Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips – Designer

I help independent authors, publishers, and entrepreneurs give their book that professional finish and help them stand out in the crowd.


I'm a graphic designer with 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. I work with authors and publishers, developing book covers, page layouts, and various marketing materials.

A book's cover is the single most important aspect of promoting and marketing a book. A book cover has to not only represent the book, but also by set it apart by the originality and creativity of its design.
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Historical Fiction Thriller & Suspense
  • BFA in Graphic Design, University of Texas at Arlington

Work experience


Jul, 2018 — Present

Greenleaf Book Group

Sep, 2008 — Jul, 2018 (almost 10 years)

Marc English Design

Jun, 2007 — Sep, 2008 (over 1 year)


Dog·tol·o·gy noun 1. The belief in Dog. 2. The system of rituals, practices, and behaviors engaged in by Dogtologists. Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps th... read more
Senate Proof

Logan Snyder

Set against the backdrop of the nation's capital, a generations old bootleg distillery finds itself in the midst of a power struggle between the younger generation and old guard, turning time-tested allies into foes. Cloaked in secrecy, the elite circle of pol... read more
Why Not? Survive and Thrive In this motivational memoir and guide to self-improvement, Cathy Code draws on personal struggles and three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner to inspire you to do more than just survive in your professional... read more
Red City Review Annual Book Awards Grand Prize From irascible patriarch Alonzo "Grandpa Tuke" Tooker on down, the Hopkins family--altruistic Dottie, dissatisfied Chester, and their sons Langston and Trajan--are no typical residents of the Thames River Valley t... read more
This book is all about achieving your max potential. It’s easy to get caught up in everyday routines without looking up or taking stock of our choices. In a flash, time can fly by, leaving us wishing we’d done more. Feeling like there has to be more to life. A... read more
This practical guide to starting a new business skips past the MBA and goes right to the nuts and bolts of building a successful, self-sustaining company. In Grind, Michael J. McFall, co-CEO of BIGGBY® COFFEE, helps readers identify the common-sense strategies... read more
Fatal Incident

Jim Proebstle

Minnesotan Nick Morgan overcomes the hardships of life during the Depression with the thrill of flying. The rush he shares with his soon-to-be wife, Martha, as they barnstorm small Midwestern towns offering plane rides for a dollar, forges a love for each othe... read more
Baseball Dads

Matthew S. Hiley

An irreverent black comedy about sex, drugs, murder… and children's baseball. Dwayne Devero is just like you and me, except he simply doesn't give a s**t any more. He's had enough. He's done with people living life wrong. You'll do it right, or he'll bury you ... read more
2017 Silver Nautilus Winner 2018 Indie Book Award Finalist Take your ego out of the equation, and watch your company thrive! ''I've got a solution,'' Encore's CFO tells Brandon, ''but it's unorthodox.'' It's 2005 and Brandon Black has just been promoted to CEO... read more
While the strife of the Civil War is over, the conflict in Monaville, Texas, is just beginning--and John Ross Wilhite seems to be in the middle of it all. For John Ross, the world is a confusing place. The slaves have been freed, but only some of the occupants... read more

Brian has 3 reviews





John G.

John G.

Oct, 2023

I apologize to Brian for this late review, because I thought I had already left a review, AND because I was so very pleased with my collaboration with Brian. I really feel fortunate to have worked with Brian on the cover art and getting the book over the finish line. He was awesome and I will be using him for the future books in the series. Thank you, Brian!
Kirsten B.

Kirsten B.

May, 2020

Brian has an incredible eye for detail and design. I could not be more excited about his work and how it brings my story to life. If you need work that is professionally designed and completed in a timely manner contact Brian. I will definitely work with Brian again.
Shannon M.

Shannon M.

Mar, 2020

Brian has been professional and (importantly!!) flexible throughout our publishing process. Top talent.

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