Wavetrap Design is the freelance design studio of Gretchen Achilles, a graphic designer specializing in book design. Wavetrap Design provides elegant and innovative art direction and design for book jackets and interiors. I work on a range of projects from illustrated and color books to fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Services provided under this umbrella include:



working with authors, illustrators, photographers, art directors, editors and printers to create the final product.

I have over twenty three years experience working in book production and design. I work on a Mac platform and am fluent in InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and QuarkXpress. My clients include The Penguin Group, Random House Inc., Simon and Schuster, Henry Holt, St. Martin’s Press, Farrar Straus and Giroux, HarperCollins, William Morrow, Hyperion, Milkweed Editions, Wave Books, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, as well as privately published authors.

I live in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City with my husband, three children and one very plump cat.

To contact me via e-mail, please visit my contact page.

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