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
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy LGBTQ Fiction Literary Fiction Science Fiction Young Adult Fantasy
  • 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)


Made with Reedsy
In The Joshua Sea

Stillman, M

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The Trials of Walter Fitchett

Newbury, Matt

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Heartbreak Exposé

Mendez, Danica

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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The Red Door and Other Stories

Karl, K. E.

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Barış has 8 reviews





Mike S.

Mike S.

Feb, 2024

Barış came up with an imaginative and eye-catching cover that is better than I expected. He is creative and skilled. He was responsive to a couple changes that I suggested, and diplomatically deterred me from one suggestion that wouldn't have improved the cover. It was a difficult assignment that involved integrating opposites, but he did very well. Highly recommended.
Barış Ş.
Thank you Mike. It was a wonderful collaboration.
Jimmy A.

Jimmy A.

Jan, 2024

I hired Barış based on his portfolio, but what he created for me was nowhere near his samples. I could not tell what the book cover artwork he designed for me was, and unless you are willing to accept whatever Barış creates for you, I would suggest you hire someone else for your artwork needs. While he is a very competent and creative artist, he only creates what HE wants to create. He has a ve...
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Barış Ş.
Jimmy paid for one design concept, and of course I provided a design draft that matched my portfolio and quality standards, in line with our initial briefing. I tried to be accommodating and discus...
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Zhenze Y.

Zhenze Y.

Jan, 2024

Baris was extremely efficient and professional during out collaboration. He always delivered the illustrations on time and usually ahead of time. I absolutely adored his work for my book and would definitely work with Baris again when time comes!
Barış Ş.
Thank you so much for your trust and for giving me the chance to work on such a special project. I can't wait to hold your book in my hands.
Danica M.

Danica M.

Jan, 2024

Barış is a wonderful artist. I was amazed at his work! I really did not know what direction I wanted to go in with my cover. Barış took the lead and created a piece beyond my wildest imagination. Kind, consistent, and quick. What more can you ask for? He is brilliant.
Barış Ş.
Thank you so much Danica. It feels so rewarding to read your kind words. It was great working with you.
Pat O.

Pat O.

Jan, 2024

Baris did an amazing job with the book cover. He was very clear and communicative during the process, which was extremely helpful for me. Baris would regularly check-in with me to ensure everything was going according to plan. I am very happy with the final design.
Barış Ş.
Thank you Pat. It was a great pleasure helping you bring your vision to life.

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