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.


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.

Business & Management Self-Help & Self-Improvement True Crime
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Poetry Science Fiction
  • Winner AAUP design award
  • PRINT Regional Design Annual 2013
  • 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.


Jan, 1997 — Present

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


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Ian has 5 reviews





Chandy J.

Chandy J.

Nov, 2023

Ian is an very talented professional who did wonderful work on my book cover and design and was helpful when I had questions and requests. His responses were timely and informative. I would gladly work with him again.
Ian K.
May your poetry touch the hearts of many many readers, Chandy! It was wonderful working with you. I appreciate the opportunity. Thank you!
Diane B.

Diane B.

Nov, 2023

The turnaround time is so fast I can hardly believe it. I'll never use anyone else for anything that requires design. You can look for months, and untold hours, like I did, but you won't find anyone more talented than Ian K. I'm a fan for life. :)
Ian K.
Thank you, Diane! You've been a blast to work with. I look forward to helping you with all of your projects. Can't wait till the book is out.
James H.

James H.

Nov, 2023

Ian has the experience you need if you're a neophyte author like myself or an accomplished writer needing input and creativity... I highly recommend his services to the writing and publishing community, you won't be disappointed!
Ian K.
Thank you James! It's been nothing short of a pleasure working on your book cover. I look forward to continuing our work together. Thanks so much for your kind words.
Diane B.

Diane B.

Nov, 2023

Words feel inadequate to express how much I appreciate your creativity, your professionalism, and your talent! There are none better in the business, and I was lucky enough to find you! I look forward to working with you on marketing materials and future books!
Ian K.
Likewise Diane! I was very glad to work with you. I'm very much looking forward to continuing to develop your book design and other materials to position it for success. You've been an absolute ple...
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Donavan M.

Donavan M.

Oct, 2023

It was an absolute pleasure working with Ian. He instantly understood the nuances of the brief, a mark of great instincts and experience. The process was collaborative with Ian offering encouragement and guidance at every stage. I've already seen better engagement with the new cover. I'll definitely be back for my next project.
Ian K.
Thank you very much, Don. I really enjoyed creating this cover and overall scene. I look forward to working with you again.

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