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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Overview

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
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Cultural & Ethnic
Dystopian
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Non-Fiction
History
Inspirational

Work experience

designer / art director

Self-employed
May, 1998 – Present (over 22 years)

David has 129 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Marie Estorge
I have been extremely pleased with David's responsiveness and professionalism. He has met deadlines without exception. I will definitely hire David for future projects. I recommend him completely.

Marie Estorge, September 2020


Courtlandt Jennigns
David was great to work with and was patient with me on my final back and forth once we got close. I would hire david again if ever need a book designer again. big thumgs up!

Courtlandt Jennigns, September 2020


Elizabeth Devlin
"Stunning!" and "gorgeous!" were the two most common immediate reactions when I showed off the book cover Dave Provolo designed for me. I couldn't be more pleased with his work and it was a true pleasure collaborating with him. He provided 4 (rather than the promised 3) "concept" designs to start, then refined my top two until I could decide between them. Once the basic design was chosen, he w...
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Elizabeth Devlin, September 2020


Doug Smith
Dave is a kind, thoughtful professional. He was genuinely interested in my ideas for the project and he made a cover design that exceeded the limits of my imagination. I can highly recommend his services.

Doug Smith, September 2020


T Paris
As a self publish author I have worked with MANY MANY MANY professionals to support various aspects of my books. Dave is truly a DREAM to work with! His skillsets are sophisticated and refine. He is a great communicator and listens well to his client. I was mortified at the amount of edits (pages!) that I had to address in my manuscript due to an editor's situation, yet Dave dove right in and...
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T Paris, September 2020

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