WorkingType Studio provides a wide range of print design services. We design books, brochures, interpretive signs, banners, posters and almost anything that can be printed. We provide attentive service, quality design and very reasonable value. We have twenty years experience in the field, and as you can see from our testimonials, many satisfied customers.

Clients include Australian Scholarly Press, Michelle Anderson Publishing, Jane Curry Publishing, Eastwood Harris Publishing, The City of Whittlesea, Cambridge University Press, Jo Jo Publishing, Convergence Design, Elite Warranty, Friends of Libraries Australia, Jo Jo Publishing, Preferred Training, Sid Harta Publishing, Debut Publishing and Brolga Publishing.

Working Type helps authors and publishers present their work in the best possible light.

A cover should call out for attention, blurbs need to hold and deepen that interest and the page design's task is to facilitate a pleasurable and unobtrusive reading experience.

A book requires a great deal of work and thought to bring it to fruition. By engaging a book designer, a final essential step is made -- to convince a potential reader that their potential purchase is a professional production and one upon which they can rely. A book which looks self-published is a book that will be judged by its cover and approached warily, if at all.

See here and here for samples of our book design work.

We specialise in book design of all kinds. We have designed and typeset more than 500 books in the last ten years, covering a wide variety of subject matters and in many different formats. Our workflow is simple and we pay careful attention to client instructions. A book is only finalised when the author is satisfied with all aspects of the design, typesetting and content.

 Ebook conversion

Working Type also offers conversions of print book files into ebook format -- either epub or Kindle. Not all of the design and typeface features of a print book will survive conversion into the various ebook formats, but the content will, along with a table of contents and the original cover design inserted as an image into the ebook file. Contact us for our conversion rates.

Future iterations of ebook formats will no doubt allow for a much richer reading experience, with finer grained control of type, image, colour and formatting options.

The rates below are indicative only. Please consult with Working Type staff for a more accurate quote.


Book covers, to print-ready standard

Between $320 to $450 in most cases. Artwork may need to be purchased, after consultation with clients. An illustrator can be arranged.


Book text, to print ready standard

Beginning at $400. Factors include complexity of layout and use of images. Proofreading and editing can be arranged.

Long documents with complex layout (such as handbooks, textbooks, yearbooks and reports)

Beginning at $30 per page. Factors include complexity of layout and use of images, and number of corrections.


Logo design and corporate material

Quote after consultation and consideration of brief.


Brochures and posters

A4 double sided: starts at $320

A3 double sided: starts at $450

Large format posters: starts at $400



Starts at $300