Timothy O'Donnell

Timothy O'Donnell – Designer

Hello — I'm a cover designer who has worked with HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, and Penguin Books.


I love the challenge of expressing the ideas and atmosphere of a book in a cover that's striking, unique, and emotionally engaging. The wide breadth of my career output—from record and book covers to advertising campaigns to consumer packaging—allows me to pull from a varied range of inspirations and to work across various genres— I've recently designed books about punk rock, recruiting operations, 1980s pro wrestlers, and an 1896 murder at sea. (Writing prompt: see if you can combine all four of those into one manuscript 😂 )
Biographies & Memoirs Comics Non-Fiction Entertainment Music Political Science & Current Affairs
Contemporary Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense

Work experience


Jan, 1996 — Present

I work across disciplines, leading creative teams on advertising and branding campaign work, but also creating my own work in entertainment and publishing. My clients have included HBO, GQ Magazine, 4AD Records, Condé Nast, MTV, HarperCollins Publishers, Burger King, Penguin Books, UCLA, Johnson & Johnson, Princeton University, Hachette Book Group, Sony Music, and NASA.

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