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 23 years)

David has 203 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

marty berry
Aloha, David has proven to be an understanding and professional design artist. He has been patiently waiting for my two editors on two simultaneously written books to finish their craft. The two editors are still not finished and David is cool with that. He has been kind and understanding with the delays. It has been a pleasure working with him, and I could not recommend him higher. When my cur...
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marty berry, October 2021

Kim Andreadis
I would like to use David’s services again. He was wonderful to work with; professional and talented and he worked quickly. A very good communicator; I definitely recommend David’s design work. He has a strong creative flair. I am trying to reach him now for my second book in a series!

Kim Andreadis, October 2021

Nancy Hillis
David Provolo is the consummate pro. He's off the charts. He makes a complex process laminar.

Nancy Hillis, October 2021

David Carroll
Working with Dave on my debut novel was a pleasure. His professionalism, artistic talent, and expertise exceeded all my hopes and expectations. Dave provided me with several unique cover options. Each exhibited the precise feel of my narrative. I love my final cover. In addition, his interior design is masterfully polished and beautiful. Dave’s communication skills, collaboration style, and rea...
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David Carroll, October 2021

Dale Thomas Vaughn
David took my clouded vision and turned it into a stunning cover that looks like a classic. He worked with me to get the right sizes, formatting, and layout so that my book looks as professional as anything you'll see on any shelf.

Dale Thomas Vaughn, September 2021

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