George Long

George Long – Designer

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

Overview

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.

Services
Fiction
Fantasy Mystery & Crime Romance Science Fiction
Non-Fiction
History
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2007 — Present

Graphic design studio specializing in book cover designs.

Penguin Random House

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

Portfolio

The Secret of Magic

Deborah Johnson

Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction"If you liked The Help, you'll love this one!"--EW.com In a novel that “brings authentic history to light,”* a young female attorney from New Yo... read more
Cover Design
The Boy Who Shoots Crows

Silvis, Randall

Berkley

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, th... read more
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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 d... read more
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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 F... read more
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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 ... read more
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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 dea... read more
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Dream Eyes (Dark Legacy Novel Book 2)

Krentz, Jayne Ann

Berkley

Cover Design
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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 pe... read more
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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 ... read more
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#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 se... read more
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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 ... read more
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Abandoned (Donovan)

W. Michael Gear

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.N... read more
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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 p... read more
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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 a... read more
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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... read more
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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 m... read more
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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 blood... read more
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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, O... read more
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George has 29 reviews

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Lauren D.

Lauren D.

Mar, 2024

George made me such a beautiful cover! It was just what I had imagined and I’m so happy with the way it turned out.
George L.
Lauren was a pleasure to work with. Lauren knew exactly what she wanted the cover to look like, and was excellent with detail and descriptions. This helps greatly with the creative process and it s...
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Tim C.

Tim C.

Nov, 2023

Working with George has been an awesome experience. This is my first book to be published, and George has been very patient with my inexperience; he listened to my ideas and shared his expertise, he communicated well and often, and gave me options to choose from varying characters, backgrounds, and colors, and was always professional. All this combined has resulted in a fantastic cover. I am gl...
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Ryan M.

Ryan M.

Oct, 2023

To me, the mark of a great artist is the ability to tell a story through a picture. Combine that with expert knowledge of cover design and the publishing industry’s complex standards, and you get George Long.
Karin M.

Karin M.

Sep, 2023

George was a pleasure to work with, from the imaginative and creative concepts he provided based on my brief through to prompt delivery of the final files in all the formats I needed. He was responsive to requests for changes and also went to the trouble of researching images of relevant local landscapes. The result was a cover that not only showed key story themes but also had an epic feel an...
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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!

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