Hire a Book Cover Designer in Chicago

We've sourced the best book cover designers in Chicago who are ready to help you with all your cover design needs.

Ellen K.

Ellen K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Art director with more than ten years of experience in publishing, finding delight in all kinds of book design.


Work experience:

  • Cottage Door Press
  • Albert Whitman & Company

Services: Design Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult Children’s Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Middle Grade Fantasy

Eugene S.

Eugene S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I'm a talented freelance illustrator who specializes in creating eye catching sci-fi, fantasy, horror and YA fiction illustrations.


Work experience:

  • Eugene Smith Illustration

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Horror Thriller & Suspense Comics Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction

Lindsey C.

Lindsey C.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Cover designer, illustrator, editor, and longtime publishing pro


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Humor & Comedy Mystery & Crime Art Humanities & Social Sciences Children’s Non-Fiction Entertainment

Natalie S.

Natalie S.

Chicago, IL, USA

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I design award-winning book covers that showcase great ideas. Currently in-house at the University of Chicago Press.


Work experience:

  • University of Chicago Press
  • Studio TILT
  • Self-employed

Services: Design Cover Design Typography

Genres: Sociology Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Philosophy History Nature Life Sciences Math & Science Economics Religion & Spirituality

Judith M.

Judith M.

Chicago, IL, United States

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Lettering artist and illustrator for 25 years. Bold, clean, graphic style—bright color palettes—contemporary look.


Work experience:

  • Judith Mayer Creative

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Design Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Art Humanities & Social Sciences Themes & Motifs Plays & Screenplays

Caroline Teagle J.

Caroline Teagle J.

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Caroline Johnson is an art director, designer, and illustrator specializing in book covers with over a decade of professional experience.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Random House
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • HarperCollins

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Entertainment Mystery & Crime True Crime Thriller & Suspense

Brandi A.

Brandi A.

Columbia, SC, United States

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I am a graphic designer with over 12 years of experience in academic publishing.


Work experience:

  • The University of South Carolina Press
  • The University of South Carolina

Services: Design Cover Design Book Interior Design

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Poetry Fiction Historical Fiction Anthologies Short Story Parenting & Families Photography Health & Wellbeing

Robert W.

Robert W.

United States

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I'm an illustrator with 25 years of experience, specializing in science fiction and fantasy book covers.


Work experience:

  • Studio of Robert Williams

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Fantasy

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Book Cover Designers in Chicago

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