Latte Goldstein

Latte Goldstein – Designer

Creative book cover designer and typesetter, I work with international publishers, university presses and independent authors.


“Good design is like a refrigerator—when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.”

— Irene Au

The cover is your books’ shop window. I meld craft and technology to create cover designs that are engaging and memorable — typesetting & page layout designs that deliver an enjoyable and enhanced reading experience.

I'm a New Yorker living and working in the scenic Berwickshire Coast area of Scotland. I have over 25 years professional experience designing cover artwork for publishers world-wide. I design interiors for both fiction and non-fiction books and have also worked on several dual-language publications.

Recent award winning publications:
Old Ireland in Colour — Winner of the Best Irish Published Book Award 2020.
The Presidents' Letters — Shortlisted for the Best Irish Published Book Award 2021.
For both of these titles I designed the covers as well as the interior pages (see examples below)

As a professional book designer I will bring:
• Skilfulness to unravel a brief to find key creative concepts
• Impactful and dynamic design solutions
• Swift response to amendments and alterations
• Expert technical knowledge of printing guidelines and POD requirements
• Friendly, responsive and creative service throughout the entire process
• Help and guidance for all your self publishing questions
Biographies & Memoirs History Humanities & Social Sciences Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime
  • University of the Arts Philadelphia BFA
  • Arts Students League of New York
  • Temple University Rome
  • Certified: Word and InDesign integration
  • Certified: InDesign CC EPUB construction
  • Certified: InDesign Long Document framework

Work experience


Jun, 1994 — Present

Prior to establishing myself as a freelance book designer in 1994, I worked as an illustrator for newspapers, magazines, advertising and design agencies.


Finding Autumn

William M.

Liam’s invisible wounds took away his ability to feel the emotions he once had. His untreated condition drives him to suicidal thoughts, uncontrollable anger, and a disconnection from life as a whole. He finds that his only connection to life and return to som... read more
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Latte has 29 reviews





Stephen W.

Stephen W.

May, 2023

First class artistry, consumate professionalism and a warm, responsive attitude throughout.
Latte G.
Thanks Stephen, that's very kind. It was a pleasure getting to know you and work on your brilliant book.
Bridget W.

Bridget W.

May, 2023

Latte has designed all three covers for the Irish historical novels I have self-published. I am delighted with the three covers. they set the scene and the tone for the narrative. I like the colours and the images. Latte has been very helpful and is absolutely professional, also he is most considerate in his approach to me as a new Indie writer and publisher. Thanks Latte!
Latte G.
Thank so much, Bridget! It's been an amazing journey developing the entire superb trilogy with you.
laurie T.

laurie T.

Mar, 2023

Excellent working with Latte; he was able to design a cover to my choice and make subtle modifications, his overall design enhanced the entire concept.
Latte G.
Thanks Laurie, much appreciated, it was my pleasure. Best of luck with your book launch! — Latte
Bridget W.

Bridget W.

Mar, 2023

Latte is very helpful with suggestions about my cover. He is also very flexible with my requests. Thanks Latte!
Johnathan W.

Johnathan W.

Mar, 2023

Latte was excellent. He understood the brief perfectly and produced a fantastic cover that ticked all of the boxes I had created in my head beforehand. He is helpful, responsive and easy to work with. I hope to have the opportunity to do so again.
Latte G.
Thanks Johnathan, great to work with you too! — Latte