Rafaela
Romaya

Art director and book designer

The Book of Strange New Things – Michel FaberThe Book of Strange New Things – Michel FaberThe Book of Strange New Things – Michel FaberUndying – Michel FaberSome Rain Must Fall – Michel FaberUnder the Skin – Michel Faber

Cover design by Mark Ecob. Illustration by Andy Bridge.

Cover design by Rafaela Romaya.

Cover design by Rafaela Romaya.

Cover design and illustration by Alasdair Gray.

Cover design by Rafaela Romaya. Photograph by Duncan Buchanan.

Letters of Note: LoveLetters of Note: WarLetters of Note: CatsLetters of Note: MusicLetters of Note: ArtLetters of Note: Mothers

Rafaela Romaya

Rafaela (Rafi) has been designing books in a career spanning over twenty years. Since 2011 she has been Art Director at Canongate Books having previously worked at Simon and Schuster, Pan Macmillan and Faber & Faber. Her work has been recognised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, AIGA, British Book Design & Production Awards and the ABCD Awards, amongst others. She judged the inaugural ABCD Book Design Awards in 2014 and the V&A Illustration Awards in 2016. She is a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art.

This site showcases a small selection of work, if you would like to see more or have a freelance project in-mind, bookish, or otherwise, please get in-touch.

Collaborations have included: THOM YORKE, STANLEY DONWOOD, KAI & SUNNY, BIG ACTIVE, TERRY GILLIAM, GRAPHIC THOUGHT FACILITY, GRAY 318, HERE DESIGN, HUMAN AFTER ALL, CHRIS MOULD, PEANUTS, CHRIS RIDDELL, RICHARD ROGERS, TIMOROUS BEASTIES, YEHRIN TONG ...

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