Hire a Book Designer in Chicago

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

Tangmo C.

Tangmo C.

Chicago, IL, United States

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Hello! I'm an illustrator that specializes in children's, YA, fantasy, and sci-fi book covers.


Work experience:

  • Self-employed
  • Starlight Publishing LLC

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Thriller & Suspense Young Adult Urban 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

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

Shawn E R.

Shawn E R.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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I'm an award winning imaginative realism artist specializing in Wildlife and Fantasy Illustration.


Work experience:

  • Shawn E Russell Arts

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Fantasy Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Nature Life Sciences Math & Science

David P.

David P.

Guilford, United States

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I believe that book cover design has the power to crystalize and elevate the author's intent and expression.


Work experience:

  • Manos Design

Services: Design Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Action & Adventure Poetry Historical Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Inspirational Dystopian Science Fiction

Mitch F.

Mitch F.

Portland, United States

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Portland, Oregon based illustrator, 23 freelance years, offering woodcut, flat graphic, hippie vector, and retro poster styles.


Work experience:

  • Mitch Frey Illustration

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: History Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Nature Travel Action & Adventure Fiction Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Psychology Transportation Sports & Outdoors

Taylor R.

Taylor R.

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Visual designer (+ avid reader) previously at Chronicle Books; experience designing for beautiful print production and user-friendly ebooks!


Work experience:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Gershoni Creative Agency

Services: Design Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Calendars Self-Help & Self-Improvement Photography Poetry Fiction Short Story Career Guides

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Book Designers in Chicago

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