Betty Martinez

Betty Martinez - Designer

Norwalk, CT, USA

"The client is always right" is my motto. I am a designer with years of experience in creating visually effective communication materials.

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Overview

I can't even begin to express what a joy Betty was to work with. I have been working on my book for almost 5 years and we wanted the cover to be something special. Betty exceeded all of our expectations! She is both extremely talented and a very nice person - it was a lot of fun to work with her and I appreciate the patience she had with me as I tried to figure out what I wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend her - I am very grateful for the wonderful book cover and I will definitely be bringing her more work in the future.

Nancy Golden


BettyMar was a dream to work with. I liked her right off the bat so I ended the contest early so we could just work together with one on one, to complete the design with confidence. She's been amazing every step of the way; worked incredibly fast and sent me every adjustment without even a hint of irritation. She said, "It's your book, so we have to get it right," and took her time to teach me some aspects without me even having to ask. She simply recognized that I didn’t understand something in its entirety and offered clarification. This has been a beautiful experience around a project that I have worked so hard for, a novel 3 years in the making. THANK YOU BETTY!

Review by N.J. Simat

I have lots of experience designing and coming up with creative concepts for book covers for many different genres. My expert knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator allows me to move fast and efficiently throughout the process. I am easy to work with and passionate about my work. This is what I love to do so I put everything into it. Hire me for a one-to-one project, save money and I will handle your project with professionalism and creativity.

Successful design is design that achieves the intended results. Toward this end, I use my creativity and technical abilities to articulate a solution that achieves the business goals and customers’ needs. I have successfully designed a broad range projects including banner ads, landing pages, websites, print ads, brochures, catalogs, logos and more.

Along with tenures at companies like Toys "R" Us and Scholastic, Inc. my experience spans a broad range of industries, including insurance, financial, consumer packaged goods and children’s products & education. Some client companies include: MetLife, Marriott, GE, HBO, Cadbury Schweppes, Georgia-Pacific, Beiersdorf, Pitney Bowes, Carter's, Weekly Reader and Benchmark Education.

I studied at Pratt Institute in NYC earning a Masters Degree in Communications Design.

Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Coming of Age
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction
Magical Realism
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense

Certifications

  • Bachelors of Art
  • Masters in Science of Communications, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY

Awards

  • NM-AZ Book Awards-Best Cover

Work experience

Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Typographer

Self-employed
February, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

Specializing in book covers for all kinds of genres. Dedicated to make your book a success.

Please note, some samples shown here are covers I did for design competitions where I was a finalist. To see my published book covers go to the section with links to Amazon.

Art Director

Create & Associates, Inc / Armonk, NY
June, 2006 – May, 2012 (almost 6 years)

Created and developed multi-platform (print, online, social media) design solutions at this full service design
firm. Also was responsible for the acquisition and implementation of emerging technologies. Clients included:
Canon USA, Marriott, Tissot Watches, Fresco by Scotto on the Go, Caperberry Events and Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
Identity Design:
• Created brand identity and grand opening advertising/promotional campaign for Marriott’s
rebranded 80 West restaurant located in their Renaissance Westchester, NY hotel. This inviting new
upscale look helped to significantly increase the restaurant’s traffic.
Corporate Branding:
• Worked closely within Canon USA's existing corporate guidelines and style guides to create new
product campaigns in the digital scanner and printer groups.

Assistant Creative Director

Scholastic Corporation
July, 1998 – July, 2003 (about 5 years)

SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION / New York, NY / 1998 – 2003
Assistant Creative Director, Book Clubs Division
Managed design and production for the highest-grossing book clubs for Scholastic, the largest publisher and
distributor of children’s books. Supervised creative staff to deliver high volume of catalogs, print ads,
promotional materials, and worked with production group to ensure superior quality and cost effectiveness.

Portfolio (33 selected works)

Alien Neighbors

Golden, Nancy

Storms and Moxie

Cole, A.N.

Skids

Jeremy Houghton, Joseph H. Goldstein, Jeremy Houghton

Stolen Lives

Coldwell, Julia

World Warrior (Endemic to Earth)

Brooker, Harris, Kincaid, Laura

An Ayah's Choice

Shahida Rahman

Underpinned by true events, An Ayah’s Choice draws us into a rarely seen aspect of British Indian history. Following the momentous life of Jaya Devani, an Indian woman harbouring a secret that propels her to find her own agency against a backdrop of sex, class and race discrimination.In a small Indian village in 1900, aspiring artist Jaya Devani yearns for freedom beyond the confines of the li... read more

Underpinned by true events, An Ayah’s Choice draws us into a rarely seen aspect of British Indian history. Following the momentous life of Jaya Devani, an Indian woman harbouring a secret that propels her to find her own agency against a backdrop of sex, class and race discrimination.In a small Indian village in 1900, aspiring artist Jaya Devani yearns for freedom beyond the confines of the li... read more

Auguste Rodin

Rilke, Rainer Maria , Gass, William, Slager, Daniel

Khama

Gazemba, Stanley

Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas: Twelve Stories

Smith, Andy D, Smith, Paul Gerard

For Love and Glory

Bonner, Cindy

The Many Roads to Rome: A Collection of Poetry

Jones MD, Michael F. , Martinez, Betty

Disappearance

Ledger, J.P.

Bottom Of A Bottle

Ledger, J.P.

The Young Gods

Ruben, Victoria

The Battle of Light and Dark

Thatcher, Cassandra

Winter's Child

Shuck, Christine

Betty has 30 reviews

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Betty Breuhaus
Betty went above and beyond to be attentive and helpful. She’s a lovely person and I loved working with her. She is The Best!

Betty Breuhaus, June 2022


Jonathan Roche
Betty could not have been better to work with! She flat out nailed every detail that I sent her and maintained her pleasant vibe after many additional changes. I will definitely hire her again for future books as I could not have had a better experience. Thanks for putting the final touches on my book Betty!

Jonathan Roche, May 2022


Michael Deshotels
Betty was very helpful at all times, responded promptly to all my questions, and helped me greatly in getting my first book done. She was more than worth the fee.

Michael Deshotels, May 2022


Cassandra Thatcher
If I could give Betty 6 stars, I would. I'd give her 100. She was so sweet and you can tell she genuinely cares about your work. As a first-time author, she walked me through everything and was patient with my hundreds of questions and worries. She turned the ideas and dreams in my head into a reality and more. The work Betty does is beautiful. She takes the time to understand your story, its i...
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Cassandra Thatcher, May 2022


Dr. Kim Saft, PhD, LCSW
Betty continues to go above and beyond. I, unfortunately, have been faced with multiple challenges on my road to publication. Betty has consistently provided guidance, support, and a willingness to jump in and do what needs to be done. She is a true team player with the project's best interest in the forefront of her mind. I've already re-hired her and will do so again!

Dr. Kim Saft, PhD, LCSW, May 2022

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