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 (over 16 years)

Portfolio (13 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

Lyric of Vulcon

Marchen, Karin

Desperate Men

Wilson, PJ

The Games of Ganthrea (The Ganthrea Trilogy Book 1)

Adams, Andy, Dingwall, Kim, Marquitz, Tim

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

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.

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Hannah Spraul
Kim is an amazing artist. She's easy to work with, professional, and is willing to fiddle around with ideas and little tweaks until the cover is exactly what you imagined. Absolutely message her and set something up. I know I'll be hiring her again.

Hannah Spraul, May 2022


Khadija Alexander
Would work with Kim again! She pays attention to every detail and makes my words come to life with her designs.

Khadija Alexander, April 2022


Khadija Alexander
Kim listen to my idea and added valuable input to only improve my book cover further. She was kind and always was available when I had questions.

Khadija Alexander, March 2022


Ruth Mai
I’m a first time novelist so every step in the process is new to me. Kim Dingwall is an amazing artist. She was very prompt and cordial in all her communications and made every effort to make sure I was satisfied with her work (which of course I am!). I highly recommend her! Ruth Mai

Ruth Mai, February 2022


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

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