Wayne Kehoe

Wayne Kehoe - Designer

Barcelona, Spain

A sophisticated, contemporary style. I design book covers, interior layouts and typography with striking, bespoke results. Ebooks and Print.

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Overview

I will shepherd your book right through the design process, giving you a perfect, ready-to-print file and a tested and optimised Epub file all ready to be uploaded to your sales platform. I'm technically fluent in all print services including Ingramspark and KDP as well as traditional print services such as litho.

I'll design the interior layout of your book page by page, setting the text expertly.
And I'll create your own bespoke front cover, back cover and spine.

I'm a graphic designer with 20 years of experience in book publishing, branding and typography. I've worked with authors (both fiction and non-fiction), poets, artists and photographers.

The sectors I have worked in are business B2B and B2C, Tech, Health, Culture, Museums, Music and education.

I have also worked as a senior designer of publications and exhibitions at the Natural History Museum in London designing targeted materials for the general public, museum professionals, high value donors and senior politicians.


TESTIMONIALS:
"I will always recommend Wayne for book cover and interior design. Not only is he an expert in design and technical specs, but he has mastered the art of communication and collaboration." - GRAHAM BARTON, author of Tracks That Sync

"Once more Wayne hit it out of the park for me! He's always thinking of the end product for the reader and making it work! He did this all very quickly, for a terrific price, and per usual, his trademark quality yielding a beautiful result!" - JENNIFER MAKSIMOVICH, author of Two Shadows

"Always quick to communicate and very proactive upfront, the process was smooth and Wayne delivered a great result. I am certainly happy with the outcomes and would recommend Wayne to anyone..." - FIONA McDONNELL, author of Two Mirrors and a Cheetah

"Wayne is creative, diligent, flexible and generous (he worked on more revisions than I'd anticipated he would). I highly recommend Wayne for translating a complex set of themes into a captivating book cover." - CHARLIE HUGH-JONES, author of Be More, What To Do When You Can't DO Anymore


WHAT YOUR BOOK NEEDS:
Beautiful eye-catching design is essential to your book's success.
But it should always be in service to the content - by illuminating and reinforcing your words.
It should be sympathetic to the work but not conventional.

I strive to achieve all this with every single project I work on.

MY ETHOS:
I believe book design is a privilege for a designer as it demands that we get a full grasp of the subject matter and a comprehensive understanding of the intellectual context and the readership market that the book will exist within.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
History
Religion & Spirituality
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Technology
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction

Certifications

  • Masters in graphic design
  • Degree in graphic design

Awards

  • HETAC Design Award

Work experience

Natural History Museum - Senior designer

Natural History Museum, London
May, 2016 – June, 2020 (about 4 years)

As well as designing exhibition graphics, invitations, signage etc. my main role was designing publications including three years of annual reviews, exhibition portfolios for international partners, internal publications regarding museum operations and membership magazines.
I managed all projects from initial scoping meetings, through the various stages of development and stakeholder sign-off to final artwork for printers.
I also managed scheduling, price quote procurement from various external printers and design specs like paper types, binding and finishing.
I worked closely with senior management right up to Museum Director to design and deliver publications that were effective, rigorous and delivered on time and to the highest quality specifications.

Graphic designer

Self-employed
March, 2002 – Present (almost 21 years)

I'm a graphic designer with 20 years of experience in book publishing, branding and typography. I've worked with authors (both fiction and non-fiction), poets, artists and photographers.

I've also collaborated with branding agencies, marketing consultancies, health professionals, science communicators, and start-ups.

The sectors I have worked in are business B2B and B2C, Tech, Health, Culture, Museums, Music and education.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Viewfindings: Slivers of light in a tempestuous time

Mociulski, Melody, Lawson, Jacoba, Kehoe, Wayne

Wayne has 17 reviews

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Julia Elliott Brown
Wayne designed a really clear, clean and modern layout for my book, including charts, diagrams and tables, and was super responsive to feedback. Great job!

Julia Elliott Brown, October 2022


Freddie Omm
Wayne’s design for my book is excellent aesthetically and functionally and has received highly positive reviews. Working with Wayne has been enjoyable and efficient and I’d recommend him for sure.

Freddie Omm, October 2022


Adrian Speyer
Hiring Wayne was the best decision I made for design. He was an important final piece to make this book look so amazing. He was quick, efficient and professional. He finished my project a couple of weeks early, and the cover was simply amazing. My potential reading audience has commented numerous times on how much they love it. Wayne also helped to add a professional look to the tables and char...
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Adrian Speyer, August 2022


John Oommen
Over a 6 week complex collaboration, Wayne took a complex manuscript with 63 infographics and transformed it into a world class business book and ebook ready for sale. He also created an impactful and engaging cover design that looks great on all my sales channels. For the volume and complexity of the work he carried out, his price was incredibly reasonable. As an executive who has hired many...
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John Oommen, May 2022


Nigel Bartram
Wayne was endlessly patient, very helpful, flexible and highly professional. A real pleasure to work with.

Nigel Bartram, April 2022

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