Interview with Elina Cohen - Senior Designer, HarperCollins

Interview with Elina Cohen - Senior Designer, HarperCollins

In this interview, Elina provides an inside look at designing a book's interior including the fonts, spacing, title page, spine dye, formatting, endpapers, and more, what the job entails and how she got started, juggling the page count with everything that has to be included, and much more.


In this interview, Elina provides an inside look at designing a book's interior including the fonts, spacing, title page, spine dye, formatting, endpapers, and more, what the job entails and how she got started, juggling the page count with everything that has to be included, and much more.

Elina's recommended reads are:

  1. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
  2. Baking at the 20th Century Cafe by Michelle Polzine

Check out my Summer 2022 Reading List.

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Elina Cohen

Senior Designer

Elina Cohen has worked as a book designer for over 20 years for some of the major publishers in New York. Working in the adult division, she designs in a variety of genres. Her most recent designs include Ron Howard’s memoir, The Boys, and the nonfiction cold case investigation, The Betrayal of Anne Frank. In her leisure time, she enjoys hiking with her family in New England, cooking and knitting for friends.