"Matt Swann is a first rate typographer and graphic artist. But he goes beyond that. He is inspired and is capable of branding and original design. He designed my debut crime novel Apostle Rising with a professionalism that is rarely matched and came up with a great cover. I would recommend him to anyone."
Richard Godwin author of Apostle Rising
"Matt Swann has a wonderful eye for good, simple but strong design and, as a typesetter is the consummate professional. He is diligent, thoughtful and willing. I highly recommend his services."
Lucy Morgan Edwards author of The Afghan Solution
"Its absolute size, with over 400,000 words literally crammed with detail, may at first seem daunting. However, its complexity is symptomatic of the author’s need to give his subject the attention it deserves. To help the reader find his way through the labyrinth, … there is uniformity in the way the detail has been laid out supported by an innovative system of colour coding. This Handsome book is an immense achievement."
C. J. Parrett, editor of the Journal of the Indian Military Historical Society
"Working with Matt is a real pleasure. Although we have only done two projects together so far, both were very good experiences and I found him to be talented, innovative and always very nice to deal with. Although there are many graphic designers out there, I am careful about choosing whom I feel I can work with on a regular basis and, equally important, who will deliver the best quality design for my clients. I consider him to now be part of my trusted design team and am about to give him another nice job!"
Zoë Meyer CEO and chief editor of Zoësbooks
"Matthew you're a bloody marvel! I've shown the cover to everyone here and we all agree you're not a graphic designer ... you're an artist!"
Noel Stevens on the phone talking about one of his cover designs.
Noel Stevens recently passed away aged 92. Rest in peace Noel.
"Boo Consulting has worked with Matt on a number of occasions for a variety of projects and every time has been very easy and trouble free. In particular we have been impressed with how quickly he'll provide a selection of ideas matching our criteria, which allows us to make quick decisions and get our projects finished within tight deadlines. Absolutely to be recommended."
Gwyneth Letherbarrow CEO Boo Consulting
"It was a good day when Matt Swann was recommended to me. He took a series of Word documents and a mixed bag of images and turned them into a hardback whose production values matched any of the big publishing houses. What's more, he did it all with creativity, good humour and close attention to detail."
"Matt Swann designed my book with great skill and insight. Dark Clouds And Silver Linings came together very very successfully and has many compliments on layout and design. I have no hesitation in recommending him."
Priscilla Dicketts editor of Dark Clouds And Silver Linings
"Matt, thank you so much for all your hard work designing my book of poetry Contemplation. I love the way you considered each individual poem when designing each page. I know I chopped and changed the images, some of which needed your expertise to enhance their quality. I have to say, you were extremely patient and never made me feel a nuisance! What started out as scraps of paper with my scrawl, have ended up looking really splendid. Many thanks, once again."
Pauline Adams author of Contemplation