the human body, supported by close readings of cinematic and artistic evidence.
E. B. White

G. Atkins

This is the first book-length critical study of E.B. White, the American essayist and author of Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, The Trumpet of the Swan . G. Douglas Atkins focuses on White and the writing life, offering detailed readings of the major essays an... read more
David Mamet

I. Nadel

This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal Mamet's ideas on writing, acting, and directing, covering his beginnings in Chicago, his relationship to Judaism and reputation for machismo, as well as discussions of and excerpts... read more

Rocko has 15 reviews

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Heidi D.

Heidi D.

Feb, 2024

Rocko was a dream to work with and my book cover exceeded my expectations! In my world, where deadlines were constantly shifting he was always there right on time with what I needed. Thank you!
Rocko S.
Thank you, Heidi! It was great fun to work on your project, best of luck with the book!
Martyn E.

Martyn E.

Sep, 2023

Amazing work, very flexible and gave great insights/
Rocko S.
Thank you Martyn, best luck with the book!
Pete K.

Pete K.

Jun, 2023

Rocko was amazing. We had an initial meeting so I could explain my vision, and then off he went! He produced an amazing cover and jacket that far exceeded my expectations. He is very talented and has a terrific style!
Rocko S.
Thank you, Pete. Wishing you the very best with the book, it certainly it was fun to work together!
Dennis H.

Dennis H.

Oct, 2021

I hired Rocko to create a book cover on behalf of a client. We are happy with the result. Communication could have been easier. I wasn't always sure Rocko read my messages carefully, so the work sometimes took some 'handholding', leading to more iterations than I would have preferred. In addition, it would often take days or even longer to hear back from him. (I'm taking into account an extenu...
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Rocko S.
Thank you for your review, Dennis. I am happy that you and your client liked the designed cover, it was a great project to be involved with. I just wanted to point out to others reading this that t...
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Hernán F.

Hernán F.

Jul, 2021

It's a pleasure working with Rocko, he's been very responsive and happy to take feedback on board, and implement any required updates. He initially provided three solid designs but after I received external feedback on the winner he took it on board and came up with an even better fourth one. Good job!

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