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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!

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

Work experience

Creative Director

May, 2015 – Present (over 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 3 reviews


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.

, 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!

, 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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