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 19 reviews





Debbie P.

Debbie P.

Jun, 2024

Travis was great to work with. He had the soft skills —communicating well and being responsive —and the hard skills—of updating my map for book #11 in my murder mystery series. I recommend him wholeheartedly. He went beyond the call of duty, making me three different map options (to run on one page, to run on two pages and to run on two pages with a gutter down the middle for a paperback). I wo...
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Gillian W.

Gillian W.

May, 2024

Travis was such a joy to work with! He was communicative, created clear expectations, & took my horrendous pizza map & turned it into art! I am so incredibly grateful to have worked with such an amazing artist, thank you so much Travis!
Lauren W.

Lauren W.

May, 2024

He was incredibly helpful when I didn't really have a concrete idea of what I wanted. He was able to walk me through the steps to get the information that's vital for the project and take creative liberates with the map
Aaron B.

Aaron B.

Apr, 2024

Travis was an excellent partner! He was extremely attentive, detail oriented, and compiled a polished package of my files with print and ebook versions ready to go, and he even offered to continue making changes after he delivered them if I needed. I'll absolutely be using Travis again!
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.

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