Kim Dingwall

Kim Dingwall - Designer

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Illustrator and graphic designer with over 100 covers, specializing in fantasy and sci-fi.

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Overview

With over 14 years experience as a freelance illustrator and designer, I specialize in fantasy book cover illustration. I feel honoured when I get to wrap someone's story in a cover!

My process begins with me reading as much of your manuscript as you're willing to give me. This way I can really get to the heart of your story and its characters. And as a bonus for me, I love reading :D I'll ask a bunch of questions at the beginning of our collaboration, and get your feedback on my work throughout the creative process.

I offer character illustration, book cover design and illustration, and exterior typography work.
Languages
English
Fiction
Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Illustrator

Self Employed
March, 2006 – Present (about 15 years)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Desperate Men

Wilson, PJ

Lyric of Vulcon

Marchen, Karin

The Games of Ganthrea (The Ganthrea Trilogy Book 1)

Adams, Andy, Dingwall, Kim, Marquitz, Tim

Normal Space: Books I, II and III

Joseph Jameson-Gould

He didn’t want to go…But he didn’t want to die, either.When she put a raygun to his head, he ran out of options.Malloy was an assistant on the Starship Expediter. He served under the famous space explorer, Captain Tucker.He mostly served the tea.Everything changed on their latest expedition, when Malloy fled a vicious battle against the local fruit and discovered a mysterious artefact deep in ... read more

He didn’t want to go…But he didn’t want to die, either.When she put a raygun to his head, he ran out of options.Malloy was an assistant on the Starship Expediter. He served under the famous space explorer, Captain Tucker.He mostly served the tea.Everything changed on their latest expedition, when Malloy fled a vicious battle against the local fruit and discovered a mysterious artefact deep in ... read more

The Stone Wizard

Wade Ebeling

In 1774, a besieged ancient order must depend upon Marcus Prathorn for survival. Pushed past all limits, this fledgling member discovers that love is the key to unlocking all of his magical power.

In 1774, a besieged ancient order must depend upon Marcus Prathorn for survival. Pushed past all limits, this fledgling member discovers that love is the key to unlocking all of his magical power.

Villainess Life: A LitRPG Supervillain Novel

Tom Warin

Miranda is an ordinary gamer who finds herself inside the body and mind of the notorious supervillainess Murder Maid - a character she created in the online role-playing game Super City. She has none of Murder Maid's memories but has to live with the consequences of her alter ego's actions. When she escapes from prison and tries to claim Murder Maid's old lair, she is thrust into a life-or-dea... read more

Miranda is an ordinary gamer who finds herself inside the body and mind of the notorious supervillainess Murder Maid - a character she created in the online role-playing game Super City. She has none of Murder Maid's memories but has to live with the consequences of her alter ego's actions. When she escapes from prison and tries to claim Murder Maid's old lair, she is thrust into a life-or-dea... read more

Ten Minutes to Two and Other Tales of the Sinister and Surreal

R.C. Ahlstrom

A collection of short stories exploring death, the unknown, and the nature of reality itself. Ten Minutes to Two and Other Tales of the Sinister and Surreal presents thirteen movingly strange tales, ranging from fantastic other worlds to the horrors of the unknown. Ghosts, death, and even the Devil himself are all present in these stories that ask the question of what lies beneath the horror t... read more

A collection of short stories exploring death, the unknown, and the nature of reality itself. Ten Minutes to Two and Other Tales of the Sinister and Surreal presents thirteen movingly strange tales, ranging from fantastic other worlds to the horrors of the unknown. Ghosts, death, and even the Devil himself are all present in these stories that ask the question of what lies beneath the horror t... read more

Dracula of Transylvania

Christofer Cook, Dacre Stoker

The First Adaptation Advised by the Stoker Family since 1927's Broadway Premiere Starring Bela Lugosi!In the early nineteen twenties, Florence Balcombe, widow of DRACULA's author, gave authorization to theatrical producer Hamilton Deane to co-opt Bram Stoker's novel for a stage play. For years since, the story has been adapted into dramatic form, but never in collaboration with the family Stok... read more

The First Adaptation Advised by the Stoker Family since 1927's Broadway Premiere Starring Bela Lugosi!In the early nineteen twenties, Florence Balcombe, widow of DRACULA's author, gave authorization to theatrical producer Hamilton Deane to co-opt Bram Stoker's novel for a stage play. For years since, the story has been adapted into dramatic form, but never in collaboration with the family Stok... read more

Where the dark fish swim

Mark Bishop

Where the dark fish swim, is a letter from Michael, a deeply troubled father, to his estranged son, Huck, written as they travel together toward the end of a journey Michael set out on to make peace with his past. Michael tells Huck of the six people who mattered most to him in his life and how, in turn, he has gone to visit each of them. He also begins to explain why he abandoned Huck and his... read more

Where the dark fish swim, is a letter from Michael, a deeply troubled father, to his estranged son, Huck, written as they travel together toward the end of a journey Michael set out on to make peace with his past. Michael tells Huck of the six people who mattered most to him in his life and how, in turn, he has gone to visit each of them. He also begins to explain why he abandoned Huck and his... read more

Degrees of Light (The Star Mappers Book 1)

Hollin Stafford

Melody Montgomery of Tucson, AZ used to dream of going someplace, anyplace other than the desert. Tucson was too bare, too open, to feel safe. It sat beneath the vast sky like it’d been defeated—a dirt-brown landscape that was guarded only by saguaro cactus and trampled on by the husk-like souls of people who lived in a place that was simply too hot. Mel’s dreams took her to places like Seattl... read more

Melody Montgomery of Tucson, AZ used to dream of going someplace, anyplace other than the desert. Tucson was too bare, too open, to feel safe. It sat beneath the vast sky like it’d been defeated—a dirt-brown landscape that was guarded only by saguaro cactus and trampled on by the husk-like souls of people who lived in a place that was simply too hot. Mel’s dreams took her to places like Seattl... read more

Kim has 16 reviews

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Evan Oliver
Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with. I didn't have a super clear idea for my cover, and her expertise helped me narrow it down and develop something that looked very professional and fits very well in the genre. The end result was amazing, and an excellent piece of work.

Evan Oliver, May 2021


Jeanne Lewis
I only wish there was a higher review. Kim personifies talent and professionalism.

Jeanne Lewis, January 2021


Scott Beynon
It was a pleasure to work with Kim. I had a very specific idea of what the cover should entail and she nailed it.

Scott Beynon, November 2020


Carnellia Ajasin
If you want an AMAZINGLY talented illustrator, professional and so much more don't hesitate to hire Kim! She nailed all of my characters now the story seems to come alive give we now have faces to each of the main characters. As I move forward to prelaunch my book I will be working with Kim again to introduce each character to the world. I will work with Kim for all of my book illustractions...
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Carnellia Ajasin, October 2020


Jeanne Lewis
Kim was a dream to work with. She read my novel and looked a Pinterest pages of book covers - She really went the extra mile to get me the book cover of my dreams. I can stop looking at it. Kim is a very talented illustrator and can produce a cover that doesn't look straight out of the stock photo graveyard. When book two is ready, I'm already planning on working with Kim again.

Jeanne Lewis, September 2020

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