Lauren Harms

Lauren Harms - Designer Tick

New York, United States

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

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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!

Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Holiday
Literature
Short Story
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Economics
Health & wellbeing
History
Photography
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • BFA in Communications Design, Syracuse University

Work experience

Senior Designer

Little, Brown and Co.
March, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

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

Junior Designer

St. Martin's Press
September, 2011 – March, 2013 (over 1 year)

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

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Directive: A Novel (Mike Ford Book 2)

Matthew Quirk

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 to steal a secret worth billions of dollars from the little-known but unbelievably influential trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank... 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 to steal a secret worth billions of dollars from the little-known but unbelievably influential trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank... read more

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town

Beth Macy

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 family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian compet... 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 family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian compet... 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 disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French... read more

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 disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French... read more

The Paleo Cure: Eat Right for Your Genes, Body Type, and Personal Health Needs -- Prevent and Reverse Disease, Lose Weight Effortlessly, and Look and Feel Better than Ever

Chris Kresser

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 a wall and weight loss stalls, energy flags, or we're tired of restricted eating? We're not cavemen anymore, so why should we follow a ... 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 a wall and weight loss stalls, energy flags, or we're tired of restricted eating? We're not cavemen anymore, so why should we follow a ... 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 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscro... read more

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 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscro... 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 GIVING: Chicago TribuneLonglisted for the 2015 National Book Award -- and a nationwide bestseller.Over the past several decades, Edith Pea... read more

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 GIVING: Chicago TribuneLonglisted for the 2015 National Book Award -- and a nationwide bestseller.Over the past several decades, Edith Pea... read more

When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests

Dr. Benjamin Carter Hett, Dr. Joshua Kosowsky

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 illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can eas... 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 illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can eas... read more

The Dynamite Room: A Novel

Jason Hewitt

"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 find it abandoned. Her family's house is shuttered and empty. Lydia settles in though, determined to wait out the war.Later that night ... 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 find it abandoned. Her family's house is shuttered and empty. Lydia settles in though, determined to wait out the war.Later that night ... read more

Breaking Through: The Girls Write Now 2014 Anthology

Girls Write Now

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 of the top after-school arts and cultural organizations in the nation, and recently honored by Newsweek in their article on "After school... 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 of the top after-school arts and cultural organizations in the nation, and recently honored by Newsweek in their article on "After school... read more

The Pink Suit: A Novel

Nicole Kelby

"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. Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon where a young Irish immigrant named Kate worked... read more

"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. Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon where a young Irish immigrant named Kate worked... read more

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Claire Post

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!

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Claire Post, February 2018


G Bush

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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G Bush, February 2018


Dede Reed

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

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Dede Reed, August 2017


Juju Hook

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.

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Juju Hook, July 2017


RosettaBooks Production

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

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RosettaBooks Production, April 2017

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