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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Azul Terronez

Michael is a fantastic designer. He works hard and over delivers. His designs are breathtaking and really reflect the true nature of the books he designs. I would recommend his work for sure. I will return for many other projects for sure.

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Azul Terronez, October 2018


Mike Hendricks

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Mike Hendricks, September 2018


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

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