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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

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 Book Interior Design

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

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

Adly

Adly

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Designer and Illustrator. I design literary fiction, pop-sci, and current affair books. I have worked at Penguin, FSG, and Melville House.


Work experience:

  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Penguin Press
  • Melville House
  • Various
  • Icrave

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Technology, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Political Science & Current Affairs, Music, Philosophy

Brianna

Brianna

New York, United States

I'm a freelance book cover designer and illustrator with nearly a decade of in-house experience at a top publishing house.


Work experience:

  • Brianna Harden Design & Illustration

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

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Travel, Poetry, Historical Fiction, Music, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Sports & Outdoors, Thriller & Suspense

Matt

Matt

Petaluma, United States

Highly motivated concept artist/ illustrator/ writer who is driven to create the most original content possible.


Work experience:

  • Stargaser Illustration

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres:

Karen

Karen

New York, United States

I am a NYC based designer and illustrator with some hand lettering thrown into the mix.


Work experience:

  • Greenberg Kingsley/NYC
  • Self-employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Young Adult, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Health & Wellbeing, Poetry, Holiday, Women's Fiction, Home & Garden, Themes & Motifs, Writing & Publishing, Calendars

Ashley

Ashley

Portland, ME, United States

I'm an art director, graphic designer and illustrator that loves book design, typography and the interplay of graphics and text.


Work experience:

  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Macmillan Children's Books

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Romance, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Home & Garden, Middle Grade, Education & Reference, Middle Grade Fantasy

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