Picture Book Design ▿

picture book design

Neustudio

Picture Book Design

Picture book design is our specialty. A life-long passion for David Neuhaus, he has contributed to over 100 titles for publishers such as Lee & Low Books, Behrman House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Hyperion, Reader’s Digest and Scholastic. We work with editors and illustrators to make each picture book the best it can be from the sketch stage to final print-ready art. Services include art direction, cover design, jacket design, interior layout, retouching, and paperback conversion.

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Featured Picture Book Design Projects

picture book design bilingual
picture book design bilingual

¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado / Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest

by Lulu Delacre
Lee & Low Books

The author and illustrator had a clear vision for this bilingual alphabet book. Neustudio worked to bring it to life, designing a type treatment that allowed the text to flow from spread to spread in Spanish and English.

This title features informational pages and a bilingual, illustrated glossary.

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picture-book-design-interior-bird

Bird

by Zetta Elliott, illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Lee & Low Books

Neustudio worked with the editor and illustrator from initial sketches through final art. David coordinated editorial input, best practices for picture book design and print ready requirements at each stage of the illustration and design process.

Neustudio designed the picture book cover and interior pages, and provided the printer-ready materials for the jacket, case wrap and interior pages. This title has won multiple awards, including Bronze Award for Cover Design from ADCNJ, Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustrations, and Ezra Jack Keats Book Award.

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picture-book-design-auntie-yang-spread

Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

by Ginnie Lo, Illustrated by Beth Lo
Lee & Low Books

Picture book design and art direction for a title featuring unusual media. Working with the editor and illustrator, Neustudio reviewed the illustrations for consistency, fit and best practices in children’s book design. The media, ceramic illustration on plates, presented specific book design challenges from the cover to the interior. Curved type and simple design let the artwork shine.

Neustudio designed the picture book cover and interior pages, and provided the printer-ready materials for the jacket, case wrap and interior pages.

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picture-book-design-interior-juna

Juna’s Jar

by Jane Bahk, illustrated by Felicia Hoshino
Lee & Low Books

Neustudio worked with the illustrator and edtor to keep the continuity of the story as the illustrations alternate between dreamscapes and waking scenes. We added expert retouching as needed to the final art. We provided the design and production, from initial sketches to printer-ready materials for the jacket, case wrap and interior pages.

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picture-book-design-interior-mountains

Only the Mountains Do Not Move

by Jan Reynolds
Lee & Low Books

The design for this title is simple with bright colors and full-bleed photos. Working with the editor, Neustudio created page layouts that told the story of the Maasai and their relationship to their land. We retouched the photos as necessary. Neustudio designed the cover, interior pages, and glossary. Printer ready files were created for the the jacket, case wrap and interior pages.

“Having used Neustudio for more than 5 years to design my fiction and nonfiction series for young readers, I strongly recommend their expertise and artistry. Susan and David pay attention to the small but important details and add an extra dimension to any publishing project. They are highly professional and a privilege to work with.”

Roy Wandelmaier
Editorial Director, Scholastic Reading Club