Susana Cardona

Susana Cardona – Designer

My passion is to design beautiful readable books. More than 12 years and a wide experience in non-fiction book design [print-ready/digital]


I'm a professional book designer and other printed elements as catalogs, magazines or brochures, with more than 14 years experience.

My experience in book design for print includes: university books, studies and essays, self-help books, catalogs and programs, tourism books, poetry books, school textbooks, cookbooks, novels and magazines. Normally for publishing houses, but also for self-publishing authors.

I have also high experience on ebook design: interactive PDF (great for catalogs), ibook, epub and mobi formats.

Whether you’re publishing a simple text-driven book or have many images, charts, graphs, pull quotes or sidebars to include, I'll make sure your book layout is consistent with the cover design, typographically attractive, readable and engaging.

I can offer my services in ENGLISH or SPANISH (for English, Spanish or Catalán books).

Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Literary Fiction Picture Books
Works with

Work experience


Sep, 2017 — Present

Freelance book designer for one of the biggest Publishing companies in Mallorca, Spain.


Apr, 2017 — Sep, 2017 (5 months)

It is my first children's book, as an author, designer and editor!
I've designed all of the book, making beautiful compositions with the illustrations provided by the illustrator.
I've also coordinated the translations and proofreading from Spanish into English and Catalan.
-you can see some images of it in: librogratitud(dot)com.


Oct, 2008 — Present

12 years experience designing books and creating covers for publishing companies and self publishers.


Oct, 2006 — Present

Freelance book designer for the Editorial Services of Balearic Islands University, UIB.


Jan, 2014 — Jul, 2015 (over 1 year)

Freelance book designer for J. J. de Olañeta, Editor.


Feb, 2009 — Aug, 2009 (6 months)

Freelance Magazine Design for internal purposes.

Namaste Magazine

Oct, 2005 — Oct, 2008 (about 3 years)

Mallorca's Namaste magazine was, for around 8 years, the most relevant magazine in the yoga, wellness, self-growth, sustainability, healthy lifestyle, social movements, ecology and new age world of the island.
I designed a lot of articles in those subjects, and I loved it.
My tasks included:
- Design and layout of the whole magazine (articles, ads, etc.)
- Advertising production.
- File and photo retouching.
- Infographics.
- Correction and editing.
- Technical supervision printing.
-Corporate image design.
- Book design.


El Talisman Gala sufre de desamor y decide viajar a México con la intención encontrarse a sí misma, sin embargo se embarca en una gran aventura que la llevará a conocer a los Guerreros Danzantes y aprender los 5 pasos del arte o “danza” del Liderazgo Interior.... read more
If you’ve been searching for that elusive work-life balance oasis, or if you’ve ever described yourself as “super-busy,” this book is for you. There is a way for you to feel more fulfillment and ease in all parts of your life: health, work, relationships, and ... read more
Finalist in the Prestigious Ashton Wylie Award for Excellence in the Mind Body Spirit Category'The Language of Yin' is more than a book on themes. It is a comprehensive guide to becoming the type of teacher that inspires and moves people beyond the skin and bo... read more
The monograph considers the development of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) that enables analysis of the interaction between the economy and the environment at different levels of territorial organization. It provides the philosophical an... read more
Seaside 100

Ferry, K.

Viaje al centro de ti mismo Guía práctica para guerreros espirituales Es una guía práctica que trata sobre crecimiento personal, yoga y «guerreros espirituales» como tú. Será un viaje-aventura que te permitirá, llegando al centro de ti mismo, descubrir tu pote... read more
El destino tranquilo de Lilia Cantú es destrozado cuando un nacrotraficante la viola y la avergüenza forzándola a casarse con él. Ella luego escapa a un pequeño pueblo del desierto en la frontera entre México y Texas, donde parece como si el pasado coexistiera... read more
New product. Never used!
Padre e hijo


Rare Book
José J. de Olañeta. Palma de Mallorca. 2014. 14 cm. 93 p. Encuadernación en tapa blanda de editorial ilustrada. Colección 'Centellas', 95. Gilman, Charlotte Perkins 1860-1935. Prólogo de Fernando Ortega ; traducción de María Tabuyo y Agustín López. Título orig... read more
Toda la fantasía oriental y el prestigio de legendarias regiones exóticas se encuentran en este relato sobre la fabulosa Reina de Saba y sus amores con el Rey Salomón.
Biblioteca para el rey, una memorial al rey don felipe ii, s editado por OlaÑeta
El Shobogenzo es la obra fundamental del gran Eihei Dogen, el fundador de la escuela Soto del Zen. Los seis capítulos reunidos en este volumen transmiten lo esencial de su mensaje y conforman el espíritu (shin) del Zen.
Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) estudió agricultura en Oxford y consagró sus esfuerzos a aplicar los principios de la agricultura biodinámica en sus tierras del sur de Inglaterra. Lord Northbourne es también autor de numerosos artículos y de varios libros.
Cuentos hadas celticos editado por OlaÑeta
¿Soy una esnob? editado por OlaÑeta, jose

Susana has 5 reviews





gabrielle H.

gabrielle H.

May, 2020

this book was made possible by Susana. She was accurate, helpful, and brilliant. I loved working with her. I would highly recommend her. She is a great designer and a lovely person. Also really helpful with info as this was my first time.
Sian T.

Sian T.

Oct, 2018

Working with Su was a real pleasure, she managed our expectations professionally and responded to our ongoing needs with patience. Her work was always to a very high standard and I would not hesitate in recommending her. Many thanks Su!
Susana C.
Thank you! It was a pleasure working with you.
Prasenjit S.

Prasenjit S.

Nov, 2017

Susana has been flexible, responsive, creative, and has given me valuable guidance. Everything I would need as an amateur author.
Susana C.
Thank you Prasenjit, it's been a pleasure working with you. I with you a big success with your book!
Valentina F.

Valentina F.

Apr, 2017

Susana is very talented, dedicated, and creative designer with a lot of experience and - most importantly - real willingness to share her experience with her clients. She was amazing to work with - very patient in explaining things at all stages of the process and making sure everything was done perfectly! Needless to say, the book looks fantastic, and it has been a true collaboration.
Denise G.

Denise G.

Mar, 2017

Outstanding! It was nearly like we were communicating live. We had great teamwork. She asked great questions to understand what I wanted, then proceeded to offer brilliant, elegant, creative options for me to select from. When we encountered technical challenges, we worked through them together quickly. I am a novice to this process and I felt like she was patient and instructive and always h...
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