David Provolo

David Provolo - Designer

Guilford, United States

I believe that book cover design has the power to crystalize and elevate the author's intent and expression.

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I'm a designer/art director with a passionate interest in the art and significance of the book cover. In exploring different modes of visual language, I always strive to shepherd the final product to a state of sophistication, dynamism and succinctness.

Additionally, I deliver all of the qualities to be expected of a professional designer:
• exceptional design/typographic skills and visual sensibility
• the ability to quickly grasp concepts
• highly-adept at incorporating feedback and modifying designs accordingly
• excellent written and verbal communication skills
• a passion and appreciation for the written word
Action & Adventure
Cultural & Ethnic
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction

Work experience

designer / art director

May, 1998 – Present (about 24 years)

David has 231 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Vikram Pampati
David designed an extremely good cover for a competitive price.

Vikram Pampati, May 2022

Jeff Diamond
I was disappointed with my experience working with Dave this time. He failed to follow my instructions for the project multiple times, either ignoring them or going directly against them. When he did choose to go against them, he would not flag that he was doing so, nor would he explain why unless I pressed him on it. He turned in the first draft several days before the due date for the whole p...
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Jeff Diamond, May 2022

Edward Bagby
This is my third time working with David. This go-round I wanted to take a slightly different direction, which required more back and forth than before. At each revision, he took my suggestions, sometimes nitpicky, and responded with conscientious and professional updates, working in modifications that resulted in marketable covers. The end result is not just beyond what I initially expected, i...
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Edward Bagby, May 2022

Indian Trailblazers
It was my pleasure working with Reedsy and David Provolo. David formatted my manuscript and also designed the cover. He did both with diligence and extra care. I am very satisfied with the work he painstakingly performed.

Indian Trailblazers, April 2022

Dustin Spinner
David worked within the timeline, communicated well, and ultimately delivered an excellent cover.

Dustin Spinner, March 2022

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