Julien Lesne

Julien Lesne – Designer

Professional illustrator, I work mostly in publishing, doing book cover, and illustrations for games (board games, card games,...)


I’m a self-taught illustrator originally from Paris, France. I began my art journey 10 years ago by wanting to change my professional life and be more creative. Since then, I try to walk my way through a professional carrier in illustration. I specialize in book cover for genre fiction (fantasy, fantastic, horror, sci-fi,...) and illustration for games. My style is adaptable to both realism and cartoon.

My portfolio reflects what I like the most : painting, telling stories with my images to create in the viewer the need to pick up a book or a game. I worked with several independent publishers in the past few years and I'm still searching for a good match for my style.

If you are interested in my work, you can contact me for an estimate. A book cover will be done in generally between a month or two, depending on the technical complexity of the scene to depict.
Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Horror Young Adult Fantasy
  • Photoshop

Work experience


Sep, 2018 — Present

Underground editions

Sep, 2018 — Sep, 2019 (about 1 year)


Mar, 2017 — Present

Working freelance for 4 years now, mostly in publishing and games.


2107. Deux ans plus tôt, le monde est dévasté de façon brutale et soudaine. Aujourd’hui, il n’en reste que des ruines, de la poussière et des cadavres. Les rares rescapés tentent de subsister, tiraillés entre les milices locales et les grandes organisations qu... read more
Du sang et des larmes. C’est tout ce que Xalyah aura obtenu sur la Grand-Place d’Orléans, en plus d’une balle dans le ventre. Alors que la mort aurait dû la faucher, Khenzo en a décidé autrement, veillant sur elle sans relâche. Anéantie par la terrible désillu... read more
Ils sont là. Tapis sur le bord de la route et guettant le moindre signe de faiblesses. Ils sont là. Ceux qu'elle aimait, qu'elle guidait, ceux qui se sont mis en travers de son chemin. Ils sont là. Ceux qui sont morts. Ceux qu'elle a tués. Ils sont là. Pour el... read more
— Aztèques : Harem, roman lauréat du Salon du Livre Paris 2017 par le jury Amazon KDP —Huaxca, 1516Une attaque des Aztèques,Une fille de chef vendue comme esclave dans un harem.Sur sa route, intrigues, manipulations et meurtres.Une course effrénée vers le pouv... read more
Par l’auteur d’Aztèques : Harem, roman lauréat du Salon du Livre Paris 2017 par le jury Amazon KDP :"Teotitlan, 1517,Ameyal, fille de chef téméraire, fière et impulsive, est enfin admise comme concubine. Le rêve qui se cache derrière son regard de jade : s’éva... read more
— Par l’auteur d’Aztèques : Harem, roman lauréat du Salon du Livre Paris 2017 par le jury Amazon KDP —"Je m'appelle Ameyal. Autrefois, j’habitais un éternel printemps. À présent, je dois servir ceux qui ont tout détruit. Les Aztèques.Personne ne peut s'échappe... read more

Julien has 1 review







May, 2020

I just received some cover art materials from Julien today and they look amazing. He was more than reasonable on pricing and provided all requested materials in addition to a few others I asked for. Despite the pandemic and a few personal set backs he still made the deadline, which is a testament to his professionalism. Everything was outlined clearly in the quote I received and I could not hav...
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Julien L.
Thanks Jennifer, your words mean a lot !

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