Euan Monaghan

Euan Monaghan – Designer

Specialising in fiction and memoir, I work directly with authors as well as for publishers like Melville House, World Editions and Zuleika.


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I am a British book designer based in the Netherlands. Since 2011, I have worked with a diverse group of publishers—including Melville House, World Editions, Zuleika, Edinburgh University Press, Hallmark Publishing, Freedom Press, and the literacy charity First Story—as well as many independent authors.

I design both the internals and the covers of books, across print and ebook formats.

The covers I design are driven by clear typography and strong imagery. In the modern publishing landscape, each book needs to work equally well as a thumbnail on Amazon as on the shelves of your favourite bookstore. Research is one of my favourite parts of the whole process, so if your cover needs to fit the look of a particular genre, you can be sure it will do so, while at the same time standing out in all the right ways.

When designing inside pages, my focus is on clarity and readability. These qualities turn on the smallest of details, from the font used for page numbers to the letter spacing of small caps. Many of these details are received subconsciously by your readers—the book will simply feel good to read.

Each book I design employs styles throughout. This, together with my detail-oriented, efficient workflow means that all books designed for print can be smoothly converted into beautiful, flexible ebooks.

I am a member of the Graphics Union. In addition to my day-to-day book design work, I run Structo, a Stack Award-nominated literary magazine and its book-publishing arm, Structo Press.

Please note that I do not offer: production management, social media cover photos, social media adverts (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), or animation/book trailer services.

Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences
Fantasy LGBTQ Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Science Fiction Short Story
  • Member of AIGA
  • Member of the Independent Publishers Guild

Work experience


May, 2011 — Present

Designing and typesetting books for various freelance publishing clients—including Melville House, Hallmark Publishing, Hodder, and Zuleika—as well as for First Story, a literacy charity serving low-income communities in the ᴜᴋ.

Structo Press

Jul, 2008 — Present

Overall responsibility for the design and art direction of this three-time Stack Award-nominated literary magazine and small press.

Euan has 185 reviews





Matthew D.

Matthew D.

Sep, 2023

Euan did another professional job with the cover, though there was a mix-up in communication, he was happy to readjust. Time zones and communication is also a factor one cannot control, but he was patient. He envisioned what I had in mind and though there were always tweaks from my end, he was honest with what he can and cannot do.
Richard G.

Richard G.

Sep, 2023

Euan was a perfect match for me. I am a first-time self-publisher and he helped me understand the process. He answered my multitude of questions and provided the direction I needed. His response time was always timely. His internal design for my manuscript met my expectations. He also included on my final page a drawing that symbolized the message/theme of my memoir. Therefore, I highly recomme...
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Robert P.

Robert P.

Sep, 2023

This was my second time working with Euan, and again, it was a fantastic experience. He is incredibly responsive, fast with his turnaround times, and exceptionally good at understanding and transforming your vision into a finished product. He is incredibly pleasant to work with, and I could not be happier with the quality of the end results. I highly recommend him.
Richard E.

Richard E.

Aug, 2023

Euan was a wonderful person to collaborate with and delivered exactly what I was looking for when it came to a book cover design. Prompt, attentive, and remarkably understanding, he made the entire process a pleasure and I am more than willing to recommend him to anyone seeking the services he provides.
Christopher W.

Christopher W.

Aug, 2023

It was great to work with Euan, as a novice he has supported me through the publication process. He was always very responsive. I would like to work with him again on my next publication.

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