Lauren Harms

Lauren Harms – Designer

You can, and should, judge a book by it's cover.


I am a book designer working in New York. I primarily design covers - fiction, nonfiction, commercial, literary - and also interiors. From initial concept to publication, I focus on the details making sure everything hits just right.

My standard cover design rate is $875. This includes design for use on ebook and POD edition (if applicable); 3 rounds of design development; and font usage and image license for royalty free image (where applicable). Interior design rates are dependent on the material and length. Feel free to reach out with questions!
Anthologies Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing Photography
  • BFA in Communications Design, Syracuse University

Work experience

Little, Brown and Co.

Mar, 2013 — Present

Design covers for fiction and non-fiction titles. Collaborate on production of illustrated, 4C titles (such as cookbooks, photography, etc).

St. Martin's Press

Sep, 2011 — Mar, 2013 (over 1 year)

Design covers for fiction and non-fiction titles. Assist Creative Director.


"Inspired by the true story behind Jackie Kennedy's iconic outfit, Kelby has stitched a compelling tale of politics, fashion and history."--People On November 22, 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy accompanied her husband to Dallas dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit. M... read more
From one of the nation's top after school programs, an acclaimed collection of poetry and prose showcasing the voices of young women and their mentors in a powerful exploration of the theme of "Breaking Through." Distinguished twice by the White House as one o... read more
"Accomplished, resonant, and surprising." (Guardian)--a debut reminiscent of the beloved SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER.In July 1940, eleven-year-old Lydia escapes life as a child evacuee in Wales. She arrives home to her English village, gas mask in tow, only to... read more
In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illu... read more
Honeydew: Stories

Edith Pearlman

NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington PostTOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Los Angeles Times, Christian Science MonitorBEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Wall Street Journal, NPR, Kirkus, Fresh Air (Maureen Corrigan), San Francisco ChronicleTOP TITLES FOR GIFT GI... read more
Humans of New York

Brandon Stanton

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a cityNow an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 20... read more
An effective and practical program based on the Paleo lifestyle, customized to fit your needs! As the Paleo movement sweeps the nation, the health benefits of following the lifestyle of our hunter-gatherer forebears are undeniable. But what happens when we hit... read more
Winter Street

Elin Hilderbrand

In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of... read more
The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia ... read more
Two brothers, millions of dollars--and the heist of a lifetimeAfter escaping the corrupt back rooms of Washington, DC, Mike Ford is again playing a dangerous game--this time the stakes are even higher.Mike's brother is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy... read more

Lauren has 5 reviews





Claire P.

Claire P.

Feb, 2018

Lauren was a pleasure to work with. Always professional, friendly and really talented. I would have no hesitation in warmly recommending Lauren to anyone. She listened to all of my ideas/preferences and helped me create a fantastic book cover. I would very happily work with Lauren again!
G B.

G B.

Feb, 2018

We were new to the world of self-publishing. We had an absolutely wonder experience working with Lauren. Our relationship began with Lauren designing our book cover. We appreciated that she provided us nine (9) options. Once we selected our cover, Lauren kindly answered questions we had from the interior designer and our questions about print on demand by CreateSpace and IngramSpark. We retur...
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Dede R.

Dede R.

Aug, 2017

Although we have not quite finished as I have been waiting for a final ms, I have enjoyed every aspect of working with Lauren.
Juju H.

Juju H.

Jul, 2017

Lauren is creative, professional, reliable, and a joy to work with. I had a terrible time making choices; this was such an important project for me. Lauren was patient and supportive of my pursuit. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
RosettaBooks P.

RosettaBooks P.

Apr, 2017

Great work, great communication! Would definitely work with again!

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