julie schroeder designs

As a graphic design professional with twenty years' experience in publishing, I've worked for Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin on everything from cookbooks and adult fiction and non-fiction, to young adult and children's books. I continue to design books, both covers and interiors, for traditional publishers and for independents who are self-publishing.

For the last seven years, I've been the designer for a non-profit group, the New Jersey Romance Writers, focusing on their annual conference materials and consistency of branding.

I also take on a variety of other projects that come my way: promotional pieces for authors or businesses, corporate brochures and  advertisements, and am available to discuss any other items you may need designed.

Thank you for visiting my online portfolio, and please feel free to request additional samples.




Julie is amazing to work with. I have worked with her for almost 10 years as a freelance interior book designer (both in and out of the office). She is the perfect combo of creative minded and technically accurate, which makes her my go-to freelance designer for most projects, big or small. From designing classic and elegant novels, to tackling complex non-fiction titles, Julie is able to do anything I need her to do creatively, accurately, and without complaint!  I can count on her to take on any project, with any deadline, that I need her to. And can trust that the job will get done on or before I need it.

—Jaime Putorti, Design Director,
Gallery & Howard imprints


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Julie is a delight to work with in every way. Her designs are beautiful, and always appropriate to the content of the title. She is great with people, and is always willing to adjust her work to satisfy her author or editor. I give her the highest of recommendations, you will be extremely happy to work with her!

—Barbara Greenberg,
Principal, BJG Publishing Services


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Julie Schroeder Designs is just what you need to jump-start your career! Catering to every detail, Julie's designs express who her clients are and how they portray their brand. Professional, detail-oriented and extremely patient, Julie is an exceptional partner for all professions, and is especially invaluable to newly published authors, seasoned authors, or those just starting a writing career. I can't say enough about the different projects she's developed for me. As a pre-published writer, Julie provided me high-quality service that's perfect for my budget. Her talent and your vision will create designs that will definitely get you noticed!

—Leigh Raffaele,
Small-Town Contemporary Romance Writer


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Julie is one of the most professional, patient and gracious designers I have ever worked with. Her prices are amazing considering her professional knowledge, industry experience, and time she gives to every project she undertakes. You can trust Julie with your book. Not only to get the job done, meet deadlines, and provide beautiful designs, but Julie’s work stands up to anything out there. She is a pro and will not take your project or the trust you give her lightly.

Julie treated my project with the utmost respect, professionalism, and expertise. She listened to my ideas, guided me through the process, and the result was a beautiful, professional, industry-standard novel we are proud of! Julie is extremely detailed. She was so technically and creatively perfect; she nailed the design in our first attempt! With her paging service, not only will she go through your book line by line, word by word until it’s perfect, she understands and knows how to meet the complex specifications printers need. Her prices are fair and more reasonable than most, but it doesn’t even compare to what you receive when you work with Julie. You not only get a stunning, technically sound design . . . you gain a friend! Julie, thank you for everything. I cannot wait to work with you on our next project and beyond."

—Michelle Muriel, Publisher/Author,

Little Cabin Books LLC, Essie's Roses


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If you need someone who can creatively design eye-popping, appropriate designs that demonstrate the objective of your content; if you need someone who can partner with you to deliver high quality results; and if you need someone who can do all this and is professional and easy to work with, then Julie is your person.

—Ruth Seitelman, NJRW 2014 President