George Long

George Long – Designer

Art Director/ Designer with extensive experience in book publishing. Designed packaging across all genres, for numerous bestselling authors.


As a Senior Art Director for Penguin Random House, I worked in a fast-paced, high-volume art department where I was highly productive, attentive to detail and personally designed and art directed covers for multiple New York Times bestselling authors spanning many genres such as: Nora Roberts, Patrick Rothfuss, Steve Berry, Seanan McGuire, Jayne Castle, Tad Williams, Christine Feehan, and Sylvia Day.

As the designer for DAW Books Inc. I'm well versed in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres.

I am skilled at preparing covers for the printing process or in ebook format, and I possess excellent communication and presentation skills. I am current with trends, and I have exceptional CS skills and extensive experience with workflow applications including prepress PDF creation and archiving protocol.

I welcome the opportunity to further discuss my background and how I can work with your vision to create a fantastic package that appeals to a wide fan base.

Fantasy Mystery & Crime Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction

Work experience


Jun, 1997 — Present

Graphic design studio specializing in book cover designs.

Penguin Random House

Jun, 1997 — Jul, 2015 (about 18 years)


Bobby Dollar is an angel—a real one. He knows a lot about sin, and not just in his professional capacity as an advocate for souls caught between Heaven and Hell. Bobby’s wrestling with a few deadly sins of his own—pride, anger, even lust. But his problems aren... read more
Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. “I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.”... read more
“One of my favorite fantasy series.” —George R. R. Martin “Groundbreaking.” —Patrick Rothfuss “One of the great fantasy epics of all time.” —Christopher PaoliniNew York Times-bestselling Tad Williams’ landmark epic fantasy saga of Osten Ard begins an exciting ... read more
The U.S. Army Pathfinders. The vanguard of the Allied forces in World War II Europe. Countless times they preceded invasions and battles vital to bringing the enemy to its knees.Because before the front lines could move forward, the Pathfinders had to move beh... read more
The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.His name wasn’t Chester Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language, as t... read more
THE NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERGideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness... He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch l... read more
Lieutenant Eve Dallas must take down a group of terrorists who use a computer virus to kill in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.Louie Cogburn had spent three days holed up in his apartment, staring at his computer screen. His ... read more
When young attorney and mother Brek Cuttler finds herself covered in blood and standing on a deserted train platform, she has no memory of how she got there. For one very good reason.She’s dead.But she doesn’t believe it at first. Trapped between worlds, Brek ... read more
Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction"If you liked The Help, you'll love this one!" In a novel that “brings authentic history to light,”* a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible in 1946: attaining justice for a bla... read more
Discover #1 New York Times-bestselling Patrick Rothfuss’ epic fantasy series, The Kingkiller Chronicle. “I just love the world of Patrick Rothfuss.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda • “He’s bloody good, this Rothfuss guy.” —George R. R. Martin • “Rothfuss has real talent.”... read more
A Green Mountain Romance from the New York Times bestselling author of I Saw Her Standing There.As the oldest of the ten Abbott siblings, Hunter prides himself on his ability to solve other people’s problems, but now he has a problem of his own—how to convince... read more
Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart—and her virginity—to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of So... read more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the third captivating novel in the Donovan Legacy series.Their family shares the Donovan Gift. Each cousin has special powers that set them apart from ordinary mortals. But while their gifts bring grea... read more
The #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestseller.The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires...From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in ... read more
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents the thrilling second novel in her In Death series. When technology can reveal the darkest of secrets, there’s only one place to hide a crime of passion—in the heart… The first victim was found lying on a... read more
Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.Her nam... read more
The second book in a thrilling sci-fi action adventure, set on Donovan, a treacherous alien planet where corporate threats and dangerous creatures imperil the lives of the planet's colonists.New York Times bestselling author W. Michael Gear returns us to the w... read more
The murder of a Southern literary icon sends Annie Darling's seaside town spinning in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart's 25th Death on Demand Mystery...Bookstore owner Annie Darling is hosting a party to celebrate former Broward’s Rock resident A... read more
The seventh book in the epic fantasy House War series returns to a beloved world of magic and political intrigue, where new threats are stirring.Jewel ATerafin has never wanted to be a power. What she truly wants, she built in the streets of the poorer holding... read more
From the bestselling co-author of the People novels comes a riveting science fiction adventure on a planet with danger around every cornerDonovan is a world of remarkable wealth, a habitable paradise of a planet. It sounds like a dream come true. But Donovan's... read more
WHERE DARK LYCAN ENDED, DARK WOLF BEGINS...BOOK NUMBER 25 IN CHRISTINE FEEHAN'S ACCLAIMED CARPATHIAN SERIES#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan now delivers her most eagerly awaited novel of all—ten years in the making—in the “the erotic, grip... read more
In this new series, set in the bestselling world of Valdemar, Heralds Mags and Amily must continue to protect the realm of Valdemar while raising their children and preparing them to follow in their footsteps.Mags, Herald Spy of Valdemar, and his wife, Amily, ... read more
The second book in the action-packed Peacekeeper series, a continuation of Tanya Huff's military sci-fi Confederation series following Torin KerrGunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr had been the very model of a Confederation Marine. No one who’d ever served with her co... read more
The third book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.Since the Night of Endless Swords, a bloody battle the Kings of Sharakhai narrowly won, the kings have been ho... read more
The seventeenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences…The human and atevi inhabitants of Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, have picked up a signal from an alien kyo ship telli... read more
The seventh book in the funny and fast-paced InCryptid urban fantasy series returns to the mishaps of the Price family, eccentric cryptozoologists who safeguard the world of magical creatures living in secret among humans.Includes an all-new Aeslin mice novell... read more
Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thoug... read more
Now in hardcover, the twelfth installment of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series!Things are not okay.In the aftermath of Amandine's latest betrayal, October "Toby" Daye's fragile self-made family is on the verge of com... read more
With his critically acclaimed military science fiction debut series, Dave Bara launched readers on a star-spanning journey of discovery, diplomacy, and danger. Lieutenant Peter Cochrane of the Quantar Royal Navy believes he has his future clearly mapped out. I... read more
The #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestseller.Gideon calls me his angel, but he's the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.The vows we'd exchanged should have bound us tighter than... read more

George has 25 reviews





Kim S.

Kim S.

May, 2023

George has designed seven covers for me since we began working together in 2019. From the first to this most current, I am ALWAYS thrilled with the result. Looking forward to many more collaborations!
Matt A.

Matt A.

May, 2023

George was a pleasure to work with. His intuision was spot on with character designs, took all my feedback on board and was very accomodating to alterations I requested. He crafted a phenomonal book cover and was worth every penny. 10/10, would work with him again. Thanks, George!
Maggie M.

Maggie M.

Sep, 2022

George was so easy to work with. After my first round of proofs I wanted to tweak some things to get the images closer to the characters I’d envisioned and he worked with me tirelessly, making me so comfortable, and the finished product was perfect!
Gifford P.

Gifford P.

Jul, 2022

George worked with our difficult specifications and the complexity of two authors and created a stunning cover that gets rave reviews. Would definitely hire him again.
Michael M.

Michael M.

May, 2022

I am very happy with my decision to engage George for the cover design of my debut novel. His final design captured exactly the look and feel I was after. I gave him some ideas which he took and improved beyond my expectations. There were a couple of miscommunications but I put that down to timezone (Australia/USA) and terminology differences. Love your work, George.