Thanks for visiting my website. My name is HR Hegnauer and I design books, websites, and promotional materials for independent publishers, artists, writers, and small businesses. Please take a look around at my work and feel free to email me at any time!
I currently divide my time between New York and Colorado, but I work with clients all across the country,
and I frequently travel to both the East and West coasts.
The easiest way to get in contact with me is through email.
Please visit my about or resume pages to learn more about my work.
I specialize in working with independent presses and have designed over 50 books and journals. In addition to designing the cover, I can also design and typeset all of the interior pages. A few of the independent presses that I often work with include Belladonna Books, Litmus Press, and Nightboat Books, among many others.
The books that are shown here are some of the most recent books that I've designed. To see all of the books I've worked on, please visit my BOOKS page.
If you're new to publishing and are looking to start your own small press, I can advise you on everything from the production of the book to how to get it distributed. Depending on your needs, I can recommend some great printers and put you directly in touch with the representatives that I've worked with in the past. I'm also happy to advise on options of paper stock, weight, and laminate finishes.
If you're an established publisher who's just looking for someone to do your layout and design work, I'm eager to work with you, too! I can quickly provide you a quote upfront; just send me an email.
When it comes time to get your book out into the world, I can help you reach distributors as well as promote and sell your books through your own website or blog. I can create postcards, catalogs, bookmarks, or any kind of promotional material. For more information on websites and promotional material, please read below.
I've designed websites for independent publishers, writers, artists, and small businesses. Please click here to see more.
I'll work with you to brainstorm ideas for each page and to build the overall layout, structure, and design of your website. Behind the scenes, I'll install the Google analytics tracking system on each page to allow you to more carefully evaluate your website in terms of your actual visitors: how they arrive to your website, where they're coming from, what kind of technology they're using, and what they're clicking on and viewing. This can help track simple things like the effectiveness of an ad or email campaign as well as the overall success of your website.
I can add ways for your website to generate money for you through donations, sales, subscriptions, or gift certificates.
If you already have a website, and you'd like for it to be re-designed, I can work with your existing code. Or if you're looking for something completely new, we can build something from scratch. I can also secure your url and even host your site for you.