Peter Long

Peter Long – Designer

I'm an award-winning book cover designer, looking to work with you to create a beautiful, individual and distinctive book.


I've been a book designer for more than twenty years. I've designed covers for HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and many smaller publishing houses and university presses. I specialise in memoir, biography, history and other forms of non-fiction.
Before I start I will ask you lots of questions about how YOU see your book, so we can work together to create something compelling and bold that makes your title pop out on the shelf or screen.
Art Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment History Political Science & Current Affairs
Classics Historical Fiction Plays & Screenplays

Work experience


Oct, 2011 — Jun, 2017 (over 5 years)

I have been a freelance designer for more than 20 years and worked in-house at Black Inc. Books as Senior Designer from 2011-2017.


"A staggering, meticulous and frequently spine-chilling work of longform journalism." Trent DaltonSomewhere deep beneath the wild seas of the southern Indian Ocean, perhaps in the eerie underwater canyons of Broken Ridge along the Seventh Arc satellite band, l... read more
From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elega... read more
For the young James Jeffrey, the day his parents split was like the splitting of the atom. Life took on a seismic instability filled with madness and strain and vendetta and daftness and acts of love, both beautiful and misguided. Yet, what could have been a c... read more

Lily Chan

Winner of the 2013 Dobbie Award Toyo learned to ask nothing, to wait and count the days. But they passed and passed and still the doorway remained empty of his deep voice, calling out her name. Blending the intimacy of memoir with an artist’s vision, Toyo is t... read more
It's Alive!

Toby Walsh

There are few other human inventions that are likely to have as large an impact on our lives as machines that can think . . . The steam engine liberated our muscles; the computer is set to liberate our minds. The development of Artificial Intelligence is an ad... read more
Dorothy Porter was one of Australia’s truly original writers, renowned for her passionate, offbeat poetry and verse novels. The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter draws from her life’s work to present the many facets of Porter the poet, from stretching the fabri... read more

Peter has 9 reviews





Skyeris A.

Skyeris A.

Nov, 2023

Peter is an excellent designer. I came to work with him after multiple obstacles with formatting my book on my own. He did an amazing job with all the details, as well as stylistic refinements that I'm less familiar with. This is my first book and he was very patient with my learning curve with all the things. His timing allowed me to meet my publication deadline—the electronic and print files ...
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Tony M.

Tony M.

Nov, 2023

Peter succeeded in designing a cover that captures attention, without being overly kitschy or sentimental. I greatly appreciate his creative expertise, and look forward to future collaborative endeavours.
Irene P.

Irene P.

Sep, 2023

I'm very happy with Peter's ebook and paperback cover design for my latest memoir. He understood the look I was going for and made some valuable recommendations. He even went out of his way to assist me when I ran into a publishing snag. You just need to be patient when working with him as he doesn't always communicate as often as one might expect. Still, I highly recommend and would work with ...
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Gil F.

Gil F.

May, 2023

Collaborating with Peter was a bliss. With the responsiveness to suggestions and requests, I did not need to explain much as Peter understood my needs for the book 'Yocheved The Friend of My Mind'. Being a very personal book, I was pleased to see his understanding and delicate touch. We started with book cover design and following that work, I decided to extend it to the whole book design- add...
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Dorothea J.

Dorothea J.

May, 2023

I am blown away by what Peter has done for me. Grateful does not even cover how I feel right now. The timing of the finished product was longer than I would have preferred. But - would I hire him again - you bet I would.

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