Danna Mathias Steele

Danna Mathias Steele – Designer

Cover/interior designer with 10+ years experience. Worked for Amazon.com and small publishers. A passion for beautiful, simplistic books.


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.

With degrees in both graphic design and English literature, I've curated 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!
Art Biographies & Memoirs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Poetry Women's Fiction

Work experience


Jan, 2017 — Present

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


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.


Salt the Snow

Callaghan, C.

The Pomegranate

Schwaidelson, S.

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 the next chief of the L.A. Police Department, inherits her estranged... read more
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-year-old neighborhood kid, Robbie Shumstein, trying to come to grips w... read more
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 residing in a small and uniform central New Hampshire town in the 1950s.... read more
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 the Tallahatchie River, the town is a vast, flat land with fields of... read more
Charlie Finley had an idyllic life. At 23 years old, she was married to her childhood sweetheart, was a successful real estate agent and lived in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. Some days she wondered if she should pinch herself because it wa... read more
Marc Caldwell is a decorated veteran detective for the Briscoe, Texas, Police Department. He has seen his fair share of crime through his time of service, but when local teen Mercedes Vargas goes missing, Detective Caldwell and his partner, Shawn Peterson, are... read more

Danna Mathias has 144 reviews





Jo S.

Jo S.

Jun, 2023

Wow! What a breath of fresh air! If you are looking for someone who is ultra professional and communicative (plus a great eye for interiors!), look no further. We've been in publishing for over a decade and Danna is the first interior person whom we worked with that blew us away. If this is your 1st book or your 100th, you need to sign up with Danna. Your readers will thank you (and you'll h...
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Russell L.

Russell L.

May, 2023

Danna is absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond to assist me in creating the book of my dreams (my first book)! She is organized, communicates effectively, punctual and can craft an amazing product based on your vision. I am so grateful to have partnered with her on my project and I am already recommending her to other professionals and I will absolutely be working with her on my future ...
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Pat S.

Pat S.

May, 2023

Danna was awesome to work with. She laid out clear timelines for the project and hit every milestone in a timely manner. I was very fortunate to land someone of her vast experience and expertise as I am sure she is in high demand. Her designs were spectacular and I'm extremely happy with the finished product. Would definitely use her again.
Dobie M.

Dobie M.

May, 2023

Danna is simply awesome. She is creative and produces flawless work on time, every time.
Elora M.

Elora M.

May, 2023

Danna created a stunning cover for my debut novel and I could not be happier with it! For a first timer like me, she made the process clear and easy to understand since day one! I would love to work with her on future projects! I cannot recommend her enough!