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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!


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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!

Crime & Mystery Literature Poetry Thriller Women's 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

Work experience

Creative Director

May, 2015 – Present (about 2 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.

• 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

Michael has 2 reviews


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!

, March 2017

Holli Christi

I appreciate that Mike was patient in guiding me through the process and helping me find the best concept for my book (it's my first book). I absolutely love the cover and so does everyone who has seen it. He worked quickly and was very flexible. Overall great experience!

, February 2017

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Isabelle Arné

Hi ! I'm a french illustrator, I love to draw characters, fantasy, kiddy books, well to be honest I love to draw everything... So ask me !

Bordeaux, France


Andrew Tennant

Professionally typesetting and ebook authoring for large publishing houses, independent publishers and self-publishers for over 25 years.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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