Dinah Drazin

Dinah Drazin – Designer

Hi! I am a London based freelance text designer and typesetter with many years of experience in the publishing industry.


I am a very enthusiastic and versatile text designer and typesetter with many years of experience in book publishing, committed to creating welcoming, readable and attractive designs that fulfil the brief on time and within budget. I work quickly and meticulously, both as part of a wider team and independently, and I prioritise keeping my skill set and industry knowledge up to date. I am happy designing individual titles, but also creating templates for series styles, and have never lost the thrill of excitement at turning a manuscript into a beautiful new book.

Art Biographies & Memoirs
Classics Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry

Work experience


Dec, 1995 — Present

Freelance text design and typesetting of books, across a very wide range of titles, genres and companies, including Penguin Books Ltd, Random House, Thames and Hudson and Hodder and Stoughton. My PDF portfolio is available on request.

Penguin Books Ltd

Aug, 1987 — Aug, 2023 (about 36 years)

This job covered all aspects of text design across the company’s adult and children’s lists. I had sole responsibility for the text design of Sphere Books, Buildings of England and Hamish Hamilton.

Dinah has 3 reviews





Jane B.

Jane B.

May, 2024

I couldn't have dreamed of a better book designer than Dinah. Talented, skilled, super quick to respond to queries, a clear communicator: At all times, I felt that my project was in good hands, and it ensured that I ended up with an absolutely professional product. She was also really personable--which was a bonus given that all of Reedsy's interactions are conducted purely via messaging over ...
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Cole T.

Cole T.

Mar, 2024

This was my first experience with Reedsy, and I struck collaborative gold with Dinah D. She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of books. She was fast and responsive---and courteous. She enjoys helping a writer achieve their vision for a book---in fact, she likely will make it better than they ever envisioned. She absolutely did that for me.
Ki-tyo S.

Ki-tyo S.

Jan, 2024

Dinah is passionate about her work. She engaged me at every step and gave me the best internal book design. I consider myself lucky to have benefitted from her design skill set. Thank you very much.

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