James Warwood

James Warwood – Designer

Simple, but fun pencil and pen illustrator. I love middle grade, chapter books, and non-fiction for kids and adults.

Overview

👋 Hi,


I’ve been writing, illustrating, and self-publishing my Middle Grade books for over 15 years. I love writing, but over that time I’ve discovered that I love bringing a story to life with drawings even more.


That’s what gets me up in the morning, along with black coffee ☕


I was born and raised in England, but currently live on the border of North Wales (dragon country). I use pencil and pen to outline my illustrations, then put them into Adobe Illustrator to polish them up. My designs and characters are simple, but effective, and have a cheeky and playful style that fits perfectly within middle grade books and light-hearted non-fiction.


Here’s how I can bring your story to life:

💰 Complete eBook & Paperback production (illustrations, interior design, and the cover for a competitive and affordable price)

✏️ Hand-drawn illustrations

🗺️ Detailed and eye-catching maps

📖 Interior book design

📔 Book cover design


Here’s my creative process:

🎥 Video call to kick off the project

✍️ Illustration samples

📝 Chapter by chapter illustrations & interior design

⚗️ Regular Revisions, with no limits

🧙 Cover design at the end


Here’s what I can’t do:

🎨 Picture books


Interested in working with me? Send me a request today!

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Children’s Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy
Languages
English

Work experience

James Warwood Books

Sep, 2013 — Present

• Worked with a variety of professionals in the book industry to produce and publish my own books for over 15 years.
• Published 50+ paperbacks, eBooks and audiobooks.
• Been a full-time author and illustrator for 3 years.

Self-employed

Sep, 2013 — Present

• Worked individually with a variety of indie publishers, and self-publishers to create cohesive illustrations, book interior, cover designs and eBooks.
• Collaborated with printers and editors during the design process.

Portfolio

Prince Prickly Spine

Friday, Tekeyla

Tekeyla (Tequila) Friday Studios Publishing

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James has 11 reviews

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Ben I.

Ben I.

Jan, 2024

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James is the BEST. He is super easy-going, understanding, and TALENTED, to say the least. James has incredible attention to detail and welcomes change/edits with open arms (he never once made me feel uneasy about requesting changes). All I had to do was give James my vision and overall direction of how I wanted the cover and interior of my book to look, and he created something absolutely b...
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Sean O.

Sean O.

Jul, 2023

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Wow, this was a truly amazing experience. From the moment James accepted my job, he was nothing but entirely professional, and meticulous in his approach to executing my vision. He requested a zoom call to discuss particulars and details, always kept me up to date with his progress and direction, and always sort my feedback and opinions on the various elements of the project. His drawings are a...
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Kathleen A.

Kathleen A.

Jun, 2023

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When requesting covers and formatting for my book, I forgot to request a cover for the audiobook. Here I was, ready to submit the audio files to ACX on Saturday, but had no cover! I created an urgent request for James, and he created the needed cover post haste, so I was able to finish submitting my audiobook to ACX on Monday. In addition to being an illustrator, James Warwood is a writer himse...
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Claire N.

Claire N.

Jun, 2024

James's artwork is perfect for my children's adventure books; they add another level of fun to the stories. He is patient, a complete professional, and very easy to work with. Would happily recommend him.
Jennifer L.

Jennifer L.

May, 2024

He was awesome, helpful, fast, and affordable. I gave a very vague brief and he used his creativity to create various unique options. 10/10 highly recommend. Would/will use again.

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