Raquel Colmenares

Raquel Colmenares – Designer

Hi guys! I'm a professional interior and cover designer with 6 years of experience working with publishers and indie authors worldwide

Overview

Hi, I'm Raquel! but everyone calls me Rachu. I'm a creative director and designer with a keen eye for capturing the essence behind every book and author.


I like to think that every book is unique, so I pay special attention to all details of the elements to enhance the reading experience through a solid concept and design.


I will hold your hand through the whole process. We will search not only for a great design but also for something that works in your market. It is important to understand where you want to position yourself and what your goals are with this publishing project, as well as your budget, deadlines, and level of design.


You'll see a variety of works and genres in my portfolio. So far I've worked with science fiction, self-help, wellness, biographies, journals, poetry, children's, and picture books. Most of them are published on Amazon, so I have a lot of experience in self-publishing books.


I have been honoured to design the interior and covers for some award winning books:


- 1rst Place - Best First Book - Fiction on International Latino Book Awards for the novel "Jugando a ser Dios" (Spanish version)


- Best novel - Science Fiction Honorable Mention: Jugando a ser Dios


- Best First Book-Children & Youth-English Honorable Mention: Avila and the magic glasses


Several of the projects have been bestsellers in Amazon categories and are located in different bookstores worldwide too. I work with prints and e-books and most of my experience has been remotely so it has allowed me to work with different authors around the world.


If you have any questions I am more than happy to help you, don't hesitate to get in touch with your ideas!

Services
Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing Inspirational Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Picture Books Science Fiction
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jun, 2019 — Present

Project management in the field of graphic and visual arts
Running the creative sessions with the project leadership team and the relevant talents

LOM PUBLISHER

Dec, 2018 — Jun, 2019 (6 months)

Conceptualizing and designing print books and covers
Designing digital and print ad campaigns as well as promotional materials for assigned titles

PAQUIDERMO LIBROS INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER

Jan, 2017 — May, 2023 (over 6 years)

Conceptualizing and designing print books and covers
Art direction

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