Hire a Book Designer in Chicago

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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

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

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

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

Devin M.

Devin M.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Friendly Creative Designer, specializing in book design, illustration, graphic novels, comics, narrative work, character design, fine arts.


Work experience:

  • Eyes of the Cat Illustration

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Fiction Art Humanities & Social Sciences Non-Fiction Cultural & Ethnic Picture Books Children's

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

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Book Designers in Chicago

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