Creative Lives — Senior designer Matt Broughton shares his book-designing wisdom after sixteen years at Vintage

Posted 01 August 2017 Interview by Indi Davies

After nearly two decades in the job, senior designer Matt Broughton says there’s still no better feeling than getting glowing feedback for his book covers for Vintage Books. But his career in design is one that almost never happened, having jumped straight from school into a job void of creativity. Finding himself bored and unchallenged, Matt enrolled in an art foundation course and didn’t look back. Describing his role as one you “live”, Matt admits that even holidays become inspiration for new cover concepts. We find out about a role in which perusing galleries and browsing the company’s in-house library are just as important as computer-screen time.

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