Ryan Webb

Ryan Webb – Designer

Expert designer and lover of books. I'm a digital and print designer with over a decade of experience, specialising in picture books.

Overview

What can I do for you?

- Dynamic internal page layout;
- Select fonts that complement the book;
- Typesetting that flows with the story;
- Unique and eye-catching cover design;
- Redesign tired covers
- Format all of your files for print
- Format your files for eBook suitable for all devices including Kindle and Apple Books;
- Marketing graphics (social media, Kickstarter (et al) and website)

Who am I?

I'm Ryan and I'm really, really into books.

I adore design too, but that is the mere burning passion of a furnace compared to the supernova that is my love for books.

Luckily for you, this means that I am genuinely passionate about making sure your book goes out into the world looking beautiful and professional, ensuring the design works symbiotically with the story to bring out the best in your work.

Using your story and theme as a guide I will create a beautiful and eye-catching cover for your book, whether whimsical or serious, colourful or monotone, every book cover I create is absolutely unique and eye-catching, and is crafted to grab a reader’s attention, whether that be on a bookshelf or on a website, delighting them with a beautiful cover and inspiring them to purchase the book.


What have I done?

I’ve been working in graphic design for well over a decade, gaining experience in designing and creating a massive variety of printed products, including clothing design, packaging design, promotional materials, stationary, signage, labels, magazines and non-fiction books, among other things. However, in 2020 I decided to follow my true passion for creating books and found my talent really resides in children’s picture books, where I’ve had the pleasure of working for a number of self-publishing authors and independent publishers.


What will I do?

I’ll work with you and your illustrator every step of the way, from thumbnail sketches all the way through to the final print, as well as designing marketing materials for online use (e.g. Kickstarter, social media), banners and signage, and packaging (e.g. the box for a book and plushie combo).

My basic cover design and internal formatting package includes picking fonts and laying out the text, laying all of the images, ensuring correct margins and bleed, creating end pages, designing the cover, and formatting the cover and internal pages to leave you with a set of print-ready documents (for KDP, IngramSpark, offset printers etc), which would include: a full cover formatted for paperback and hardcover (these tend to be ever so slightly different dimensions and margins), internal manuscript, eBook, and a 3D mock-up for your social media. I will be on hand every step of the way to answer any queries, and help you with the process.


Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Picture Books
Languages
English
Certifications
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Design and Innovation
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Computing & IT and Design

Work experience

Self-employed

Nov, 2020 — Present

I am the chief designer and formatter at Corryn Webb Book Services and have been instrumental in the design and creation of a number of award-winning and top-selling self-published books.

The Knight Shop International

Apr, 2014 — Nov, 2020 (over 6 years)

I was the art director and lead photographer for the Knight Shop which catered to many film and production companies, as well as historical societies around the globe.

Gecko Clothing

Oct, 2012 — Apr, 2016 (over 3 years)

I designed the cut and the pattern designs of a range of ethical children's clothing for an award-winning Welsh clothing company. I also redesigned the logo and subsequently designed the tags and the packaging.

Cartrefi Conwy

Mar, 2009 — Mar, 2014 (about 5 years)

Ryan has 7 reviews

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William N.

William N.

Feb, 2024

Ryan is very talented and helped us put the finishing touches on our first book "The Boogie Barn Band". We originally had our illustrator create the layout, but were not happy with it in the end. Ryan had a great creative eye and helped us with a fresh new cover and a layout that we are extremely happy with that took our book from good to amazing! We will be working with him on our upcoming ...
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Karin J.

Karin J.

Nov, 2023

It was a pleasure to work with Ryan. I found him very responsive, positive, patient, and professional, and I hope we will collaborate on another story in the future. Thank you, Ryan!
Stefanie G.

Stefanie G.

Oct, 2023

I recently had the pleasure of hiring Ryan as a consultant for my picture book cover, and I can't recommend his services highly enough. From the get-go, he was professional, attentive, and clearly well-versed in the art of book cover design. What truly set him apart was the report he delivered. Not only was it incredibly detailed, but it was also action-oriented, filled with concrete suggestio...
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Katy L.

Katy L.

Sep, 2023

Ryan, has a lot of patience. I had asked for his help in putting my book together. I was having a very hard time and I'm bad with technology and computers. I know I must have been annoying, going back and fourth, when I'm sure he had other things to be doing hahaha. He was extremely helpful and responded quickly. He's definitely a professional and knows a lot about this. I would definitely re...
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Laura R.

Laura R.

Aug, 2023

Ryan was amazing. I had an unusual last minute need, and he came through in every way, from asking clarifying questions about the project, to providing additional observations and advice, to final delivery BEFORE my deadline! Couldn't ask for better, will definitely reach out to him again when I have design needs.

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