Kim Dingwall

Kim Dingwall – Designer

Illustrator and graphic designer with over 100 covers, specializing in fantasy. I always read the manuscript if it's available.


** Currently booked out until mid January 2024 **

With over 17 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 and able 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've worked with major publishers, but there's nothing quite like the level of immersion you get when you work directly with the author. When I work I reeeeally get into my work (I can't multitask to save my life) and my illustration style is labour-intensive, so to give each book the individual attention it deserves I have a limited capacity for the number of projects I can take on. I'm typically booked out 3-6 months in advance.

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.

Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Middle Grade Middle Grade Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Self Employed

Mar, 2006 — Present


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 Unasp... read more
Now is the moment of choice... Betrayed by the man she once worshipped, Mirana Pinal must finish the quest for Jasal’s Keep with the help of an enemy. As she races to save her people, the Fal'kin infiltrate the Dark Trine's stronghold to discover the warlord's... read more

Kim has 41 reviews





Matthew G.

Matthew G.

Aug, 2023

Kim has amazing talent and a wonderful personality. She is a joy to work with and I look forward to our collaborations. I believe we have collaborated three times and will be doing so again in November. She is the entire package. On time. Organized. Kind and thoughtful feedback. And creates spectacular work. Would recommend her to everyone!
Hypo S.

Hypo S.

Jun, 2023

Kim was my first experience with Reedsy professionals in the daunting world of self publishing, and he made the process quite pleasant. He jumped in to understand my story as intended and came up with some fantastic mockups, some of which I am sad to say I had to reject in favor of even better ones. Kim worked well with my vague visions and offered his own experienced thoughts, and I am quite...
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Matthew G.

Matthew G.

May, 2023

Working with Kim is a tremendous pleasure. Rarely in life do you find a person who embodies everything. Tremendous talent who is also dependable, on time, kind, patient, organized, helpful, a great collaborator...I could go on and on. Her artwork is out of this world. I'm so happy Reedsy connected me with Kim, I'm not sure how I could have done it without her!
Hannah S.

Hannah S.

Apr, 2023

Kim is fantastic. She worked with me on every little step and was always open to adjustments. I'll definitely be hiring her again.
Khadija A.

Khadija A.

Apr, 2023

Kim does stunning work and easy to contact if you have any questions. This is my second time collaborating with her, and I would do it again.

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