Gwenn Danae Schley

Gwenn Danae Schley - Designer

Rotterdam, Netherlands

I make covers that make people want to read your book.

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I was formerly an oil painter who went digital for the love of fan arts and bringing stories to life.

The path to getting to this career has been a curvy one, and multiple creative avenues were explored: architecture, landscape architecture/urban planning, graphic design, photography, painting, until finally landing on digital illustrations, a media which combines a bit of knowledge from all the others.

The most important thing is that I correctly represent and bring your story to life in such a way that people want to buy the book for the cover alone. This is one advantage that professional publishing companies have: a high quality cover that is exposed to a larger audience. I am making that high quality kind of work, but for the little guy. I, personally, judge a book by its cover, and aim to make covers that say, "that looks like a good book."

I am capable of creating work in multiple styles for multiple genres. The styles range from graphic to painterly to an illustrative look. Take a gander through the gallery for some of my previous examples, and feel free to send work that you could only dream of having. I'm here to make your dreams come true and your story come to life.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture

Awards

  • "The Darkest Minds" Litograph contest winner.

Work experience

Artist & Illustrator.

Self-employed
August, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

"i art."
I started illustrating for the love of fan arts and bringing characters/scenes to life.

Lead Designer.

eProximiti / Duet Health
May, 2000 – May, 2015 (about 15 years)

Lead designer for a startup company in Columbus, Ohio that specializes in the creation of smart phone applications. I was the sole designer that handled the design of the apps, logos, branding, marketing materials, and so on.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Shadow Watch (The Shadow Watch series Book 1)

S.A. Klopfenstein

- 2017 Ink and Insights Contest Winner - In a world where sorcerers are hunted to extinction, one girl will defy an empire Slave girl Tori Burodai never wanted to be the Gallows Girl. She never wanted to be looked to as a savior or a revolutionary. But then again, she never knew she was one of the last living Watchers.Long ago, the sacred order of sorcerers was a force for justice in the world... read more

- 2017 Ink and Insights Contest Winner - In a world where sorcerers are hunted to extinction, one girl will defy an empire Slave girl Tori Burodai never wanted to be the Gallows Girl. She never wanted to be looked to as a savior or a revolutionary. But then again, she never knew she was one of the last living Watchers.Long ago, the sacred order of sorcerers was a force for justice in the world... read more

The Rage of Saints (The Shadow Watch series Book 2)

S.A. Klopfenstein

The thrilling second installment in the Shadow Watch series! The Shadow Watch has been undone. Their captain lies in the dungeons of the White Citadel, and the Gallows Girl has disappeared. Most of the surviving Watchers have joined the chancellor's new magical army, the Sky Guard, led by Darien Redvar, but the Gallows Boy is shaken from the return of the monsters of the Old World, and he must... read more

The thrilling second installment in the Shadow Watch series! The Shadow Watch has been undone. Their captain lies in the dungeons of the White Citadel, and the Gallows Girl has disappeared. Most of the surviving Watchers have joined the chancellor's new magical army, the Sky Guard, led by Darien Redvar, but the Gallows Boy is shaken from the return of the monsters of the Old World, and he must... read more

Cloaked in Shadow (The Dragori Series Book 1)

Ben Alderson

A M/M Dragon Shifter Romance with powerful magic, an kingdom in danger and creatures beyond your imagination. Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart.Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior’s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah is... read more

A M/M Dragon Shifter Romance with powerful magic, an kingdom in danger and creatures beyond your imagination. Zacriah Trovirn is concerned with two things in life: hunting and dodging Petrer, the boy who broke his heart.Heartbreak becomes a distant concern when Zacriah is taken to the Elven capital of Thessolina, where he is forced into King Dalior’s new legion of shapeshifters. But Zacriah is... read more

Found in Night (The Dragori Series Book 2)

Ben Alderson

Dragon Shifters. Undead. Revenge.Life has not been the same since the attack on the ship. Affected by the Druid's power, something dark lurks within Hadrian Vulmar, threatening the existence of those around him.Following a lead, Zacriah and Nyah head into the forest on an expedition to cure him. When they are ambushed by the living dead—bodies controlled by shadow—covered in the Druid marks, t... read more

Dragon Shifters. Undead. Revenge.Life has not been the same since the attack on the ship. Affected by the Druid's power, something dark lurks within Hadrian Vulmar, threatening the existence of those around him.Following a lead, Zacriah and Nyah head into the forest on an expedition to cure him. When they are ambushed by the living dead—bodies controlled by shadow—covered in the Druid marks, t... read more

Poisoned in Light (The Dragori Book 3)

Ben Alderson

Magicks collide in the third and final installment of the M/M fantasy The Dragori Series by Bestselling Author Ben Alderson Zacriah is imprisoned within the city of Lilioira which is firmly under the control of Gordex. Separated from Hadrian and his allies, he tries to deal with a darkness that grows within him. A new, deadly power. Heart Magick. The Druid will stop at nothing to retrieve the ... read more

Magicks collide in the third and final installment of the M/M fantasy The Dragori Series by Bestselling Author Ben Alderson Zacriah is imprisoned within the city of Lilioira which is firmly under the control of Gordex. Separated from Hadrian and his allies, he tries to deal with a darkness that grows within him. A new, deadly power. Heart Magick. The Druid will stop at nothing to retrieve the ... read more

Blood Rose (Blood Books)

Danielle Rose

There’s no wrath like that of a witch scorned. As one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries.But on the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she’s sworn to kill, Avah vows revenge on those who too... read more

There’s no wrath like that of a witch scorned. As one of the only spirit users in her coven, Avah has been chosen to wield The Power, the ultimate weapon against the immortal vampire species witches have been at war with for centuries.But on the night of her birth rite, Avah’s coven is attacked. Forced to seek refuge among the very beings she’s sworn to kill, Avah vows revenge on those who too... read more

Blood Magic (Blood Books)

Danielle Rose

There's a little witch in us all. Avah Taylor thought she had already faced the worst: as her coven's chosen one, destined to receive a power that could kill her, she was forced to make the ultimate sacrifice when she gave up her mortal life to become a vampire, the witches' greatest enemy. But just when she begins to adjust to her new life, even as she falls in love with her sire, the high pr... read more

There's a little witch in us all. Avah Taylor thought she had already faced the worst: as her coven's chosen one, destined to receive a power that could kill her, she was forced to make the ultimate sacrifice when she gave up her mortal life to become a vampire, the witches' greatest enemy. But just when she begins to adjust to her new life, even as she falls in love with her sire, the high pr... read more

Blood Promise (Blood Books)

Danielle Rose

Careful what you witch for. Avah Taylor never wanted to be a vampire, and now, her immortal life is at stake. When tragedy strikes, Avah is cast out of her vampire coven and embarks on a mission to expose the danger of the witchcraft that took her mortal life from her. Her journey takes her around the world, from Washington State to London to Russia, but Avah can't run from a past deadly mista... read more

Careful what you witch for. Avah Taylor never wanted to be a vampire, and now, her immortal life is at stake. When tragedy strikes, Avah is cast out of her vampire coven and embarks on a mission to expose the danger of the witchcraft that took her mortal life from her. Her journey takes her around the world, from Washington State to London to Russia, but Avah can't run from a past deadly mista... read more

Fortuna Sworn

K.J. Sutton

Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind. Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on... until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers som... read more

Fortuna Sworn is the last of her kind. Her brother disappeared two years ago, leaving her with no family or species to speak of. She hides among humans, spending her days working at a bar and her nights searching for him. The bleak pattern goes on and on... until she catches the eye of a powerful faerie.He makes no attempt to hide that he desires Fortuna. And in exchange for her, he offers som... read more

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Joshua Killingsworth
Gwenn was amazing to work with. She made it super easy to get the cover of my dreams! With minimal information, she made a truly epic cover which is beyond anything I thought possible. Gwenn is a masterful artist and brought my character to life in stunning detail.

Joshua Killingsworth, October 2019


William Rowland
A fantastic professional. She made my book cover look amazing and was a pleasure to work with.

William Rowland, September 2019


Michael Sahd
I initially set out with the idea that I would find an artist to improve what I already had, but had misgivings because I know my way around photoshop. I just needed some help seeing the image with the eyes of an artist. Gwen Danae jumped onto my strange request and helped me mold an excellent cover that turned out beautifully. She guided my hand and helped me see how best the lighting worked w...
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Michael Sahd, August 2019

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