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 (almost 15 years)

Rafael has 133 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Sean Rassleagh
This was the fifth book in my series, Rafael also did the first four covers. Perfect cover within a week based on a couple of suggestions from me, no revisions needed. Very happy.

Sean Rassleagh, September 2022

Steven O’Reilly
Rafael does great work. He has worked on two separate projects for me over the last few years. I would be happy to work with him again. I certainly would recommend him to anyone.

Steven O’Reilly, September 2022

C.J. Weiss
Was absolutely great to work with Rafael on my book's cover. He was patient, had good ideas, and worked on a few touch-ups after I had already paid him. Most importantly, the cover came out great. It's definitely does its job as a marketing tool. Would definitely use again.

C.J. Weiss, September 2022

Mike Cardwell
Worked with Rafael on my debut novel "Frontier Justice." He was an absolute professional with the way he communicated, provided advice, and collaborated. He took my vision and concept and put his own unique twist on it, which really put a personality on the cover. He was very patient with my requirements and always accommodated my ideas in his design.

Mike Cardwell, September 2022

Andrew Flower
Rafael does excellent work and clearly has tremendous experience in cover design and interior layout! He continued his work even while he was on vacation, and met our deadline. He is flexible enough to make changes afterwards, tweaking things that perhaps the author and copyeditor missed - because in the end, we all want the best product to compete successfully in this crowded business. As an...
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Andrew Flower, August 2022

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