Lindsay Heider Diamond

Lindsay Heider Diamond - Designer

Charlottesville, VA, USA

Hi! I have 25 yrs of design experience, work with self published authors and am easy, dependable and reliable to work with. Let’s talk!

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I love books. I love designing books.

I have worked with self-published authors and our collaborative creations have won "best book" awards by Amazon.com, Kirkus, Best Thrillers, Writer's Digest, Indie Reader, and Reader's Favorite. I have also worked on books through Amazon Publishing and Girl Friday Productions, gaining a larger publication company experience. I have over 25 years of graphic design and illustration experience and can assist in cover design as well as interior layout and additional marketing materials for new and established authors.

Cover design is one of the most important aspects of a marketing plan for a book. It is the first impression that a reader gets and can also influence other retail and blogging venues who might want to promote the book.

I believe that authors should invest in a professional designer if they want their book to have some longevity in the marketplace. The author spends countless hours writing a book; a few more hours by a professional designer can make that book shine. And with my years of experience, ability to stay on task and communicate well, I can help your book do just that.

Paperback, hardcover, hardcover with dust jacket, ebook (Kindle/Nook), posters, bookmarks and social media imagery are all options and can be included as a package design.

Contact me for more information. I can let you know the process I use and ways to cut costs for your book design.

Thanks and congratulations on your book!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • BFA with double concentration in Graphic Design and Fine Art

Work experience

Graphic Designer/Illustrator

Self Employed
January, 1992 – Present (almost 28 years)

Providing art direction, design and illustration to projects such as book covers, websites, cd-roms, branding/logos, editorial illustrations, product illustrations and more. Clients have included Amazon Publishing, Girl Friday Productions, Nike, Boeing, Intel, and Microsoft. Currently I am focusing on book covers and illustration, merging a love of reading with problem solving skills.

Artist

Gibson Greetings Inc
May, 1990 – December, 1995 (over 5 years)

Working with the text of the card, I created drawn, painted and mixed media illustrations for this national greeting card company.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Impala

Andrew Diamond

Gold Medal Winner - 2017 Readers' Favorite Awards First Place Winner - Genre Fiction - 24th Annual Writer's Digest Awards An Amazon Best Book of the Month - Sept. 2016 - Mystery/Thriller An IndieReader/Huffington Post Best of 2016 Selection After four years on the straight and narrow, Russell Fitzpatrick has a boring job, the wrong woman, and an itch for something more. All he needs to get his... read more

Gold Medal Winner - 2017 Readers' Favorite Awards First Place Winner - Genre Fiction - 24th Annual Writer's Digest Awards An Amazon Best Book of the Month - Sept. 2016 - Mystery/Thriller An IndieReader/Huffington Post Best of 2016 Selection After four years on the straight and narrow, Russell Fitzpatrick has a boring job, the wrong woman, and an itch for something more. All he needs to get his... read more

Gate 76

Andrew Diamond

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018 "One of the year's best thrillers." - BestThrillers.com A mysterious woman fleeing an unknown terror boards the wrong plane at San Francisco International and disappears into the heart of the country. Freddy Ferguson, a troubled detective with a violent past, believes she's the last living witness to a crime that has captivated the nation.Sifting thr... read more

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018 "One of the year's best thrillers." - BestThrillers.com A mysterious woman fleeing an unknown terror boards the wrong plane at San Francisco International and disappears into the heart of the country. Freddy Ferguson, a troubled detective with a violent past, believes she's the last living witness to a crime that has captivated the nation.Sifting thr... read more

To Hell with Johnny Manic

Andrew Diamond

"A truly riveting tale of deception, murder and psychological suspense. One of the year's best thrillers." - BestThrillers.com "A feverishly readable psychological noir." - Kirkus Reviews John Manis, aka Johnny Manic--charming, stylish, impulsive, and reckless--is racked with guilt over the secret he doesn't dare tell. Marilyn Dupree, passionate and volatile, has too much money and the wrong h... read more

"A truly riveting tale of deception, murder and psychological suspense. One of the year's best thrillers." - BestThrillers.com "A feverishly readable psychological noir." - Kirkus Reviews John Manis, aka Johnny Manic--charming, stylish, impulsive, and reckless--is racked with guilt over the secret he doesn't dare tell. Marilyn Dupree, passionate and volatile, has too much money and the wrong h... read more

Warren Lane

Andrew Diamond

"A quirky, intriguing and wholly original read... beautifully written and expertly plotted." -- Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite (5 stars) Susan Moore is about to hire the wrong man to investigate her philandering husband, Will. There's something not quite right about that detective, but he's all she has at the moment. "Warren Lane" drinks too much and has a hard time staying out of trouble. ... read more

"A quirky, intriguing and wholly original read... beautifully written and expertly plotted." -- Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite (5 stars) Susan Moore is about to hire the wrong man to investigate her philandering husband, Will. There's something not quite right about that detective, but he's all she has at the moment. "Warren Lane" drinks too much and has a hard time staying out of trouble. ... read more

Wake Up, Wanda Wiley: The Most Original Romantic Comedy You'll Read All Year

Andrew Diamond

Hannah Sharpe has been written out of all eighteen of Wanda Wiley's romance novels. A runaway heroine who won't conform to the plots laid out for her, Hanna has been consigned to a realm of fog deep in the recesses of the author's imagination.Trevor Dunwoody, the protagonist of a macho action-thriller that Wanda has regrettably agreed to ghostwrite, is single-minded and obtuse, understanding o... read more

Hannah Sharpe has been written out of all eighteen of Wanda Wiley's romance novels. A runaway heroine who won't conform to the plots laid out for her, Hanna has been consigned to a realm of fog deep in the recesses of the author's imagination.Trevor Dunwoody, the protagonist of a macho action-thriller that Wanda has regrettably agreed to ghostwrite, is single-minded and obtuse, understanding o... read more

Rain Girl (Franza Oberwieser Book 1)

Gabi Kreslehner

Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice. Revealing victims’ hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layer... read more

Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice. Revealing victims’ hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layer... read more

Portrait of a Girl

Dörthe Binkert

In the summer of 1896, a grand Swiss spa hotel becomes a refuge for Nika, a penniless beauty whose tortured past has left her unable to speak. While working in the manicured gardens, she becomes a muse to the celebrated painter Giovanni Segantini, who takes her under his wing. Although he’s married, the two bond closely, and beneath his gaze Nika blossoms. She opens her heart to Segantini, ser... read more

In the summer of 1896, a grand Swiss spa hotel becomes a refuge for Nika, a penniless beauty whose tortured past has left her unable to speak. While working in the manicured gardens, she becomes a muse to the celebrated painter Giovanni Segantini, who takes her under his wing. Although he’s married, the two bond closely, and beneath his gaze Nika blossoms. She opens her heart to Segantini, ser... read more

Father, Mother, Child (Kindle Single)

Marcus Seibert

They were a family. The young father, haunted by his own parents’ disappointment, can’t manage to complete his doctorate, nor can he imagine being able to earn a living or pursue a career. Just as he comes to terms with being a stay-at-home dad, leaving his wife to provide for the family, she hits him with a shocking surprise. As the father begins to hope for a return to the lifestyle he enjoy... read more

They were a family. The young father, haunted by his own parents’ disappointment, can’t manage to complete his doctorate, nor can he imagine being able to earn a living or pursue a career. Just as he comes to terms with being a stay-at-home dad, leaving his wife to provide for the family, she hits him with a shocking surprise. As the father begins to hope for a return to the lifestyle he enjoy... read more

Cherry Red Summer (Emely and Elyas Book 1)

Carina Bartsch

No girl ever forgets her first love...No one knows that better than Emely Winter. It’s been seven years since she last saw the man with the turquoise eyes, Elyas Schwarz—the embodiment of everything mothers warn their daughters about. Good-looking, charming, and with a hint of arrogance, Elyas is back in Emely’s life and driving her crazy. She hates him from the bottom of her heart, but, even ... read more

No girl ever forgets her first love...No one knows that better than Emely Winter. It’s been seven years since she last saw the man with the turquoise eyes, Elyas Schwarz—the embodiment of everything mothers warn their daughters about. Good-looking, charming, and with a hint of arrogance, Elyas is back in Emely’s life and driving her crazy. She hates him from the bottom of her heart, but, even ... read more

Diamonds in the Rough: The Most Epic Romance of American History (Clan of the She Bear) (Volume 1)

Emmy Waterford

CLAN OF THE SHE BEAR: Diamonds in the Rough In 1820, Hannah Alexander and her family are driven from their Indiana home near a fabled and famously haunted diamond mine. Hannah is raised amid the tragedy and turmoil of a young nation, becoming a brave and bold frontier heroine with enough ambition, intelligence and sheer moxie to go back and reclaim her land and find the diamonds. But fate and ... read more

CLAN OF THE SHE BEAR: Diamonds in the Rough In 1820, Hannah Alexander and her family are driven from their Indiana home near a fabled and famously haunted diamond mine. Hannah is raised amid the tragedy and turmoil of a young nation, becoming a brave and bold frontier heroine with enough ambition, intelligence and sheer moxie to go back and reclaim her land and find the diamonds. But fate and ... read more

The Velvet Elite: Unforgettable Love (Volume 1)

Emmy Waterford

After a car crash, Liz is unsure of everything but her own name. She becomes surprised and titillated by a relationship that quickly blossoms with a handsome stranger. Lingering doubts and suspicions grow as she learns of his wife’s mysterious disappearance and teenage daughter who left shortly afterward. The Velvet Elite, a shadowy cabal, brings out parts of Liz's personality that she can't q... read more

After a car crash, Liz is unsure of everything but her own name. She becomes surprised and titillated by a relationship that quickly blossoms with a handsome stranger. Lingering doubts and suspicions grow as she learns of his wife’s mysterious disappearance and teenage daughter who left shortly afterward. The Velvet Elite, a shadowy cabal, brings out parts of Liz's personality that she can't q... read more

Old Lady on the Trail: Triple Crown at 76

Mary E Davison

Adventure on National Scenic Trails does not need to end when one is old. Not beginning long distance hiking until age 60, Mary takes us with her on her trail journeys to experience encounters with the beauty of wilderness from the Eastern ranges of the Appalachian Trail, the challenges of desert, snow, granite and thick forests of the Pacific Crest Trail, and the rugged and the remote grandeu... read more

Adventure on National Scenic Trails does not need to end when one is old. Not beginning long distance hiking until age 60, Mary takes us with her on her trail journeys to experience encounters with the beauty of wilderness from the Eastern ranges of the Appalachian Trail, the challenges of desert, snow, granite and thick forests of the Pacific Crest Trail, and the rugged and the remote grandeu... read more

Turquoise Green Winter (Emely and Elyas Book 2)

Carina Bartsch

A week after Cherry Red Summer, Emely still can’t understand why both of her potential lovers, Elyas and Luca, suddenly broke off contact with her. Only when Emely decides to summon the courage to confront Elyas does she discover how hard she has fallen for him once again.But as autumn gives way to winter, Emely’s newfound bliss is shattered when she discovers a shocking lie that destroys her ... read more

A week after Cherry Red Summer, Emely still can’t understand why both of her potential lovers, Elyas and Luca, suddenly broke off contact with her. Only when Emely decides to summon the courage to confront Elyas does she discover how hard she has fallen for him once again.But as autumn gives way to winter, Emely’s newfound bliss is shattered when she discovers a shocking lie that destroys her ... read more

Giving Birth to God: A Woman's Path to Enlightenment

Mother Clare Watts

Giving Birth to God tells of one woman's journey through yoga ashrams and Sufi training to finding a mystical Christian school with Master Teachers. After 12 years of transformational training, Mother Clare was ordained a Priest, and four years later a Master Teacher. Mother Clare was married, raised four children, and was a practicing midwife and psychotherapist while receiving her mystical a... read more

Giving Birth to God tells of one woman's journey through yoga ashrams and Sufi training to finding a mystical Christian school with Master Teachers. After 12 years of transformational training, Mother Clare was ordained a Priest, and four years later a Master Teacher. Mother Clare was married, raised four children, and was a practicing midwife and psychotherapist while receiving her mystical a... read more

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Darla Lark
Lindsay is a very efficient and patient cover designer. She did an excellent job with the cover of my fourth book. I’m really happy with her work and highly recommend her.

Darla Lark, November 2019

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