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 love bringing another dimension to authors' stories, shining a light on their characters and themes and drawing readers in with a need to know more.

I'm proficient with graphite and colored pencils, ink, and acrylic paint, and Adobe CC programs Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects.
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 (over 14 years)

Portfolio (8 selected works)

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 7 reviews

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Audrey Sharpe
Kim is incredibly professional and easy to work with. Her communication is top-notch. She responds to all questions in a timely manner and fosters a positive working environment. I would definitely recommend her to authors who are looking for a high-quality cover designer.

Audrey Sharpe, June 2020


Jos Accapadi
Kim was wonderful to work with, and she is both talented and professional. I'm learning a lot as a new author in this process, and Kim definitely made the learning easier.

Jos Accapadi, May 2020


Brad Younie
Kim was great to work with. She read my book so that she could understand the story when designing the cover illustration. She was flexible and willing to adapt to my needs. And, of course, the end product was fantastic. I would definitely work with her again.

Brad Younie, March 2020


Samuel Spitzer
Kim is just great to work with on my book cover. She consistently gave her best, put out multiple versions for me to get an idea of different possibilities front and back, and was generally just a highly talented and cooperative individual to collaborate with on my project. She took in words and turned them into art. I highly recommend her.

Samuel Spitzer, November 2019


Tom Warin
Kim was a delight to work with. He provided thumbnail sketches quickly so we were able to steer the project in the right direction. He responded to feedback and provided updates and work-in-progress in a timely manner. I was very happy with the end result of our collaboration and would recommend Kim highly.

Tom Warin, June 2019

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