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Ellen K.

Ellen K.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Art director with more than ten years of experience in publishing, finding delight in all kinds of book design.


Work experience:

  • Cottage Door Press
  • Albert Whitman & Company

Services: Design Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Picture Books Young Adult Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Middle Grade Fantasy

Judith M.

Judith M.

Chicago, IL, United States

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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

Lindsey C.

Lindsey C.

Chicago, IL, USA

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Cover designer, illustrator, editor, and longtime publishing pro


Work experience:

  • Chicago Review Press
  • Self-employed

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

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Women's Fiction Fiction Literary Fiction Humor & Comedy Mystery & Crime Art Humanities & Social Sciences Children's - Non-fiction Entertainment

Travis H.

Travis H.

Chicago, IL, USA

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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

Tangmo C.

Tangmo C.

Chicago, IL, United States

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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

Erik P.

Erik P.

Chicago, United States

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Flexible, friendly book designer for the Christian market with over 14 years in-house experience (Tyndale House and Moody Publishers).


Work experience:

  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Moody Publishers

Services: Design Cover Design

Genres: Inspirational Non-Fiction Parenting & Families Christian (Non-Fiction) Religion & Spirituality Christian Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs

Kathleen L.

Kathleen L.

Shelter Island, United States

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A one-woman design studio on Shelter Island specializing in book cover design for publishing houses and independent authors around the world


Work experience:

  • Oxford University Press
  • Black Kat Design

Services: Design Cover Design

Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Health & wellbeing History Humanities & Social Sciences Christian Fiction Poetry Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime

Karen G.

Karen G.

New York, United States

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


Work experience:

  • Greenberg Kingsley/NYC
  • Karen Greenberg

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

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