“Paul is a supremely talented designer who understands intuitively what the client requires, be it a highly illustrated book such as 'The Art of Horror' or a history of feminist art, or a text-based, trade-format title such as 'The Timothy Leary Project'. Paul is great to work with and he liaises well with authors and editors. Last but not least, Paul's technical and pre-press skills are excellent, making for a smooth workflow through the repro and print stages of any project.“
Will Steeds, Editorial Director, Elephant Books
Paul has vast experience in book design. He is professional, responsive and collaborative. His design work is excellent and he had plenty of good and relevant advice for me when it was time to make production decisions. Best of all, he works quickly! Once I began working with Paul I knew straight away that [the Celestion centennial, memorial book] was in good hands and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
John Paice, Marketing Communications Manager, Celestion
“When you have an idea for a project, you want people to work with you who make an attempt to really understand your vision. In Paul I found someone who was willing to take a deep dive into the project and help create something great. But as important as what he created, he was also an excellent project manager. Knew what questions to ask. Told me what I need to review or edit and kept the project moving. I couldn't recommend Paul highly enough.”
Scott Limmer, Criminal Defence Lawyer
“Working with Paul feels like working with a longtime friend. Ever the consummate professional, Paul is a true joy to work with and goes beyond the call of duty to ensure that everything is good for the project. Far from haughty or heavy-handed, Paul's expertise is shared without making the client feel less than confident or comfortable. His patience genuine and his talent is worth every penny and then some. It's been my pleasure to work with him and I look forward to doing so again and recommending him to others.”
Dawn Hilton-Williams, Author, Flava My Plate
“Paul works with incredible enthusiasm and comes up with new ideas and alternatives very quickly. Creative, diligent, generous, tenacious and he's a great collaborator – he launched himself into my book publishing proposal and added many new ideas; the project is much improved with Paul's hard work. I will work with him again and I look forward to it – no better recommendation than that.”
Marc Schlossman, Photographer
“Paul’s talents are immense and evident from the book’s creative cover art to its stunning layout and typography. I have received many, many compliments from readers regarding Paul’s contribution, and I am very grateful he was part of the team that moved PUBLICITY from concept to a stunning finished bound book. In addition to the book, Paul helped me with my website and then a year or two down the line he designed my business cards, and of course he always threaded PUBLICITY’S design concept and unique aesthetic throughout all of the above. Paul has years of design experience, he loves what he does, he is a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend him.”
David Carriere, Independent Public Relations & Communications Professional
​​​​​​​“Paul is simply one of the best designers I've ever worked with. His creative vision encompasses a huge range of visual approaches and genre areas. He always comes up with innovative ideas for taking content to the next level and brings a genuine engagement and passion for the subject to each brief. He intuitively understands how to make subject matter (whether words or images) come alive on the page. He is also wonderful to work with - truly collaborative, understanding of the needs of each part of the publishing and production process, supportive of his colleagues and clients, and he always goes the extra mile to ensure the highest quality end result. I have truly enjoyed every experience of working with him and look forward to doing so again.”
Jo De Vries, Consultant Editor, Co-Founder, Conker House Books; Senior Lecturer, Journalism & Publishing, Bath Spa University
“I've worked with Paul now for at least five years, and hope to do so for many years to come. Above all, Paul brings an exceptional creative vision to any project – he never seems to accept boilerplate solutions, instead offering fresh and modern perspectives and the type of design work that arrests both your eye and your intellect. But alongside his artistic capability, Paul is also so easy to work with – as friendly as he is professional, with a deep and reassuring knowledge of the publishing and creative industries. If you want your design projects to have an extra impact, Paul is the person to go to.”
Chris McNab, Director ColourBlue Ltd
“We have worked with Paul over the years on a number of projects and have been very impressed by his insightfulness and creativity in design.  Our current Classic British Hotels logo was designed by Paul.  I can certainly recommend Paul who is very versatile and understands corporate branding, print and digital literature, and really anything where you are looking to make a statement.”
Len Louis, Chairman, The Hotel Partnership
“Paul will get first right of refusal for all my work going forward. I love what he did for my 2nd novel and now, I'm having him redo my debut book. He's great to work with and is completely supportive of the author’s needs. I learned a lot from working with him and he’s more than willing to share his experiences and knowhow.”
Michael Shayne, Author
“Paul is as solid as you can get in a designer. He is prompt, timely, professional in both experience and communication, knows what he's doing every step of the way, provides excellent creative options, and makes the process feel easy and effortless. I am so thankful and would hire him again in a heartbeat.”
Edge Kuyper, Author
“Paul did an absolutely brilliant job with my novel Surrender. He brought skill and poise to every part of the process, from developing the cover and interior design concepts, to refining those concepts into memorable, eye-catching designs. All the way through, he offered good advice. I’ve published before, but never a novel at this scale. Paul has a strong feel for the market and our dialogue as the design came into focus was most helpful. I enthusiastically recommend Paul Palmer-Edwards for his creative design skills, organizational guidance, and deep knowledge of the book design process. He will be a vital member of your book publishing team.”
Lee Schneider, Author, Surrender
“Our experience with Paul was outstanding. He showed dedication and care for the project from the very start. I feel really lucky that we got to work with him and I'm very happy with how the book turned out. As soon as we gave him feedback every step of the way he was able to deliver exactly the style we wanted. Paul also wasn't afraid to let us know when he didn't like something or how it might not work which I’m thankful for. It was helpful to have that honest professional feedback.”
Joe 748, Blackjack Apprenticeship
“Joy to work with – great design, but above all endless patience which I think is a necessary but rare quality to find in a talented designer. Calm, unflappable and absolutely on timescale”
Jan Cavelle, Author, Start For Success
“Paul was amazing to work with. His knowledge of design and the technical needs of my project was hugely valuable. Questions and messages were answered promptly, many times within the hour, even though we live on different continents. Looking forward to working with him again!”
Anna Schroeder, Author, Archer 887
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