Are you looking for a graphic designer?

I am an experienced graphic designer with a love for all things print-based.

My Portfolio

Front book covers for Carmilla, published by Hesperus Press, and The Reflection, published by Melville House UK, both covers designed by Roland Codd. The picture links to a page showing further examples of fiction book cover designs by Roland Codd.

Book Cover Design

Fiction, non-fiction and poetry book cover designs

An inside page from the Hidden History book, designed by Roland Codd. The picture links to a page showing further examples of reference book designs by Roland Codd.

Book Design

Cookery, food, travel, reference and history

Two front covers of themed menus for the Falstaff Hotel in Cantbury. The picture links to a page showing further examples of the issues of magazine and print design by Roland Codd.

Magazine + Print Design

Magazines, menus and posters

A promotional poster the Hesperus Press book release of Klaus Mann's Alexander.  The picture links to a page showing further examples of menu and promotional items designed by Roland Codd.

Marketing Design

Brochures, leaflets, posters, banners and menus

The front cover of the Mini Golf Kit and the Mini Howzat Cricket Kit pocket games. The picture links to a page showing further examples of the mini kits designed by freelance graphic designer Roland Codd.

Packaging Design

The Mini Kit Series

An example of some typeset pages from a novel. The picture links to a page showing further examples of typesetting by freelance typesetter Roland Codd.


Selected Typesetting

My Design Services

A hand holding a copy of the Hesperus Press edition of H.P. Lovecraft's Reanimator novel with the front cover designed by Roland Codd

Book Cover Design

Designing book covers is one of my favourite tasks. My book cover design service includes fiction, crime, fantasy, science-fiction, biographies and poetry. I am interested in working on any subject or genre.

Inside pages from the 101 Weekends in Europe book with the layout designed by Roland Codd

Book and Magazine Design

Whether you need a simple layout, a magazine or a text-heavy multi-page documents, I can help. I design book layouts, magazines, brochures, annual reports and catalogues.

An A5 folded leaflet I designed for the Pavilion Cafe at the University of Kent

Marketing Design

Do you need to promote your company or product? I design posters, flyers, leaflets, business cards, invitations, menus, adverts and web banners.

An example of some book pages typeset by typesetter Roland Codd


I provide a professional typesetting service, with competitive rates. This includes fiction, non-fiction, journals, programmes and reports. I also design picture insets, and redraw figures, charts and tables.

About Me

My Graphic Design Background

My name is Roland Codd and I work as a freelance graphic designer.

I graduated in 1998 and began my design career at a newspaper company, where I designed adverts and features. In 1999, I moved to London. I have worked as a designer for Dorling Kindersley, Carroll & Brown Publishing and Chrysalis Books; and as an Art Director for Quintet Publishing.

At the end of 2005, I decided to strike out on my own and launched my freelance career. Since then, I have worked for a variety of clients, both big and small, on a wide range of design projects.

In 2007, I moved to Canterbury where I now work out of my own studio.

My clients include:

  • PenguinRandomHouse
  • HarperCollins
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Falstaff Hotel and Bar
  • Springer Healthcare
  • University of Kent
  • Hesperus Press
  • Hotel Chocolat

What I offer

I am creative, reliable, and able to work to deadlines and within budgets. I can create a unique design from scratch, or I can work to a client's established design guidelines.

When working on a design brief, I always provide my clients with following:

  • Picture research
  • Art working
  • Initial design options, based upon the original brief
  • Revisions to the chosen design option
  • Setting up templates and style sheets
  • Taking in client’s text corrections
  • Supplying print-ready artwork as PDF

Contact Me

How to contact me

To discuss your design requirements, please contact me via the form below.

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Please provide me with some details about your project. This will give me an idea about what your business/product is about, and what you hope to achieve for the end design. It will also give me an idea of the timescale involved.

Please including the following:

  • Your type of business
  • Type of project (magazine, brochure or book cover design, etc.)
  • Whether it is a new project or following an established house style
  • Your target market
  • Timescale/deadline for the project
  • Your budget

If you have a set budget, I can usually offer a solution that fits within it. If not, I can provide an estimate outlining some options of what I can offer, along with the costs involved.

I look forward to hearing from you.

My Privacy Policy

All correspondence and contacts are treated as confidential. I only store emails relating to ongoing or past design projects. I do not sell, distribute or lease personal information to third parties. From time to time, I may contact an existing client or follow up on a past enquiry regarding potential design projects. By contacting me, you consent to these terms.


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