ABOUT US

Based in London, the SJH Group is a leader in developing bespoke publications and campaigns for a global audience. Comprising three imprints – St James’s House, Artifice Press and Black Dog Press – we apply a long-term vision to the brands and partners we work with; one that takes what makes them special and helps them cultivate their own individual narrative of creativity and excellence.

Founded over 20 years ago, we have been commissioned by royalty, government, luxury brands, award-winning architects and celebrated artists. We have earned a reputation for producing exquisite books, presenting the worlds of heritage and culture through a luxury lens. For us, books are works of art, but works that are an accessible luxury for all.

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Directors

My favourite book:
Her Majesty’s 90th birthday commemorative album The Queen at 90. A wonderfully written and beautifully designed book that I had the honour of delivering to Her Majesty in person during the celebrations.
Richard Freed

Founder

My favourite book:
I’ve read too many to have a “favourite” but let’s say The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss, because no other book of the mid-20th century avoided life’s big questions quite like it.
Stephen van der Merwe

CEO

My favourite book:
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Exciting, exotic, moving, thrilling and profound – it takes you on a journey through an underworld wrought with danger, discovery, pain and love.
Craig Vye

COO

My favourite book:
Pimp: The Story of My Life – the tale of one man’s lonely path to the top in 1970s New York. It’s about how to communicate in extreme circumstances, when to use the carrot and when to use the stick, and the importance of perseverance. Oh, and I loved his clothes!
Richard Golbourne

Chief Business Director

My favourite book:
That’s a very difficult question that I’ll never be able to answer! But if I had to pick one, I’d go with Atonement by Ian McEwan. It has a special place in my heart.
Ludovica Bellomaria

Operations Director

My favourite book:
Stoner by John Williams and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Both are about loser dudes. Not sure what that says about me.
Anton Jacques

Art Director

My favourite book:
My younger self would never forgive me for not saying Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut for having opened my eyes to the fact that there’s more than one way to tell a story.
Stephen Mitchell

Editor-in-Chief