Irene Martinez

Irene Martinez – Designer

Book cover designer with 8 years of experience working on fiction and non-fiction for main publishers.

Overview

I strive to be creative in my approach and bring new ideas to life in my work, while taking into account new trends and being aware of what is well-received on the market. I have a varied design style to suit every genre, look at my portfolio and let´s work together!

I normally provide different concepts for you to choose from and once the favourite cover is chosen I like to provide marketing materials for you to promote the book.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Fantasy Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Art Design Political Science & Current Affairs
Languages
English
Certifications
  • Master´s Degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communication
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Fine Arts

Work experience

Bloomsbury

Jun, 2016 — Jul, 2018 (about 2 years)

Main duties: Book cover design and art direction for a wide range of academic and non-fiction books. Managing different genre lists up to high standards. Dinstinctive use of typography, Illustrations and layout design.

Oxford University Press

Jun, 2015 — May, 2016 (11 months)

Main duties: Book cover design for a wide range of trade and academic books. In charge of numerous titles per year, working with editors, authors and the marketing team to obtain the best cover design for each book.

Kaplan International

Sep, 2014 — Jun, 2015 (9 months)

Main duties: Editorial design for innovative and eye-catching educational projects. In charge of layout design, typography pieces and illustrations.

Portfolio

'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman', wrote Simone de Beauvoir.This is a woman who was also to become a philosopher, a novelist, an existentialist, and a feminist icon. Her novels won prestigious literary prizes and The Second Sex transformed the way... read more
"The experiences could be understood only as being of such extremity that they stood beyond written words; it was not a failure of language, but a view that, for the individual, language, particularly written words, and the enormity of the experience were not ... read more
AI: Its Nature and Future

Margaret A. Boden

The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, and ... read more
Several decades have now passed since postcolonial and feminist critiques presented the art-historical world with a demythologized Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), a much-diminished image of the artist/hero who had once been universally admired as “the father of mode... read more
No object encapsulates the subtle, mysterious richness of cricket as much as its most famous character, the cricket ball: the swinging, bouncing, spinning heart of the glorious game. Gary Cox tells us the life story of the ball in its many guises: new ball, ol... read more
Oxana Timofeeva's The History of Animals: A Philosophy is an original and ambitious treatment of the "animal question". While philosophers have always made distinctions between human beings and animals, Timofeeva imagines a world free of such walls and borders... read more
Why should anybody take an interest in philosophy? Is it just another detailed study like metallurgy? Or is it similar to history, literature and even religion: a study meant to do some personal good and influence our lives? In her last published work, Mary Mi... read more
Humankind has a profound and complex relationship with the sea, a relationship that is extensively reflected in biology, psychology, religion, literature and poetry. The sea cradles and soothes us, we visit it often for solace and inspiration, it is familiar, ... read more

Irene has 7 reviews

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Briauna N.

Briauna N.

Jan, 2024

Extremely disappointed with the quality, value, and the slow communication. This very expensive failed collaboration has eaten enough of my time since September of last year. Ultimately, I don't feel the quality of drafts Irene delivered me were anything near the quality and artistic value she presents in her portfolio. I could have gotten what she sent for a fraction of the cost elsewhere. By ...
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Sarah C.

Sarah C.

Jun, 2023

I found Irene's cover samples to be the strongest of the batch of designers I was initially considering, and she didn't disappoint when designing a gorgeous cover for my first book. I gave Irene a few covers for inspiration and minimal direction, and what she came up with what included two vibrant ideas that I had a hard time choosing between. One of them I really liked but had a few changes....
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Elisha P.

Elisha P.

Nov, 2022

It was a pleasure working with Irene, the communication was always easy, my cover was given on time. And its exactly what I had envisioned Thank you for your work x
Irene M.
Working with Elisha has been great. Always a pleasure to achieve the author's visions for their cover :) x
Ken R.

Ken R.

Mar, 2022

In the end, Irene produced a beautiful cover that I'm in love with. The process was rocky for both of us, but I hope to use her again on future books.
Anthony P.

Anthony P.

Mar, 2021

Irene was polite and courteous throughout the project. She was late on the projected date, however with the additional time we were able to complete more aspects of my design.

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