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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** Currently booked out until June 2023 **

With over 15 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 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 seek your feedback on my work throughout the creative process.

I offer character illustration, book cover design and illustration, and exterior typography work. I can draw a book's cover illustration alone, or make the whole book cover design so that it's print-ready.
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 (almost 17 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Trine Fallacy, The Kinderra Saga: Book 2

C.K. Donnelly

As the Dark Trine’s noose tightens around Kinderra, young Trine Mirana Pinal and her mentor, the Trine hero Tetric Garis, embark on a quest to learn how the enigmatic watchtower of Jasal’s Keep once saved the land. Teague Beltran, Mirana’s beloved and an Unaspected herbsman’s apprentice, wants nothing more than to kill the Dark Trine himself. As one born without magical powers, however, he is ... read more

As the Dark Trine’s noose tightens around Kinderra, young Trine Mirana Pinal and her mentor, the Trine hero Tetric Garis, embark on a quest to learn how the enigmatic watchtower of Jasal’s Keep once saved the land. Teague Beltran, Mirana’s beloved and an Unaspected herbsman’s apprentice, wants nothing more than to kill the Dark Trine himself. As one born without magical powers, however, he is ... 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.

Lyric of Vulcon

Marchen, Karin

Desperate Men

Wilson, PJ

The Games of Ganthrea (The Ganthrea Trilogy Book 1)

Adams, Andy, Dingwall, Kim, Marquitz, Tim

Kim has 35 reviews

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Professionalism
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Communication & Punctuality

Matthew Guzman
Kim is fast and fabulous. So talented with a personality to match. It is always a pleasure working with her.

Matthew Guzman, February 2023


Matthew Guzman
As per the usual, Kim exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond to accommodate my last second request. Not only did she get me what I needed in record time, it was perfect. I'm so grateful for her amazing work and pleasant personality. It makes my day!

Matthew Guzman, December 2022


Scott Charles Adams
My cover was very challenging. I didn't think I'd be able to find an artist who give me a pretty girl, a skinless vampire, and a playful werewolf (a playful werewolf! Who does that?). Kim exceeded every expectation, and she was a pleasure to work with.

Scott Charles Adams, December 2022


Jordyn Sagawinit
This has been an incredible experience. Kim is an amazing artist and was happy to answer my many, many questions. She’s professional, dedicated, and worth every penny. I feel so lucky to have been able to work with her on my very first cover!

Jordyn Sagawinit, December 2022


Matthew Guzman
It was a privilege to work with Kim. She is patient, kind, understanding, helpful and so, so talented. She made every step of the process simple. I'm learning the ropes about becoming an Indie Author and she taught me so much with a cheerful attitude. And her talent is beyond measure. I'm in love with my new book cover and so excited to share it with the world. I spent many hours perusing Reeds...
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Matthew Guzman, September 2022

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