Richard Ljoenes is the owner and principal designer of Richard Ljoenes Design LLC. Ljoenes is a Designer and Art Director primarily focused on print-based design—book covers and illustrated book interiors being the main bread and butter, but his background also includes advertising and corporate identity. Clients include HarperCollins, Ecco, Morrow, Simon & Schuster, W. W. Norton, Hachette, Penguin Random House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Restless Books, Regan Arts, and Bloomsbury among others. His design and art direction has been awarded and recognized by The One Show, Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, The Cannes Lions Awards, Art Directors Club, AIGA, Graphis, Print Magazine, How Magazine International Design Awards, Time Magazine, The New York Book Show, and Graphic Design USA who named him a designer to watch in 2018. He has worked on over seventy-five New York Times Bestsellers.