Laura Boyle

Laura Boyle - Designer Tick

Toronto, ON, Canada

I'm a book designer, a typography lover, an avid bird-watcher, and a city explorer. I have a thing for texture, bold colour, and simplicity.

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I am a seasoned book designer with over eight years of experience and more the 200 covers under my belt. I have worked on a wide range of projects, from complex textbooks to well-crafted novels. I am a typography enthusiast, and I keep an eye on current design and market trends. I know how to design a book that targets the right audience, stands out on the shelf, and speaks to the quality and attention to detail that has been invested into a project.

Fulfilling the client's vision, and meeting or exceeding expectations are imperative to me: I take the time that is needed to fully understand the project's scope before I launch into the design. I also draw on my extensive experience to bring to light new approaches that may not have occurred to the client. I am highly flexible, open to ideas, and committed to the timelines that have been established.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Literature
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • OCAD Certificate in Digitial Media Studies
  • Ryerson Publishing Certificate
  • Concordia Bachelor of Fine Arts

Awards

  • CBC books best Canadian covers of 2015

Work experience

Graphic Designer/ Creative Director

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (about 6 years)

- Designing book layouts for complex, image-based books as well as novels and everything in between
- Designing beautiful covers for novels, young adult books, mysteries, business guides, etc
- Creating graphs, charts, and other interior illustrations
- Consulting and advising authors on industry standards and best practices

Laura has 2 reviews

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Francie Low

Laura met and exceeded my expectations. She is extremely responsive, professional and creative. Laura helped me set up the book interior and e-book. She matched the interior font to the cover so it would have a cohesive look, something I didn't think about when I started to put all the pieces together. The overall look was amazing. When she says she loves typography, she means it! I am very ...

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Francie Low, December 2018


David Lundell

Laura Boyle was fabulous. I loved working with her, she definitely added tons of value. Before I engaged her services I had a concept for the cover and had even paid for a professional photo shoot. I had considered following some DIY cover instructions from a blog and using one of the highly professional photos I had, but I decided to engage a professional and I liked the look she had on severa...

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David Lundell, September 2018

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