Rachael Brandenburg

Rachael Brandenburg - Designer

Round Rock, TX, USA

Hi! I'm an award-winning book designer with over 7 years experience working within the publishing industry. Let's create something awesome!

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I have served as lead designer on more than 50 books, including Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. As a native Texan, I grew up in west Texas where I earned my earned an Associates in Fine Art. Later, I graduated from The Art Institute of Austin with a BFA in Graphic Design.
I have won 3 Gold Ink Awards for printed book jackets, am a Publishing Professional's Network 48th Annual Book Show winner, and in 2017, won a coveted PRINT Regional Design Award for my book jacket design for 'Look' by James Gilmore.
I find design inspiration in beautiful package designs, clever infographics, and hand painted signs. I am sucker for peony flowers and any adventure where you might find a waterfall.
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ Fiction


  • Associate of Fine Arts, 2009
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 2011


  • PRINT Regional Design Award, "Look", 2017
  • Gold INK Silver Award, "You Vs. You", 2019
  • Gold INK Bronze Award, "Look", 2017
  • Gold INK Pewter Award, "Sprinkles", 2015
  • Publishing Professional’s Network 49th Annual Book Show winner, "You Vs. You", 2019

Work experience

Graphic Designer

June, 2019 – Present (about 2 years)

I work with publishing companies and independent authors among others as a contract graphic designer creating book covers and interior page designs as well as collateral materials such as marketing ads, workbooks and press kits.

Graphic Designer

Greenleaf Book Group
January, 2011 – June, 2019 (over 8 years)

I worked closely with authors as well as in-house editorial and marketing teams. I have experience in digital and offset printing, soft and hard covers, as well as interior design and layout over several genres including poetry, business, self-help, memoir and fiction.

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