COVER MEETING: An Insight into the Cover Design Process

COVER MEETING: An Insight into the Cover Design Process

13 Mar 2019, 14:30 - 15:30

Olympia Room, Grand Hall

Designers Ceara, Jack and Nico used to work together and after hosting two sell-out ‘Killed Covers’ evenings at St Bride Library, the old workmates will be curating a newly created event at The London Book Fair looking at the challenges faced when designing book covers.

Cover design can play a vital role in the success of a book and with the help of a selection of industry panellists, alongside some real briefs, they will be looking at how the decisions leading to the creation of the final cover are made.

The event will be inclusive and is aimed at all who are interested in the cover design process; from editor’s looking to brief their latest acquisitions, authors hoping to gain behind-the-scenes insight or generally, anybody who has hoped to attend the cover meeting. There might be a small element of interaction involved too. 


  • Ceara Elliot


    Ceara Elliot,Graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2012 with a degree in Graphic Design. She started her career in publishing at Little, Brown Book...

  • Jack Smyth


    Jack Smyth,Designer, 4th Estate & William Collins. Studied at Dublin City University and Kingston University. Joined Little, Brown Book Group as...

  • Nico Taylor


    Nico Taylor,Literary Art Director, Little, Brown Book Group. Studied at Camberwell College of Art, UAL. Joined Little, Brown Book Group as Junior...