Florian Garbay

Florian Garbay – Designer

Ready to publish your series? I get middle grades excited BEFORE they start reading. Find out how in my profile!

Overview

I am Florian, a French graphic designer, geek, and illustrator who likes to create original book covers that get young readers excited about reading.

I've been working in children's publishing for 5 years and have around thirty publications with self-published authors.


I love working with beginners because designing a cover for your book is an important step in the future of your business. Unfortunately, it's the only stage that requires you to work with someone. When you spend months writing a project, it can be frustrating and intimidating.


That's why I offer a pleasant and reassuring creative experience that leaves you in control of your project. You remain the captain!


Before we sign the quote, we exchange ideas and clearly define what your book cover will look like.

If you don't know what you want or are unsure that your idea is suitable for the market, don't worry! I can give you advice.


Once the collaboration begins, I won't limit the number of feedback requests you can make and I'll be in touch regularly to let you know how I'm getting on.


Once the project is finished, I'll give you all the files you need to publish your book.


I hope I've answered most of your questions. To get more information, send me a message! It's free!


I can't wait to hear about your story!

Florian

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Fantasy Horror Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy
Languages
English
Certifications
  • License

Work experience

ESAA Aquitaine and E-artsup Bordeaux

Sep, 2017 — Jul, 2020 (almost 3 years)

I teach academic drawing, inking, perspective, rough drawing technic for interior design and digital colorisation.

Self-employed

May, 2017 — Present

I worked on various projects like :
- Character concept art for video game industry
- Background concepts and illustrations for video game industry
- Music band covers
- Children book cover and interior illustration
- Various other illustration jobs

french ministry for internal affairs

Jun, 2012 — Sep, 2017 (over 5 years)

I spent years designing and printing marketing pictures.

Portfolio

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Up Against Mooneye

Høst, Mikkel

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Dragon Canyon: Level 1: Fire of Four

Kristin Glasbergen

Sorrel wants to run around like the other kids, but a foot deformity -- and her hovering mom -- just won’t let her. The only place she feels free is in Dragon Canyon -- a video game where she ... read more
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Esme Zur: And The I Of The Age

Estabrook, L. A.

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What is the Fantastical Contraption? What secrets does it hold inside? And what about it convinced the Queen to abduct Annabel Pickering’s parents? Thirteen-year-old Annabel Pickering loves he... read more
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STOP! ROBOT!

Anson, Gaz

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Eternal Seas (The Relic Hunters Book 1)

Rees, Lexi

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THE EERIE BROTHERS and THE WITCHES OF AUTUMN

Higdon, Sheldon

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The Final Ingredient: A Creeptown Horror

Charles, Scott

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Eternal Seas (The Relic Hunters)

Rees, Lexi

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Impostor Mode

Charles, Scott

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Florian has 24 reviews

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Rachel D.

Rachel D.

Nov, 2023

Florian is extremely patient and willing to help you talk through the ideas you have to find the best one for your book. His speedy responses and the speed of his work is wonderful, ensuring a project can be finished promptly.
DS Q.

DS Q.

Oct, 2023

This was the second time I've used Florian for a cover design and couldn't be happier with the results. He's really helped to bring Milo to life. I'll certainly be calling him for the next book.
Gaius A.

Gaius A.

Sep, 2023

Florian's unique style of vibrant scenes and action-oriented design caught my eye immediately. So even though I am working on a project outside of the genres displayed in his portfolio (my book is a science fantasy adventure for adult audiences), I contacted him regarding a cover illustration. He started by asking important questions regarding genre, target audience, and story. His responses an...
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Lexi R.

Lexi R.

Jun, 2023

The entire project has been fantastic. Not only is the design absolutely stunning, but the process was smooth, communication excellent, and I appreciated the emotional support too as this was a very big financial investment for me and I was nervous. I'm so glad I took the plunge. Highly recommended.
Cin F.

Cin F.

Jun, 2023

Florian has done fabulous work and he's an excellent artist! Very responsive to the needs of his customer and great to work with!

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