James Jones

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.

James’s Portfolio

Covers designed by James Jones

Belly Woman Birth, Blood & Ebola: The Untold Story

Benjamin Black

An eye-opening work of reportage and advocacy, Belly Woman chronicles the inside journey through an unfolding global health crisis and the struggle to save the lives of young mothers.


Head Above Water

Shahd Alshammari

Head Above Water takes us into a space of intimate conversations on illness and society’s stigmatization of disabled bodies.


Cows Can’t Jump

Philip Bowne

Billy’s desperate to escape middle England. He’s working the ultimate dead-end job as a grave-digger, his grandad’s engaged to a West Indian woman half his age, his xenophobic dad’s obsessed with boxing; and his mum’s certainly having an affair. Celebrities keep dying and Britain awaits the EU referendum. Meeting Eva, though, changes everything.


Children of War

Ahmet Yorulmaz

Fifteen generations of Hassanakis’s family have been Cretan. After WW1, amidst rumours that Cretan Muslims will be sent to Turkey, Hassanakis worries he will have to leave behind his great love, the Greek widow Marigo, and his beloved homeland. He can’t believe he will be sent to a country whose language he barely knows and where he knows no-one.