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
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Poetry
Non-Fiction
History
Inspirational

Work experience

designer / art director

Self-employed
May, 1998 – Present (almost 25 years)

David has 258 reviews

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

Jjote Costales
After a few bumps along the road, mostly my fault, revisions came back and forth to be fixed, and our timeline got pushed beyond the expected finish line. As usual, David was patient and coped admirably well. Result: all formats submitted to KDP for publishing got approved with not much fuss. I will certainly collaborate with him again in future projects and recommend him to anyone who wishes ...
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Jjote Costales, January 2023


Chris Dickon
This was an excellent collaboration in which David got exactly to what I was looking for, though I didn't know what that was until it appeared. My creative process is to gather all the research, resources, and visual material, then to figure out what exactly is the story that it wants to tell. In this case David took all of the information and visual content I could provide and nailed it with ...
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Chris Dickon, January 2023


Michael Wren
David was fantastic to work with and produced an outstanding result. He worked well with me to hone in on the right symbology and developed it to a great looking final product.

Michael Wren, January 2023


Alejandra Andrade
Great working with Dave, as always.

Alejandra Andrade, January 2023


Gail Mehlan
David did an excellent job with the cover of my book. He was prompt in his responses and listened to my ideas, and put them together beautifully! I hired him to help with designing the interior of the book and have been very pleased with his work so far!

Gail Mehlan, December 2022

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