Madli S.

Madli S. – Designer

Professional Illustrator with great passion for visual storytelling and feminine nature inspired illustrations

Overview

Hello, I’m Madli - nature lover, travel enthusiast and most of all passionate Illustrator with over 15 years of drawing experience. I’m specialised in book cover art and I enjoy working directly with self-publishing authors to help translate written stories into visually eye-catching book covers.

I’m very result driven and love to pay attention to details! It’s always very important to me do deliver my best work and not settle with anything less. My cover designs feature a unique hand-painted artwork, which is tailored specifically to your story and characters.

With a fully hand-painted book cover, you can be sure to stand out from the most commonly used photo-manipulated and AI designs. So don't hesitate to get in touch and let's find out what I could do for you! :)


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Here’s a little insight on HOW IT WORKS



1. Concept Development – I like to start with one-on-one consultation call to learn more about your book, the storyline, main characters etc. During the call we will discuss the ideas for the cover illustration and develop a concept that would represent your story the best.

2. Concept Sketch – After our call I will generate a written overview of the cover concept and start the sketching process. I will create a black & white line sketch to show the general composition. x2 rounds of revisions are included, to reach the final sketch.

​3. Final Illustration – I will create a fully painted illustration based on the sketch. x2 rounds of revisions are included, to reach the final illustration.

4. Cover Design & Formatting – After the illustration is completed I will design the full book cover (front-spine-back). I will propose multiple fonts and we can go through multiple revisions to reach the final book cover design.


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PRICING


MAIN SERVICE

HAND-PAINTED COVER ILLUSTRATION - The final price depends on the subject matter, level of detail and complexity of the illustration. So it ranges from 1100-1500 USD*


ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Once the Cover Illustration has been completed you can request to have your book cover fully designed & formatted. The additional packages are following:

1) EBOOK COVER DESIGN & one 3D mock-up image for marketing = 100 USD

2) EBOOK + PAPERBACK COVER DESIGN & three 3D mock-up images for marketing = 390 USD

3) EBOOK + PAPERBACK + HARD COVER DESIGN & three 3D mock-up images for marketing = 490 USD


BOOK INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS = price varies based on the style and subject matter. Get in touch for more information.


*Please note that the Cover Illustration price includes a standard book cover licence. Maintaining exclusive copyright is possible upon request.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Fantasy Middle Grade Fantasy Mystery & Crime Romance Thriller & Suspense Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2017 — Present

I've been working as a professional Illustrator for 6 years. After collaborating with studios and individuals around the world to work on wide range of projects, such as animations, commercials, brand illustrations etc, I have finally found my true calling in Book Covers. I love creating story telling illustrations that speak for itself. My painting style is realistic and detailed, with heavy focus on characters and projecting the right mood and emotions.

PlusOne Amsterdam

Nov, 2016 — Jun, 2017 (7 months)

For 6 months I worked in PlusOne Amsterdam on a big animation project creating character designs, backgrounds and concept art for a 3D animation.

Portfolio

The Curse of Mene: Book One (The Mene Duology)

Hickey, Madeline

Independently published

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Confessions of a Dangerous Girl

Dan Birk

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Illustration
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Open at Rock Bottom

Reed, L. M.

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Where the Stars Hide

Gulzar, Patricia

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Made with Reedsy
May Belong to Night

Anthony, M.

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Everything’s Got Soul: a philosophical adventure

Thomas, Brian

Shaving in the Rain

Cover Design Illustration
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Illustration
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Wheels of Wisdom

Stewart, Ryan

Illustration
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Soaking Dead

Dylan, Kasey

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Made with Reedsy
Elemestrin: Book 1 of the Elemestrin Saga

deLune, Felix

Cover Design Illustration Typography
Cover Design Illustration Typography
Illustration
Made with Reedsy
An Imposter In Warriors Clothing

Mae, Elle

Illustration
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Dissonants

Rivera, Antonio

Cover Design Illustration
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Animal Council and the Disappearing Sea Ice

Solstrand, MV

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The Dream Traveler

Robert D'Antonio

College freshman Ben Weaver is still grieving the death of his father. He’s also one of few people in the world who has learned to control his dreams. When he begins to see a young woman durin... read more
Cover Design Illustration

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D.N. B.

D.N. B.

Feb, 2024

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I went through two different artists and spent $1,000 before I discovered Madli. She was professional and thorough throughout the entire process and really helped me figure out how I wanted the cover for my book to be. She kept in contact throughout the entire process and really worked with me to bring my ideas to the page. I was thrilled to receive the final copies of the cover as unlike with ...
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a. w. K.

a. w. K.

Sep, 2023

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Madli was a pleasure to work with and super professional from the get-go. This is my first time commissioning a book cover, and she was super patient with walking me through the process. Also, she really made me feel like she was invested in creating the best cover for my story; she asked a ton of questions and listened to my sometimes rambly thoughts on what I wanted the cover to convey. The ...
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Daniel B.

Daniel B.

Jul, 2023

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Madli is immensely talented and so easy to work with. She listened carefully, took feedback well, and was dedicated to making my (sometimes poorly described) vision for the cover illustration of my debut YA novel come to life. In addition, Madli answered questions, explained the process patiently, and was extremely friendly. Most of all, her work is absolutely beautiful, and she created somethi...
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Chloe H.

Chloe H.

Jul, 2024

Madli was a delight to work with. I am first time author and Madli was so patient and accommodating with all of my random questions and queries. She helped me come up with a concept for my cover design and brought my main character to life. Her work is stunning and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. Madli is professional and responsive and I will definitely be reaching out to her a...
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Cordelia O.

Cordelia O.

May, 2024

Madli was a pleasure to work with on my book cover. I'm so pleased with the design.

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