Richard Augustus

Richard Augustus - Designer

Colchester, UK

Design and art direction for fiction and non-fiction books.

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Overview

Reviews (3)
I have 15 years’ design industry experience, initially in corporate and contract publishing, then moving on to Hodder Headline, Virgin Books and most recently to HarperCollins Publishers where I moved up through the ranks from Designer to Senior Designer and ultimately Managing Designer. Most recently designing covers for bestselling authors such as Wilbur Smith, Bernard Cornwell, Dean Koontz and George R.R. Martin.
Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Publishing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Thriller

Certifications

  • BA Hons Art, Design & Media: Communication Design
  • HND Graphic Design Communications

Work experience

Designer & Art Director

Self-employed
October, 2016 – Present (almost 3 years)

Around 13 years experience of working in-house for top UK publishers including HarperCollins and Hodder & Stoughton, I provide friendly, practical design services.

Whether you have an exciting new author to break out, a long forgotten series to rejuvenate or a new brief for a well-established author, I can help.

Managing Designer

HarperCollins Publishers
October, 2014 – October, 2016 (about 2 years)

Design of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books. Photoshoots, artwork/illustration commissioning and art direction.

Senior Designer

HarperCollins Publishers
October, 2011 – October, 2014 (about 3 years)

Design of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books. Photoshoots, artwork/illustration commissioning and art direction.

Designer

HarperCollins Publishers
May, 2007 – October, 2011 (over 4 years)

Design of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books. Photoshoots, artwork/illustration commissioning and art direction.

Designer

Virgin Books
January, 2006 – May, 2007 (over 1 year)

Design, layout and management of a wide range of non-fiction books in the categories of lifestyle, food and music.

Designer

Hodder & Stoughton
October, 2003 – January, 2006 (over 2 years)

Book design for a wide range of adult and schools educational titles. Art direction of external designers, artists and photographers.

Designer

Land & Marine Publications
August, 2001 – October, 2003 (about 2 years)

Design for contract and corporate publishing. Printed publications and website elements.

Richard has 3 reviews

Professionalism
Quality
Value
Communication

Robert Rapoza
Richard was fantastic to work with. He responded quickly to questions and offered thoughtful responses to all of my inquiries. The quality of his work demonstrates his extensive experience as a book cover designer and his knowledge of the process is exceptional. I am working on a series and will use Richard's services for future covers as well. I highly recommend him for book cover design. - R...
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Robert Rapoza, September 2017


David Miraldi
I enjoyed working with Richard. He works hard and is always striving to make the product better.

David Miraldi, May 2017


Watson Davis
Richard was very easy to work with. He gave me some great options and was very creative in how he incorporated my suggestions and tweaks. I look forward to working with him again.

Watson Davis, January 2017

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