Erin Kirk

Erin Kirk – Designer

Hello! I am an award-winning book designer with experience in many genres. I will help your book reach its market with just the right cover.


I'm an award-winning book cover designer with many years of experience. Because I've worked with so many publishers over the years, I've designed covers in a wide variety of genres. Most of my experience lies in nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, art and photography books, cookbooks, and nature guides. I can often work with cover art suggested or provided by the author, and am also willing to do art research to find the perfect image. I also occasionally provide photography or create original art for covers.
Biographies & Memoirs History LGBTQ Non-Fiction Nature Photography Travel
  • AIGA 50 Books/50Covers; PRINT Regional Design Annual; AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show,
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Work experience


Jan, 1991 — Present

I have provided book cover design for many publishers over the years. I've encountered almost every genre in the book world and can handle anything that comes my way.


Women in Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster, tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the Republic. This volume goes beyond the familiar stories o... read more

Ronald R.

How does place impact prose? Here: Women Writing on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula explores that very question, drawing on the work of Upper Peninsula authors past and present to create a vibrant kaleidoscope of voices and experiences. Bame-wa-wa-ge-zhik-aquay, Ja... read more
Jack and Annie Fallon had been living what seemed the ideal life with their son Riley, spending the school year in Portland, where Jack was a professor of Native American history, and summers at Jack’s family ranch in northeastern Oregon, on land surrounded by... read more
Goes beyond transgender to question the need for gender classification.Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college admissions app... read more

Jake A.

Winner, 2015 Colorado Book Award Finalist, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award In the years leading up to his recent passing, Alabama poet Jake Adam York set out on a journey to elegize the 126 martyrs of the civil rights movement, murdered in the years be... read more

Erin has 6 reviews





Ron H.

Ron H.

Oct, 2022

Was excellent to work with Erin.
Erin K.
Thanks, Ron! I enjoyed working on your book.
matt B.

matt B.

Sep, 2022

Erin is a rare find. It is challenging to find real artists in the world of self-publishing who can make your book look like it was published by one of the big houses. Erin presented me with more than one great option to the point where it was difficult to choose between them. Which is to say, I was the opposite of disappointed with her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone writing in t...
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Ron H.

Ron H.

Aug, 2022

Erin has been easy to work with. Responsive and a good communicator.
Erin K.
Thanks so much, Ron. I've enjoyed working with you!
Robert J. (Bob) R.

Robert J. (Bob) R.

Aug, 2022

Erin did amazing work. She took a few basic thoughts I had and a couple pictures I took and turned them into an absolutely flawless cover design. 100% would do business with her again.
Erin K.
Thank you so much, Bob. I enjoyed working with you! It was great to be able to use your personal photos for the cover. Wishing you all the best with the book.
Donna L.

Donna L.

Apr, 2019

Erin was a wonderful designer with whom to create my first book cover. She really walked me through the process and I was extremely pleased with the finished product. The consummate professional, Erin was prompt in producing deliverable results and very clear in her communication. I would definitely work with her again.
Erin K.
Thank you, Donna! I enjoyed working with you and would love to work together again on future projects.