Driss Chaoui

Driss Chaoui – Designer

Book covers and kidlit illustrator who believes in colourful designs for all ages.


Colours and lettering enthusiast living with a cat roommate. My goal is to capture the essence of a story and create an impactful long-lasting piece of art that sells.

I studied at Axe Sud École Condé and I graduated with a master in graphic design and art direction. I then worked as a designer for various companies before dedicating myself to illustration full-time. I collaborated with international clients, including kid magazines, literary and poetry journals, publishers and indie authors.

Design is a collaborative process and I make it a point to include my clients at every stage of the creative process. Through my expertise, I can guide you to take the best decisions to enhance your story and catch your audience’s attention.

A typical collaboration starts with a one-hearty conversation on your story, your characters and your expectations. Please tell me all about the quirkiest details because I, myself, am obsessed with these kind of informations.

Once we discuss the deadlines and all technical details, you will be updated with a rough sketch, and then a cleaner linework and a colour test. By this point, most of our creative decisions would be set. Of course minor tweaks can still be operated once the final artwork is delivered.

By the end, you’ll have a unique eye-catching artwork to present to your audience.

Projects are drawn by hand using digital tools. I mostly create lettering myself, resulting in more unique pieces.

My services include illustration, book covers, and lettering. I also assist on interior designs.

Coming of Age Contemporary Fiction Middle Grade New Adult
  • 2020 Brightness Awards longlist
  • 2024 American Illustration Awards Selected Winners
  • 2024 World Illustration Awards longlist
  • Master of design and art direction, Axe Sud École Condé, Toulouse

Work experience


Sep, 2018 — Present

I’m a digital illustrator working with editorial and publishing international clients. I also volunteer for the Superhero Project.


Jun, 2020 — Sep, 2021 (over 1 year)

Founder, graphic design and DTP.

Le Caracol

Feb, 2019 — Mar, 2020 (about 1 year)

Directing the communication plan around the launch of the company.


Jul, 2018 — Jan, 2019 (6 months)

In charge of DTP and digital production of the studio.


Mar, 2017 — Jul, 2018 (over 1 year)

Responsible for web and graphic projects. Work/study program.

Croque Com

Mar, 2016 — Jun, 2016 (3 months)

Assisting on graphic design projects. Internship.


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Driss has 22 reviews





Liam Auden B.

Liam Auden B.

May, 2024

Driss is an extremely talented artist. I’m so honored that he agreed to collaborate with me on my book series. Kind, gentle, attentive, honest, and generous. Thank you, Driss, for an amazing partnership! I cannot wait to see what he does on the rest of my books! Bravo!
Hilary F.

Hilary F.

Mar, 2024

There isn’t enough room to say all I’d like to about Driss. First of all, his work ethic is right out of the history pages. I’ve not received this kind of customer service in many years. He went way beyond the call of duty. We had some computer glitches (all my fault) where docs wouldn’t go through, but he never complained and helped me out of numerous jams. Whenever I’d ask for one more t...
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Liam Auden B.

Liam Auden B.

May, 2024

I just finished my SECOND collaboration with Driss. He is an extremely talented artist and illustrator. I'm so proud of his work and his kindness. He is a wonderful person with a big heart. I can't wait to continue working with him on the rest of my series! Thank you, Driss!
Patrick O.

Patrick O.

May, 2024

Simply the best!
Kimi F.

Kimi F.

Apr, 2024

Driss did a wonderful job with my cover, and made sure that everything was working as it should when it came time to publish. I will definitely utilize his services again for future projects.

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