Mariam Abbas

With much love for detail and realism, Mariam Abbas enjoys portraying subjects related to her hometown – Dubai. Pointillism would be her preferred skill, and with it she depicts old Arabic urban spaces in hopes of shedding light on their beauty.

The artist’s feature on the official Instagram account is the highlight of her career, and among her clientele are Etihad Airways, KitKat Arabia, and Expo Milano – Italy.

Mariam on Instagram

Elena Hormiga

Elena Hormiga is an award winning graphic designer and illustrator in Madrid. Her fun pictures are imbued with irony and metaphor. She studied and worked as an engineer and later turned to illustration. She currently works creating images for stories, articles and posters. She also enjoys writing, cooking and origami. Her work can be found at Elena’s Work .



Mark Ecob

Mark Ecob is Art Director and founder of Mecob Design Ltd. The company has worked with a whole range of leading publishers on individual titles through to author rebrands. Clients have included Amazon Publishing, Penguin Random House and Faber & Faber. Mark also has extensive experience in designing book covers for self-publishing clients, and is Associate Art Director for crowd-sourced publisher Unbound. When he’s not designing books, he’s teaching at Bath Spa University.

James Jones

James Jones is an award-winning freelance Art Director and Designer working with publishers and clients all around the world. Along with his own freelance work, he is also the Art Director for Head of Zeus, overseeing their Non Fiction imprints. Previously he was Art Director for Oneworld Publications, BBIA Independent Publisher of the Year, IPG Trade Publisher of the Year and Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2015 and 2016. Prior to that James worked at Vintage Books for Penguin Random House, and before that at Orion Publishing Group for Hachette.

James’ work has been recognised by AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), Type Directors Club, Design Observer and the ABCD (The Academy of British Cover Design) awards amongst others. James was named as one of the Bookseller’s 2014 Rising Stars, its annual list of the best and brightest young talent in publishing.

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