Steve Mead

Steve Mead - Designer

Oxford, UK

I am experienced in non-fiction and fiction books for children aged 3-14+. Offering book cover design and page layout.

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Passionate and experienced designer specialising in Primary, Secondary and Trade books. I pride myself in delivering a professional and creative service from concept to full digital and print production.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
ELT
Nature
Math & Science
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Children's
Middle Grade
Picture Books

Certifications

  • Adobe Animate CC course

Work experience

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self-employed
June, 2017 – Present (over 2 years)

Hi,

I offer a service that is tailored to support you in finding the right design and direction. I know the publishing process and what works for each age range, subject and target audience.

I have produced many non-fiction and fiction books from concept to production, offering a collaborative concept stage to get the look and feel right followed by a well-managed and communicative approach to producing the end product.

Please contact me with any queries and I am happy to help and hopefully work with you in the future.

Thanks
Steve

Digital ebook designer

Oxford University Press
March, 2018 – August, 2018 (5 months)

This was a part time project helping OUP to establish its first ebook service. Transforming print books to work on an ebook platform.

Senior Graphic Designer

Capstone Publishers
June, 2005 – June, 2017 (about 12 years)

Designing non fiction Libary books for Primary and Secondary sector. Managment of projects from budgets to schedules. Designing Trade books for WHSmiths and Waterstones.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Orangutan Rescue Gang

Joyce Major

From award-winning author Joyce Major comes this utterly gripping tale about a wildlife rescue gang embarking on a quest to rescue a stolen baby orangutan.When eleven-year-old Jaylynn moves from Seattle to Sumatra, Indonesia, she discovers a baby orangutan chained to a wall by his mean owner, Maniac Man. Quickly she pieces together her mission: steal the baby orangutan, then return him to the ... read more

From award-winning author Joyce Major comes this utterly gripping tale about a wildlife rescue gang embarking on a quest to rescue a stolen baby orangutan.When eleven-year-old Jaylynn moves from Seattle to Sumatra, Indonesia, she discovers a baby orangutan chained to a wall by his mean owner, Maniac Man. Quickly she pieces together her mission: steal the baby orangutan, then return him to the ... read more

Red Rock

Kate Kelly

The ice caps have melted. The coastal areas we once knew are gone, and only ‘scavvers’ now live in the flooded towns. The world has changed, but as 14-year-old Danni Rushton soon discovers, it isn’t the first time… Living with her uncle after the tragic death of her parents, Danni’s world is turned upside down when her aunt is assassinated. With her dying breath, she entrusts Danni with a stra... read more

The ice caps have melted. The coastal areas we once knew are gone, and only ‘scavvers’ now live in the flooded towns. The world has changed, but as 14-year-old Danni Rushton soon discovers, it isn’t the first time… Living with her uncle after the tragic death of her parents, Danni’s world is turned upside down when her aunt is assassinated. With her dying breath, she entrusts Danni with a stra... read more

The Baking Life of Amelie Day

Vanessa Curtis

Baking Life of Amelie Day

Baking Life of Amelie Day

The Magnificent Lizzie Brown and The Devil's Hound (The Magnicent Lizzie Brown Book 2)

Vicki Lockwood

Lizzie's blood chilled as the sound went right through her. It was the baying of a hound...All is not well at Fitzy's Circus. A clown fall ill, the star performer is injured, and tickets for the show aren't selling. Is it because of the terrifying dog said to haunt a nearby graveyard? Lizzie and the Penny Gaff Gang decide to confront the so- called 'Devil's Hound' once and for all. Can Lizzie ... read more

Lizzie's blood chilled as the sound went right through her. It was the baying of a hound...All is not well at Fitzy's Circus. A clown fall ill, the star performer is injured, and tickets for the show aren't selling. Is it because of the terrifying dog said to haunt a nearby graveyard? Lizzie and the Penny Gaff Gang decide to confront the so- called 'Devil's Hound' once and for all. Can Lizzie ... read more

Amphibian Body Parts (Animal Body Parts)

Clare Lewis

Amphibian Body Parts

Amphibian Body Parts

Jonny Jakes Investigates The Hamburgers of Doom

Malcolm Judge

Meet Jonny Jakes, undercover reporter for banned school newspaper The Woodford Word. Nothing will stop his pursuit of the truth. Not teachers. Not parents. Not double detention.When a new head teacher arrives halfway through term, Jonny smells a rat. Teachers handing out sweets? All-you-can-eat hamburgers? He’s determined to get to the bottom of it, because Jonny Jakes investigates the same wa... read more

Meet Jonny Jakes, undercover reporter for banned school newspaper The Woodford Word. Nothing will stop his pursuit of the truth. Not teachers. Not parents. Not double detention.When a new head teacher arrives halfway through term, Jonny smells a rat. Teachers handing out sweets? All-you-can-eat hamburgers? He’s determined to get to the bottom of it, because Jonny Jakes investigates the same wa... read more

Robotics Engineering (Science Brain Builders)

Ed Sobey

Robotics is one of the hottest fields in STEM curriculum. Open students' eyes to the field of professional robotic engineers. Readers will learn the basics from a real-life expert and get some hands-on epxperience all in a digital format.

Robotics is one of the hottest fields in STEM curriculum. Open students' eyes to the field of professional robotic engineers. Readers will learn the basics from a real-life expert and get some hands-on epxperience all in a digital format.

Steve has 2 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Joyce Major
Steve made everything easy. I appreciated his precision, his artistry and his clear communication. He is the consummate professional and I highly recommend him.

Joyce Major, February 2019

Steve Mead
Great to work with Joyce on this passionate project of hers. The book looks great!

Reply from Steve Mead


Michal Wozny
It was good working with Steve, and really appreciated his responsiveness and creativity

Michal Wozny, December 2018

Steve Mead
It was great working with Michal. The whole process was communicative and to the brief.

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