Poetry Illustration Services

Hire top freelance poetry book illustration professionals on Reedsy. Give your book beautiful illustrations in three easy steps: sign up, upload your project brief, and request quotes from professionals of your choice!

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

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

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

Rachel

Rachel

Charlottesville, VA, USA

I’m a graphic designer and illustrator with experience typesetting and creating book covers for poetry, thrillers, dramas, and non-fiction.


Work experience:

  • C&R Press
  • Creature Publishing
  • The Scout Guide
  • Liberty University

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Book Interior Design

Genres: Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Science Fiction, Poetry, Literary Fiction, Fantasy, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Humanities & Social Sciences, Contemporary Fiction

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

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

Liz

Liz

Boston, MA, USA

I'm a freelance illustrator in children's book and game publishing. I love working on empathetic and dynamic stories and characters.


Work experience:

  • Graphic Artists Guild
  • Self-employed
  • BurnPhase

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Picture Books, Children's, Fiction, Middle Grade, Gaming & LitRPG, Fantasy, Poetry

Terry

Terry

New York, NY, USA

Award-winning Illustrator/Designer with a flair for creating impactful, conceptually driven imagery.


Work experience:

  • Terry Cummings Design
  • Terrance Cummings

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: African American Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult, Education & Reference, Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Religion & Spirituality, Thriller & Suspense

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Hire the best poetry book illustrators


If you're interested in bringing your poetry to life with a visual representation, you might want to hire a poetry book illustrator to add that extra pep to your anthology of verse. Of course, most poets might argue that their job is to paint a vivid picture using just words — but some (more adventurous) writers might want to see what an artist can bring to the table.


To get world-class imagery to accompany your poetry, head over to Reedsy's marketplace. There you'll find over 100 poetry book illustrators with various styles and backgrounds. You can browse through their portfolios to discover the perfect aesthetic to match your poetry — and when you're ready to reach out, you can request a quote with the click of a button. Sign up for your free Reedsy account to get started today.

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