Heather VenHuizen

Heather VenHuizen - Designer

Chicago, IL, USA

Experienced cover designer of adult fiction and non-fiction genres. Let's make your book a best seller!

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I'm a Chicagoland based Designer with several years of experience as an Art Director and Cover Designer for adult fiction and non-fiction imprints. Prior to working in publishing, I worked as a Designer in marketing and advertising; which gives me an edge when it comes to designing book covers that will resonate well with readers. I've worked on covers for several best-selling books, and would love to add your book to that list!

As your designer, it is my goal to create a cover that you will love. I enjoy partnering with authors who have a clear vision of what they want their book to be/look like. I also enjoy the challenge of helping an author to determine what that vision should be. Either way, I appreciate receiving a lot of information about your book (the content, the setting, the main characters, the other books that you feel are good comps) up front so that I can provide you with the best concepts possible.


"Heather!!! You did the best job on my cover and I am eternally grateful." —Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy

"Wow that's some serious design magic! I think this cover will pop in real life and digitally. Nicely done! And, THANK YOU!" —Meagan Church, author of The Last Carolina Girl

"I'm so flipping happy with this. I've been looking at the cover for the last three weeks and my last, strongest, and longest-lasting feeling was that THIS is the one. So Excited!!!" —Jennifer Coburn, author of Cradles of the Reich

"To say that I love this cover would be a total understatement!!!!" —Lo Patrick, author of The Floating Girls
Business & Management
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Coming of Age
Historical Fiction
Historical Mysteries
Magical Realism
Psychological Thriller

Work experience

Senior Art Director

October, 2016 – Present (almost 6 years)

During my time at Sourcebooks, I have managed and designed covers for Adult Non Fiction and Adult Fiction imprints (including Landmark, Poisoned Pen Press, Sourcebooks Trade, The Library of Congress, Fiske, Simple Truths, and more.)

Heather has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Harlie Sponaugle
Heather was consistently ahead of schedule and delivered high quality products. She answered my questions thoroughly and was responsive to my requests for changes.

Harlie Sponaugle, July 2022

Portia Tickell
Not only did Heather create a brilliant book jacket that was beyond my expectations, she also made it so EASY! She asked all the right questions, was in constant communication, and delivered a cover that spoke to the story in a unique way that was also on trend. I loved our collaboration, which is why she will be my go-to for all my designing needs. – Portia Tickell, author of A Family Past

Portia Tickell, April 2022

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