Euan Monaghan

Euan Monaghan - Designer

The Hague, Netherlands

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 publishersโ€”including Melville House, World Editions, Zuleika, Edinburgh University Press, Hallmark Publishing, Freedom Press, and the literacy charity First Storyโ€”as well as many talented 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 world, every 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 readersโ€”the book will simply feel good to read.

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

I am a member of the Independent Publishers Guild and AIGA, the professional association for design. 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
LGBTQ Fiction
Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Short Story


  • Member of AIGA
  • Member of the Independent Publishers Guild

Work experience

Freelance book designer and typesetter

May, 2011 – Present (almost 12 years)

Designing and typesetting books for various freelance publishing clientsโ€”including Melville House, Hallmark Publishing, Hodder, and Zuleikaโ€”as well as for First Story, a literacy charity serving low-income communities in the UK.

Art director and publisher

Structo Press
July, 2008 – Present (over 14 years)

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

Portfolio (14 selected works)


Gomez, Jeff

El Llano in flames

Rulfo, Juan


Lara Moreno


Amoah, Abena

On the Brink

Fox, Charles


Fraser, Andrew

Euan has 160 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Tobias Seim
It was a great experience working with Euan! He was always fast to respond, patient, accommodating, and did a fantastic job designing the interiors of my book. Overall, Iโ€™m more than satisfied with the final result.

Tobias Seim, March 2023

Robert Pantano
Euan was an absolute pleasure to work with. He made the process simple, easy, and streamlined. He communicated clearly, seamlessly brought the project's vision into fruition, and did so in an extremely efficient manner. He went above and beyond when the project changed slightly and he happily accommodated the change.

Robert Pantano, February 2023

Joey Benun
Euan was kind, patient, and diligent in completing my design task. A true pleasure, would love to work with him again!

Joey Benun, February 2023

Comer Plummer
This was my second collaboration with Euan. As before, he was the consummate professional. Thorough, timely, courteous, he is the best interior designer I have used. Highly recommended!

Comer Plummer, January 2023

J.D. Grubb
This was our second collaboration, and it was once again a pleasure working with Euan. He's a clear, patient communicator and works to ensure the finished product meets his client's vision. While managing the completion timeline was a bit tricky this time around, the end result was excellent. I highly recommend him.

J.D. Grubb, January 2023

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