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Brianna Harden

Brianna Harden - Designer

Brooklyn, NY, United States

I'm a book cover designer and illustrator with experience working at a top publishing house.

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I'm a book cover designer specializing in all genres, with emphasis on fiction, memoirs, outdoors/adventure sports, and travel. I also create illustrations for interiors or editorial publications.

I work with publishers of all sizes, with a specialty in working with self-published authors. I'm familiar with the Createspace and IngramSpark formats and can help authors with all aspects of the cover design portion of their self-publishing process. I also offer to design banners and other images for social media and promotion of books. I offer full-service website or blog design as well.

I believe the process of designing a great cover is all about collaboration, and I work closely with each author or publisher until everyone is thrilled with the outcome.

Get in touch—I'd love to hear about your book project!

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Music Self-help & Self-improvement Sports & outdoor recreation Travel
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literature Poetry Thriller

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration—with Honors from Art Center College of Design

Awards

  • Society of Illustrators 57 – Gold Medal (Art Direction)

Work experience

Senior Designer

Penguin Random House
March, 2012 – Present (over 5 years)

Senior book cover designer for the Viking/Penguin imprints, as well as the Penguin Classics imprint.

Book Cover Designer

Self-employed
June, 2005 – Present (about 12 years)

Freelance book cover and jacket design services and illustrations for self-published authors and for publishers of all sizes.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits

Tommy Caldwell

A New York Times BestsellerA dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.... read more

A New York Times BestsellerA dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.... read more

Why We Came to the City: A Novel

Kristopher Jansma

“Stunning . . . A beautiful, sprawling, and generous book. Jansma is a brilliantly talented writer, but he also has a unique insight into what friends mean to one another, and what it means to be part of a city in which you never quite belong, but can’t quite bring yourself to leave. It’s a heartfelt novel, tender and painful and cathartic all at once, and even if the characters belong to New ... read more

“Stunning . . . A beautiful, sprawling, and generous book. Jansma is a brilliantly talented writer, but he also has a unique insight into what friends mean to one another, and what it means to be part of a city in which you never quite belong, but can’t quite bring yourself to leave. It’s a heartfelt novel, tender and painful and cathartic all at once, and even if the characters belong to New ... read more

Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side

Rayya Elias

“It is my honor to introduce these pages—so gravelly, so straggly, so hopeful, bright, and true.” —Elizabeth Gilbert When she was seven, Rayya Elias and her family fled the political conflict in their native Syria, settling in Detroit. Bullied in school and caught between the world of her traditional family and her tough American classmates, she rebelled early.Elias moved to New York City to b... read more

“It is my honor to introduce these pages—so gravelly, so straggly, so hopeful, bright, and true.” —Elizabeth Gilbert When she was seven, Rayya Elias and her family fled the political conflict in their native Syria, settling in Detroit. Bullied in school and caught between the world of her traditional family and her tough American classmates, she rebelled early.Elias moved to New York City to b... read more

Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life

Kim Addonizio

“Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling . . . at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off into sentimentality.” —Refinery29“Always vital, clever, and seductive, Addonizio is a secular Anne Lamott, a spiritual aunt to Lena Dunham.” —BooklistA dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from th... read more

“Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling . . . at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off into sentimentality.” —Refinery29“Always vital, clever, and seductive, Addonizio is a secular Anne Lamott, a spiritual aunt to Lena Dunham.” —BooklistA dazzling, edgy, laugh-out-loud memoir from th... read more

Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey

Reid Mitenbuler

“Pulls aside the curtain of puffery to show . . . the business of liquor to be every bit as fascinating as the fictions in which the distillers love to swaddle themselves.” —Wayne Curtis, The Wall Street Journal Walk into a well-stocked liquor store and you’ll see countless whiskey brands, each boasting an inspiring story of independence and heritage. And yet, more than 95% of the nation’s whi... read more

“Pulls aside the curtain of puffery to show . . . the business of liquor to be every bit as fascinating as the fictions in which the distillers love to swaddle themselves.” —Wayne Curtis, The Wall Street Journal Walk into a well-stocked liquor store and you’ll see countless whiskey brands, each boasting an inspiring story of independence and heritage. And yet, more than 95% of the nation’s whi... read more

How Should a Body Be?

Bethany Meloche

When she is twelve years old, Bethany discovers the reason her grandmother wears leg braces—and it has something to do with how Bethany herself has started tripping, falling, and losing her grasp on objects. The cause? Charcot-Marie-Tooth, an inherited genetic disorder (or is it a disease?). How does it feel? Like a torpedo that has wrecked her once idyllic childhood. And yet, CMT isn’t everyt... read more

When she is twelve years old, Bethany discovers the reason her grandmother wears leg braces—and it has something to do with how Bethany herself has started tripping, falling, and losing her grasp on objects. The cause? Charcot-Marie-Tooth, an inherited genetic disorder (or is it a disease?). How does it feel? Like a torpedo that has wrecked her once idyllic childhood. And yet, CMT isn’t everyt... read more

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V ictoria Dougherty

Flawless. This just couldn't have gone smoother.

, June 2017

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