Rafael Andres

Rafael Andres - Designer

Mesa, AZ, USA

I am a professional designer, art director and illustrator who loves books and works for several publishing houses in Europe, USA and Asia.

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I am a graphic designer and illustrator specialized in book covers design. With thirty years of experience in different fields of graphic design, half of them dedicated exclusively to creating covers for the international publishing market. I offer now my experience and talent creating compelling and original images for self-published works and the wide book, e-book and audiobook market.
Action & Adventure
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Biographies & Memoirs


  • Singapore Publishers Association BEST COVER 2012 for The Devil's Garden by Nigel Barley

Work experience

Art Director/Graphic designer/Illustrator

January, 2008 – Present (over 13 years)

Rafael has 75 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Lisa Newman
Rafael has been wonderful to work with and is incredibly talented. He has been very punctual in getting me what I need and very straightforward in his communication. As a new author, I am still learning a lot about the industry and the process and Rafael has been patient and helpful every step of the way. I was so happy with every cover option that he delivered that the most difficult part was ...
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Lisa Newman, May 2021

Nick Holman
While I can only speak for my experience, I will say that if you are an author looking to work with a relentlessly talented and equally professional cover designer, then look no further. Rafael is truly an all-around professional that took a few vague suggestions and turned them into a cover that is better than anything I had in mind. Admittedly, Rafael's wasn't the cheapest offer I received, t...
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Nick Holman, May 2021

David A Galloway
Rafael is an extraordinarily talented designer. I contracted with him thinking about a certain book cover design and suggested a specific style as a starting point. While he initially produced a cover that met my needs, he went above and beyond by offering a design that was clearly superior to my original concept. The final product is a true work of art that fits the theme of my novel perfect...
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David A Galloway, May 2021

Elle Stockton
Rafael delivered the best cover I could ever have imagined for my noir concept. I have already heard rave reviews about his cover design and illustration. When my interior designer's computer blew up, Rafael took over, and delivered a perfect interior design for my multi-genre book of stories. Rafael is a seasoned professional who is 100% knowledgable on publishing. I trusted Rafael on the fin...
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Elle Stockton, May 2021

Andrew Coates
Rafael surprised me with his ability to produce exactly the book cover I was after without me knowing what I wanted! He requested a fairly comprehensive idea of what the book was about and landed a vast amount of information on him, plus a very eclectic collection of book covers I liked . He was happy to listen to my suggested tweaks, even when he probably knew they were rather wild. He remaine...
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Andrew Coates, April 2021

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