Euan Monaghan

Euan Monaghan – Designer

Specialised in fiction and memoir, I work both directly with authors and with publishers like Melville House and Edinburgh University Press.

Overview

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 insides 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.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences
Fiction
Fantasy LGBTQ Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Science Fiction Short Story
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

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.

Portfolio

Vicious

Gomez, Jeff

Cover Design
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Enough.: Seeking less in a world of more.

Douglas, Jon

Cover Design
Cover Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design
Wolfskin

Lara Moreno

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Book Interior Design
Abyss

Quintana, Pilar

Book Interior Design
Book Interior Design
Cover Design Book Interior Design
Cover Design Book Interior Design
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Unspoken

Amoah, Abena

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
The Way Out

Jarrett, Vicki

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Invisible

Fraser, Andrew

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design

Euan has 203 reviews

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Kristen L.

Kristen L.

Apr, 2024

Euan did an outstanding job with my book's typesetting and interior design. His work is of the highest quality, and I look forward to collaborating with him again on my next project. Highly recommended!
Marc L.

Marc L.

Apr, 2024

Have used Euan on several occasions - always exceptional
Kara B.

Kara B.

Apr, 2024

Euan was a pleasure to work with on my latest publishing project. I couldn't be happier with the final product, and he was the picture of professionalism in his timeliness, responses, and suggestions. I made a difficult request of Euan when we started our collaboration by providing him with very little guideance or direction for design and requesting that he get creative with it. I was worried ...
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Timofey N.

Timofey N.

Mar, 2024

Highly recommend!
Robert P.

Robert P.

Mar, 2024

This is my third time working with Euan. Due to unusual circumstances on my end, for this project, I reached out to him on extremely short notice with a tight turnaround time. Euan accommodated the whole process with grace, communicating promptly the whole way through, providing helpful insights, and delivering a fantastic final product within a very small window of time. Thank you, Euan!

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