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Michael Rehder

Michael Rehder - Designer

Toronto, ON, Canada

I am an experienced book designer in both fiction and non-fiction, working with all publishers and authors to spark readers' imagination!


I am an experienced book designer in both fiction and non-fiction, most recently for Harper Collins. I now work with all publishers and authors to craft the appropriate cover design to spark the readers' imagination. Titles I have designed have regularly appeared on the New York Times and USA TODAY best-seller lists, and I have been honored with over 40 national and international design awards. Let's create a great visual for your book!

Crime & Mystery Literature Poetry Thriller Women's Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Entertainment Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Creative Director

Private Company

May, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

My company works in both fiction and non-fiction, assisting with all publishers and authors to spark readers' imagination!

Art Director, Non-Fiction

Harper Collins

February, 2007 – April, 2015 (about 8 years)

I led the comprehensive design direction for titles for our non-fiction imprint (Harlequin Non-Fiction), as well as cover creative direction for select fiction authors in our commercial literary program.

• Designed and art directed over 25 books for Sherryl Woods, building her audience to become a #1 New York Times best-selling author.
• Designed and art directed all books for breakout author Heather Gudenkauf, whose first novel was a surprise top-five New York Times bestseller and has become the biggest selling book for the Mira imprint.
• Art directed multiple celebrity non-fiction books including Ashley Rickards (MTV's Awkward), Dean McDermott, Jackie Warner and Kyra Phillips (CNN) in the cooking and self-help categories.
• Art directed OVENLY, a cookbook from the well-known Brooklyn bakery which was named one of Entertainment Weekly's "Top Ten Cookbooks of 2014

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