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 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 (almost 16 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.

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

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

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

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

Kim has 23 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Melissa Blair
Wow, Kim blew me away with my cover and thousands of other people as well. For context, I'm a brand new indie author and Kim designed a beautiful cover. I was fortunate to sell 5000 copies in the first two weeks and Kim's beautiful cover is a HUGE reason for that. Plus, she's unbelievably professional, talented, kind, and communicative. You won't regret working with Kim, in fact, you'll be ...
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Melissa Blair, December 2021


Peter David
Kim was fantastic to work with. She read my material, listened to my ideas for a cover, mixed in her own ideas and came up with something that looks amazing. She kept me in-the-loop about what she was doing, and checked in with me whenever there were choices to be made. She started her work on-time and finished ahead-of-schedule. I even got a bonus image from one of the cover ideas that we eve...
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Peter David, December 2021


Michael Chapman
Here’s what I loved about working with Kim: * She’s intuitive. After reading my book, she not only knew what my character looked like, she knew what she was about. That insight bled right onto the canvas, and it is that as much as her technical ability that brought my protagonist to life. * She has the chops. Did I mention that her execution is flawless? From her grasp of anatomy to her uncann...
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Michael Chapman, October 2021


Hector Cantu
It was incredible working for Kim. She was very attentive and detail of her work. She has a gift for making awesome and exceptional covers. I really like to work with her.

Hector Cantu, October 2021


Jeanne Lewis
Kim is very easy to work with and does amazing work. I get compliments on my cover and I know that it brings in readers when they see it.

Jeanne Lewis, July 2021

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