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Ashley

Ashley

Chicago, IL, USA

You need a unique, bold book cover that inspires people to click "buy." I need authors who are ready to take a creative leap. Message me.


Work experience:

  • Write Bloody Publishing
  • NPR - Austin, TX
  • Gap Online
  • Ladders
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Bully Pulpit Interactive

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Poetry, Classics, LGBTQ Fiction, Short Story, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels

Lindsey

Lindsey

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Eugene

Eugene

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Nicole

Nicole

Chicago, IL, USA

Designer and Art Director with 10 years of industry experience, specializing in YA and Adult. Has worked on 15 New York Times bestsellers.


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Komma Creative

Services: Design Cover Design Typography

Genres: Coming of Age, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Children's

Ellen

Ellen

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Heather

Heather

Chicago, IL, USA

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


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks

Services: Design Cover Design

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Coming of Age, Historical Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Magical Realism, Literary Fiction

Matt

Matt

Petaluma, United States

Highly motivated concept artist/ illustrator/ writer who is driven to create the most original content possible.


Work experience:

  • Stargaser Illustration

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres:

Megan

Megan

Charleston, SC, United States

Designer with a love for books, especially Mystery and Fantasy, who has spent the last 12 years learning the ins and outs of publishing.


Work experience:

  • Hue Creative
  • CreateSpace, Subsidiary of Amazon.com
  • Amazon.com

Services: Design Cover Design Book Interior Design

Genres: Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult, Business & Management

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Hire the best book cover designers in Chicago


Many authors overlook the importance of presentation and branding. Though DIY book covers are an inexpensive option, they rarely have the aesthetic qualities needed to attract readers and create a strong impression. This can make your book look unprofessional and deter readers from buying it as a result.


So unless you are an experienced designer yourself, you need a professional book cover designer to help you present your work in an appealing and effective way. Such a cover designer has all the experience needed to create a marketable outer appearance for your book. Depending on whether you want a photo-based or illustrated cover, you’ll need a graphic designer with the right qualifications — someone who knows what sells in your genre and how to apply that to your cover.


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