Wayne Kehoe

Wayne Kehoe – Designer

A striking, sophisticated style. I design bespoke book covers and interiors with commercially effective results. Print and ePub.

Overview

I will shepherd your book right through the design process.

From initial market research right through to market sales.

I'll give you a perfect, ready-to-print book and a tested and optimised eBook ready for upload to your selling platform.


I'm technically fluent in all print services including Ingramspark and KDP as well as traditional print services such as litho and digital.


I'll design a beautiful interior layout for your book with expert typesetting.

And I'll create a unique, attention-grabbing front cover, back cover and spine that you will be proud of.


No artificiaI intelligence.

No pre-made designs.

No copyright problems.



ABOUT ME

I'm a graphic designer with over 20 years of experience in book publishing, branding and typography.


I've worked with entrepreneurs, novelists, artists, photographers, poets, scientists and academics.


I've also collaborated with branding agencies, marketing consultancies, health professionals, science communicators, and start-ups. Sectors I have worked in include: Business B2B and B2C, Tech, Health, Culture, Museums, Music and Education.


Previously I 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:


"As an executive who has hired many people and seen over 40 companies, Wayne is a top 1% talent and I would hire him any day into many other complex roles. He is creative, market-savvy, disciplined, meticulous, and timely."

- JOHN OOMMEN, author of THE SPIRAL STAIRWAY


"Wayne is a phenomenal designer. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him and have already recommended him to others."

- LIAM SAVAGE, author of GREEN SKY INNOVATION


"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

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian Non-Fiction Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences History Nature Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Poetry
Awards
  • HETAC Design Award
Certifications
  • M.A. Graphic Design from University of the Arts London
  • Degree Graphic Design from WIT, Ireland

Work experience

Natural History Museum, London

May, 2016 — Jun, 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.

Self-employed

Mar, 2002 — Present

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

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

Sectors I have worked in include: Business B2B and B2C, Tech, Health, Culture, Museums, Music and Education.

Portfolio

Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Wayne has 30 reviews

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Lucas R.

Lucas R.

Apr, 2024

Great communication, prompt responses, great at taking feedback AND good at suggesting ideas too that perhaps I would not have thought of. Overall, highly recommended.
Wayne K.
It was fantastic working with Lucas and his company and I believe what they offer is a fantastic opportunity for reflection and mindfulness.
Lisa L.

Lisa L.

May, 2023

Wayne is quite knowledgeable and open to feedback. He was able to meet my tight deadline and even followed up to ensure that the upload was going as planned.
Alicia M.

Alicia M.

May, 2023

It was a pleasure to work with Wayne, It was a good collaboration during the whole process. We could rely on his knowledge and decide together about the design..
Michelle R.

Michelle R.

Mar, 2023

Thank goodness for Wayne! I came to this project with no experience in formatting books. Wayne kindly and patiently walked me through the process, making it clear exactly what he needed from me and why. I've learned so much working with him and now have a perfectly formatted print book ready to upload. Highly recommended!
Wayne K.
Delighted to have had the opportunity to get Michelle's book ready for launch!
Gurbinder S.

Gurbinder S.

Mar, 2023

Excellent cover design by Wayne, made the book stand out. Keep up the good work.
Wayne K.
Fantastic to have been able to create a cover design for Gurbinder that he's proud of and that positions his book in such a specific genre. Great to see it hitting the shelves.

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