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Studio Guerassio

SG-stacked-logoStudio Guerassio is a design and branding studio dedicated to helping you find your visual voice. I work with businesses and individuals in the lifestyle sector to figure out their unique angle, and bring that to life in their design materials. That includes writers and authors of all stripes.

There’s no big firm or account managers to navigate through here. Every author works directly with me and only me. As a one-woman shop, I handle everything from our initial project discussion and quote, to the design work itself and the guided hand-off of your sparkly new files.

You’ve put your talents to work writing the best book you can. But marketing a book isn’t just about what a reader will find between the pages- you have to get the book into their hands first.

You know the core of your book, the story; I know how to translate that into design that perfectly fits your cover, and other author materials. Working with me will ensure both you and your book have a polished, top-notch face to show to the world. Plus, putting the design details on my plate frees you up to focus on what you do best: talking about your book, and writing your next one.

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The Pageturner Design Bundle
Put together specifically for indie authors and self publishers. Everything you need to pimp your book: awesome cover, author website, and promo graphics, all for one lower bundled price. See my website, or ask me about it.

À La Carte Services
Book Cover Design: Front cover, spine & back cover. I specialize in type-based, photo-based, and photo composite covers.
Book Interior Layout: from novels to photo books to cookbooks.
Book design services includes coordination with your chosen printer or outlet for design & printing specs.
Author Websites: easy-to-manage customized WordPress sites.
Marketing Materials: bookmarks, business cards, posters, etc.
Web Graphics: social media graphics, ads, etc.


“I mentioned four elements I’d like to see in the new cover. She came back with two excellent designs and I knew in that moment that Amanda would be my go-to designer for all my covers. She continues to nail it with every new novel. I can’t recommend her highly enough.” – Brad Whittington, novelist

“Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! I think it is quite striking. Love the rivets in the background of the back cover. Subtle but adds a nice contrast to the front. Whew! This was fun!!” – Sylvia Dickey Smith, novelist

“Amanda was truly a pleasure to work with. Our photo book was a project by committee, and she somehow managed to sync very different opinions into a cohesive coffee-table book that everyone was satisfied with; no easy feat. She also pushed back with knowledgeable feedback when she felt that our ideas would not accomplish the overall purpose of the book. I was really impressed by her meticulous attention to detail; even for things that might not typically fall in design work.” – Lauren Everitt, editor