Matt Jones

Freelance Designer / Illustrator

Previous role, Senior Designer at Penguin Random House UK for six years

Masters Degree in Art & Design

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA) Degree in Illustration

Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK. 1987



Honors & Awards

* The Academy of British Cover Design.

ABCD awards [shortlisted]

London 2019

* Books are my Bag , tote bag design for The Book of Dust.


* Waterstones Book of the year 2017, Winner.
Cover design for Watersones special edition of The Book of Dust.
London 2017

* The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, Winner.
Cover design & illustration for Salt to the Sea.
London 2017

* SCBWI Golden Kite Award, Winner.
Fiction cover design & illustration for Salt to the Sea.
Los Angeles 2017

* Design work featured on the front cover of
'The Bookseller' magazine
February 2016

* Cover design for Road Dahl's 'Clever Tricks'
McDonalds Happy Meal book/toy.

* Penguin Design Award,
Puffin Children's Book Prize. [Runner-up]
London, 2013

* The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers:
Picturing Time Award. [Shortlisted]
Work exhibited at Sotheby’s of London.
[Bond Street in the West End]

* Work exhibited at the Centre Pompidou.
Paris, France 2013

* Work Featured in 'Les fondamentaux de l'illustration'
(Nouvelle Edition). Pyramid Publishing.

* Work Featured in 'The Fundamentals of Illustration'
(2nd Edition). Work featured under headings
'The Power of the Pencil & The Sketchbook'.
AVA Publishing

*Don't Panic Design Award.
Winner of the online public vote
'Best Design Award'.

*Lloyds TSB The Art of Nurture Award.
Lloyds TSB Banking Group. [Shortlisted]

* Penguin Design Award,
Puffin Children's Book Prize. [Shortlisted]
London, 2010

All images are property of Matt Jones & the respective publishing houses
Not for re-use in any form without permission.