Kara Klontz

Kara Klontz - Designer

Bend, OR, USA

I have 9 years of professional experience specializing in Thriller, Women’s Fiction and Historical Fiction. Judge the books by my covers!

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Kara Klontz has been designing book covers for 9 years and is also currently the graphic designer at Deschutes Brewery. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where she completed her BA in Graphic Design, and moved to Bend, Oregon just after graduation to pursue her career in book cover design. Recently married, Kara and her husband Ryan both enjoy spending their free time performing in local community theatre productions, and taking their miniature goldendoodle puppy out on Central Oregon adventures.
Business & Management
True Crime
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Psychological Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Owner/Principal Designer

January, 2018 – Present (about 2 years)

Graphic Designer

Deschutes Brewery
August, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

Book Cover Designer

Faceout Studio
January, 2012 – August, 2016 (over 4 years)

Book Cover Design Intern

Faceout Studio
May, 2011 – July, 2011 (2 months)

Book Cover Designer Intern

BkMk Press
January, 2009 – April, 2010 (about 1 year)

Kara has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Richard Sheres
Working with Kara has been a great experience all around. Above all, the end product, the cover for my new novel, is terrific. The book hasn't even been released yet, but everyone who has seen the cover--dispassionate observers included--has loved it. Along the way, Kara was great to collaborate with. She was responsive to my ideas and requests, made spot-on suggestions, and was patient in expl...
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Richard Sheres, April 2019

Kelly Calton
I enjoyed working with Kara and she produced a beautiful cover that was exactly what I wanted!

Kelly Calton, February 2019

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Danielle Mazzella di Bosco

Since 2011 I have been designing book covers for major and small publishing companies.

Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

Laura Boyle

An expert designer with 10 years' experience and a very personable approach. I won't stop until you are thrilled with your design!

Toronto, ON, Canada

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