Hello

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 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.

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Clients

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

Professional
Experience

Designer, Hodder & Stoughton Senior Designer, The Orion Publishing Group Art Director, Canongate Books Associate Art Director, Unbound.

Featured in

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

Awards

The BookDesigner.com: Winner, Best Fiction eBook cover design
2018

The Academy of British Cover Design: shortlisted for Best Sci/Fi Fantasy Cover
2018

The Academy of British Cover Design: shortlisted for Best Literary Cover Design
2017

The Academy of British Cover Design: shortlisted for Best Non-Fiction Cover Design
2017

The Academy of British Cover Design Awards, Judge
2016

The Bookseller Industry Awards, Book of the Year Award. CommArts Illustration Annual
2015

Nominated In-Book for D&AD Brand Expression in Print
2013

D&AD Book Design, Jury Foreman
2012

Nominated In-Book for D&AD Book Design
2011

Nominated In-Book for D&AD Book Design
2010

Talks & Events

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.

Teaching

Bath Spa University UWE Bristol Edinburgh College of Art Glasgow School of Art The Nottingham Trent University