Travis Hasenour

Travis Hasenour – Designer

Map illustrator, interior designer, and cover designer—from non-fiction to fantasy to children's. Clients include PRH and Sourcebooks.


Hey, I'm Travis! I'm a book designer and map illustrator with 8 years of experience in the traditional publishing industry. And I'm here to help you make books! I work hard to over-communicate with my clients, so you always know what's going on. And I value the time and money you put into my work; my goal is for you to love the process and the end result.

Read on for more about my services!

Map Illustration:

I’m a map maker with absolutely no real-life cartography experience. I specialize in fantasy map illustration for the stories that pull the reader into a new universe. Bring me the worlds you’ve been creating in your novel, video game, or D&D campaign, and I’ll transform your dreams into a tangible masterpiece. My style is unique to each and every map, tailored to meet your vision. I am determined to make sure you are 100% satisfied with the end result.

Interior Design: both print and ebook

Whether it’s typesetting a manuscript or designing an activity book, it takes a certain kind of neat freak to keep everything clean and consistent across 500 pages. That's where I come in! I use InDesign to design pages with unique chapter openers, section breaks, front matter and back matter with art and decoration—stylized for the genre and tone and themes of the story.

Cover Design: front cover and full book mechanicals

**NOTE: I am not taking on fantasy or sci-fi covers at this time, for any age group. Send me your non-fiction, memoirs, and children's!

I like to push the boundaries of design and typography—always trying new ideas and striving to create something never seen before. And everyone could use more options. My goal is to give you as many unique concepts as I can, and we work from there. From striking imagery to typography that demands attention, every element is thoughtfully curated to convey the heart and soul of your book.

Thanks for reading this far! Please take a look at my work below, and reach out for quotes and schedules. I'd love to hear from you!



Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Historical Fiction Magical Realism Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Kidsbooks Publishing

Feb, 2020 — Present

Design covers for a variety of children’s board books, activity books, workbooks, and coloring books for ages 0-13
Art direct children’s storybooks with freelance illustrators


Jun, 2015 — Feb, 2020 (over 4 years)

Design internal pages for fiction, non-fiction, calendars, and children’s books
Design front covers in-house for a variety of children’s books
Set full cover layouts, including the spine and back cover to create an eye-catching packaging
Create cover treatments for each book—including lamination, spot gloss, emboss, glitter UV, foil stamp, print over foil, Pantone inks—and create the necessary spot files for the printer

Travis has 15 reviews





Ronald O.

Ronald O.

Apr, 2024

Travis was a joy to work with. The maps he produced for me are fabulous. I am looking forward to finishing my novel so that I can include them with publication.
Destiny D.

Destiny D.

Mar, 2024

Travis was kind, patient and helpful throughout the process. The quality of the interior design he did is amazing. He gave me 3 options to choose from and explained the differences in font, as well as accommodating "test" images for me when I was not sure. The end result is stunning. He did a map for me not long ago and both times I have worked with him had great results. I plan on doing so ag...
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Gwenn L.

Gwenn L.

Jan, 2024

It was a pleasure working with Travis. He was enthusiastic, kind, and professional, responding to all my questions well. His work is stellar, and I would be happy to work with him again.
Destiny D.

Destiny D.

Nov, 2023

This was my first time hiring an artist. Travis was knowledgeable and easy to work with. The map he produced for my world really brought it to life! He answered all of my many questions quickly and honestly. I will be using him in the future!
Mike S.

Mike S.

Sep, 2023

Travis did a fantastic job with creating the map for my book. I would highly recommend his services!

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