History Illustration Services

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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

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

Leah

Leah

Raleigh, NC, USA

I'm a professional freelance illustrator & calligrapher for fantasy & children's books. ~~ I love to make words & images dance!


Work experience:

  • Leah Palmer Preiss Curious Art

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Picture Books, Children's, Middle Grade, Nature, Non-Fiction, Humor & Comedy, Middle Grade Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, History, Humanities & Social Sciences

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

Richard

Richard

Boulder, CO, USA

Richard Ljoenes is an award–winning book cover and interior designer with over 50 New York Times Bestselling cover designs to his name.


Work experience:

  • Richard Ljoenes Design LLC
  • Regan Arts, New York (A Phaidon Global Company)
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Sullivan & Company, New York (www.sullivannyc.com)
  • D’Arcy Advertising (former DMB&B Clarion), Oslo, Norway

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Self-Help & Self-Improvement, Historical Fiction

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

Tatiana

Tatiana

Oakland, CA, United States

I am a graphic designer based in San Francisco, Bay Area.


Work experience:

  • Ten Speed Press (Penguin Random House imprint)
  • Chronicle Books

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Health & Wellbeing, Calendars, Design, History

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Hire the best history book illustrators


What can a book illustrator bring to a history book? If you're writing for a younger audience, for example, illustrations can really help bring your book to life —think the Horrible Histories series.


But even if you write for older audiences, a history book illustrator can give your work a colorful and thoughtful cover, too, like the cover of The Silk Roads. Ideally, you want to hire a history book illustrator who understands and can find inspiration from artworks from the past, like engravings on ancient temples or embroideries on clothes.


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