Patricia Moffett

Patricia Moffett – Designer

I love illustrating magical and strange worlds - let's start working on making your project sparkle!

Overview

I work from home between the mountains and the sea in Snowdonia, north Wales. The ever-changing light here is a constant inspiration in my work. The landscape is ancient and soaked in myth. I love creating an atmosphere to tell a tale and enjoy any subject with an element of the uncanny.

I've enjoyed working in publishing for 35 years and am constantly exploring new subjects and techniques to keep me on my toes and my style fresh. I've illustrated best-selling picture books for major publishers - one example of which is Fairies, for Carlton Books, which has been reprinted 19 times and made hundreds of thousands in sales.

I have a down-to-earth approach and am very easy to talk to. Each project is greeted with enthusiasm and I enjoy discussing and developing ideas together with authors. We talk through how the image would work and I provide a pencil rough. I’ll then add the light and magic!

I'm delighted to say that I provide a full service - both design and illustration. Whether it's for a cover only, a picture book, or a typographic interior - I'll work with you from concept to delivering files ready for Print or as ePubs.

Look out for my trusty assistant on any video calls - Oskar the Bearded Collie!
Services
Fiction
Cozy Mysteries Horror Magical Realism Middle Grade Fantasy Poetry
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts New Age Psychology
Languages
English
Awards
  • Readers' Favorite 2023 Illustration Award - Best Book Cover Illustration
Certifications
  • BA (hons) Graphic design (1st Class)
  • MA Fine Art

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 1992 — Present

Alongside my employments as a designer, I've loved to experiment with new technology through my illustration work. I took the plunge into becoming completely freelance in 2014. Always playing, my skill set continues to expand. The most recent years has seen the publication of four paper engineering titles, and soon, an interior design project book.

Aberystwyth University

Oct, 1997 — Sep, 2014 (almost 17 years)

This was a thoroughly enjoyable job with lots of freedom to explore exhibition and animation work as well as producing marketing material in brochure form for the university.

Oxford University Press

Oct, 1989 — Sep, 1997 (almost 8 years)

Book design for a wide variety of subject matters - from schoolbooks to trade children's books. No matter what the subject, I'd strive to make it as enticing and pickupable as possible. I worked closely with, and commissioned, illustrators and photographers.

Longman Group

Dec, 1987 — Oct, 1989 (almost 2 years)

Designing layouts and commissioning illustrators and photographers for the senior levels of the Reading World scheme.

Portfolio

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Cautionary Tales

Hickey, Mary

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Jane Eyre's Scrapbook

Patricia Moffett

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The Accidental Crossing of Max

Barnett, Laura Leigh

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
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Playing for the Light

Carty, Teresa

Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Life (Autosaved): The Three Initiates

Brown, Wynter

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Notes from the Cloud

Lopez, Vanessa

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Art on Scallop Shells

Jo Logue

Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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The Kingdom of Nought

O'Farrell, Mr Michael Joseph

Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
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The House on The Pumpkin Farm

Shadi, Sarah

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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The Lonely: Book 1 Journey to Darkness

Dark, Sullivan

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Heartbeat of the Marru

Mulligan, Calli

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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My Magical Bearded Friend

Husband, Chris

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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The Song of the Fae

Jahr, E. H.

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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Cover Design
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Life Breather: Finding the Five

Pederson, Krystal

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Patricia has 29 reviews

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Teresa C.

Teresa C.

Apr, 2024

It was such a pleasure to work with Patricia. She completely understood what sort of design I wanted and responded brilliantly to my suggestion as we worked through our iterations. I am absolutely delighted with my book cover. She was a mine of information, guiding me through all the design aspects of producing my book, over and above what I might have expected. I can't recommend her highly...
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Laura B.

Laura B.

Mar, 2024

Patricia is beyond amazing. Her drawings are magical! She is wonderful to work with, very responsive. I would highly recommend her and I feel honored to have worked with her.
Patricia M.
Thank you Laura - it was a privilege to work with you on your astounding story. It was so moving and thought provoking and I'm really looking forward to the next two - both reading them and working...
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Jessi S.

Jessi S.

Feb, 2024

Working with Patricia was an absolute delight. I cannot say enough about how amazingly talented and considered she is in her work. Her attention to detail that she pulled out of the writing I gave her was so gratifying. She was clear in her intentions and followed through, with bells on. High recommend.
Patricia M.
Thank you so much Jessi! Your writing was a treat to illustrate. I was laughing away drawing the illustrations and am so looking forward to the next book. The Five Quarters I can recommend to anyon...
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Lisa L.

Lisa L.

Feb, 2024

Patricia is an amazing cover designer and formatter. She really understood the gist of the two books that are part of a series and made sure to incorporate story elements into the covers. I found her to be professional, creative, thoughtful, respectful, and knowledgeable. She really knows her stuff as an artist and is very well versed on how books get published on different platforms.
Patricia M.
Thank you SO much Lisa. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. I’m so happy with these covers - it was wonderful being introduced to new artists by you and so having new doors of reference a...
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Annette P.

Annette P.

Dec, 2023

Patricia was in regular contact throughout this process. I am astonished at the outcome, it is way better than I could have imagined. Patricia was also informative about the best way to get it produced. This was very helpful to me as this is my first book. I am extremely happy with the outcome and most grateful to a very talented lady.

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