Laura Boyle

Laura Boyle - Designer

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 have over ten years of industry experience as an in-house designer at a major Canadian book publisher. I know the tips of the trade like the back of my hand, but I also have a great respect for every author that is undertaking the self-publishing journey. I'm excited for you, and I want to help you make your project look awesome!


ABOUT ME

I am an art director and a seasoned book designer with over ten years of experience and more the 400 books 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 your 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 my clients establish.

I also offer package deals if you are looking for one professional to design your cover, layout, epub and marketing materials. Please inquire within!
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 (over 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
- Designing epubs in a wide range of formats from simple, reflowable text to complex, fixed layout designs
- Consulting and advising authors on industry standards and best practices

Laura has 13 reviews

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Askari Moyenda
Laura is terrific.

Askari Moyenda, July 2019


Emma Dhesi
I was incredibly happy with Laura's work, and how she communicated about the job. She finished the work well within the timescale, and was very accommodating of my when I had last minute changes. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Emma Dhesi, July 2019


Askari Moyenda
Laura is the consummate professional in addition to being patient, smart and knowledgeable. I want to use her every book I publish.

Askari Moyenda, June 2019

Laura Boyle
Thank you for the kind words Askari! It was a pleasure working with you.

Reply from Laura Boyle


Edana Corbin
While the entire work is not yet done, it is due to delays on my part, not Laura's. She did an excellent job on the cover design. I couldn't have wished for anything better! Laura delivered her design on time and made the few tweaks I asked for. In face, she did a better job than I asked. I would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a professionally designed cover.

Edana Corbin, June 2019


C.M. Lowe
Laura was great! She kept in steady communication and worked with me on even the most minor tweaks to get translate the book cover I imagined in my mind into a workable product. I highly recommend collaborating with her!

C.M. Lowe, May 2019

Laura Boyle
Thanks C.M., it was wonderful working with you! All the best, Laura

Reply from Laura Boyle

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