Sunny Duran

Sunny Duran – Designer

I'm a children's book illustrator and designer with 9 years experience. My specialty is fun, whimsical picture books with a lot of heart.

Overview

I’m a freelance children's book designer and illustrator with 9 years experience. I specialize in picture book illustration, design and formatting. Because I am an illustrator and a graphic designer I can provide a unique perspective when it comes to illustrating and designing your book. I know how to plan your book as well as adjust the artwork to fit with your story.

I’m a member of SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and have a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design.

Every project is different so I usually respond to requests with follow up questions asking for more detailed information. I like having an open dialogue so we can figure out what services you need and how long it will take to finish your project.

If you are looking for an illustrator please be ready to share your final edited manuscript or a detailed description of what the story is about so I can see if I'm a good fit for your project. You can see examples of my illustration work her in my profile. Standard turnaround for picture book illustrations is 5-6 months.

If you are looking for a designer please let me know where you at in the process and what your publishing date is. You can see examples of my design and layout work here in my profile as well.
Standard turnaround time for a 32-36 page picture book is 3-4 weeks. Depending on how much editing is required and if cover design is included.

Services I provide:
illustration
page layout
typesetting, font selection
cover design
cover redesign
file formatting for print and ebook
Marketing graphics (social media or kickstarter)

I look forward to hearing more about your book and hopefully we can work together.



Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Comics Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English
Certifications
  • BA Graphic Design
  • SCBWI

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2016 — Present

I provide project management and book design services for children's books, to include typesetting; page layout, image manipulation, cover design, cover redesign, file formatting for print and ebooks, book cover mockups, and graphics for social media.

Self-employed

Jan, 2016 — Present

Digital illustrator working primarily with Procreate and Photoshop. Illustrate picture books and book covers for self publishing authors.

Self-employed

Oct, 2010 — Present

Worked as a creative director with a parents magazine Ella and Annie. Provided branding and web design for multiple small businesses and start up companies. Formatted and published 9 books I illustrated. I have also provided book design services for small publishers and independent authors.

Sunny has 25 reviews

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S L.

S L.

Nov, 2023

Sunny was so helpful and inspiring with her advice and suggestions. I feel much more confident with my project. She is patient, friendly and a true professional. I absolutely recommend her for your project.
Adalgisa and David N.

Adalgisa and David N.

Sep, 2023

I cannot believe how fantastic Sunny was throughout the whole process of creating our book. She was always available to answer our questions and went ABOVE AND BEYOND to ensure we had the best possible outcome. Sunny is not just a book designer but a coach and mentor. She taught us so much about the intricacies of book design, including font, end pages, back matter, and page layouts and so much...
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Sunny D.
Thank you for the kind words. Your attention to detail and eye for beautiful art made this book even more fun to work on. It has been such a pleasure to bring your beautiful book to life.
Yve B.

Yve B.

Jul, 2023

Working with Sunny has been a breathe of fresh air. Her name certainly reflects her personality. She's pleasant, professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. I consider myself privileged to have collaborated with her since she accomplished her tasks with such efficacy. She's exactly what I needed in a designer and so much more. The thing I like about her best is that she sees the whole pictur...
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Quiet Storm P.

Quiet Storm P.

Jun, 2023

Sunny was amazing to work with! I can't say enough good things about her. She was very prompt with her responses from start to finish. She went the extra mile to get all the details right. She was kind, professional, and courteous. She knows what it's like to be an indie author, so she's understanding of budget constraints and provides tips for those just starting out. She shares extra informat...
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Sunny D.
It was lovely working with you too. I'm so glad I got to be a part of this beautiful book.
Karen B.

Karen B.

Jun, 2023

Sunny was so professional, skilled, and I am already liaising with her for future projects. Sunny helped me create a wonderful outcome for my children's book, "I Can't Believe They're Gone." I was originally working with a formatted who wasn't able to get the design concept we were hoping for, that's when I found Sunny. My previous formatted was ultra cheap, and had done a good job on my pre...
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