Aidana WillowRaven

Aidana WillowRaven - Designer

Memphis, TN

Aidana WillowRaven, tradigital artist & mother of three, trained in Fine Art, Design, & Animation 500+ books/ebooks experience, in Memphis.

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Aidana WillowRaven, tradigital artist and mother of three, trained in Fine Art, Studio Design, and Animation at Norfolk State and Old Dominion universities. WillowRaven works with traditional publishers, as well as, independent authors. In addition to her freelance business, she is also the Art Director at 4RV Publishing. Working in most genres, from picture books to novels, she has illustrated and/or designed over 500 books and ebooks through her company, WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus, in Memphis, Tennessee.

TESTIMONIAL < @hartstm on twitter > Aidana & I completed our 5th #BookCover, & I have to say, she created a masterpiece. She put her heart & soul into the stunning depiction of a turning point in the story. Hats off to you, my friend, my collaborator! #AmWriting #MustRead #CoverArt #Design

TESTIMONIAL < @beverlymcclure on twitter> Your artwork is fantastic. You have such a variety & seem to know just what works for each book. #AmWriting

TESTIMONIAL < @Ingrid1Kern on twitter > WOW! I'm so very happy w/ the cover you did. You ARE a genius... I can't wait to redo my other book. #AmWriting

TESTIMONIAL < @SnowOwl0101 on twitter > This cover really helps me continue to write & share my work with other talented minds. Thank you. #AmWriting

TESTIMONIAL < @AuthorJTBuckley on twitter > Your art is always great and you can see deep into what the author means. Great rates and original artwork. I use @WillowRaven for all my covers. #AmWriting #BookCoverArtist #CoverArtist #Design

TESTIMONIAL < @CRosserAuthor​ > Super impressed with her work. The cover is exactly what I wanted. Can't recommend @WillowRaven enough if you want an #illustrator and #designer for your #book #cover #AmWriting #BookCoverArtist #CoverArtist #Design

TESTIMONIAL < @Sara_Flower​ > Working w/ @WillowRaven for my Western novel was a dream come true! She designed an artsy, eye-catching #BookCover that really captured the mood of my story. She's very professional & knows her stuff. 11/10 wld recommend. #AmWriting #CoverArt #Design

Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure
African American fiction
Children's Picture Books
Christian
Crime & Mystery
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Inspirational
LGBTQ
Literature
Poetry
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Themes & Motifs
Thriller
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
New Age

Work experience

Owner/Freelancer

Self-employed
October, 2007 – Present (about 11 years)

WillowRaven Illustration & Design Plus - Memphis, TN
Freelance illustrator and designer of over 500 books in a variety of genres,
mediums, and styles; working with authors and publishers all over the world.

Art Director

4RV Publishing LLC - awarded 'Best of Edmond' in the Traditional Book Publishers category every year since 2012!
February, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

4RV Publishing - Edmond, OK
Illustrator/Designer, Art Director, VP of Operations
Promoted to Art Director March 2009
Promoted to VP of Operations September 2010

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Breaking Worlds (Lisen of Solsta) (Volume 5)

D. Hart St. Martin

Left with the blood of a tragedy on their hands, Lisen and Korin can no longer face one another. Korin heads east towards the desert, while Lisen remains in Avaret with two children in need of comfort Lisen cannot provide. Never has she felt so alone. As war threatens on the horizon, two deserted people must somehow find their way back to life, to each other. Will Lisen and Korin reunite in ti... read more

Left with the blood of a tragedy on their hands, Lisen and Korin can no longer face one another. Korin heads east towards the desert, while Lisen remains in Avaret with two children in need of comfort Lisen cannot provide. Never has she felt so alone. As war threatens on the horizon, two deserted people must somehow find their way back to life, to each other. Will Lisen and Korin reunite in ti... read more

Sidekick: The Tale of Billy the Kid and the Giants of Colorado (Mythic West) (Volume 1)

Edward J Knight

The Jotunheim giants poured through the rift at Andersonville and annihilated both the Union and the Confederacy. Only the desperate efforts of a few heroes stopped them in the West, at the battle of Golden City, Colorado. Those heroes became legends. Billy McCarty watched those heroes win the battle. He grew up reading the dime novels and dreaming about being like them. So when Giant Killer C... read more

The Jotunheim giants poured through the rift at Andersonville and annihilated both the Union and the Confederacy. Only the desperate efforts of a few heroes stopped them in the West, at the battle of Golden City, Colorado. Those heroes became legends. Billy McCarty watched those heroes win the battle. He grew up reading the dime novels and dreaming about being like them. So when Giant Killer C... read more

The Broken And The Foolish

Sara Kjeldsen

Some outlaws kill for the rush. Mary just wants to survive. Nineteen-year-old Mary has had enough of the saloon girl life. She kills an abusive client before stealing his horse and his coins. Fearing that her boss, Max, will pursue her, she leaves her hometown behind to travel the open road alone. She nearly loses her life several times as she encounters bullies, seasoned outlaws, and scoundre... read more

Some outlaws kill for the rush. Mary just wants to survive. Nineteen-year-old Mary has had enough of the saloon girl life. She kills an abusive client before stealing his horse and his coins. Fearing that her boss, Max, will pursue her, she leaves her hometown behind to travel the open road alone. She nearly loses her life several times as she encounters bullies, seasoned outlaws, and scoundre... read more

Princess Breeze

Beverly Stowe McClure

For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night without telling her goodbye.The night she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, sail to the island where s... read more

For months, Breeze Brannigan has heard nothing from Cam, the prince she met at school and who disappeared one night without telling her goodbye.The night she graduates from middle school, however, he contacts her and invites her to visit Isla del Fuego, his home. Who could refuse such an invitation?Breeze along with her whole family and best friends, Amy and Allison, sail to the island where s... read more

Triumph: Taming the Monster Within

Ingrid Kern

Many people live with fearful monsters – emotional, physical, psychological. In Triumph, the author describes her roller-coaster journey to overcome her Monster and achieve a lifelong dream. She takes the reader through four years of athletic training, her search for answers and her desire to leave the Monster of her past behind.

Many people live with fearful monsters – emotional, physical, psychological. In Triumph, the author describes her roller-coaster journey to overcome her Monster and achieve a lifelong dream. She takes the reader through four years of athletic training, her search for answers and her desire to leave the Monster of her past behind.

By Right of Arms

J T Buckley

The Confederated Nations of Terra receive a mysterious distress signal from Earth's closest celestial neighbor, Alpha Centauri. Captain Aaron Richardson and the crew of the TNS Intrepid are Shocked and horrified by what they find. What they discover launches them into a new universe of political and military intrigue. Using ancient legends, they forge Earth's position in the Principean Empire ... read more

The Confederated Nations of Terra receive a mysterious distress signal from Earth's closest celestial neighbor, Alpha Centauri. Captain Aaron Richardson and the crew of the TNS Intrepid are Shocked and horrified by what they find. What they discover launches them into a new universe of political and military intrigue. Using ancient legends, they forge Earth's position in the Principean Empire ... read more

Blood and Steel: A Love Story

J T Buckley

The plague of murders across every major city in the world has drawn Vampire Hunter Rick Smythe back to LA in search of his parents' murderer. The orphaned Rick grew up in the streets learning skills that he would need to track and destroy his nemesis. In LA he meets Saria, a social worker with a dark, dangerous secret. When Rick is mortally wounded, Saria's secret is revealed. To survive they... read more

The plague of murders across every major city in the world has drawn Vampire Hunter Rick Smythe back to LA in search of his parents' murderer. The orphaned Rick grew up in the streets learning skills that he would need to track and destroy his nemesis. In LA he meets Saria, a social worker with a dark, dangerous secret. When Rick is mortally wounded, Saria's secret is revealed. To survive they... read more

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