Michael Williams

Michael Williams – Designer

Cover and interior designer with 16 years experience specializing in Fantasy, Thrillers, Christian and Children's markets.

Overview

I'm an illustrator and designer with over 18 years experience in the publishing industry. I specialize in book cover design as well as book interior design and layout.

Some of my clients include Zondervan Publishing, Baker Publishing Group, Hachette Book Group, McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing, Our Daily Bread Ministries, The Foundry Publishing, and Howard Books.

When working with me you'll find that I'm not only creative, but also detail-oriented. I'm timely, friendly and easy to work with. My goal is to provide my clients with the most appealing and marketable solutions for their product.

I look forward to collaborating with you!
Services
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction Inspirational Political Science & Current Affairs True Crime
Fiction
Fantasy Mystery & Crime Romance Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English
Awards
  • Finalist: Society of Illustrator LA #39
  • Finalis: RSVP's Shadows Competition
  • Illustration published in CMYK Magazine
  • Artist Showcase in ImagineFX magazine
  • Illustration exhibited at Society of Illustrators New York

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2006 — Present

Book cover design
Book interior design and layout
Marketing and collateral design
Website and banner design
Illustration and graphics

Baker Publishing Group

Sep, 2009 — Jan, 2014 (over 4 years)

Design and layout of book interiors
Create original illustrations and drawings
Genereate vector graphics and icons
Manage and art direct outside freelancers on special projects
Photo manipulation and color correction
File prep for ebook creation

Zondervan Publishing

Nov, 2003 — Sep, 2006 (almost 3 years)

Manage all print related products for the Gift Department
Collaborate on product planning and execution
Hire freelancers and provide creative direction
Manage budgets, schedules and file archives
Present creative solutions to stakeholders
Design book covers and interiors

McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing

Mar, 2003 — Nov, 2003 (8 months)

Design and layout book interiors
Layout of book covers
Digital illustration
Text and art corrections
File prepartion for offset printing

Portfolio

With the vibrant illustrations and engaging text in this Bible storybook, you can enjoy sharing the best-loved stories of the Bible with the children in your life and encourage a life-long love for the Word of God.My Favorite Bible is a book of exciting Bible ... read more
Thomas a Kempis was not a haphazard follower of Jesus. The depth of his masterpiece mirrors the life of a man who did whatever was necessary to imitate his own Savior. A Kempis lived as intentionally as he wrote. We must turn away from the things of this world... read more
“[The kingdom of God] is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”—Luke 13:19Sangamdong Church of the Nazarene in Korea is built upon faith as small as a mustard seed. As... read more
In this well-researched study, Johan Tredoux deftly recounts Dr. Wynkoop’s life and contribution to Wesleyan-Holiness studies.
What is the place of compassion in the life of holiness? It concerns not only the life of the individual disciple but poses important missional questions for the Church.Is compassionate ministry a distraction from the core message of heart of holiness?Are mini... read more
The doctrine of holiness is the essence of all Wesleyan thought. It is the lens through which Scripture is read and from which theology emerges. In recent years, the nuances of this core doctrine have been scrutinized and hotly debated by a new generation of s... read more
Many have heard of the Cappadocian Fathers that trio from the fourth century who shaped much of the way we think about our faith today. What some don t realize is that these men were surrounded by several devout women who had a profound influence on their live... read more
For New condition books; You will be the first to open the book cover. For Used condition books; It shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. There are no problems in page content and in the paper. Shipping ... read more

Michael has 16 reviews

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PAUL R.

PAUL R.

Aug, 2022

Michael Williams is my man! I might take out life insurance on him, he's that good. (ha ha) A little slow communicating at times, but always on time with the agreement. He is diligent, skillful, and has excellent graphic taste.
Nicholas G.

Nicholas G.

Apr, 2022

Michael Williams is an invaluable asset in your publishing arsenal. Professionalism, timeliness, and quality are top notch. He is certainly my first call for upcoming works.
Jose V.

Jose V.

Apr, 2022

It was great working with Michael! Very professional and very patient.
Romeo V.

Romeo V.

Apr, 2022

Professional quality work
T B.

T B.

Mar, 2022

I could not have chosen a better artist to design the cover and interior of my book. Michael Williams' extraordinary artistic abilities combined with his positive attitude and professionalism made for an outstanding collaborative experience. I am extremely pleased with my final product, and I look forward to acquiring his services in the future.