Christian Rafetto

Christian Rafetto – Designer

Hi, there! My name is Christian, and I’m passionate about creating excellent books that help to build the Kingdom of God.


Hi, there! My name is Christian, and I’m passionate about creating excellent books that help to build the Kingdom of God. I’ve worked in the publishing industry for nearly a decade, doing everything from cover design and art direction to marketing, project management, and acquisitions.

I love working with clients, and strive to make the process simple, straight-forward, and collaborative. I leverage my abilities as an artist and publishing expert to produce a book cover that will compete aesthetically with bestsellers on the market today.

My passion is creating beautiful books, with excellent content, that encourage readers to love Jesus more and live more like Him. My greatest aesthetic inspiration comes from classic book covers, minimalist design, and children’s illustrations. My greatest literary influences are C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy Sayers, A. W. Tozer, Andrew Murray, Charles Spurgeon, Wendell Berry… and Shel Silverstein.

I am joyfully married to the love of my life, and we have five incredible kids. After living in Philadelphia and Pittsburg, we have made our home in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania. We live on a small homestead, where we raise mostly children, but also some chickens… and hopefully cows, goats, and sheep one day.

Christian Non-Fiction Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Literary Fiction

Work experience

Nori Media Group

Jun, 2014 — May, 2023 (almost 9 years)

Nori Media Group is the parent company for several well-known imprints, including Destiny Image and Harrison House. After nearly ten years serving in many different capacities, I have gained a holistic perspective on the entire publishing process. As a senior designer, I have created many covers for bestselling, Christian non-fiction titles. As an Acquisition Agent and Production Manager I have taken projects from concept to final product. Having served as the Chief Marketing Strategist, I know what it takes for a book to sell in this space.


Jan, 2011 — Present

I love books. As a book designer, my passion is creating covers that earn their place on readers' shelves. My favorite covers to design are ones that act like a window to the book's full message—arresting your attention immediately, then revealing greater meaning as the reader journeys through the book.

Christian has 5 reviews





Mike A.

Mike A.

Sep, 2023

I'm sure other artists here are capable, but Christian was especially sensitive to what my book is about, and able to convey it through the cover he created. It could truly be said that he summed up my many words in a focused and comprehensive way, using a simple and attractive, eye-catching message through his art. He listened and responded quickly to my quibbles and suggestions; he was alway...
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Cassy G.

Cassy G.

Aug, 2023

When I saw the covers Christian created on his Reedsy page, I hoped that he would be able to create a spectacular cover for my book. What I received went well beyond my expectations. He produced three separate covers, and each cover was a winner. He made the choice hard (which was a good thing). I would recommend any author looking for the right cover for their book to work with Christian.
Robert G.

Robert G.

Jul, 2023

A Fantastic Experience With A Talented Designer I recently worked with Christian on the cover for my book, "Chosen to Coach," and it was a fantastic experience. A book cover is super important—it's the first thing that people see. It needs to grab the attention of potential readers and give them a glimpse into the story. Christian really gets this. Right from our first chat, Christian took th...
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Caitlin S.

Caitlin S.

Jul, 2023

Christian was a pleasure to work with on my cover-design project. He was professional, kind, and very knowledgeable of the publishing industry. I appreciated the expertise he brought to the table, and the finished product was superb! He created a design that perfectly captured the feeling I hoped to portray. Would definitely recommend.
Maureen P.

Maureen P.

Jun, 2023

Christian is a very talented designer and communicates clearly, quickly, and kindly. He delivered an excellent cover on time and made the process seem very easy!

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