We design books, cover to cover

cover design  |  interior layout  |  typesetting
  • Non-fiction & memoir

  • Fiction

  • Poetry

  • Cookbooks

  • Children’s books

  • Art books

  • Magazines, reports & other periodicals

  • Graphic novels

  • Textbooks, guides & handbooks

Interior book design for Victoria Lowell's book Empower Your Worth

We actually read your book! That’s right, we read your manuscript prior to starting the book & cover design process.

We do this because it’s the only way for us to understand you and your story. It gives us a sense of the voice and tone of the story, but we also need to read your manuscript to really understand the settings, locations, time periods and characters as well as any important symbols, colours, objects, or metaphors that may make for an interesting cover design that perhaps you haven’t thought of yet! We love to hear your ideas too, but you’re not hiring us to just copy and paste an idea you have, you’re hiring us to come up with something that your potential readers will love, something that will jump off digital and actual bookshelves alike! Want to see more? Check out some of our designs here!

The fleck value guarantee
  • We read every manuscript

  • We look at the market & current design trends

  • Our founder is a painter and illustrator who can create custom work for your cover

  • Our high quality designs can get you into bookstores

  • fleck is a friendly, personal & collaborative service

  • We have expertise in trade, hybrid & self-publishing

  • We care deeply about what we do

  • Our founder has a bachelor with honours in Design and a master of Publishing… she knows what she’s talking about!

  • Our fees include proofreading edits, you won’t be charged on a per edit basis

  • We care about transparency in the publishing industry, so part of our mandate is to share our knowledge. Check out our footnotes with fleck series on Instagram @fleckcreative where share tips and advice for authors!

We can help you tell your story!

Happy clients include

Arsenal Pulp Press, Lionheart Press, The Peter Wall Institute, The Studio Press, TouchWood Editions, Figure 1 Publishing, UBC Press, UBC Faculty of Medicine & a long list of wonderful independent authors!

The process will look something like this:


  • We start by reading your manuscript

  • We research your work and genre

  • Time to meet and brainstorm together (don’t be intimidated by this, we have questions to guide the discussion as we discover the core messages, emotions and purpose behind your work)


  • It’s design time!

  • We begin to moodboard and sketch ideas for your book cover

  • We work on complete renderings of the concepts that we feel are the best fit for your story and potential readers (it’s important to keep your reader at the forefront of this whole process as we share these concepts with you)

  • We complete the cover with your feedback before moving onto your interior layout (the interior will ‘talk to’ the design of the cover and they will work in tandem to tell your story)


  • It’s time to finalize the details and get your book ready for the world to see!

  • We can help you upload your book on Amazon or choose the right print vendor to bring your story to life.

  • Need social media graphics? Chat with us about parsing out your story into bite-sized pieces to share and build excitement among your readers.

A book design example of an interior workbook design. The book is sitting on a desk with a pen and notebooks and a cup of coffee.
fleck founder Jazmin Welch sitting at a desk with a book open that she has designed, while writing in a corresponding worksheet.
Photo of a book getting flipped, the pages are blurred, the book is held in someones left hand and is resting on a chair

When your book becomes available for purchase for the very first time, we will be celebrating with you and beaming with excitement!

Photo peaking into a bathroom with a claw tub, with a bath drawn, a candle and a book in a tub caddie with a white towel hanging on the edge

Collaboration. Trust. Creativity.

Ready to learn more about working with a book designer?

The elements of collaboration, trust, and creativity are fundamental to creating a unique and inspiring book. With you, the author, at the centre of our personal and detail-oriented process, we will work together to tell your story in a meaningful and beautiful way that engages with your readers and community.

Your voice on the page, style and vision are unique to you. We read your manuscript (every word of it) and learn about your creative and business objectives so that we’re speaking your language. We will then embark on the collaborative process of creating a book that aligns with the core emotions and/or teachings found within your book.

Let’s design a book together that serves your story and your readers.

Contact us for a custom quote for your project! We’re always happy to chat books!