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art direction and editorial design
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I have specialised in creating designs and illustrations for the publishing industry since 1999. For examples of my work, visit my
portfolio, which includes work for Taylor and Francis, Wiley-Blackwell, Continuum Books, Equinox Publishing and SAGE Publications.
Striking and dynamic cover design is a key factor in how books are perceived. Whether your speciality is trade, academic or professional, and whatever the subject area or readership, I can provide enticing, contemporary and eye-catching work tailored to your project. If you would like to discuss an assignment,
. I would be delighted to hear from you.
Graeme Mackintosh, former Associate Publisher, Sheffield Academic Press, and former Publisher, Blackwell Publishing
Val Hall, Editorial and Marketing Manager, Equinox Publishing
It is a great pleasure to work with Mark and he is my number one design choice for book covers. After meeting with him at the London Book Fair I could see instantly that he had a passion for design and creativity and I was impressed at the effort and research that goes into each project. His work is unique, attractive and appealing to the audience and his ability to stick to briefs and deadlines, and to also be flexible when required, makes him my first choice every time.
Kate Nuttall, former Managing Editor, Wiley-Blackwell, former Managing Editor, Routledge, and Manager, Internal Publishing, Cognition Education
I worked with Mark for eleven years and, during that time, I very rarely used another cover designer for my scientific/technical book projects. Mark is able to create distinctive and attractive designs, often whilst working within specific briefs and in quite ‘dry’ subject areas. Importantly, he is willing to make revisions to his original drafts when necessary, and is cheerful about doing so. Mark is also a thoroughly pleasant person to work with.
David McDade, Senior Commissioning Editor, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
Jophcy Kumar, Production Editor, SAGE Publications
Mark is extremely professional: technically expert, with a very good feel for design, artistic, reliable on deadlines – altogether a pleasure to work with. He is always sensitive to the customer’s requirements and will go the extra mile to get the right result. Having known and used Mark for sixteen years, I really would not want to use anyone else.
Philip Davies, former Publisher, Sheffield Academic Press, former Editor, Continuum, and Theology Editor, Equinox Publishing
Janice Brown, Editorial and Production Director, The Pilgrim Press