Candice Broersma

Candice Broersma – Designer

Award-winning fantasy illustrator crafting new worlds. Providing complete covers with professional typography, marketing assets, and more!

Overview

A professionally illustrated book cover brings a creative touch, helping your novel stand out in the marketplace. I have 10+ years of experience designing and illustrating the fantastical and cherish every story that I can help bring to life.


I take the time to understand your novel and give all my clients 3 sketches, revisions, and a highly polished book cover that will stand the test of time. I do not use stock photos or AI, resulting in artwork that is one-of-a-kind. Covers are drawn digitally by hand with a tablet using classical painting methods of building light and shadow. I put a priority on world-building, compositional balance, and professional quality. Each cover is a premium piece of artwork that stands on its own in addition to being an effective marketing medium.


The process begins with 3 cover concepts to explore different approaches. With the approved concept, we move on to 2 rounds of revision. The final sketch will have typography and composition in place, so there are no surprises between the preliminary stage and final polished design. I design covers with the appropriate genre elements plus a dash of fresh ideas so your book can thrive.


My artwork is ethically designed and created without the use of generative AI. Your hand-made book cover has built-in legal protections as a human-created work, ensuring the security of your commissioned cover into the future.

Services
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy New Adult Steampunk Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English
Awards
  • 2023- Infected By Art Volume 11 Sci Fi & Fantasy Art Annual
  • 2022 - Infected By Art Volume 10 Sci Fi & Fantasy Art Annual
  • 2018 - Grand Prize Winner, Infected By Art Volume 6 Sci Fi & Fantasy Art Annual
  • 2016- Comic-Con International: San Diego Artist Sponsorship
  • 2024- Infected ByArt Volume 12 Sci Fi & Fantasy Art Annual

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2013 — Present

My projects include book covers, posters, album covers, and private commissions. I enjoy working with a variety of topics, with a knack for a combination of the beautiful and bizarre. This often includes mythological creatures and well-dressed arthropods. My goal is to make even mundane subjects a little more magical.

Bovard Studio, Inc.

May, 2017 — Sep, 2021 (over 4 years)

Designed stained glass windows in classic Munich and contemporary styles. Selected glass for stained glass window production. Created marketing materials for social media, print brochures, and large scale displays. Maintained website and updates to digital documents.

Portfolio

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Rayna Larson and The Kingdom of Petunia

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Candice has 18 reviews

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Lori B.

Lori B.

Apr, 2024

Candice was incredibly easy to work with. This was my first book cover, and she really helped me with the decisions that needed to be made.
Manisha H.

Manisha H.

Dec, 2023

This was my second collaboration with Candice, and it pretty much fell apart. Candice would not accept feedback about the design, insisting that her creative vision took priority over the story as written or my thoughts on the design, even at the early stages. For example, I was uncomfortable with the title being white, since the background of the cover is also white. I felt the title couldn't ...
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Candice B.
Hello Manisha, I am sorry to hear that you ran into challenges in the design process. Listening to the goals of the writers I work with and presenting the content of a novel faithfully are a high ...
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Russell H.

Russell H.

Nov, 2023

Candice is a great person to work with. She takes her job seriously and knows what she is doing. She is willing to help even if you have questions that should seem obvious. She answers questions very quickly and efficiently. I would suggest her to anyone who is looking for a nice and kind professional.
Fred G.

Fred G.

Oct, 2023

Working with Candice, I ended up with two full-jacket book covers that I absolutely love. She is incredibly talented and extremely professional. One of the things that really surprised me is that she read both books and suggested scenes from them that would make good covers! Her process is very systematic. She sends you ideas for covers, from which you choose three. She renders B&W sketches to ...
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Russell H.

Russell H.

Jul, 2023

Candice is fantastic to work with. The illustration she did for me looks amazing and well done. She is prompt when I talked with her and was willing to change things if I felt like something wasn’t right. She takes her work seriously and is very professional. I would recommend Candice to anyone who wants a quality illustration.

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