Laura Duffy

Laura Duffy – Designer

Cover designer specializing in NON-FICTION, FICTION, HISTORICAL, MEMOIRS. I will provide you with a stunning, professionally designed cover!


My background as a book cover designer and art director at Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins gives me the experience and understanding of what's needed to create a stunning book cover design that will stand out in a crowded marketplace.

My clients appreciate the support I give them as they navigate the world of self-publishing, including the marketing and publishing of their books.

I am proud to have helped a wide variety of authors create and grow platforms, businesses, or fulfill their dream of getting their story out into the world.

Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics History Political Science & Current Affairs
Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

Work experience


Aug, 2012 — Present

Print and digital design/production of book covers (traditional and eBook), as well as promotional
material, presentations, corporate identity, print ads, web site development, marketing campaigns
including photo research, editing and manipulation for clients on a national level.
Clients include: Teachers College Press, Springer/Demos Health Publishing, Judge Judy Sheindlin,
Sourcebooks Publishing

Random House

Oct, 1996 — Aug, 2012 (almost 16 years)

Designed and managed over 40 book jackets and covers a year from concept and design to final production. Responsibilities included hiring outside designers, illustrators, and photographers, photo research, organizing and directing photo shoots, attending press runs and over-seeing in-house freelance designers. Highly skilled at photo retouching and manipulation.

Specific projects: Ryan O’Neal, Tim Ferris, Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama, Patti LuPone, Mindy Kaling, Jean Auel, Carol Burnett, Jillian Michaels, Joe McGinniss, Suzanne Somers, Alice Hoffman, Deepak Chopra, Chris Bohjalian, Bryan Batt


Georgette Todd's mother was shot in the head when she was a small child. Her father was never in the picture and with hardly any available or "appropriate" family members willing to care for Georgette and her baby sister, both girls had no choice but to enter ... read more
To Find Yourself...Disappear.On the evening of high school graduation, an outcast teenager leaves his small country town on a quest to find himself when he comes face to face with an evolutionary roadblock that has derailed most of humanity. With the help of a... read more
Every Crisis Has an Answer.The public spotlight showcasing what not to do or be as a man has a new level of severity, but few role models are lighting the way forward. Drawing on his 20-year career as a sexuality and leadership coach for men, Destin Gerek brin... read more
Political and religious leaders—past and present—have shaped the thinking of society to see blacks and people of color as inferior. As a result, cultural, social, political and religious groups devalued the importance of blacks. This negative mindset has exist... read more

Laura has 35 reviews





Richard G.

Richard G.

Jul, 2023

Creative and does great work.
Kate R.

Kate R.

Jul, 2023

I think it should be sufficient to say that this is the second time I've hired Laura D. I'm hoping that tells you something. Laura is an absolute dream to work with. She listens to me and really hears what I say. She read my book before settling on a design, which I love. She showed me a couple of awesome covers and explained that she would be happy to work with me until I was satisfied. He...
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Laura D.
Thanks so much Kate! ALWAYS a pleasure working with you.
Kate R.

Kate R.

Apr, 2023

To put it as clearly as possible, Laura D does outstanding design work. We started with a phone consultation in which I explained my project. She, in turn, told me when I could expect my cover mockups, and her communication was excellent throughout the process. I can't say enough good things about her designs. The mockups were so beautiful and well-executed that I had a hard time choosing the f...
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Megan H.

Megan H.

Feb, 2023

Laura is an absolute delight to work with. After receiving my book cover brief, we meet online to discuss the project (I'm in Australia) and her process with expected timeframes for delivery. Laura created three different covers for my novel, all beautiful and mindful of the story and target market. One design particularly resonated with me. It was better than what I could have imagined. I'm no...
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Laura D.
Thank you SO much Megan! It's been great working with you, and I enjoyed your book very much.


Feb, 2023

Laura D is extremely professional. Her work is top rate and she's very easy to work with. I would recommend her highly.
Laura D.
Thanks so much Jim! Always a pleasure working with you.

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