Barış Şehri

Barış Şehri – Designer

Devoted to the art of book design. 10 yrs experience, 200+ covers. My work is soulful, catchy, focused on capturing the essence of your book



Your story deserves to be cherished and showcased beautifully. I'm here to help you design a book that stands out on the shelf and instantly catches readers' eyes.

By combining attention-grabbing covers with balanced and aesthetically pleasing book interiors, I ensure a visually captivating result, an optimal reading experience and maximum readability for every reader.

With soul, passion, creativity, versatility and professionalism.

As a seasoned book designer and illustrator with over a decade of experience, I work closely with both independent authors and publishers from all over the world, offering a wide variety of services.

In my portfolio, you'll find book covers for world-famous authors/nobelists like Olga Tokarczuk, Jessie Greengrass, George Orwell, Knut Hamsun, Dino Buzzati, and more.

For me, every book design is a unique journey into creating an image that will reflect and represent the essence and vision of each book. I consider my work to be soulful, colorful, fresh, catchy, appealing, inspiring, playful and emotional.

My services include

*Book cover and spread design (front cover, spine, back cover)

for paperback / hardback/ hardcover with dust jacket.

*E-book cover & Audiobook cover

*Book interior design (Typesetting & Layout)

*Reflowable ePub Design for Kindle, and Kobo

*Interior illustrations

*Editorial illustrations

*Print files for KDP, IngramSpark etc.

*Marketing material (mock ups, banners, social media posts, promo video)

With my extensive experience, I can guide you through every step of the publishing process (cover & interior), and support you not only in the creative demands book design includes, but also in all technicalities, giving you a final product that is perfect in all possible ways.

Don't hesitate to reach out. I'd love to chat, answer any questions you have, and bring your book to life.

Biographies & Memoirs
Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Fiction Mystery & Crime Poetry Romance Science Fiction Young Adult
  • Kayıp Rıhtım 2021 Best Book Cover of the Year in Turkey
  • Sabitfikir 2017 Eye-catching 20 Book Covers of the Year in Turkey 7th Place
  • Sabitfikir 2017 Eye-catching 20 Book Covers of the Year in Turkey 20th Place

Work experience

Delidolu Publishing House

Jul, 2023 — Present

Focused mainly on world literature.

Éditions Tilémizon - Coloring Books

Jul, 2023 — Present

My own book publishing project, primarily focusing on children's books

Timaş Publishing house

Oct, 2017 — Present

Our primary focus is on world literature, particularly authors shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. I've had the opportunity to design book covers for renowned authors, like Olga Tokarczuk, Jessie Greengrass, Neel Mukherjee, Maaza Mengiste, and Robert Seethaler.


Nov, 2014 — Present

Book cover design, book design, and editorial illustrations for independent authors and publishers.

My work has been featured in various Turkish magazines such as Bant Magazine, Tuhaf Dergi, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, Varlık Dergisi, and Hürriyet Gösteri, among others.

Additionally, my work was showcased in the graphic design book titled '33 Afiş, 2 Soru, 44 Yanıt - Jeff Talks 2010–2018', published by Manifold, August’18, İstanbul.

Starting from my university years, I've participated in numerous joint exhibitions alongside many talented graphic designers and illustrators. As part of the collaborative exhibition 'Jeff Talks Peş Peşe,' held at SALT Beyoğlu in August 2018, I delivered a keynote presentation.

Holden Publishing House

Nov, 2020 — Aug, 2023 (almost 3 years)

Focused mainly on world literature.

İthaki Publishing House

Nov, 2020 — May, 2023 (over 2 years)

I had a chance to work on George Orwell, and Shakespeare covers.


Oct, 2020 — Jul, 2023 (over 2 years)

As a senior designer, my primary focus involved collaborating with self-publishing authors. I provided comprehensive services including book cover designs, print interiors, and e-book formatting tailored for clients to utilize on platforms such as KDP and IngramSpark.

Book Cover Designer

Jan, 2020 — Dec, 2023 (almost 4 years)

Designing covers for ace titles.

Dedalus Publishing House

Jun, 2017 — Feb, 2023 (over 5 years)

I've been responsible for designing the majority of their covers over the past six years. We mainly focus on world literature and also collaborate with young Turkish authors.


Oct, 2013 — Nov, 2014 (about 1 year)

Duck Design Studio

Aug, 2013 — Oct, 2013 (2 months)

Manga Creative

Aug, 2011 — Aug, 2013 (about 2 years)


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It Ate One Hundred

Sugrue, Bill

Independently published

Cover Design Illustration
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The Red Door and Other Stories

Karl, K. E.

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
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The Day I Left

Yu, Michelle

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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The Trials of Walter Fitchett

Newbury, Matt

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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In The Joshua Sea

Stillman, M

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design
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Heartbreak Exposé

Mendez, Danica

Cover Design Illustration Typography

Barış has 19 reviews





Eduardo R.

Eduardo R.

Jun, 2024

Baris is talented and creative! calm and very responsive! I am very happy with the book cover and overall book design he did for my project. I can recommend him without a doubt!
Barış Ş.
Thank you Eduardo! Your book was such a special project, and I can't wait to see it published.
Joseph C.

Joseph C.

May, 2024

It has been absolutely incredible working with Baris on both my cover and interior formatting. His recommendations were spot on! I would work with him in the future for sure!
Barış Ş.
Thank you Joseph! It was great working with you.
Michelle Y.

Michelle Y.

Apr, 2024

Working with Baris again was really great. He takes his time to get to know and understand my project an overall I feel very seen by his work. I appreciate the depth and soulfulness behind his designs and creativity.
Barış Ş.
Thank you, Michelle. Working on your second book was a great chance to go deeper into your work and provide a creative continuity. Your trust is much appreciated, and it was once again a pleasure w...
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Cali J.

Cali J.

Apr, 2024

Baris Sehri, made this process so easy and enjoyable. His professionalism was phenomenal and I’m so glad I chose him to illustrate my book. He took my vision and turned it into a creative compelling masterpiece. I am working on another novel at the moment and I can’t wait until he designs the cover of this book. Thank you, Baris, for all of the hard work that you do!!
Barış Ş.
Thank you Cali! It was such a pleasure working with you, and I am very happy to hear that we'll have the chance to collaborate again on your next novel.
Khari G.

Khari G.

Mar, 2024

Somewhat of an oxymoron for a writer but it's hard to put into words the experience I had working with Baris. Probably best I make this short and sweet. Exceptional work. Clear and concise communication. Extremely creative. Helpful. Patient (especially for a first time author). Far by exceeded my expectations and above all else Baris truly cares about the project and the person he's working wit...
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Barış Ş.
Thank you, Khari. I feel really grateful for your words and for our creative bond. I cannot wait to see it grow... WeirdBeautifulSouls

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