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 15 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 seek your feedback on my work throughout the creative process.

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.
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 (10 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

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

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

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.

Kim has 31 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Matthew Guzman
It was a privilege to work with Kim. She is patient, kind, understanding, helpful and so, so talented. She made every step of the process simple. I'm learning the ropes about becoming an Indie Author and she taught me so much with a cheerful attitude. And her talent is beyond measure. I'm in love with my new book cover and so excited to share it with the world. I spent many hours perusing Reeds...
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Matthew Guzman, September 2022


Keith Michaels
Kim is an amazing artist. Her use of light animates her art in a very tangible way. She was fantastic to work with; she was always open to any information which I could give her, as well as any questions I had. The cover she did for the book really captured both the characters and the tone of the story. I can't recommend her highly enough. If you need artwork that effectively summarizes and re...
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Keith Michaels, September 2022


Ashley Webb
Working with Kim was a delight. She was punctual, professional, and produced some truly incredible work. I will certainly be reaching out to her for any of my future projects.

Ashley Webb, September 2022


Stella Atrium
Kim developed book covers for a new fantasy series. Some of her ideas will be the first impression for readers. Kim was professional and responsive to ideas for changes. We became accustomed to working around the time difference and she met all deadlines easily. Excellent work, and I will return to Kim for more covers in 2023.

Stella Atrium, August 2022


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

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