Hanna Sandvig

Hanna Sandvig - Designer

The Kootenays, Canada

I'm an illustrator who specialises in whimsical maps for all genres and book covers for Cozy Mysteries, RomComs, and Chicklit

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Hi, I'm Hanna! I'm an illustrator with over 6 years of experience working with authors to make their books beautiful. I love to draw maps. I'm happiest, if I can spend my day drawing tiny castles and trees. I've drawn maps for fantasy novels, of course, but also contemporary romances and cozy mysteries. I love a good map challenge, so if you have an idea for a map, send it my way!

I also illustrate custom book covers, I have a style that's perfect for sassy cozy mysteries and the kind of Rom Com covers that are currently sweeping the publishing world. My work is light and fun, and appeals most to women and teen girls.

I believe in building relationships with my clients based on clear communication and a collaborative approach to my work. I'd love to talk to you about your illustration needs!

Reviews:
“Hanna was great to work with. She kept me in the loop as she designed the maps and wanted my feedback at each stage. She has a gift of capturing not only the place but also the flavor and atmosphere of the location. I want my readers to imagine a cozy English village and that’s exactly what her map evokes.” – Sara Rosett

“Let’s be honest, maps are terrifying beasts that make zero sense even to the people who are writing the book. Hanna made this SO EASY FOR ME. I basically made the roughest outline possible, and she helped me figure out not only how the map should look, the actual science behind it, and honestly made the book better with a few of her little notes. She took all the stress out of a process that is entirely magic to me.” – Emma Hamm

“My favorite thing about the map design process was just how seamless it was. Hanna asked all the questions and was communicating with me throughout the whole process. I never had to wonder if we were on the same page.” – Valia Lind

“The whole process was pretty great. I liked seeing how things were going along the way. I didn’t even think about doing other structures other than the one, main castle. But adding in the other structures really made the map more personalized to my world. I’m glad you prodded me along on those. Thank you! You were just really fun to work with all around!!” – Kristin J Dawson




Fiction
Chick Lit
Contemporary Romance
Cozy Mysteries
Fantasy
Middle Grade Fantasy
Romantic Comedy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (almost 8 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Memories of Mist: A Christian Romance (Urban Farm Fresh Romance Book 3)

Valerie Comer

A conflict-avoiding teacher. A take-no-prisoners PTA mom. All that pulls them together is the gardening class he’s reluctantly teaching.Single mom Adriana Diaz isn’t about to let the new teacher derail the PTA’s hard work in securing a greenhouse and garden area for Bridgeview Elementary School, but taking matters into her own hands turns awkward when she realizes her attraction to the teacher... read more

A conflict-avoiding teacher. A take-no-prisoners PTA mom. All that pulls them together is the gardening class he’s reluctantly teaching.Single mom Adriana Diaz isn’t about to let the new teacher derail the PTA’s hard work in securing a greenhouse and garden area for Bridgeview Elementary School, but taking matters into her own hands turns awkward when she realizes her attraction to the teacher... read more

Killer Vacation: A Lark & Landry Mystery (The Lark & Landry Mystery Stories) (Volume 1)

R.F. Kacy

Spring break is all about fun in the sun... Until murder enters the forecast.Megan and Cassie are off on a tropical island vacation. Parties, guys, and the beach all beckon.But when they learn a friend is dead, the girls have to decide.Accept it as an accident or revive their old partnership to investigate.Helped by a mysterious old lady and the discovery of a poison frog, The Diva Detectives ... read more

Spring break is all about fun in the sun... Until murder enters the forecast.Megan and Cassie are off on a tropical island vacation. Parties, guys, and the beach all beckon.But when they learn a friend is dead, the girls have to decide.Accept it as an accident or revive their old partnership to investigate.Helped by a mysterious old lady and the discovery of a poison frog, The Diva Detectives ... read more

License to Shop (Secret Shopper Mom Mystery Book 2)

Kelly McClymer

After tangling with a shopping mall serial killer (in Shop and Let Die) Molly Harbison promised to give up her mystery shopping for a "real" job. True to her vow, she applies for a job at the university where her husband works, begins the awkward and rocky interview process, and stumbles across a new mystery. Someone on the campus is a master identity thief. While Molly tries to figure out who... read more

After tangling with a shopping mall serial killer (in Shop and Let Die) Molly Harbison promised to give up her mystery shopping for a "real" job. True to her vow, she applies for a job at the university where her husband works, begins the awkward and rocky interview process, and stumbles across a new mystery. Someone on the campus is a master identity thief. While Molly tries to figure out who... read more

Hanna has 2 reviews

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K Remington
Hanna was a dream to work with in creating a map for my book. She was always quick to respond throughout our project, and she went to great lengths to ensure that every detail was to my liking. I couldn't be happier with how the final product came out; she simply delivered on all levels. If ever I'm in need of a new illustration I won't hesitate to reach back—Hanna rocks!

K Remington, August 2020


Sue Arroyo
Hannah did a great job understanding the scope of the project, and easily visualized the world set in fantasy. I'm very happy with the final map!

Sue Arroyo, April 2020

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