Richard Augustus

Richard Augustus – Designer

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

Overview

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
Fiction
Fantasy Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Humanities & Social Sciences
Languages
English
Certifications
  • BA Hons Art, Design & Media: Communication Design
  • HND Graphic Design Communications

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2016 — Present

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.

HarperCollins Publishers

Oct, 2014 — Oct, 2016 (about 2 years)

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

HarperCollins Publishers

Oct, 2011 — Oct, 2014 (about 3 years)

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

HarperCollins Publishers

May, 2007 — Oct, 2011 (over 4 years)

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

Virgin Books

Jan, 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.

Hodder & Stoughton

Oct, 2003 — Jan, 2006 (over 2 years)

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

Land & Marine Publications

Aug, 2001 — Oct, 2003 (about 2 years)

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

Richard has 3 reviews

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Robert R.

Robert R.

Sep, 2017

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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David M.

David M.

May, 2017

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

Watson D.

Jan, 2017

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.

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