Hello! I’m Ben Prior. 
I am a graphic designer specialising in book design. I studied Graphic Design: Visual Communication at the University of Creative Arts Canterbury.
Contact me on the following email ben(at)benpriordesign.co.uk
Current: Middleweight Designer at Little,Brown, a division of Hachette ( Feb 2023 - present)
Cover Designer at Head of Zeus, a division of Bloomsbury (Jan, 2020 - Feb 2023)
Graphic Designer at Head of Zeus (June, 2019 - Jan, 2020)
ABCD Awards 2021 - Winner of the Crime and Thriller category and shortlisted in Series Design.
ABCD Awards 2022 - Shortlisted in Science Fiction & Fantasy.
Designer of the Year 2021 Shortlist | British Book Awards - Shortlisted for Designer of the Year, an award that celebrates the people whose work often goes unheralded but who are pivotal to publishing success. A mix of in-house designers and freelancers, they fused their creative flair and commercial sensibilities to produce some of the most visually striking and successful books of last year.
'Head of Zeus’ cover designer produced eye-catching fronts for authors including David Gilman and Sebastian Fitzek in 2020. Like all of these shortlisted designers, his work goes far beyond covers though, creating impactful marketing collateral and brand and series identities too.'
Exhibitions and links
Here </> There - Exhibition of work by graduates from western art&design schools at the TodayArtMuseum in Beijing. 15 Oct - 3 Nov 2019. Curated by Adrian Shaughnessy and Regular Practice
Casual Optimist - The Englishman hardback cover - Book Covers of Note, July 2020
Spine Magazine - An article I wrote on designing the cover the Sebastian Fitzek's The Package
The Bookseller - Cover design round-up: March 2021 - The Wild Isles
Spine Magazine - March 2021 Book Covers We Love! - The Wild Isles
Spine Magazine - April 2021 Book Covers we Love! - The Best of World SF & Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea
The Bookseller - Cover design round-up: May 2021 - People of Abandoned Character
Books Uncovered - August 2021 Behind the Covers: Ben Prior