Joshua Griffin

Joshua Griffin – Designer

Digital Painter + Cover Designer for Fantasy ⚔️ and Sci-Fi 🚀. I love reading your manuscript to get to the heart of your characters!

Overview

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


I'm always striving to authentically capture the essence of a character and their world with my work. Drawing upon your writing for inspiration, I translate it visually to create beautiful and lasting art. All while using my design experience to draw in the readers that will truly resonate with your story.


The process begins by asking you questions about your book and reading over your manuscript to immerse myself in the narrative. Then we go through stages of sketching, revisions, and painting before finishing with your glorious cover as a print-ready-PDF with beautiful promotional art to help it stand out online!


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!

Services
Fiction
Dystopian Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Magical Realism Romantic Fantasy Space Opera Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English

Work experience

Freelance

Oct, 2018 — Present

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

Portfolio

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A Slayer's Reckoning

Cross, Ariel

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Insignitis: Destiny

Anderson, Leighann

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Don't Fear the Reaper

Lawson, Abby

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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CHILD OF ANOTHER KIND

DECKER, STEVEN

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Redeeming Royalty: Anthro and the King of Lux

Moore, Chandler

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Operation Lionhearted

Barber, Maribeth

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Eternal Hero (Omniverse Chronicles Book 1)

Grace, William

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Fox in the City

Cabrera, Daniel

Cover Design Illustration Typography

Joshua has 18 reviews

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Jesus S.

Jesus S.

Apr, 2024

Josh is the best! I am grateful that he took the time to read my story. His analysis of the story was spot on, and he was able to capture the essence of it in his artwork. He listened to my requests during the early drafts and integrated them beautifully. I love the cover art he created, it is absolutely gorgeous and epic! He was prompt in his responses, very nice and professional, and he was ...
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Joshua G.
Thank you so much! It warms my soul to receive such a glowing review, Jesus! Getting to read through it really helped me laser in on who this story was for, and once we nailed the sketch it was jus...
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Erick H.

Erick H.

Apr, 2024

Both me and my publisher are very pleased with Josh’s work and professionalism. He even came up with an Easter Egg on the book cover that’s so good I was I had thought of it. He respects the material and includes you in his process
Joshua G.
Thanks Erick, it was a pleasure working with you! And reading through the manuscript, internalizing the story, and weaving easter eggs into the cover are some of my favourite parts of the job! Th...
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Simon H.

Simon H.

Mar, 2024

Josh was a real pleasure to work with, and produced an excellent cover for my book. His approach to the project was extremely organized and helpful, and he was very communicative and responsive to my preferences for the design as it evolved. I am more than satisfied with the quality of the final product, and am looking forward to hiring him for the sequels.
Joshua G.
It was a pleasure reading through your novel and working with you Simon! Thank you for the kind words and I can't wait to get stuck into the sequel for your next cover!
Leighann A.

Leighann A.

Jan, 2024

The quality of the artwork Joshua produced for "Insignitis: Destiny" is simply brilliant! He truly brought my protagonist to life. I still can't stop looking at it - especially the 3D mockups. Joshua accommodated everything I asked for, from the sketches to the final design. And he was swift with responses to my messages. He was incredibly patient when it came to any issues I ran into involvin...
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Joshua G.
Thanks Leighann! It was a joy to paint Saphira and the protective, adorable, and fluffy Beryl for your cover! You were wonderful to work with too and I wish you all the best for the release! I can'...
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Lizzy P.

Lizzy P.

Dec, 2023

This is my second book that Josh designed a cover for, and I'm even more blown away than I was the first time. Josh's attention to detail and flexibility when it comes to the process is astounding. He is so incredibly helpful, even offering advice on things I was unsure about. I let him have majority of the creative control over the cover and I am so glad that I did. He is more than worth the p...
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Joshua G.
It's always a pleasure working with you Lizzy! And I can't thank you enough for your glowing words! Here's looking forward to getting started on book 3 with you! 😁

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