Kim Dingwall

Kim Dingwall – Designer

Illustrator and designer specialising in fantasy. I always read the manuscript if it's available!

Overview

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 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.


Please reach out if you're interested in working together, or have any questions.

Services
Fiction
Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Magical Realism Middle Grade Fantasy Romantic Fantasy Science Fiction Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English

Work experience

Self Employed

Mar, 2006 — Present

Portfolio

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
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 Kee... read more
Cover Design Illustration Typography
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'... read more
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Journey to Zentobia

D'Alessandro, Stacy

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography

Kim has 44 reviews

Professionalism

Quality

Value

Responsiveness

Sarah H.

Sarah H.

Feb, 2024

Working with Kim was such a great experience! She was professional and friendly, and engaging throughout the process. Her dedication to her craft is obvious in her artwork, which is truly second to none. I'm so pleased with how the cover for my first novel came out, and since it was book one in a series, I very much look forward to working with her on the rest!
Annie W.

Annie W.

Nov, 2023

Working with Kim was a delight! I think the beauty of her artwork speaks for itself, but she was also incredibly easy to work with behind the scenes. I am absolutely planning on working with her again, and I urge anyone who wishes to have a truly seamless and easy experience with a top-quality product at the end to engage Kim's services.
Christina B.

Christina B.

Nov, 2023

If you're looking for breathtaking artwork designed by a true professional, I would recommend Kim every single time. I was blown away by my ebook and print covers, and readers are, too. I'm getting multiple messages daily about how excited readers are to receive their books and display the art on their bookshelves. Finding Kim and working with her was one of the best decisions I've made, and I'...
Read more
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...
Read more

Sign up to read more reviews

Create a free Reedsy account to connect with Kim and thousands of other publishing professionals on Reedsy.

Professionals similar to Kim

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Seb Camagajevac

Seb C.

I’m professional illustrator with many years of experience under my belt.

Zagreb, Croatia

100% reply rate

View profile
Lorna Reid

Lorna R.

I am a professional book formatter/interior designer who enjoys working in all genres, from fantasy and sci-fi to romance and YA fiction.

Glasgow, UK

100% reply rate

View profile
Christian Luigi Russo

Christian Luigi R.

Alien, book designer and illustrator. I'm a full-time furby, way-loo with me your booklish desires! Your wishes are my book.

Torre del Greco, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

100% reply rate

View profile