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

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Typography
Cracks

Kohler, Sheila

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

Meera, K.R.

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

Ian has 29 reviews

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Wayne L.

Wayne L.

May, 2024

great job, pleasure to work with
Ian K.
Likewise, Wayne! Thank you for working with me on your poetry book. I look forward to working with you again. all the best in all of your writing endeavors. It was a pleasure bringing this one to l...
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Regina C.

Regina C.

Apr, 2024

Always an absolute pleasure to work with Ian. He listens to my feedback, is professional, and always delivers early! Have used him numerous times already.
Ian K.
Thank you so much! All the best, Regina.
Regina C.

Regina C.

Apr, 2024

Ian is a pleasure to work with. He is very responsive, always speedy in his delivery, and his work is always excellent! This is my third time to work with him.
Ian K.
Thank you, Regina! I'm glad to be working with you, too. May the book(s) do well!
Victoria K.

Victoria K.

Apr, 2024

I love the covers Ian designed for books 2 and 3 of my noir mystery series, following up his previous design for book 1. Ian listens (and in case of the first book, read some of it) and creates to-market covers that give my books an intriguing, professional look. He is really FAST. He responded to my questions and issues right away. I am so happy with the final products.
Ian K.
Thank you! I'm very pleased with how the series turned out. Hope it helps the books sell!
Utibe B.

Utibe B.

Apr, 2024

Ian is very talented and very kind. When you are working on something as important as the 'front door' of your book, you want expertise and thoughtfulness in tandem. That's Ian.
Ian K.
Thank you, Utibe! I look forward to wrapping up your project, and thank you for your kind words—they mean a lot. I wish you all success with your book and getting it into readers' hands!

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