Thy Bui

Thy Bui - Designer

London, UK

Freelance book cover designer and illustrator with over 8 years in-house experience. I've worked on both fiction and non-fiction books.

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Overview

I'm a London based book cover designer gone freelance after a good stint at Hachette UK.
I've worked in-house as Art Director for Orion Children's Books, Orchard Books and Indigo Books; on titles ranging from Children's Middle Grade through to Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction. I love to both design and illustrate/hand-letter the covers I work on, and look forward to some exciting collaborations.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Classics
Dystopian
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Designer and Illustrator

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

- Concept development and design for book covers and interiors
- Illustration commissions
- Hand lettering commissions

Art Director

Orion Children's Books
January, 2016 – December, 2017 (almost 2 years)

- Concept, design and art direction for Middle Grade through to Young Adult Fiction.
- Book interior design including art direction of illustrated fiction
- Managing in-house and out-of-house designers
- Presenting and pitching cover concepts internally and externally
to authors/illustrators/agents
- Managing art budgets
- Commissioning illustrators and photographers for cover and interior artwork
- Managing schedules for direct reports and illustrators/artists

Art Director

Hachette Children's Books
January, 2015 – January, 2016 (about 1 year)

- Concept, design and art direction for Middle Grade through to Young Adult Fiction.
- Book interior design including art direction of illustrated fiction
- Managing in-house and out-of-house designers
- Presenting and pitching cover concepts internally and externally
to authors/illustrators/agents
- Managing art budgets
- Commissioning illustrators and photographers for cover and interior artwork
- Managing schedules for direct reports and illustrators/artists

Senior Fiction Designer

Orchard Books
August, 2009 – December, 2014 (over 5 years)

- Concept development and design for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction
- Commissioning illustrators and photographers for book covers and interiors

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Everless

Sara Holland

Chase

Linwood Barclay

Cleo: Book 1

Lucy Coats

Embrace: Book 1

Jessica Shirvington

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Heaven

Christoph Marzi

The night that Heaven lost her heart was cold and moonless. But the blade that sliced it out was warm with her dark blood. David Pettyfer is taking a shortcut over the dark rooftops of London's brooding houses, when he literally stumbles across Heaven: a strange, beautiful, distraught girl who says that bad men have stolen her heart.

The night that Heaven lost her heart was cold and moonless. But the blade that sliced it out was warm with her dark blood. David Pettyfer is taking a shortcut over the dark rooftops of London's brooding houses, when he literally stumbles across Heaven: a strange, beautiful, distraught girl who says that bad men have stolen her heart.

Dead Silent (Poppy Sinclair)

Sharon Jones

Dead Silent

Dead Silent

Book of Lies

Teri Terry

They are trapped, frozen. Waiting. Straining against the wood that holds them. The unwary catch a glimpse now and then - feel their desperate hunger, see a glint of red eyes - and scurry out of the shadows of the wood, back to the light. She's coming; it will be soon. They will run free on the moors again. The Hunt will return. And the ground will run with blood. Tell a lie and the darkness wi... read more

They are trapped, frozen. Waiting. Straining against the wood that holds them. The unwary catch a glimpse now and then - feel their desperate hunger, see a glint of red eyes - and scurry out of the shadows of the wood, back to the light. She's coming; it will be soon. They will run free on the moors again. The Hunt will return. And the ground will run with blood. Tell a lie and the darkness wi... read more

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Brooklyn Girls: Pia

Gemma Burgess

Jobless. Clueless. Topless on Facebook. Welcome to New York City. Pia Keller is not living the dream. Unemployed, unemployable and broke, post-Uni life in a Brooklyn townhouse with her four best friends suddenly isn't so easy. And that's before heartbreaks, hipsters, all-nighters, one-nighters, food trucks, screw-ups, loan sharks and jail-time make things a whole lot more complicated... Who kn... read more

Jobless. Clueless. Topless on Facebook. Welcome to New York City. Pia Keller is not living the dream. Unemployed, unemployable and broke, post-Uni life in a Brooklyn townhouse with her four best friends suddenly isn't so easy. And that's before heartbreaks, hipsters, all-nighters, one-nighters, food trucks, screw-ups, loan sharks and jail-time make things a whole lot more complicated... Who kn... read more

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