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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:

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: History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Nature, Travel, Action & Adventure, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural & Ethnic, Psychology, Transportation, Sports & Outdoors

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

Lesley

Lesley

White Plains, NY, United States

Creative art director and book cover designer specializing in commercial woman's fiction, young adult, and romance.


Work experience:

  • Penguin Random House (Formally Penguin Group USA)
  • Penguin Group USA
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Tor/Forge Books

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, African American Fiction, Anthologies, Women's Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense

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

Kelly

Kelly

Wilmington, DE, United States

I love how good design can complete a writer's vision and make it engaging. Fantasy, thrillers, historical and fiction really get me going.


Work experience:

  • Four Dog Creative
  • Delaware Today
  • Delaware Bride
  • self

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Business & Management, Fantasy, Poetry, Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Lauren

Lauren

New York, United States

You can, and should, judge a book by it's cover.


Work experience:

  • Little, Brown and Co.
  • St. Martin's Press

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, History, Historical Fiction, Anthologies, Holiday, Women's Fiction, Short Story, Mystery & Crime, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Thriller & Suspense, Economics, Design, Photography, Architecture

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

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Whether you’ve written a picture book, chapter book, or technical book, you’ll need a stellar illustrator to bring your project to life. Of course, one of the great things about illustration is that there are so many different styles to choose from — but that can also make the process of selecting an illustrator rather difficult. From cartoon-like illustrations to more realistic drawings to simple line art, how can you decide which illustrator’s style is right for your book?


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