Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown – Designer

I specialize in Fantasy and Science Fiction book covers and illustration. Clients include Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, Scholastic.

Overview

I have worked as a professional illustrator since 2013, working with hundreds of clients including Harper Collins, Bloomsbury, and Scholastic as well as many bestselling self-published authors.


My focus is Sci-fi & Fantasy, although I do work in other genres.


I create covers using multiple techniques including digital painting, 3D modeling & rendering, photo manipulation, and graphic design, allowing me to create almost anything! I am happy to work completely by digital painting, doing highly detailed photo and 3d work based artwork, or any mix of the two. If you have a preference please let me know!


I focus on designing covers that are a perfect fit for each book's genre, subgenre(s), and the overall feel and emotions of the book. Getting the cover to fit like a glove for the book is important to me.


I have refined my process of working with clients to get the best possible cover for each specific book. This will often involve me suggesting new ideas or pushing back on parts of clients' ideas in order to get to the most beautiful and marketable cover possible.


I like to begin projects with a Zoom call at the starting date to discuss your project in depth. If you prefer to stick to messages that is no problem, just let me know!


During the call, we would begin by discussing your book and I will ask questions to understand it overall. There is no need for you to prepare for the call, I will walk you through the process. After that, I will go over a few of my thoughts on how to work out the best cover ideas together, then we will discuss your ideas, my ideas, and brainstorm and work together to come up with the best concept. I will sketch out the concepts live on the call. Generally, we have an initial direction by the end of the call. Sometimes I may take a few more days for research and sketching if we don't come up with a great idea right away.


Once the sketch is approved, I’ll work on it for about two weeks and share a roughly 50% complete draft. I’m very open to making changes, but they should be beneficial to your cover and marketability and I may push back if I believe that it will benefit the cover.


Near the end date I will a final pending any final changes draft. Once that is complete I will provide the final deliverables


Deliverables include:


eBook cover JPG

Print cover PDF (including multiple versions of the cover for paperback, hardcovers, etc)

3X wide cover artwork

3D book mockup as JPG and transparent background PNG

Banner Image

Audiobook cover

PSD file


Feel free to reach out with any questions, even if you decide not to work with me on this project! I am happy to help. I wish you the best of luck on your self-publishing journey!

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Military Science Fiction Post-Apocalyptic Space Opera Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English
Awards
  • The Dragon Award - Dragoncon 2023 Nominee for Illustrative Cover
  • American Bookfest Best Cover Design: Fiction 2021 Best Book Awards
  • John Fox - Best Book Cover Designers

Work experience

Illustrious Academy

May, 2020 — Nov, 2022 (over 2 years)

Online school for digital art that I founded and ran for 2 years.

Self-employed

Sep, 2012 — Present

I have worked on hundreds of book covers, as well as board games, RPG, and video games.

Portfolio

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The Awakening Fire

Faline, Cassidy

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Wicked Throne

Hill, Alex

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HERETIC: The Helios Rising Trilogy (Book 1)

Mayne, Chris

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Bygone

Shank, Morgan

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A Dragon of Turicum (Heirs of Regula Book 1)

Bracher, C. R.

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Winter's Wrath: The Herald's Saga: Book One

Niblett, Courtney

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Swords Against the Fallen: Awakening

Cole, E.C.

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Stormless

Stitle, Nick

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The Elements of Time: The Winds of Change

Paisley, Sam

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Origin (Pigarria Book 1)

Winkelstern, Arthur

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The NPC

David, Timothy

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Jeff has 143 reviews

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Brad T.

Brad T.

Apr, 2024

Jeff is an awesome artist and cover designer! I worked with him on designing the cover for the first book in an epic fantasy series. Jeff gave me his insights into what makes a strong cover, we brainstormed various concepts, and we settled on one that looks super epic and represents the story well. Jeff produced an amazing cover and was very receptive to my feedback. I can't wait to get a copy ...
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Peter D.

Peter D.

Feb, 2024

Jeff has a very strong portfolio of fantasy/sci-fi artwork which led me to reach out to him and my experience working with him on my sci-fantasy novel book cover did not disappoint. Jeff took the time to discuss my book over a zoom call, listen to my vision, then make great suggestions on how to ensure the cover captured the true vibe of my book to help make sure it matched what readers would e...
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Sebert S.

Sebert S.

Jan, 2024

Working with Jeff has been a very special experience. He is knowledgeable in his craft, he is very patient and understanding and he overall enjoys what he does which makes working with him very easy. I will definitely be looking to use his services again in the future and I would recommend him to anyone looking for help with illustration. 10/10.
Keith S.

Keith S.

Jan, 2024

Jeff is amazingly creative, professional, collaborative and responsive. The covers he produced for Traitor's Run, Traitor's Bargain and Traitor's War blew my mind and I've had nothing but positive feedback on the covers from colleagues and readers alike.
Jamie D.

Jamie D.

Nov, 2023

I enjoyed working with Jeff. In our first interaction, I gave him a certain idea for a cover. He gently pushed back, noting it might not deliver as an idea. I appreciated this, because this signaled we could have a real collaboration, a meeting of ideas, rather than him blindly doing what I told him to do or him just feeding me whatever he thought was right. And that's how it worked. We spent s...
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