Jon C Pool

Jon C Pool - Designer

Paris, France

My childhood love for fantasy has led me to work on a variety of projects, from book covers to video game concept art and product packaging.

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Overview


I'm a fantasy illustrator. Inspired by the Golden Age of illustration, I paint classically with oil paint on canvas or paper. I started out in the role-playing game industry doing interior illustrations, and later started working on book covers.

As an illustrator, my job is to capture the author's vision and translate it into a visual language that can grab people's attention in a bookstore, be it brick-and-mortar or online.

I love the back and forth with the author to find what they want to communicate: from preliminary sketches exploring the possibilities to refined sketches and the final drawing, and then the finished illustration.
Communication with the creator at every step of the process is key, so that together we can find that particular moment that best captures the spirit of the work, and make it resonate with the audience.

Ultimately, my goal is to help you show your vision in the best possible way.
Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Work experience

Cover and Concept Artist

Four Lords LLC
January, 2015 – Present (over 5 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Soldier Games: Being the Second Part of The Curseborn Saga

Four Lords, Bodhi J.M.S. Ryder

The second volume of the Four Lords high-fantasy epic, THE CURSEBORN SAGA.What happens when the gods themselves lose hope?After stealing the winged keys from the three nobles, Caim and Storm soon find themselves bridging the gap between the two worlds of Soria. Risia is a land they have only heard stores of since they were children, a place forbidden to those born on Falia. It is the enigmatic... read more

The second volume of the Four Lords high-fantasy epic, THE CURSEBORN SAGA.What happens when the gods themselves lose hope?After stealing the winged keys from the three nobles, Caim and Storm soon find themselves bridging the gap between the two worlds of Soria. Risia is a land they have only heard stores of since they were children, a place forbidden to those born on Falia. It is the enigmatic... read more

No More Heroes: Being the First Part of The Curseborn Saga

Four Lords, Bodhi J.M.S. Ryder

The first volume in the Four Lords high-fantasy epic, THE CURSEBORN SAGA.What happens when the gods themselves lose hope? Fear. Greed. Envy. Lust. Hatred. These are his gifts. And his desire will bring the end of all things. There is a place older than Night and Day. From it came understanding, emotion, and the first of words. Upon this world the gods once stood tall. But no more. This is the ... read more

The first volume in the Four Lords high-fantasy epic, THE CURSEBORN SAGA.What happens when the gods themselves lose hope? Fear. Greed. Envy. Lust. Hatred. These are his gifts. And his desire will bring the end of all things. There is a place older than Night and Day. From it came understanding, emotion, and the first of words. Upon this world the gods once stood tall. But no more. This is the ... read more

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Elliot Moors
Jon Pool is professional, accommodating, and incredibly talented. He produced a fantastic cover for me within the specified time frame. I thoroughly recommend his services.

Elliot Moors, May 2020

Jon C Pool
Thanks Elliot! It was a real pleasure to work with you on this project! Thank you for your trust and for letting me "play" in your awesome world!

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Allen Copeland
Had a blast working with Jon. He has a strong grasp for building out just about anything you can imagine.

Allen Copeland, February 2020

Jon C Pool
Wow thanks Allen! I'm honored and humbled. I had a great time working with you too! I would do it again without hesitation! It's pure joy getting to help give form to a cool vision in a positive en...
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