bookcover design


book cover design​

Designing a book cover is a designers dream.
The English idiom "don't judge a book by its cover" is a metaphorical phrase meaning that one  shouldn't prejudge the worth or value of something, by its outward appearance alone. Its frequency of use in society today confirms that book readers throughout the world have done just that for centuries.

The split second it takes a consumer to decide on which book to purchase is influenced predominantly by the design of the book cover.

At Design BOS our job is to ensure that the cover stands apart from the competition, is relative to the books content, that it appeals to its audience and most importantly that the sale is made.

It is not just the first moment of purchase that we must consider. A book is clasped in the hands of its custodian for the duration of the read and sometimes kept for years by their owners, most of whom associate the cover design with the book forever.

We must therefore intuitively also become the audience, psychologist, and marketeer, in order to produce profitable results. At Design BOS we do this with passion. We aim to provide lucrative solutions to our clients, but most of all we want our audience to connect with what we do.

Design BOS is privileged to have produced hundreds of projects for the education industry. From third level all the way down to primary level, we aim to make education fun and encourage learning. We are honored to have been given the opportunity to make an impact on future generations. But truthfully, we love designing book covers because it's fun.

Clients include Gill and McMillan, Curragh Press.


self-publishing project

With the help of The Ryan Tubridy Show, Aisli Madden Design BOS MD, & her sister Kate, reproduced  & self published their late mothers book in 6 weeks making No1 Christmas bestseller in many bookshops nationwide (Dec 2012). 10% of all profits are donated to The Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse Scheme. More details can be found at:


Design BOS

​Design BOS has been providing design solutions since 2006. We work with a wide range of clients spanning many industries, locally and abroad. We pick the jobs which make us feel proud and happy to have been part of.

Our experience spans brand creation, application and evolution. We have extensive experience in design and Children’s illustration.

Whether it is brand innovation, a marketing campaign, a book cover design or any combination of these, we put together dedicated teams with the right skills for the job. Whatever the project, we direct, co-ordinate and manage with energy & drive. Creativity and ideas are the center of our diverse body of work, bound together by clarity simplicity and an intrinsic passion for design.

With over 20 years’ experience in publishing and design, Design BOS is always interested in partnering in new and exciting ventures. 

Feel free to ask for collaboration, we are always open to new ideas, experimentation, new partners and projects.

If you feel your business may be suitable for a Design BOS partnership, please email a brief synopsis of your proposal to:

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