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Tangmo

Tangmo

Chicago, IL, United States

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

Travis

Travis

Chicago, IL, USA

Designer and map illustrator specializing in high fantasy maps—here to make your fantasy world a reality


Work experience:

  • Sourcebooks
  • Kidsbooks Publishing

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fantasy, Children's

Nicole

Nicole

Chicago, IL, USA

Designer and Art Director with 9+ years of industry experience, specializing in YA and Adult. Has worked on 14 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

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

Judith

Judith

Chicago, IL, United States

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

Robert

Robert

United States

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

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

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

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