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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

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

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

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

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

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 Cover Design 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

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 Illustration

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

Talitha

Talitha

Fort Wayne, United States

Award-winning illustrator and book cover and interior layout designer with 10 years of experience. I can help with your next book concept!


Work experience:

  • Self-employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children’s Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Nature

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