Every person and organization has a story.

Let us help you tell yours.

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Experienced Professionals

With nearly 30  years of combined experience in the publishing world, BIOGRAPHY BY DESIGN co-founders Kate Buford and Abigail Santamaria are the first team of commercial biographers to offer their expertise on a private contract basis.

Who We Are


BIOGRAPHY BY DESIGN, LLC creates custom biographies, as-told-to memoirs and milestone/legacy histories of corporations, institutions, individuals and families.

We also offer related services including manuscript editing, book proposal consultations, ghost writing, profiles, website narratives and research for books, podcasts, radio, TV and film.

Whether your storytelling goals are personal or professional, we skillfully bring your past to life in order to benefit and inspire your future.

What We Do


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Read All About It!

Dear Friends, Colleagues, & Clients, Many exciting things have been underway at Biography by Design since our last news...
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Preserving the Story

Sitting around the Thanksgiving table, Grandpa tells his story, again, of narrowly escaping Poland as a small child with his ...
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Making a Community: The Story of Sabot Hill, by Kate Buford

  The Project Biography by Design was asked to write a short history of one family’s unique Virginia estate: 2,000...

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