Hear what others say. Honoured to have worked with so many incredible authors and editors. The words below describe our relationships we have created and the works we have made together.
MYRIAD PUBLISHING, Candida Lacey Director
“Clare has produced some exquisite covers for us. She is creative and reliable, and responds to briefs with thoughtful ideas and a variety of imaginative approaches. She is also a delight to work with.”
Anita Cassidy Author, 'APPETITE'
“I was so excited to learn that Clare Connie Shepherd was working on the cover of my debut novel, Appetite. She worked hard to capture the raw and open nature of my writing as well as the complex themes of the book. She produced a cover that was not only original but also fresh and very eye catching. Clare took on board all feedback and was very inclusive in the process as well as demonstrating a lot of pride and integrity in her work. I hope I get to work with her again.”
TJ INK, Hannah Vaugnah
"Clare Shepherd's design skills are at the forefront of the industry today. She not only pays close attention to a brief but also manages to make a series of design suggestions become a solid reality. It's a highly skilled task to collate various design ideas, get to the heart of a project, and also make the design relevant for an ever-changing market. Clare manages to do this with passion, accuracy, and flair"
Tess Broad Author, 'Dear You'
"I am truly delighted with my cover design. It feels personal, reflective, clever and intuitive and really gets the book. Magical to see my book become real"
Annie White Author ‘Put That Book Down!’
“I am absolutely delighted with the work Clare has done on illustrating the cover for my book. She started out with a very old black and white photograph and, from that, created a delightful drawing that managed to capture the essence of myself as a young child - so much so that, when I first saw the illustration, I had a lump in my throat. Not only that but also she produced an unexpected drawing for the back cover that helped convey the humorous aspect of the book. Her choice of colour palette was spot on and I would certainly recommend Clare”
Michael Forester Author, 'Vicious'
"This cover is a powerful representation of the content of the book and I'm sure will go far in supporting sales"
REDDOOR, Anna Burtt Senior Publishing Assistant & Rights Manager
"Working with Clare is a pleasure from beginning to end. She responds to cover briefs beautifully and enjoys working in a collaborative and innovative way, opening up windows to new options, and thinking outside of the box. She draws out the best cover from each book that she works on and we wait in anticipation to see her visuals"