Ian Koviak

Ian Koviak – Designer

I've designed thousands of book covers and book interiors spanning every genre for over 20 years. I work with publishers and Indie authors.

Overview

I've been designing books for over 20 years and have worked with both major publishers internationally as well as indie authors and small presses.


I have worked on every imaginable genre (Cookbooks, Art/Photography/Architecture, Self-help, Business, Thrillers, Fantasy, Memoirs, Biographies, Young Adult Fiction and Children's books, Poetry, Sci-fi, Mystery, Crime, Short Stories, Literary Fiction, Series and Collections, Scholarly/Educational/Academic, and both Contemporary and Classic Fiction and non-fiction, etc) and enjoy a wide range of international clients that have exposed me to every aspect of the publishing process and endlessly fascinating topics and stories. Some of my favorite books to work on are large format photography-driven books with many moving parts like pulled quotes, sidebars, and creative editorial and narrative elements.


I'm fluid in all aspects of the book design publishing process from concept development and design, to press checks, epub and audiobook creation, and dealing with artists, editors, art directors, and authors directly. The depth of my knowledge of the industry proves to be a great asset in helping budding authors get their bearings as well as easily slide into working with major publishers worldwide. I like assisting indie authors to get their books published on platforms such as KDP, Ingram, and any other service they are using.


I have traveled extensively throughout my career, have a pulse on international publishing, and bring that diverse worldview and energy into my work.


Designing a book is like telling a story. You want to keep the reader engaged, entertained, and interested. A good book design, both the cover and interiors, should do the same. A book is also a work of art. It's an object that adorns on a shelf and people are shaped by the books they have read. A professionally designed book is immensely vital to a book's success. Be it fiction or non-fiction, a book should be engaging, memorable, and above all, appropriately designed for its content.


I look forward to capturing the essence of your book and giving it the attention it deserves.

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Self-Help & Self-Improvement True Crime
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Poetry Science Fiction
Languages
English
Awards
  • Winner AAUP design award
  • PRINT Regional Design Annual 2013
Certifications
  • Digital Collage in Photoshop: Composition and Visual Effects Certificate issued on 06.13.2022
  • Photograph Retouching and Visual Effects with Photoshop Certificate issued on 06.20.2022
  • Creative Photography and Photocomposition with Photoshop Certificate issued on 06.24.2022
  • Artistic Photography Compositing Certificate issued on 09.01.2022
  • Adobe Photoshop for Matte Painting

Work experience

Insight Editions

Jan, 2000 — Jan, 2005 (about 5 years)

Lead book designer responsible for creating book covers and interiors for special edition books, packaging and branding. Designed full books and prepared them for print production.

Gita Sporting Goods

Jan, 1999 — Jan, 2000 (about 1 year)

As lead designer, I was responsible for designing catalogs, logos, cycling jerseys, websites, posters, brochures, and more.

Clarence Lee Design and Associates

Jan, 1998 — Jan, 1999 (about 1 year)

As a junior designer, I was responsible for designing hotel brochures, signage for stores, and cultural centers, and assorted print materials including books, logos, magazines and many other projects.

Self-employed

Jan, 1997 — Present

I have been designing for over 20+ years as both an in-house and freelance designer.

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
Flotilla Olympia

Morris, Don

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Cracks

Kohler, Sheila

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Typography
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ASSASSIN

Meera, K.R.

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Typography
Cover Design Typography
Cover Design Typography

Ian has 18 reviews

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Kraig K.

Kraig K.

Feb, 2024

Ian is sublime! We have wokred together on a few projects as I get ready to self-publish my first book. He has a knack for taking my rough ideas and turning them into to spectacular pieces of art. He is always fast and perfect everytime. You are silly to use anyone else for your novel marketing efforts.
Ian K.
Kraig! That is very kind of you to say. I look forward to working together on future projects and wish you all success with your book. Thank you!
Regina C.

Regina C.

Feb, 2024

Ian was great to work with. He was able to deliver exactly what I was looking for, and I am very happy with my cover.
Ian K.
Thank you so much Regina! I'm glad you're pleased with the cover and I look forward to finishing it up with you and helping with getting it to the printer.
Robert S.

Robert S.

Feb, 2024

Ian was the perfect choice for my book cover. He immediately understood the scope and tone of the novel, and all of his initial concept designs were right on the money. Ian is extremely prompt and responsive, and he had great design ideas. He is very knowledgable about the publishing process for both print and Ebooks, and the finished products he rendered were excellent. I highly recommend Ian,...
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Ian K.
Thank you so much for the kind words Robert. I enjoyed working on your book and I'm so happy we landed on a direction that you are happy with. I look forward to working on future projects
Peter M.

Peter M.

Feb, 2024

Thanks again Ian! It was a pleasure working with you again and we are thrilled with the cover!
Ian K.
Thanks you! I wish you all success in getting the book out there.
Richard D.

Richard D.

Jan, 2024

Can't say enough good things about Ian. His creativity is amazing. He produced three different covers for me, each of which I liked, and when I chose one he tweaked it in response to my comments. I have received numerous compliments on the cover already. His turnaround time is fantastic. The interior layout was excellent, and I was able to upload the files he produced to the various platforms w...
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Ian K.
Thank you for the great review, Richard! I enjoyed working with you on your book very much. I wish you all success in getting the book out there to readers. I look forward to any future opportuni...
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