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 (over 22 years)

David has 138 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Ashley-Ann Pereira
David was so great to work with! He was patient with our deadlines and incredibly prompt with any changes and edits. The book looks absolutely beautiful!

Ashley-Ann Pereira, November 2020

Christopher Hall
I know that I've probably only barely touched David's capability as a designer and artist. In the case of Anchorite, he provided multiple iterations of designs. All were deceptively simple and elegant. The kind of simplicity that you know takes thought, planning and experience. He was able to conserve many design elements that were used in an earlier book (Goliath) and extend them to the new bo...
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Christopher Hall, November 2020

Barton Randall
The book cover of Fishing With Dynamite has become a shelf talker of epic proportions, with much thanks owed to David for bringing my vision to vibrant life. HIs creativity and design, as well as his attention to detail, helped make a cover that everyone can't stop talking about. 100% recommend and I definitely will collaborate with him again in the near future. Thanks, David.

Barton Randall, November 2020

Mary Vraa
David provided marvelous options for my book cover. It was actually hard to choose among the three! He delivered well within my timeline. He went above and beyond to ensure it evoked my book's tone and appealed to my audience. I had the pleasure of attending a book cover critique webinar of his and so I had the opportunity to witness his book cover philosophy in action prior to our collaborati...
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Mary Vraa, October 2020

Beth Ruggiero York
David is a true professional. I cannot recommend him more highly as everything was perfect.

Beth Ruggiero York, October 2020

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