Jake Clark

Jake Clark - Designer

Blacksburg, SC, United States

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As an avid reader, book cover design quickly became a great passion of mine. For me designing covers has been the pinnacle of my career. I feel at home there and get excited when I have the opportunity to show the world what the words inside each book I work on contains!

One thing you'll notice when viewing my work is that there are multiple repeat authors. That's because I strive to create unique, one-of-a-kind designs. It is my goal to provide a great experience and a great product for every client I work with. Flexible, quick and easy going, I am fully capable to meet all of the specs and requirements for any cover that comes my way.

I am typically booked up months in advance. I am currently booking for February 2020 and onward.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions or for a quote!
Languages
English
Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy

Certifications

  • BA in Graphic Design from the University of South Carolina

Work experience

Graphic Designer/Owner

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

Book Covers are my passion. I left my design job of ten years to pursue my dream as a cover designer!

Graphic Design/Illustrator/Print Production

Print Depot
June, 2007 – Present (about 12 years)

I've worked at my current job for nine years now. Its a small print shop that caters to a variety of clients, from big corporations like Daimler and Fatz to small businesses and local events. Rest assured I am capable of handling any challenges a cover may bring!

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Corruption (Volume 1)

Adam Vine

A dishonored swordsman running from his past.A city shrouded in dark magic.An antihero born.Daniel Harper was champion, until a single mistake destroyed his fencing career forever. With nothing left to lose, he flees to Eastern Europe, where he can start over... where he can be someone else.In the exotic, lantern-lit crevices of a nameless city, Daniel meets two people who open very different ... read more

A dishonored swordsman running from his past.A city shrouded in dark magic.An antihero born.Daniel Harper was champion, until a single mistake destroyed his fencing career forever. With nothing left to lose, he flees to Eastern Europe, where he can start over... where he can be someone else.In the exotic, lantern-lit crevices of a nameless city, Daniel meets two people who open very different ... read more

Insurgency (Tales of the Empire Book 4)

S.J.A. Turney

A forbidden love. A daring escape. A gathering storm.Forty years have passed since the Empire was restored. Emperor Kiva the Golden, his wife Jala Parishid, and his brother Marshal Quintillian have together overseen decades of peace and prosperity, a time when the horrors of the civil war could begin to fade from memory.But nothing can last forever. A forbidden love drives Quintillian from the... read more

A forbidden love. A daring escape. A gathering storm.Forty years have passed since the Empire was restored. Emperor Kiva the Golden, his wife Jala Parishid, and his brother Marshal Quintillian have together overseen decades of peace and prosperity, a time when the horrors of the civil war could begin to fade from memory.But nothing can last forever. A forbidden love drives Quintillian from the... read more

Side Quest

Christopher Kerns

A team of gamers lost in virtual reality.Five mysterious digital worlds.One last hope.Mitch Mantock was a virtual reality superstar. He ruled the leaderboards of Skirmish, 2055's most popular VR game, until a legendary defeat drove him away from the arena. But now the game he left behind is pulling him back in. Big time.When his mentor reveals that Mitch's old team--a ragtag band of gamers wit... read more

A team of gamers lost in virtual reality.Five mysterious digital worlds.One last hope.Mitch Mantock was a virtual reality superstar. He ruled the leaderboards of Skirmish, 2055's most popular VR game, until a legendary defeat drove him away from the arena. But now the game he left behind is pulling him back in. Big time.When his mentor reveals that Mitch's old team--a ragtag band of gamers wit... read more

Overkill (An Agent Paul Richter Thriller Book 2)

James Barrington

The Cold War is far from over… Agent Paul Richter is back in a searing novel that takes the world to the brinkA group of disgruntled Russian supremos decide the time has come to deploy their secret nuclear arsenal. They team up with al-Qaeda in order to neutralise America and take political and economic control of western Europe.Only one man can stop them – a British intelligence agent: Paul R... read more

The Cold War is far from over… Agent Paul Richter is back in a searing novel that takes the world to the brinkA group of disgruntled Russian supremos decide the time has come to deploy their secret nuclear arsenal. They team up with al-Qaeda in order to neutralise America and take political and economic control of western Europe.Only one man can stop them – a British intelligence agent: Paul R... read more

I Just Want to Pee Alone

Jen of People I Want to Punch in the Throat, Kim Bongiorno, Rebecca Gallagher, Brenna Jennings, Nicole Leigh Shaw, Jessica Watson, JD Bailey, Stephanie Giese, Alicia of Naps Happens, Kelly Nettles, Suzanne Fleet, Patti Ford, Kerry Rossow, Robyn Welling, Susan McLean, Karen Alpert, Julianna W. Miner, Tara of You Know it Happens at Your House Too, Andrea of Underachiever's Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess, Anna Luther, Bethany Thies, Stacey Hatton, Johi Kokjohn-Wagner, Keesha Beckford

Now a NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER. Motherhood is the toughest – and funniest – job you'll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful – you can't even take a bathroom break without being interrupted with another outrageous demand. Hasn't every mother said it before? “I just want to pee alone!” I Just Want to Pee Alone is a c... read more

Now a NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER. Motherhood is the toughest – and funniest – job you'll ever love. Raising kids is hard work. The pay sucks, your boss is a tyrant, and the working conditions are pitiful – you can't even take a bathroom break without being interrupted with another outrageous demand. Hasn't every mother said it before? “I just want to pee alone!” I Just Want to Pee Alone is a c... read more

Lyvian's Fire

John Masterson

The woman seeks vengeance. The giant seeks glory. The man seeks peace. Their goals are irreconcilable, and their quests will determine the fate of the realm.In the wake of a tawdry scandal, Lyvian Beaumont has fled into the mountains looming above the grand city of Cormire. There she recruits unlikely inhuman allies, and plots vengeance against the Viceroy, her brother.Towering half-breed Skar... read more

The woman seeks vengeance. The giant seeks glory. The man seeks peace. Their goals are irreconcilable, and their quests will determine the fate of the realm.In the wake of a tawdry scandal, Lyvian Beaumont has fled into the mountains looming above the grand city of Cormire. There she recruits unlikely inhuman allies, and plots vengeance against the Viceroy, her brother.Towering half-breed Skar... read more

The Left-Hand Path: Mentor (Volume 1)

T.S. Barnett

Nathaniel Moore is a myth. He's a witch too powerful to exist and too clever to be caught. He's kept himself young for two hundred and fifty years with life-stealing dark magic and left a long trail of bodies in his wake, but no matter how many Chasers the Magistrate sent after him, not one of them was the challenge he wanted. Elton Willis, a model Chaser for the Magistrate, expected the ultim... read more

Nathaniel Moore is a myth. He's a witch too powerful to exist and too clever to be caught. He's kept himself young for two hundred and fifty years with life-stealing dark magic and left a long trail of bodies in his wake, but no matter how many Chasers the Magistrate sent after him, not one of them was the challenge he wanted. Elton Willis, a model Chaser for the Magistrate, expected the ultim... read more

The Horns of Ruin

Tim Akers

“Hard to put down. From the compelling opening sentence to the last, The Horns of Ruin is much like its protagonist: powerful, relentless and impossible to ignore.”—Miami HeraldWhen humanity ascended, there were three gods. Three became two. Then two became one…Eva Forge is the last of her kind—a Paladin of the dead god Morgan, whose might is slowly waning. Trained for a life of combat in the ... read more

“Hard to put down. From the compelling opening sentence to the last, The Horns of Ruin is much like its protagonist: powerful, relentless and impossible to ignore.”—Miami HeraldWhen humanity ascended, there were three gods. Three became two. Then two became one…Eva Forge is the last of her kind—a Paladin of the dead god Morgan, whose might is slowly waning. Trained for a life of combat in the ... read more

Na Akua (Volume 1)

Clayton Smith

Maui was supposed to be a romantic trip for two. But when Grayson Park’s bride leaves him at the altar, a solo trip to paradise seems like just the thing to take him far from his troubles. Then he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Hi’iaka, and his troubles just begin—because when she’s abducted by the sinister Kamapua’a, a savage creature bent on draining her life by the light of the full moon... read more

Maui was supposed to be a romantic trip for two. But when Grayson Park’s bride leaves him at the altar, a solo trip to paradise seems like just the thing to take him far from his troubles. Then he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Hi’iaka, and his troubles just begin—because when she’s abducted by the sinister Kamapua’a, a savage creature bent on draining her life by the light of the full moon... read more

Harbinger (Dawn of Eight Book 1)

Emme DeWitt

No matter where Noah goes, tragedy strikes. As a banshee, only Noah can see it coming, but it’s all she can do to run away to lessen the damage her voice causes when she sings for the dead. Orphaned from birth, Noah has been trying to control her powers on her own with the help of her guardian Adele. But Noah’s powers are more out of control than ever, and Adele is out of options.As the final ... read more

No matter where Noah goes, tragedy strikes. As a banshee, only Noah can see it coming, but it’s all she can do to run away to lessen the damage her voice causes when she sings for the dead. Orphaned from birth, Noah has been trying to control her powers on her own with the help of her guardian Adele. But Noah’s powers are more out of control than ever, and Adele is out of options.As the final ... read more

Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody

Joe Canzano

When outlaw Suzy Spitfire discovers her father was murdered after creating a super-duper artificial intelligence, she races across the solar system in search of the brain he built—but it’s a rough ride, and she’s soon forced to tangle with pirates, predators, and her father’s killer—as well as a man she thinks she can love. Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody is a smash-bang sci-fi adventure filled ... read more

When outlaw Suzy Spitfire discovers her father was murdered after creating a super-duper artificial intelligence, she races across the solar system in search of the brain he built—but it’s a rough ride, and she’s soon forced to tangle with pirates, predators, and her father’s killer—as well as a man she thinks she can love. Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody is a smash-bang sci-fi adventure filled ... read more

It Came from Anomaly Flats (Volume 1)

Clayton Smith

The oddest little town in the Midwest has a thousand demented stories to tell...some of them are horrifying enough to send shivers down the strongest of spines. There’s the tale of a man whose utter fear of germs sends him plummeting to the depths of depravity, and the victims he takes with him; the story of a couple escaping Missouri to fulfill their California dreams who take an innocent det... read more

The oddest little town in the Midwest has a thousand demented stories to tell...some of them are horrifying enough to send shivers down the strongest of spines. There’s the tale of a man whose utter fear of germs sends him plummeting to the depths of depravity, and the victims he takes with him; the story of a couple escaping Missouri to fulfill their California dreams who take an innocent det... read more

Colony One: They left Earth to save it. Who's going to save them?

E. M. Peters

In the year 2145, the population of Earth has breached 20 billion people. Plagued by pollution, poverty and war, only the discovery of two habitable planets within the capabilities human space travel creates any semblance of relief. Colony missions are arranged by the confederations of Earth and the beginning of an enormous exodus begins with the launch of Colony One.Shrouded in secrecy, the s... read more

In the year 2145, the population of Earth has breached 20 billion people. Plagued by pollution, poverty and war, only the discovery of two habitable planets within the capabilities human space travel creates any semblance of relief. Colony missions are arranged by the confederations of Earth and the beginning of an enormous exodus begins with the launch of Colony One.Shrouded in secrecy, the s... read more

The Buried Symbol: A Discovery of Magic (Runes of Issalia Book 1)

Jeffrey L. Kohanek

Buried away for centuries, a forgotten magic lurks...waiting to returnThey tell Unchosen, "Accept your fate and you'll be rewarded in the next life." The threat of execution is their recourse.Rejecting his role as an outcast, Brock risks his life and obtains a false rune, marking him a member of the Empire's ruling class. Under a veil of deception and backed by natural talent, he then schemes ... read more

Buried away for centuries, a forgotten magic lurks...waiting to returnThey tell Unchosen, "Accept your fate and you'll be rewarded in the next life." The threat of execution is their recourse.Rejecting his role as an outcast, Brock risks his life and obtains a false rune, marking him a member of the Empire's ruling class. Under a veil of deception and backed by natural talent, he then schemes ... read more

Dybsy

A. M. Macdonald

What if you found a world where video games were real?Jake Wingfoot is Dybsy, the legendary gamer and esports champion. He has earned the fear and respect of clans and guilds throughout the globe, but nothing has prepared him for the Singe--the real world, where losing a game has terrible consequences.The Singe is under attack by an enemy known only as Nemesis, defended by the elite soldiers o... read more

What if you found a world where video games were real?Jake Wingfoot is Dybsy, the legendary gamer and esports champion. He has earned the fear and respect of clans and guilds throughout the globe, but nothing has prepared him for the Singe--the real world, where losing a game has terrible consequences.The Singe is under attack by an enemy known only as Nemesis, defended by the elite soldiers o... read more

Lifting the Veil: Emergence

John O'Brien

The nuclear winter has ended. Survivors cautiously begin to peek out of their underground shelters, each having endured their separate trials. They emerge into a foreign land wiped bare from the ferocious storms and glaciers. The landscape is barren with barely any sign of life. How will they fare in the new land with supplies running low?Many find signs directing them to a land prepared, but ... read more

The nuclear winter has ended. Survivors cautiously begin to peek out of their underground shelters, each having endured their separate trials. They emerge into a foreign land wiped bare from the ferocious storms and glaciers. The landscape is barren with barely any sign of life. How will they fare in the new land with supplies running low?Many find signs directing them to a land prepared, but ... read more

Child of the Flames (The Seven Signs Book 1)

D.W. Hawkins

The Red Swords came with the sunrise and took everything Shawna Llewan held dear.Her family massacred, her home destroyed, she escapes with nothing but her mother’s heirloom and the desire for vengeance. When she’s found by Dormael, a Warlock of the Conclave, she learns that her mother’s keepsake—the reason her family was killed—holds the power to unleash boundless destruction. Dormael and Sha... read more

The Red Swords came with the sunrise and took everything Shawna Llewan held dear.Her family massacred, her home destroyed, she escapes with nothing but her mother’s heirloom and the desire for vengeance. When she’s found by Dormael, a Warlock of the Conclave, she learns that her mother’s keepsake—the reason her family was killed—holds the power to unleash boundless destruction. Dormael and Sha... read more

They Rot: A post-apocalyptic tale of survival (The Rot Book 1)

Luke Kondor, Daniel Willcocks

MOST SURVIVORS BARELY GOT A SECOND CHANCE. ONE MAN IS FIGHTING FOR A THIRD.Colin Bolton lost everything when The Rot came; his life, his love, his family. In a desperate hunt for survival, Colin left the only world he knew behind him and found succour in the arms of two kind strangers on their farmland out in the safety of nowhere—or, at least he thought…Nowhere is safe anymoreAfter nearly a d... read more

MOST SURVIVORS BARELY GOT A SECOND CHANCE. ONE MAN IS FIGHTING FOR A THIRD.Colin Bolton lost everything when The Rot came; his life, his love, his family. In a desperate hunt for survival, Colin left the only world he knew behind him and found succour in the arms of two kind strangers on their farmland out in the safety of nowhere—or, at least he thought…Nowhere is safe anymoreAfter nearly a d... read more

Faith of the Forsaken

Jonathan-David Jackson

Angels and demons walk among us. Nathan Miller, an assistant pastor in a quiet town, doesn’t believe in them. His life is thrown into chaos when terrorism strikes his town and a reactionary religious militia rises against it, and a surprise encounter with a demon-possessed woman forces him to face the truth.The archangel Uriel knows Nathan is heir to supernatural powers and could be the key to... read more

Angels and demons walk among us. Nathan Miller, an assistant pastor in a quiet town, doesn’t believe in them. His life is thrown into chaos when terrorism strikes his town and a reactionary religious militia rises against it, and a surprise encounter with a demon-possessed woman forces him to face the truth.The archangel Uriel knows Nathan is heir to supernatural powers and could be the key to... read more

Initiate (Animus Book 1)

Joshua Anderle, Michael Anderle

It was just one fight, but it changed Kaiden Jericho's life forever.He was in a gang but was trying to change his future when a board member of the elite advanced academy NEXUS made a snap decision and offered him a chance.Then fate, or an unbalanced genius, offered him another.The Nexus Academy is for the elite trainees from Earth, and now trials from our alien allies, as they teach the futur... read more

It was just one fight, but it changed Kaiden Jericho's life forever.He was in a gang but was trying to change his future when a board member of the elite advanced academy NEXUS made a snap decision and offered him a chance.Then fate, or an unbalanced genius, offered him another.The Nexus Academy is for the elite trainees from Earth, and now trials from our alien allies, as they teach the futur... read more

Runaway (Breeder Series Book 1)

NK Howell

SynGen needs Breeders, females drafted into two years of human egg production for the benefit of rich, but infertile, inner worlds. Lani Nichols knows Breeders never come back, those promise of riches upon the completion of service aren't real. Unfortunately, faking her own death, disguising herself as a male, and getting off world is harder than it looks. When Lani signs on as an engineer to ... read more

SynGen needs Breeders, females drafted into two years of human egg production for the benefit of rich, but infertile, inner worlds. Lani Nichols knows Breeders never come back, those promise of riches upon the completion of service aren't real. Unfortunately, faking her own death, disguising herself as a male, and getting off world is harder than it looks. When Lani signs on as an engineer to ... read more

Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights

Liam Perrin

Whimsical and poignant, Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights tells the story of Thomas Farmer who dreams of becoming a knight, sets out to save his brother from the hands of an evil Baron, and uncovers a plot that threatens Camelot itself. Along the way, he befriends a series of misfits including an allegedly reformed evil wizard, a shrinking giantess with a latent gift... read more

Whimsical and poignant, Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights tells the story of Thomas Farmer who dreams of becoming a knight, sets out to save his brother from the hands of an evil Baron, and uncovers a plot that threatens Camelot itself. Along the way, he befriends a series of misfits including an allegedly reformed evil wizard, a shrinking giantess with a latent gift... read more

Jake has 54 reviews

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Serena Schreiber
Jake delivers another great cover! So proud to have his amazing artwork on my book.

Serena Schreiber, May 2019


Joe Hope
Jake was responsive, enthusiastic and fast. I asked for lots of variants of the cover, and they came back instantly, with great cheer.

Joe Hope, May 2019


RK King
Always highly impressed with his artwork, I definitely recommend others seek him out, especially if they're writing sci fi/fantasy

RK King, May 2019


Evie Kuhl
This guy made me an awesome book cover!! He's also friendly and professional and responds timely to messages.

Evie Kuhl, March 2019


Ken Barrett
Jake is great to work with; very easy going and extremely professional. His work is awesome.

Ken Barrett, March 2019

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