Margherita Buzzi

Margherita Buzzi – Designer

Graphic designer who’s favorite game is to play with typography, hierarchy and the merging of images and text. Specialized in non-fiction.

Overview

When designing a book, I love playing with grids, typography and images, to create connection between pages and sections. I am excellent at collecting material, organizing it and giving it a form, always striving to obtain simplicity and elegance, while possibly surprising the client, the reader and myself.


I think working collaboratively with the client is essential to the design process, starting from the original concept all the way to refining the smallest details and selecting print finishing.


I specialise in non-fiction, reports, cookbooks, photography books, books about architecture and book covers. I also have a passion for looking at/collecting/designing children books.


My experiences include freelancing for Chronicle Books, volunteering as a book designer for 826 Valencia, working with first time authors and supporting smaller realities, such as non-profits and architecture studios, and their editorial needs.


The languages I can work with are English, Italian, Spanish and German.

Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Home & Garden Photography Travel
Fiction
Children's Poetry
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2017 — Present

Chronicle Books

Sep, 2017 — Mar, 2019 (over 1 year)

Portfolio

Out and Back

Hickman, Stewart

Reality Check

Pitter, Danielle

Drawn from artist Jane Kim's Wall of Birds mural at the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this vibrant set of 50 postcards arranged by color showcases a range of distinctive birds in an extraordinary color spectrum. 25 different birds from around the world ... read more
Every year, over 10,000 letters addressed to Juliet Capulet arrive in Verona, Italy, the famous hometown of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. These handwritten letters come from people all over the world, seeking guidance and support from Juliet herself. Capturing... read more

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Anne D.

Anne D.

Feb, 2024

Margherita is a talented designer and a delight to work with. My book is one in which the text and the photographs (which I took) are of almost equal importance. Margherita was tasked with designing the interior of the book (font and page layout) and the covers, and selecting and placing the photos to illustrate the text. She immediately grasped the look and feel and I was trying to achieve ...
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Aaron G.

Aaron G.

Mar, 2023

In choosing a designer for my poetry book, I was hoping to find a professional with artistic taste, technical competence, and perhaps most important, ideas/opinions. I feel Margherita has demonstrated all three categories in our collaboration. Margherita came to the project when it already had illustrations and a design framework, but she brought her own taste, typography sensibility, and ideas...
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Margherita B.
Thanks Aron, it's been a pleasure to work with you!
susan S.

susan S.

Sep, 2022

Margherita was always available to help with my questions and she went above and beyond by helping me to get my book uploaded onto Amazon. Very precise work and quick responses to all my messages
Margherita B.
Thanks Susan, pleasure to work with you!
Robert L.

Robert L.

Apr, 2022

Margherita brought a good eye to the cover design which achieved an elegant and well balanced cover. I appreciated working online with her via Zoom.
Margherita B.
Thanks Robert, great to know you're happy with the result and with the collaboration!
Stewart H.

Stewart H.

Mar, 2022

I used Margherita's design skill on my first-ever published book of poetry and short essays. My original request stated that I wanted a cover that looked "smart, professional and fabulous." With Margherita's help, I got all three. She managed beautifully all my quirky instincts, and was fun to work with.
Margherita B.
Good connection/good intuition/good manners/good taste/good attitude in listening to ideas and playing along. Thanks for putting your trust in me and being open to learn. I wish all clients were li...
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