Maxim Mitenkov

Maxim Mitenkov – Designer

I am professional digital artist and illustrator specialized in book covers design and illustrations with over twenty years of experience.


I am a digital artist and illustrator specialized in book covers design and illustrations. With over twenty years of experience in digital arts, half of them dedicated exclusively to creating illustrations and covers for the international publishing market.

I’m specializing in book covers and illustrations, though I also do an illustration for video and board games, matte painting for cinema etc. Major clients include a HarperCollins Children Books and McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

When I work on a specific project the idea of future illustration is very important to me. When I think of the idea, more often I can already see how it will look. So, when it comes to the idea to implement, I know what I need for this project. I can say that I’m not working too long on changes, trying to achieve what I saw in my imagination. Priority areas of work: surrealism, emotions, dark art. I will try to make your project memorable, bright, original.

Action & Adventure Dystopian Fantasy Horror
  • SICAF'12 Jury special prize on 6th International Digital Cartoon Competition, Korea

Work experience


Jan, 2001 — Present

Award-Winning Illustrator / Book Cover Artist focused on fantasy and sci-fi. Worked with publishing houses like HarperCollins Children Books (USA) and McGraw-Hill Ryerson (Canada) on creating art for book covers and illustrations. In 2012 received a special Jury Prize in the 6th International Digital Cartoon Competition (SICAF'12, Seoul, Korea).


It's been five years since Eric Halman's young daughter was drugged and kidnapped by a man who stalks his victims only on Halloween. Since then he's made it his life's mission to do what the police can't seem to do -- capture this predator (and maybe torture h... read more

Patrick C.

Fans of action-packed sci-fi thrillers such as I Am Number Four and The Maze Runner will love bestselling author Patrick Carman's Pulse, with its epic action scenes and memorable love story.In the year 2051, Faith Daniels discovers that she can move objects wi... read more
Tremor, the second book in bestselling author Patrick Carman's Pulse trilogy, is filled with more action-packed scenes and romance. Tremor will excite fans of I Am Number Four and The Maze Runner with its richly developed characters and electrifying story of l... read more
Set in a cinematic world where telekinetic powers dominate, Quake is the pulse-pounding finale to an epic story of love and revenge for fans of I Am Number Four and The Maze Runner.Faith and Dylan may have stopped the Quinns from destroying the Western State t... read more

Maxim has 33 reviews





Jason J.

Jason J.

Sep, 2023

Maxim did amazing work on a complicated project! He is an extremely creative artist, and very easy to work with.
Brandon H.

Brandon H.

Sep, 2023

Very reasonable, excellent cover, and finished ahead of schedule. I would use again for sure.
Sam M.

Sam M.

Apr, 2023

Max was great to work with. I had a lot of vague ideas at the start and after some back and forth he was able to refine those ideas into something truly beautiful. I'm really pleased with the cover he designed for me and would definitely work with him again.
Kieran M.

Kieran M.

Mar, 2023

Maxim gave me an awesome cover! Really thrilled with his work and his patience when it came to the changes I asked for. The art itself is brilliant. Would absolutely work with Maxim again.
Maxim M.
Thank you, Kieran
Mark R.

Mark R.

Jan, 2023

Maxim was extremely professional and thorough! The initial process started out with an overload of information and ideas for my book cover. With a few messages back and forth he was able to quickly refine my ideas, and produce the initial drafts. I was blown away by his ability to create original and beautifully illustrated covers for my two novels. He was very receptive to my thoughts and cha...
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Maxim M.
Thank you, Mark

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