Young Adult Illustration Services

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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

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

Keeli

Keeli

Seattle, WA, United States

I specialize in pop culture and kids' books. From the big picture to small details, your book is in good hands!


Work experience:

  • Fantagraphics Books Inc.
  • Klutz (a division of Scholastic Books)

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Literary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult, Humor & Comedy, Picture Books, Children's, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Non-Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Comics Non-Fiction, Music, Comics & Graphic Novels, Design, Photography, Architecture

Erling

Erling

Kittery, ME, USA

Professional illustrator with a passion for creating compelling illustrations that evoke an emotional response with the viewer.


Work experience:

  • Self
  • Limbic Software
  • SMFA - Tufts University
  • CCP Games
  • Astoria Graphics

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Thriller & Suspense, Young Adult

Laura

Laura

Broadlands, VA, USA

A digital illustrator of fantasy, known for: glowing light, vibrant color, and lush settings. Book covers, MG chapter books, children's etc.


Work experience:

  • Laura Diehl Illustration

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Picture Books, Gaming & LitRPG

Josh

Josh

Columbus, OH, USA

Professional Illustrator from Ohio. I freelance as an illustrator for publishing, storyboarding, as well as visual development.


Work experience:

  • Josh Tufts Illustration
  • Elevate Pictures
  • Pawn Creative

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration

Genres: Middle Grade, Children's, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Short Story, Young Adult, Antiques & Collectibles, Non-Fiction, Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Children’s Non-Fiction

Michelle

Michelle

University Park, MD, USA

I am an illustrator and animator specializing in YA and Middle Grade book cover illustration.


Work experience:

  • Michelle Kondrich Illustration

Services: Design Illustration

Genres: Humor & Comedy, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult, Short Story, Inspirational, Non-Fiction, Anthologies, Business & Management, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Education & Reference, Parenting & Families

Jen

Jen

New York, NY, USA

Award-winning art director and illustrator with 14+ years of publishing experience. Let's make something beautiful and bold together!


Work experience:

  • Macmillan Publishing Group
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Sterling Publishing
  • Workman Publishing
  • Self-employed

Services: Design Cover Design Illustration Typography

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Middle Grade, Children's, Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits, Non-Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, DIY & Crafts, Fashion & Textiles, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance

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Vibrant and full of beautiful, illustrated details, you usually can spot a young adult book the second you lay eyes on its cover. But not every artist can be a good young adult book illustrator.


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