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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 design Cover Design cover-design Illustration illustration Typography typography

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

Lindsey

Lindsey

Chicago, IL, USA

Cover designer, illustrator, editor, and longtime publishing pro


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Self-employed

Services: Design design Cover Design cover-design Illustration illustration Typography typography Book Interior Design book-interior-design Production Management 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

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 design Cover Design cover-design Typography typography Book Interior Design 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

Andrea

Andrea

Chicago, IL, USA

I’m an artist with a knack for illustration, hand lettering and painting. I love creating bold and colorful pieces!


Work experience:

  • Andrea Rockelle Art

Services: Design design Cover Design cover-design Illustration illustration

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Mystery & Crime, Psychological Thriller, Thriller & Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Christian Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction, True Crime, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits

Jakob

Jakob

Portland, United States

I'm the senior designer at Tin House. I work with many genres, including poetry, fiction, and essays. I also design and layout magazines.


Work experience:

  • Tin House
  • Jakob Vala Design
  • Submit Magazine
  • Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

Services: Design design Typography typography Book Interior Design book-interior-design

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Poetry, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Education & Reference, Thriller & Suspense

Mitch

Mitch

Portland, United States

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


Work experience:

  • Mitch Frey Illustration

Services: Design design Illustration illustration

Genres: Nature, Non-Fiction, Travel, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Transportation, Sports & Outdoors

David

David

Guilford, United States

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 design Cover Design cover-design Typography typography Book Interior Design book-interior-design

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

Penny

Penny

Holbrook, United States

I have been lucky enough to work as a Children's Book Illustrator since 2007.


Work experience:

  • self employed

Services: Design design Cover Design cover-design Illustration illustration Book Interior Design book-interior-design

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade

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