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Designer and artworker for the music industry

Designer and artworker for the music industry

Paul Jackson provides high quality graphic design, layout and typesetting for the music industry.

Musician? Band? Record label?

On the lookout for a designer to help you with album cover design or artwork for your record or CD packaging?

Or perhaps you run a record label, or work in a label’s production department?

Are you fed up of the artwork for your vinyl or CD releases being sent back from the printer or middle(wo)man with messages about bleeds or colour modes or saturation or other stuff you don’t fully understand? Fed up of chasing errant designers in order to get these problems fixed?

Or perhaps you need help creating artwork for vinyl or CD reissues of your catalogue?

In both cases, I can help!

I’m Paul Jackson, and I’ve been working as an album cover designer/artworker/layout person/general print file troubleshooter for many years, and in this time I’ve worked closely with a number of bands, labels and manufacturing brokers to ensure their album and CD releases not only look perfect, but also print perfectly!

Why not save yourself some stress and hassle and entrust your album artwork design to an expert with creative ability, technical skills and a hawk-like eye for detail?

See the Services menu, or follow these links to go directly to design, layout, repurposing and reissues, artwork troubleshooting/fixing or typesetting.

Your benefits

  • The warm glow of satisfaction that comes with entrusting your project to an experienced pro
  • The peace of mind that an expert is working on your album cover design or album artwork files, thus ensuring you won’t get any nasty surprises when your record or CD rolls off the presses
  • No more returned artwork files and cryptic messages from printers
  • You save time, meaning you can concentrate on your music or promotion

Who is this Paul Jackson? At a glance

  • Experienced album artwork designer • artworker • layout artist • typesetter • general print file troubleshooter
  • Music packaging specialist
  • Creative ability
  • Technical skills
  • Incredible eye for detail, like a particularly anally retentive hawk
  • Thorough
  • Reliable

See my about me page for more information.

How I help record labels

Do you run a record label? Or perhaps you’re in charge of a label’s production department? I can help labels too, especially with regard to reissues and repurposing:

  • Vinyl reissues of old CDs
  • CD reissues of old vinyl
  • Expanded reissues
  • Special collector’s editions
  • Change to different type of packaging
  • North American pressings to European pressings or European pressings to North American pressings
  • Can work with not only computer files, but also original source materials etc
  • And similar services

Records and CDs I have worked on

Between 1997 and 2019, I worked on the following number of vinyl records and CDs:

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Vinyl
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CDs

(This spans complete graphic design, help with layout, repurposing, such as for reissues, or simply ensuring that artwork designed by the band will print properly!)

Design

Album cover design.

Layout

Album artwork layout.

Reissues

Vinyl and CD reissues.

File fixing

Album artwork fixing.

Typesetting

Album typesetting.

Releases I have worked on over the years have appeared on labels including:

  • 303 Alliance GB
  • Big Cat GB
  • Bluurg GB
  • Cold Spring GB
  • Coptic Cat GB/CA
  • Crass/The Crassical Collection GB
  • Cynfeirdd FR
  • Dark Vinyl DE
  • Dirter Promotions GB
  • Domino Recordings US
  • Durtro GB
  • Empire US
  • Exitstencilisms GB
  • ICR GB
  • Ipecac US
  • Jnana Records CA
  • Louder Than War GB
  • Neurot US
  • Outer Himalayan GB
  • Quarantine GB
  • Sanctuary Records Group GB
  • Southern GB
  • Strange Fortune US
  • Tresor DE
  • Trisol Music Group DE
  • Tursa GB
  • United Dairies IE
  • Upset The Rhythm GB
  • Very Friendly GB
  • World Serpent Distribution GB
  • Wrong CA

…and many more!

Releases I have worked on over the years have appeared on labels including:

  • 303 Alliance GB
  • Big Cat GB
  • Bluurg GB
  • Cold Spring GB
  • Coptic Cat GB/CA
  • Crass/The Crassical Collection GB
  • Cynfeirdd FR
  • Dark Vinyl DE
  • Dirter Promotions GB
  • Domino Recordings US
  • Durtro GB
  • Empire US
  • Exitstencilisms GB
  • ICR GB
  • Ipecac US
  • Jnana Records CA
  • Louder Than War GB
  • Neurot US
  • Outer Himalayan GB
  • Quarantine GB
  • Sanctuary Records Group GB
  • Southern GB
  • Strange Fortune US
  • Tresor DE
  • Trisol Music Group DE
  • Tursa GB
  • United Dairies IE
  • Upset The Rhythm GB
  • Very Friendly GB
  • World Serpent Distribution GB
  • Wrong CA

…and many more!

Graphics services I offer for the music industry

  • Graphic design for your vinyl records and CDs: More information
  • Layout for your vinyl records and CDs: More information
  • Reissues (vinyl to CD, CD to vinyl or new editions of existing CDs or vinyl – ideal for labels): More information
  • Typesetting for your vinyl records and CDs: More information
  • Album artwork finishing and fixing – ideal for bands, musicians and small labels who are taking care of their own design and layout, but need an expert helping hand: More information

Work with me

Interested in engaging me to help you with your album artwork issues, problems and conundrums? Please get in touch.

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