Laura Duffy

Laura Duffy – Designer

A highly creative cover designer specializing in creating visually stunning covers that grab attention and tell the unique story within.

Overview

Hi, I'm Laura Duffy, a passionate book cover designer dedicated to helping independent authors stand out in a crowded market. As a seasoned graphic designer, I specialize in creating visually stunning and compelling book covers that not only grab attention but also tell the unique story within. My goal is to partner with authors like you to enhance the visual appeal of your book, ultimately boosting its sales and giving it the recognition it deserves.


With a keen understanding of market trends and a commitment to delivering high-quality design, I offer a seamless publishing experience, ensuring your book looks great and performs exceptionally well in the competitive world of literature.


I look forward to collaborating to turn your literary vision into a captivating reality and make your book an undeniable success!


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Proud Member of the ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS

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Additional design services offered:

Author Websites/Landing Pages | KDP & Ingram Account Management | Promotional & Advertising Material | Social Media Graphics

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Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics History Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

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

Portfolio

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The Love Thief

Ford, Arielle

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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 G... read more
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girls in search of cover: part one

Mshana PhD, Pamela Mariva

Cover Design Illustration
Tunnel of Mirrors

Arfin, Ferne

Cover Design
Powerless

O'Handley, Jeff

Cover Design
Cover Design
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 evolution... read more
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The Prisoner's Apprentice

Richards, Cheyenne

Cover Design
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 c... read more
Cover Design
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 group... read more
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Laura has 39 reviews

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Matthew J.

Matthew J.

Apr, 2024

I can't think of any other words to describe Laura than 'consummate professional'. She not only produces stellar work, but is also responsive, patient and tenacious when it comes to implementing any feedback. She's the best.
Kelly C.

Kelly C.

Feb, 2024

Laura is lovely to work with - responsive, considerate, and professional.
Cynthia H.

Cynthia H.

Nov, 2023

Laura's insights and suggestions are extremely helpful in assisting with a new collaboration. Highly recommend!
Tamar H.

Tamar H.

Oct, 2023

Laura is a wonderful designer. She was skilled, collaborative, and easy to work with. She was committed to creating what I wanted while also ensuring I had the most professional looking book cover possible. I enjoyed working with her and would do it again!
Richard G.

Richard G.

Jul, 2023

Creative and does great work.

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