Mecob is one of the UK’s leading book cover designers, dedicated to creating excellent book packaging for publishers everywhere. Since 2001, I have been delivering award-winning designs to an inclusive client list of conglomerates, independents and self publishers. Using decades of experience and a wealth of creative contacts, I guide covers from original concept to print in an honest and adaptive way. It’s why my clients keep coming back. I am a mentor, a tutor and a competition judge. My work has been recognised by the D&AD, The British Book Awards, The Academy of British Cover Design and exhibited at the Hay Festival. Whether for a debut or big brand author, I will challenge your brief to make your cover the best it can be. Don’t be shy, get in touch.
Amazon Publishing • Atlantic Books • Canongate Books • Elliot & Thompson • Faber & Faber • Granta • Guardian Books • HarperCollins • Hachette • Little, Brown Book Group • Marble Arch Press • Oneworld • The Orion Publishing Group • Oxford University Press • Penguin Random House • Quercus, Sandstone Press • Simon & Schuster • St. Martin’s Press • Thames & Hudson • Unbound • Virago • Weidenfeld & Nicolson • Xander Uitgevers
Designer, Hodder & Stoughton • Senior Designer, The Orion Publishing Group • Art Director, Canongate Books • Associate Art Director, Unbound.
Creative Review • D&AD Annuals 2010/2011/2013 • Design Week • CommArts Annual 2015 • The Casual Optimist • The Bookseller • The Author • Fixabook.com • Byte the Book • Arcangel Images • Bookmachine • Reedsy • Whitefox • The Guardian • Spine Magazine • Literary Hub •
The British Book Awards: shortlisted for Designer of the Year 2022
The Academy of British Cover Design: shortlisted for Best Non-Fiction Cover 2022
Association of Illustrators (AOI)
World Illustration Awards
The BookDesigner.com: Winner, Best Fiction eBook cover design2018
The Academy of British Cover Design: shortlisted for Best Sci/Fi Fantasy Cover2018
The Academy of British Cover Design: shortlisted for Best Literary Cover Design2017
The Academy of British Cover Design: shortlisted for Best Non-Fiction Cover Design2017
The Academy of British Cover Design Awards, Judge2016
The Bookseller Industry Awards, Book of the Year Award. CommArts Illustration Annual2015
Nominated In-Book for D&AD Brand Expression in Print2013
D&AD Book Design, Jury Foreman2012
Nominated In-Book for D&AD Book Design2011
Nominated In-Book for D&AD Book Design2010
2020: Bookmachine, Wednesday Wisdom.2018: Lounge Books, Expert Q&A.2017: London Book Fair, Author HQ. Reedsy, Facebook Live.2016: Ben Galley & Whitefox. Indie Insights, Clays Self Publishing.2015: Byte the Book. Creative Bath, The Future of Print.2013: The Bookseller Design Conference.2010: The Bookseller Design Conference. TalkSpace 01, Edinburgh.2009: Publishing Scotland.2007: The Bookseller Design Conference.
Bath Spa University • UWE Bristol • Edinburgh College of Art • Glasgow School of Art • The Nottingham Trent University
The Society of Young Publishers 2021, 2022Vyki Hendy, Spine Magazine, 2021
PapierIndesign training and workflow consultation2022