Shirley Tran

Shirley Tran – Designer

Book and Marketing designer with over 7 years experience in a range of genres


I'm a Book and Marketing Designer, where my work ranges from designing marketing materials and animations for books to designing covers and internals of a book.

I have experience in a range of genres and enjoy working on all genres from fiction to non-fiction with a particular interest in illustrated books / children's books. I am a creative that is meticulous with high attention to details and know the importance of being thorough and thoughtful when translating a brief into the most visually suitable and appealing cover.

I am also incredibly experienced in marketing design. I am able to help a book translate into the market with strong, aesthetically pleasing and eye catching marketing collateral to further push the book to its audience. This includes print ads, web banners, EDMs, social media assets and animations.

I love to collaborate and would love to create beautiful designs, bringing authors words and thoughts to life through visuals.
Children's Mystery & Crime Romance Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
  • Bachelor of Design Computing


From USA Today bestselling Australian author Nicola Marsh comes a compelling story of love, redemption and community.When the past crashes into the future, there's more than hearts on the line.Natasha Trigg leads a simple life in small-town Brockenridge. She w... read more
You Need to Know

Nicola Moriarty

From the bestselling author of The Ex and Those Other Women comes a thrilling family drama about the secrets we keep, the lies we tell and the truths that won't stay hidden. Everybody's hiding something ...Jill, her three sons, their wives and children are dri... read more
Stranger in the Lake

Kimberly Belle

From Kimberly Belle, the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie,Three Days Missing and Dear Wife comes a riveting new domestic thriller about a newly married woman who questions her husband's involvement with a woman murdered in the lake behind their home, and... read more
'A rural story that has it all ... simmering romance, international intrigue, a complex heroine and a swoon-worthy hero. What's not to love?' Karly Lane, bestselling Australian authorWill a misunderstanding and past trauma stand in the way of profound attracti... read more
ROYAL WEDDING; ROYAL MESS! WHAT HAS 18-YEAR-OLD PR INTERN TILLY MAGUIRE LANDED HERSELF IN? Aspiring writer, 18-year-old Tilly Maguire, is a totally reformed ex-superfan of British boyband singer, Reuben Vaughan. Yeah, she was going to marry him when she was th... read more
This multi-faceted saga tells the interlinked story of two sisters as they face poverty, loss and betrayal through the changing landscape of Australia in the 40s and 60s. Will wealth and love be theirs for the taking or will they run like sand through their fi... read more

Shirley has 5 reviews





Doe D.

Doe D.

Jan, 2024

Shirley provided typography and layout for my book's cover. Because I was pleased with her work on my cover, I was delighted to hire her again to design my social media banner and ads. In addition to being a very talented designer, Shirley is unfailingly positive and professional. I look forward to collaborating with her again on my next project.
Doe D.

Doe D.

Jan, 2024

From the beginning, working with Shirley was an absolute pleasure. She not only delivered stunning typography and layout, but was enthusiastic about the project. Throughout the process, she was professional and responsive, offering me different options and tweaking the design as I suggested. I would recommend Shirley to anyone who wants to work with a friendly and talented designer.
Aimee S.

Aimee S.

Apr, 2023

Shirley was amazing to work with! She did a beautiful job on all of the designing as well as the other pieces she put together for me! She is one designer that I would collaborate with again when I’m needing a cover!
D W.

D W.

Jan, 2023

Shirley has completed 3 book covers for me, which she did promptly, professionally and courteously. I hope and expect to work with her again on my next books.
Zina P.

Zina P.

Jun, 2022

Excellent experience working with Shirley! Truly, she exceeded my expectations for my book cover design! When I had ideas or questions, Shirley was very responsive. She is great to work with- so professional, in both communication and the product delivered, she is the best!

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