The Velvet Cell Studio

After seven years of designing over 70 books for The Velvet Cell, we are delighted to announce Studio – a collaborative design practice specialising in art books.

TVC Studio believes that the content should always inform the design, look and feel of a book and be reflected in its format, layout, typography, binding and finishing.

We are specialists in design, editing and production and always strive to make the book of your dreams a reality.

Please read on to see our packages in more detail, and submit an inquiry with us if you have a project you need help with. First, we will set up a free Skype call first to discuss your project in more detail.

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1. Concept Development

A great book starts with a great concept. TVC Studio will spend time with you, going through your images, and developing a strong concept that will inform every aspect of your book – from the images, to the sequence, to the design.

Next, we will use that concept to collaboratively select your images, and to create a strong narrative that will be the core of your book.

By the end, you will have a fully realised concept and image sequence for your project to take forward.


  • Concept Development
  • Image Selection
  • Image Sequencing


2. Design & Layout

Each book has a unique story to tell, and we believe that this should be reflected in the unique design of the book itself.

TVC Studio seeks to design your book in a way that best illustrates your concept and narrative. We will guide you through everything from “How should your book look?” to “What are the best papers and materials to use?”

By the end, you will have a beautifully and carefully designed book, ready for printing.


  • Book Concept Development
  • Format & Layout
  • Typography & Materials
  • Paper & Binding
  • Finishes

About TVC Studio

TVC Studio is the studio arm of The Velvet Cell, an independent photobook publishing house based in Berlin.

I’ve designed dozens of books in collaboration with photographers and authors just like you, and gained a lot of experience along the way. That’s why I’m able to answer many of your questions and help you avoid costly pitfalls.

I specialise in art book design, with a developed understanding of formats, papers, and bindings that are essential to your book project.

Being an independent book designer allows me to work with you one-on-one to achieve the results you are looking for. I never subcontract work out. This way I can maintain the highest standards of quality while involving you in the process as much or as little as you want. My priority is that you get exactly what you want for your finished book.

I work from Berlin, Germany. Don’t worry if you live elsewhere, we can communicate by phone, email or Skype.

Free Initial Consultation

I know this is a project you want to get right the first time. That’s why I offer a complimentary 30-minute phone, Skype, or email consultation where we can discuss your book, answer any questions you may have, and get to know each other a bit before deciding whether to proceed to the next steps of the project. There is no obligation.

Get in touch

If you are interested in working together, or a free consultation, please send an email to and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible.