Joshua Griffin

Joshua Griffin - Designer

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Illustrator and Cover Designer specializing in Fantasy and Sci-fi. Painting bespoke covers to immerse readers in your world!

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If you’re looking to wrap your story in a gorgeous, illustrated cover, look no further. I specialize in Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Dystopian, and Young Adult Fantasy, but can lend my style and design sense to the other fiction genres without a hitch.

I'm always striving to capture the essence of a world and its characters with my work, aiming to create beautiful and lasting art whilst using my design experience to draw in readers that will truly resonate with your story.

The process begins by asking you questions about your story, then going through stages of sketching, revisions, and painting before finishing with your glorious cover as a print-ready-PDF.

My services comprise of Illustration, Cover Design, Exterior Typography, and Promotional Images for social media. I include all of them in my ‘Starter Pack’ for self-publishing authors together with some good humour along the way. 😁

Don't hesitate to send through your request for a tailored offer. I look forward to diving into your story and illustrating it for the world!
Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Illustrator and Designer

October, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

- Illustrating artwork and designing book covers for self-publishing authors.

Portfolio (6 selected works)



Operation Lionhearted

Barber, Maribeth

Fox in the City

Cabrera, Daniel

Joshua has 6 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Josh is a brilliant cover designer. He read my manuscript first thing, and after that it was easy to communicate on his ideas and my own. The result was the best cover I've had, by far, out of five novels. Would highly recommend Josh to those who want to make a cover that is the best that it can be.

STEVEN DECKER, February 2023

Joshua Griffin
Cheers Steven, that is high praise indeed. 😊 I had a great time working with you on this cover and hope we get to do it again!

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Bill Grace
To say that I have enjoyed my first collaboration with Mr. Griffin would be an understatement. Joshua is both highly professional and a pleasure with whom to work. He is not only a gifted artist, but extremely knowledgeable when it comes to what makes a book cover both eye catching and effective. I look forward to future collaborations with the talented Mr. Griffin.

Bill Grace, September 2022

Joshua Griffin
I appreciate the kind words, Bill! 😁 Needless to say it was a pleasure to work with you as well and I can't wait to illustrate the sequels. I particularly enjoyed the fun we had in our messages. I ...
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Corey Griffin
Josh is an amazing talent. Bringing the main characters to life, visually, was one of the most important collaborations of this entire project. I had an artistic style in mind as well as a specific moment from the story. Josh delivered my vision wonderfully!

Corey Griffin, August 2022

Joshua Griffin
Thanks Corey! I had a lot of fun working with you on this illustration and your communication at every step of the journey was wonderfully clear and thorough. 😊 I also enjoyed falling in love with ...
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Maribeth Barber
When I found Josh's Reedsy Marketplace portfolio, I was intrigued not just by his art style, but by the way he enthusiastically proclaimed his longtime love for “a good story” and for “art with the kind of ‘imaginative realism’ that looks real, yet seems to breathe with a life that a photograph cannot.” As a lover of good stories and beautiful art myself, these values immediately resonated with...
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Maribeth Barber, September 2021

Joshua Griffin
Thank you so much for those glowing words! They absolutely warm my heart. It has been a delight working with you on this story and trying to do justice to Lindy's character--not to mention getting ...
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Daniel Cabrera
Joshua is an outstanding illustrator with a fine attention to detail. Whenever we communicated with each other, he was always clear, friendly, and quick to respond. I found his input to be invaluable as he laid out all these great options before me. In each of his drawings, he was able to really capture the scenes and the tones of the chapters and the book as a whole beautifully. I’m grateful t...
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Daniel Cabrera, July 2021

Joshua Griffin
Thank you for the kind words, Daniel! I had a great time working on the cover and chapter art with you and I'm stoked with what we finally put together. Thanks for inviting me to help share your s...
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