Matt Swann - Book Designer

Matt graduated from The University of Reading in 2001 with a BA in Typography & Graphic Communication. This was an intense four year degree that consisted of the practice and study of layout, letterforms, legibility and printing; strong foundations for his book design expertise. In his early career he gained essential experience within corporate in-house design environments. He took the leap into freelance in 2006, contracting for design agencies across London and the south, working on projects for clients including Pepsico, The FA Group, L’Oréal, Daily Mail, Panasonic and Sony Entertainment.

A contract in travel photography production at AA publishing in 2008 reintroduced Matt to his roots in book design. It also inspired travel, a TEFL certification and time teaching English in Costa Rica. For over five years he has specialised in book design with clients in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, South Africa and across Europe.

The tropical Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the place he currently calls both ‘home’ and ‘the office’ for most of the year, is where he now pursues his passions for adventure, nature, photography, painting, writing and recording music.

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