Danna Mathias Steele

Danna Mathias Steele – Designer

Cover/interior designer with 15+ years experience. Worked for Amazon.com and small publishers. A passion for beautiful, simplistic books.

Overview

With over a decade of experience in the professional publishing industry, I’m a firm believer that you should always judge a book by it’s cover. I’m passionate about well-executed, thoughtful design and aim to bring that understanding to every book I help create.


I've got degrees in both graphic design and English literature, curating a distinct skill set when it comes to visually communicating a book's themes and tones. I can't wait to help you bring your project to life!


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Services
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Poetry Women's Fiction
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2017 — Present

Book covers, typesetting, branding/logos and wedding invitation design.

Amazon.com

Jan, 2011 — Jan, 2017 (about 6 years)

Develop and manage creative direction for top-selling authors and public figures entering the publishing industry. Create strong publication series identities in house, including interior layout design and typesetting, production design, cover concept development, and print file creation.

Portfolio

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The House on the Rocks

Donley, Alexa

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Ellis River

Ehrlich, Nicki

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Toska

Cabrera, Elizabeth C

Cover Design
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The Murder of Sarah Grosvenor

Withycombe, Betsy

Cover Design
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The Pomegranate

Schwaidelson, S. J.

Cover Design Book Interior Design
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Salt the Snow

Callaghan, Carrie

Cover Design
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Little Things: A Novel

Fillion, Amy

Cover Design
One Fine Day

Padilla, Jenae G

Cover Design Book Interior Design
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Immigrant Secrets: The Search for My Grandparents

Mancini, John Francis

Cover Design Book Interior Design
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Beebe and Bostelmann: a historical novel

POLITSCH, KENT

Cover Design Book Interior Design
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The Second: A Memoir of Love and Commitment

Durda, Colleen Burns

Cover Design
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Blue Sky Gone

Farmer, J.S

Cover Design Book Interior Design
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Surviving To Tell The Tale: A Time To Forgive

Vincent, Richard A

Cover Design Book Interior Design
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Witch's Shadow

Cain, Philip

Cover Design
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Broken and Breaking Free

Amy Fillion

Is it possible to transcend the boundaries of the life you were born into, and if so, what will you sacrifice?Susan Dubois is the youngest member of a poor French-Canadian Catholic family resi... read more
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Will There Be Wine?: A Novel

Cubbison, Ms. Whitney

Cover Design Book Interior Design
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The King of Kreskin Avenue

A.K. Vitberg

The King of Kreskin Avenue is the powerful tale of the connection between Mario Colucci, a highly decorated, emotionally scarred Korean War hero who’s the neighborhood oddity, and a sixteen-ye... read more
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HARBOR BLUES a novella

Cheryl Devenney

A decades old cold murder case. A fed-up LAPD cop's wife. A fresh homicide. All collide amid a sea of blackmail and murder.A 24 year-old unsolved murder case re-surfaces when Melanie, wife of ... read more
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From author Erica Sandifer comes Sunshine in the Delta, a tale of life and love and everything in between, set in the Mississippi Delta during the early 1960s. Money, Mississippi, just beyond ... read more
Cover Design

Danna Mathias has 185 reviews

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Denelda B.

Denelda B.

Apr, 2024

Kindred Blade was the 5th cover Danna has created for my series, Kindred Chronicles, and it won't be the last. I'm in love with her work!!!
Mike G.

Mike G.

Mar, 2024

I recently had the pleasure of working with Danna on my book project, "The Spin Positive Master Series, Volume #1 - The Universe's Guide to Mastering Your Power." She is an absolutely phenomenal book cover designer who not only met my expectations but completely blew them out of the water! From start to finish, the experience was nothing short of exceptional. First and foremost, her creativity...
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Elora M.

Elora M.

Mar, 2024

This is my second project with Danna and she continues to provide the best work for my books. Her design work is unmatched and I look forward to working with her again soon.
Martinique G.

Martinique G.

Mar, 2024

Danna was great to work with. She communicated well, answered questions in a timely manner, maintained professionalism, and designed an amazing book cover. She made the entire process easy.
Rod M.

Rod M.

Mar, 2024

So many reviewers say they can't say enough good things about Danna. They talk about what a pleasure she is to work with. Both statements are spot on. But what is more important, at least to me, is the quality and creativity of the cover she created for me. I could not be more pleased. The cover she created is beautiful. They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but people do. It's probably...
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