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Freelance Book Designer

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Job Description

We are seeking talented book designers with expertise in cover design, interior book design, illustration, and/or production management of books. As a designer on Reedsy, you will work directly with book authors. You will need to understand your clients’ needs, advise them based on your knowledge of design trends in their genre, and design their book with the highest standards.

There is a thorough vetting process for professionals who want to join us. Once your profile has been approved, you will start receiving project requests. For reference, here are some examples of books that have been designed through Reedsy:



- Have 3+ years of design experience.

  • Demonstrate experience on at least 5 published books.
  • Provide a strong portfolio with quality designs for print and/or digital supports.


Some of the perks of freelancing with Reedsy are deciding the projects you want to work on, setting your own rates, managing your workload, working where and when you want, and enjoying Reedsy’s payment protection.

Advice from our career coach

As someone experienced in the book design industry, I can share insights on what will make you stand out as an applicant for this position at Reedsy. To be successful, you must showcase your proficiency in cover design, interior book design, illustration, and/or production management. Emphasize your ability to understand client needs and align your designs with current trends in their genre. Here are some specific tips:

  • Demonstrate at least 3+ years of design experience
  • Showcase your work on at least 5 published books
  • Present a portfolio with high-quality designs for print and digital media

By highlighting your experience, expertise, and the ability to meet the requirements listed, you can make a compelling case for why you are the ideal candidate for this position at Reedsy.

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