Tobi Afran

Tobi Afran – Designer

A designer, artist, and storyteller eager to bring your unique narrative to life in the most captivating way.


Let's face facts: we all judge books by their cover. That's where I come in.

As a passionate book designer, I love collaborating with authors on designs that bring your unique narrative into a visual reality - a gateway for the reader into an author's written world, from biographies to fantasies. Every project begins with information gathering on the genre, the story, and, most important, hearing your vision for the final visual. Designing is a partnership. It is about back and forth, changing ideas, testings new concepts, erasing, and re-creating. No design is done until it is one you would be proud to represent your work inside.

After graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Drexel University with a focus on print and typography, I jumped into one of the hearts of the design world - New York City. My experience ranges from in-house marketing, branding and identity design, to digital and web design. Working with different clients and industries, I have what it means to captivate an audience, to draw them into any narrative.

Action & Adventure Themes & Motifs Thriller & Suspense
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Design Humanities & Social Sciences Judaism
  • Typography Award of Excellence, Drexel University
  • Graphis New Talent Annual 2017, Merit Award - Publication Design

Work experience


Jul, 2016 — Present


Jun, 2021 — Present

Darling Design Group

Feb, 2017 — May, 2020 (about 3 years)


Made with Reedsy
The Angelics

Swainhart, Roxanne

Cover Design
Made with Reedsy
The Golden Light of a Spiritual Dawn

Atherton, Blair T

Cover Design
Faces in a Window

Seneca, Oliver

Cover Design
Reasonable Doubts

Dewey, Donald

Cover Design
Cover Design
Cover Design

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Roxanne S.

Roxanne S.

Dec, 2022

In a vast array of busy book covers, it took some time to find an artist that takes the simple and makes it exquisite. I came across Tobi's work and immediately knew she was the one. I gave her my idea of the cover, and she nailed it! She is an outstanding artist, and I highly recommend her for your book cover. 5 Star all around! Thanks, Tobi, for being awesome!

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