Laura Boyle

Laura Boyle - Designer Tick

Toronto, ON, Canada

I offer everything from beautiful covers, layouts, complex epubs, and marketing materials. Or hire me to create an entire book package.

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Are you serious about making a quality product?
When looking for a designer, you might try thinking of your book as a product, like any of the items that you purchase on a daily basis. Behind every product are professionals that make it an object that people gravitate towards. You may not even notice the things that make you reach for one brand over another, but there are subtle cues that signal professionalism and quality. These cues are what I think about every day with respect to books.

Consistency is key. Ensure that you are creating a brand for your book that resonates from start to finish. Give everything a consistent look. Stand behind your brand — from the cover, to the layout and epub, and the marketing materials.

As a DIY author you have so many things to think about. Hire me to think about the visuals.


ABOUT ME

I am an art director and a seasoned book designer with over eight 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.
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
- 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 5 reviews

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Alexandra Wilson

Laura has been SO wonderful to work with! Patient, professional, easy to communicate with, and the completed work is beautiful! We had Laura do our cover design (front and back) as well as the interior layout. I'm so glad we chose to work with her and I hope to work with her again in the future!

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Alexandra Wilson, March 2019


Kevin Johns

I loved working Laura. She was a pleasure to collaborate with and produce an amazing layout for my book.

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Kevin Johns, February 2019


Katrina German

I would highly recommend working with Laura. She was timely, responsive and created a beautiful design. I would definitely work with her again.

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Katrina German, February 2019

Laura Boyle

Thank you Katrina, it's been a pleasure working with you!

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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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