Hello, I’m HR.
As a senior designer based in Denver, I specialize in working with independent publishers as well as individual
artists and writers. I’m honored to have designed roughly 250 books now, along with countless other projects ranging from websites to CDs, posters, catalogs, and ads.

I have twelve years of experience as a designer leading teams of editors, writers, and artists to ideate and execute inspiring designs. My professional experiences—combined with an MBA in Business as well as an MFA in Writing & Poetics—allow me to lead from a perspective rich in contemporary industry knowledge while also emphasizing core business principals and historical aspects of design.

My design passion roots from a deep appreciation for typography and the evolution of print bursting into digital. I’m detailed-oriented, creative, and results-driven, and I approach my work from diverse experiences, with a strong vision, and a lot of listening. I also have experience teaching, lecturing, and building curriculum at the university level.

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Book Design

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1 Moten-all-that-beauty-Cover

all that beauty

Fred Moten

Cover design, interior & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Cover art by Wu Tsang
2019 • $16 • 136 pp. • 11" x 8.5"
ISBN: 978-1-7327721-1-3
Letter Machine Editions

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Sir

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Cover design, interior & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Cover art by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
2019 • $24 • 184 pp. • 8" x 9" (+ French flaps)
ISBN: 978-1-933959-38-2
Litmus Press

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1 Fish-Cover-Full

Wild Life

Collected Works from 2003-2018
Kathy Fish

Cover design, interior & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
2018 • $15 • 120 pp. • 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-0-9961558-2-3
Matter Press

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2 Gibson

Don’t Let Them See Me Like This

Jasmine Gibson

Cover design by HR Hegnauer
Black glossy laminate printed on black matte
2018 • $16.95 • 96 pp. • 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-937658-83-0
Nightboat Books

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Glam’r

Edited by E. Tracy Grinnell
& Pratt Institute MFA in Creative Writing Students

Cover design, interior design & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Cover art by Rijard Bergeron, Caelan Nardone, and Allie Ginwala
2018 • $12.00 • 92 pp. • 5.375 x 7.5"
ISBN: 978-0-9975065-2-5
Pratt Institute

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4 Guo-Cover-Final

Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins

Janalyn Guo

Cover collage & design, interior design & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Original cover images available in the creative commons include photographs by Xia Aike and Miltos Gikas as well as from the Library of Congress archive.
2018 • $18.00 • 144 pp. • 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN: 978-0-9988594-5-3
Subito Press
The University of Colorado

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27Saterstrom

Ideal Suggestions

Essays in Divinatory Poetics
Selah Saterstrom

Cover design, interior design & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Front cover illustration by James Sowerby
Back cover illustration by Ernst Haeckel
2017 • $14.95 • 290 pp. • 6" x 8"
ISBN: 978-0-9969229-1-3
Essay Press

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If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving?

Brendan Lorber

Cover design, illustration, interior design & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
2018 • $14.00 • 156 pp. • 6" x 9"
ISBN: 978-1-930068-70-4
Subpress Collective

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29Su

Landia

Celina Su

Cover artwork & design by HR Hegnauer
2018 • $15.00 • 108 pp. • 8" x 9"
ISBN: 978-0-9988439-1-9
Belladonna Collaborative

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26Alexander

Dear Enemy,

Jessica Alexander

Cover design, illustration, interior design & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Original cover sketch by JJ Grandville
2017 • $18.00 • 80 pp. • 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN: 978-0-9988594-2-2
Subito Press
The University of Colorado

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SLAB

Selah Saterstrom

Cover design by HR Hegnauer
Art by HR Hegnauer & Selah Saterstrom
2015 • $16.95 • 186 pp. • 5.25" x 7.5" (+ French flaps)
ISBN: 978-1-56689-395-4
Coffee House Press

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Kawata-Time-of-sky

Time of Sky & Castles in the Air

Ayane Kawata; Translated by Sawako Nakayasu

Cover design, interior design & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Art by Mauro Zamora
2010 • $18.00 • 144 pp. • 6" x 7.5"
ISBN: 978-1-933959-08-5
Litmus Press

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scalapino-phenomena

How Phenomena Appear to Unfold

Leslie Scalapino

Cover design, interior & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Art by by Petah Coyne
2011 • $24.00 • 312 pp. • 6" x 9" (+ French flaps)
ISBN: 978-1-933959-12-2
Litmus Press

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Force-of-Whats-Possible

The Force of What’s Possible

Writers on Accessibility & the Avant-Garde

Edited by Lily Hoang & Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Cover design, interior, & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
2014 • $24.95 • 400 pp. • 6 x 9 in
ISBN: 9781937658274
Nightboat Books

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Fledge

A Phenomenology of Spirit 
Stacy Doris

Cover design, interior & typesetting by HR Hegnauer
Art by Rayzl Doris-Wiener & Laish Gedalya Doris-Wiener
2012 • $15.95 • 106 pp. • 5" x 7.5"
ISBN: 978-1-937658-04-5
Nightboat Books

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Website Design

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szymaszek

Stacy Szymaszek

Stacy Szymaszek is the author of five books. She was the Executive Director for The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York City from 2007-2018. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in poetry. She has been visiting faculty for Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, and a mentor for Queer Art Mentorship. Szymaszek was the Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana-Missoula 2018-19 and was a Poet-in-Resident at Brown University in fall 2018.

Website design by HR Hegnauer

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annewaldman

Anne Waldman

A dedicated resource for bibliographical information, events, news, media, writing & scholarship relating to Anne Waldman's life & work.

Website design by HR Hegnauer

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eteladnan

Etel Adnan

A resource for information, news, writing, artwork & scholarship relating to the work of poet & painter, Etel Adnan, the Lebanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist.

Website design by HR Hegnauer

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Promotional Design

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Poets-House-Bridge-Walk2018

EVENT MARKETING MATERIAL

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
Invite, Booklet, Reply Card, Envelope
2018

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1-Poets-Rebellion-Poster

Event Poster

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2016

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1Resistance-in-Tibet-Poster

Event Poster

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2015

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2poster-poets-house

Exhibition Poster

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2014

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1-2015INotISymposium-PosterWeb

Symposium Poster

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2015

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1-2015-Opening-the-Heart-Poster

Event Poster

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2015

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7stein-poster-2

Event Poster

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2013

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1-2014-Wait

Event Poster

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2014

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17NYROB-Apr3-08-ad

Advertisement

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2008

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11bandana

Bandana

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2012

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5postcard-june-2012-party

Event Postcard

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2012

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20planchette-announcement-card-1

Event Postcard

Promotional design by HR Hegnauer
2010

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Media Design

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Jaguar Harmonics

Anne Waldman: text and vocals
Devin Brahja Waldman: alto saxophone
Ha-Yang Kim: cello
Daniel Carter: trumpet, clarinet, flute,  saxophones
Ambrose Bye: sounds and production

Design by HR Hegnauer
Images by Mariana Luna
2014 • CD Packaging Design
Fast Speaking Music

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Jaguar-Harmonics-Jacket-back-2

Jaguar Harmonics

Anne Waldman: text and vocals
Devin Brahja Waldman: alto saxophone
Ha-Yang Kim: cello
Daniel Carter: trumpet, clarinet, flute,  saxophones
Ambrose Bye: sounds and production

Design by HR Hegnauer
Images by Mariana Luna
2014 • CD Packaging Design
Fast Speaking Music

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Jaguar-Harmonics-Disc-2

Jaguar Harmonics

Anne Waldman: text and vocals
Devin Brahja Waldman: alto saxophone
Ha-Yang Kim: cello
Daniel Carter: trumpet, clarinet, flute,  saxophones
Ambrose Bye: sounds and production

Design by HR Hegnauer
Images by Mariana Luna
2014 • CD Disc Design
Fast Speaking Music

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off-mountain-Jacket-front

Off the Mountain Turning Echo

The University of Denver

Art by Ernst Haeckel
Design by HR Hegnauer
2013 • CD Packaging Design
Fast Speaking Music

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Off the Mountain Turning Echo

The University of Denver

Art by Ernst Haeckel
Design by HR Hegnauer
2013 • CD Packaging Design
Fast Speaking Music

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Off the Mountain Turning Echo

The University of Denver

Art by Ernst Haeckel
Design by HR Hegnauer
2013 • CD Disc Design
Fast Speaking Music

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