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Biography
A Little About Me

Hi there. My name is James (aka Humble Nations, aka CL Smith), I'm the guy that makes all the book cover designs and runs this site. I've been a freelance graphic designer for the last twenty-years (yes I'm getting long in the tooth), and I've been designing book covers for the last couple of years, much to my own amusement.

So more about me. I'm originally from the North-east of England but I've subsequently lived in Leeds, London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Antwerp, Leeds (again), Prague and I currently reside in Barcelona; where I read, write, drink, love, hate, dance, cry, cook, hike, ramble on, smoke, try to stop smoking, occasionally paint ... and yeah, that's right: make book covers.

What else? I have a facetious sense of humour. I am brutally honest but mean nothing by it. I do good manners but I don't do insincere politeness. I'm a friendly helpful sort of chap. And I'm libertine at heart, although it's fair to point out that I am post-political and post-religious.

Oh, and I hates me some Adobe products, so I design in a little-known vector app called Xara Designer Pro.

I love fonts. I adore colours.

Any more questions ... well just ask ... I'm an open book.


Contact Me

You've tried tying a scrawled note to a brick and throwing in through my window. The carrier pigeon didn't make it. The message-in-a-bottle hit the rocks and shattered. Now welcome to the twenty-first century, through the power of something called the internet you can send a query to me via the power email (it's like a letter but made of electricity). And this is my address: humblenations@gmail.com.

Skype? Facetime? Google Hangouts? I hear you clammer. Whoa there, Serge Brin, you think I have time for you to prattle on to me? I'm busy designing. And you really don't want to see my face. Trust me you really don't.

Likewise, try to prod me with the pointy end of a stick on twitter (@humblenations), Facebook or Google+ will also end in acrimony, or worse still, soul-eating disappointment.

Email it is then.

That magical missive moniker again: humblenations@gmail.com


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