Mallette Blum

Mallette Blum – Designer

Visual storyteller specializing in book cover illustrations for young adult and middle-grade fantasy.


Hello! Thank you for stopping by my Reedsy page. I am an illustrator and graphic artist currently residing in Jackson, Michigan with my librarian husband, calico cat, Iris, and son, Arthur. After graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design in 2008, I launched my career by successfully helping authors bring their stories to life through my art for more than 10 years. Since I was young, I've always enjoyed adventure stories with magical twists. My portfolio reflects on my style of visual story telling.

It is very important for me to give my clients a wonderful experience during their projects. My past experience focuses on children's picture books; however, my future endeavors aim for illustrating Middle-Grade chapter books and YA Fantasy covers. Being a professional, energetic, and creative illustrator, I look forward to collaborating with you on your book project!
Action & Adventure Fantasy Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
  • 2012 Gold Mom's Choice Award
  • BFA in Graphic Design from Kendall College of Art and Design

Work experience

Far Ahead Advertising

Aug, 2014 — Jul, 2017 (almost 3 years)

Work closely with ad reps and clients to create compelling ad designs for a well known local news paper and magazines in the Berrien County Michigan area. Expertly use Adobe programs such as Illustrator and InDesign to create ads and page layouts. Organize files and meet tight deadlines for publication.


Jul, 2011 — Present

Create eye-catching visual illustrations for book covers and picture books using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet. Work with publishing editors and writers to create the best visual representation for their book to capture the reader's attention.

Mallette has 12 reviews





Chris C.

Chris C.

May, 2024

This is the third time I have worked with Mallette and once again I’m delighted with the end product. Mallette pays great attention to detail and brings to life the image I have. The final cover and associated social media images are perfect. Mallette is fast to respond and meets all deadlines, coming in early on this project. I will be sending her my next cover request very soon.
Chris C.

Chris C.

Feb, 2024

I was very pleased to be able to work with Mallette once more. She brought my characters to life again and the finished cover is fantastic, I couldn't be more pleased. I would highly recommend Mallette, she works to schedule and is very prompt returning revisions and tweaks, she has made the whole transaction seamless.
Randall S.

Randall S.

Feb, 2024

Once again Mallette has done a wonderful job creating my book cover. Attention to detail and receptive to changes are two reasons why she is easy to work with. I’m really looking forward to her working on my next book soon!


Nov, 2023

Chris C.

Chris C.

Jul, 2023

This was my first time working with and cover designer and Mallette made the process very easy for me. She listened very carefully to my requests and delivered, making my vision a reality. I couldn’t be more pleased. Mallette responded very quickly and worked within the agreed timeframe. I would highly recommend Mallette for your cover designs, I will be using her again for book 2.

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