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Laura B.

Laura B.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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An expert designer with 10 years' experience and a very personable approach. I won't stop until you are thrilled with your design!


Work experience:

  • Laura Boyle Design
  • Dundurn Press

Services: Design Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Young Adult Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management Education & Reference

Sue T.

Sue T.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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A professional illustrator with linocut technique. Clients include Spin Master Games, Klutz Press, Scholastic, and American Bar Association.


Work experience:

  • Sue Todd Illustration

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction New Age Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality

Anna L.

Anna L.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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I'm an independent illustrator with a classic background. I love working on people, animals, enjoy drawing food and abstract patterns.


Work experience:

  • Freelance illustrator working from home

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Agriculture Non-Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Business & Management Picture Books Children's

Lena Y.

Lena Y.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Book cover designer specializing in fiction, young adult, romance, and non-fiction, with experience in-house and with independent authors.


Work experience:

  • Sutherland House
  • Audiobooks.com
  • Yocla Designs

Services: Design Cover Design

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Thriller & Suspense Romance Historical Fiction Fantasy Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Literary Fiction

Blair K.

Blair K.

Toronto, Canada

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Award-winning illustrator and designer specializing in bold, conceptual images.


Work experience:

  • Blair Kelly

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Young Adult Fiction Business & Management Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Inspirational Middle Grade Children's Education & Reference Psychology Humanities & Social Sciences

David G.

David G.

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Commercial, with a twist of lemon.


Work experience:

  • KNOB&TUBE
  • Toronto International Film Festival

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Poetry Philosophy Entertainment Math & Science Thriller & Suspense Life Sciences

Dane L.

Dane L.

BC, Canada

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I love to help people realize their dream of becoming a published author.


Work experience:

  • Ebook Launch

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Romance Fiction Young Adult Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Mystery & Crime Fantasy Science Fiction

Claudie C.

Claudie C.

Quebec, QC, Canada

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Published illustrator with 5 years of experience. I specialize in children's books and YA covers with a strong focus on light and color!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Picture Books Children's Fiction Fantasy Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Middle Grade Fantasy Nature Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Education & Reference

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Book Designer Calgary

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