Michael Rehder

Michael Rehder - Designer Tick

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!

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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!

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

Certifications

  • RGD

Work experience

Creative Director

Self-employed
May, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

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.

Accomplishments
• 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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Andrew Silberman

Michael made it possible for people to “judge this book by its cover” and judge it favorably. He sent three professional options, all with a different look and feel, covered everything I wanted him to do, and it turned out better than I had hoped, and I hoped for a lot!

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Andrew Silberman, July 2018


Esbe van Heerden

Michael is a great cover designer, has excellent communication and takes challenges on with professionalism and a smile. It was a joy to work with him and I will certainly be back! We weren't too sure exactly what we wanted at the beginning but Michael did a great job of listening to us and giving us constructive advice. Thank you!

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Esbe van Heerden, February 2018


Chris Roland

Michael has been great to work with. I am very specific about creative elements, always looking for that perfect combination of creative balance. Michael didn't just tolerate me, he listened to me, and I listened to him, a true collaboration, and in the end, I got a book cover I was proud to put my name on.

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Chris Roland, December 2017


Brent Jones

Michael came up with beautiful designs for me, was easy to communicate with, adhered to my timelines, paid exceptional attention to detail, and I'd gladly work with him again.

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Brent Jones, July 2017


April Wilson

Mike was a joy to work with, even working late into Friday night during crunch time with my last-minute changes. Highly recommend!

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April Wilson, March 2017

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