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Richard Augustus

Richard Augustus - Designer

Colchester, United Kingdom

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

Overview

Reviews (1)

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
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Science Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

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

Work experience

Designer & Art Director

Richard Augustus is self-employed

October, 2016 – Present (4 months)

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 1 review

Professionalism
Quality
Value
Communication

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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