Vince Haig

Vince Haig - Designer

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Book cover design for fiction, short stories and other made up things. Photograph and text-wrangling, some illustration.

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Overview

I design book covers, along with associated publicity material, including work for respected independent genre imprints such as ChiZine, Undertow Publications and Unsung Stories. As well as working as a designer, I'm a reader and also (secretly) a writer. I understand how important it is for a book's cover to respect, connect to and -- if possible -- distill, its contents.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Dystopian
Horror
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Art Director

Undertow Publications
February, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

I work with Undertow Publication's Michael Kelly, to source artwork and produce original wrap-around cover designs. Starting with Shadows And Tall Trees 7, we've recently started producing special edition hardback editions with variant covers.

Artists featured in the gallery below include: Alex Andreev, Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor, Yaroslav Gerzhedovich, Marcela Bolivar, Beatriz Martin Vidal, Tran Nguyen, Tomasz Alen Kopera and Santiago Caruso. More details, including links to the respective artist's portfolio's can be found on my website (barquing.com).

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self-employed
February, 2007 – Present (over 14 years)

I work with clients to design and produce cover concepts, either from scratch or working with licensed artwork.

Clients include: Undertow Publications, ChiZine Publications, Pearson Education, Elsevier Science, Oxford University Press, Inspired Quill, TTA Press.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Re-Coil

Nicholas, J.T.

Skein and Bone

V.H. Leslie

*** Finalist for the World Fantasy Award ****** Finalist for the British Fantasy Award ***The stunning debut collection of supernatural and ghost stories from V.H. Leslie. An assured and masterful collection of lush and evocative tales that will send frissons through you. "An absorbing and gorgeously unsettling collection." -- Alison Moore, Author of 'The Lighthouse,' (Short-Listed for the Man... read more

*** Finalist for the World Fantasy Award ****** Finalist for the British Fantasy Award ***The stunning debut collection of supernatural and ghost stories from V.H. Leslie. An assured and masterful collection of lush and evocative tales that will send frissons through you. "An absorbing and gorgeously unsettling collection." -- Alison Moore, Author of 'The Lighthouse,' (Short-Listed for the Man... read more

Shadows & Tall Trees 7

Alison Moore, Brian Evenson

"Shadows and Tall Trees is a smart, soulful, illuminating investigation of the many forms and tactics available to those writers involved in one of our moment's most interesting and necessary projects, that of opening up horror literature to every sort of formal interrogation. It is a beautiful and courageous series." - Peter StraubThe acclaimed literary anthology Shadows & Tall Trees has feat... read more

"Shadows and Tall Trees is a smart, soulful, illuminating investigation of the many forms and tactics available to those writers involved in one of our moment's most interesting and necessary projects, that of opening up horror literature to every sort of formal interrogation. It is a beautiful and courageous series." - Peter StraubThe acclaimed literary anthology Shadows & Tall Trees has feat... read more

Underneath

Anne Goodwin

He never intended to be a jailer … After years of travelling, responsible to no-one but himself, Steve has resolved to settle down. He gets a job, buys a house and persuades Liesel to move in with him. Life’s perfect, until Liesel delivers her ultimatum: if he won’t agree to start a family, she’ll have to leave. He can’t bear to lose her, but how can he face the prospect of fatherhood when he ... read more

He never intended to be a jailer … After years of travelling, responsible to no-one but himself, Steve has resolved to settle down. He gets a job, buys a house and persuades Liesel to move in with him. Life’s perfect, until Liesel delivers her ultimatum: if he won’t agree to start a family, she’ll have to leave. He can’t bear to lose her, but how can he face the prospect of fatherhood when he ... read more

You Will Grow Into Them

Malcolm Devlin

Malcolm Devlin's You Will Grow Into Them is a collection of immaculately written tales that deftly mix darkness with a playful imagination. The results are stories that are as entertaining and humane as they are deeply unsettling. We need more stories in the world like these. Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts Devlin's collection, like Andrew Michael Hurley's The Loney before it, i... read more

Malcolm Devlin's You Will Grow Into Them is a collection of immaculately written tales that deftly mix darkness with a playful imagination. The results are stories that are as entertaining and humane as they are deeply unsettling. We need more stories in the world like these. Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts Devlin's collection, like Andrew Michael Hurley's The Loney before it, i... read more

Echo Cycle

Edwards, Patrick

The Book of Malachi

Farren, T.C.

Stolen Earth

Nicholas, J.T.

Threading the Labyrinth

Angus, Tiffani

Dark River

Kechacha, Rym

Vince has 5 reviews

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Jesse Muchmore
Vince was a great collaborator to work with. He not only created a beautiful cover for my book but also created promotional material using the cover's imagery to give everything a cohesive look. He was very quick to respond and make changes or alterations when necessary. On top of all of that his services were very reasonably priced in my opinion. I would not hesitate to work with him on any ...
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Jesse Muchmore, April 2019


Warren Court
Amazing as always, Vince is my guy for cover design.

Warren Court, March 2019


Kevin Elliott
Superb work from Vince. I provided a very sketchy brief and he produced a thought-provoking image which captured the essence of my book. Reaction from my friends has been excellent. The few alterations required were handled very smoothly and with absolute professionalism. Strongly recommended.

Kevin Elliott, December 2018


Simon Rosenberg
Vince is incredible. He's a consummate professional. He's quick and efficient in both his work and communication. He knows what will work and what won't without needlessly going down blind alleyways. And he cut through my nonsense and waffle (of which there is a lot!) to be able to pin down what needs to be done. The concept for the cover he did for me was there in the first design he sent me a...
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Simon Rosenberg, July 2018


Warren Court
Great guy to work with, will definitely consider using him again.

Warren Court, August 2017

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