Michael Williams

Michael Williams - Designer

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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

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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!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Inspirational
Political Science & Current Affairs
True Crime
Fiction
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense

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

Illustrator/Designer

Self-employed
September, 2006 – Present (over 16 years)

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

Senior Book Designer

Baker Publishing Group
September, 2009 – January, 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

Assistant Product and Design Manager

Zondervan Publishing
November, 2003 – September, 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

Graphic Designer

McGraw-Hill Children's Publishing
March, 2003 – November, 2003 (8 months)

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

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage: Stories of Our Most Admired President by Wheeler, Joe (January 29, 2008) Hardcover

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 fast. All pages and covers are readable. May be ex-library book, and may not include any access codes, CDs or DVDs. All pages and cover ... 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 fast. All pages and covers are readable. May be ex-library book, and may not include any access codes, CDs or DVDs. All pages and cover ... read more

Uncommon Virtues: Seven Saints Who Shaped Our Faith

Carla D. Sunberg, Richard Alan Hadley

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 lives and their theology. DR. CARLA SUNBERG has uncovered the fragments of details that remain about seven revolutionary women, whom she cal... 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 lives and their theology. DR. CARLA SUNBERG has uncovered the fragments of details that remain about seven revolutionary women, whom she cal... read more

Why Holiness?: The Transformational Message That Unites Us

Carla D. Sunberg

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 scholars and church leaders. So, Why Holiness? Does this doctrine even matter anymore? Dr. Carla Sunberg and an international group of gi... 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 scholars and church leaders. So, Why Holiness? Does this doctrine even matter anymore? Dr. Carla Sunberg and an international group of gi... read more

The Heart of Holiness: Compassion and the Holy Life

Carl Leth

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 ministries of compassion best understood as effective tools to open doors for evangelistic outreach?Is compassionate ministry one of those s... read more

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 ministries of compassion best understood as effective tools to open doors for evangelistic outreach?Is compassionate ministry one of those s... read more

Mildred Bangs Wynkoop: Her Life and Thought

Johan Tredoux

In this well-researched study, Johan Tredoux deftly recounts Dr. Wynkoop’s life and contribution to Wesleyan-Holiness studies.

In this well-researched study, Johan Tredoux deftly recounts Dr. Wynkoop’s life and contribution to Wesleyan-Holiness studies.

A String of Hope: Inspiration from Korea

Min Gyoo Shin

“[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 the Rev. Dr. Shin relates the stories of God’s faithfulness to one small church that has grown into a large, mission-centric community,... 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 the Rev. Dr. Shin relates the stories of God’s faithfulness to one small church that has grown into a large, mission-centric community,... read more

The Imitation of Christ (Moody Classics)

Thomas A. Kempis

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, we must live sacrificially, we must be inundated with Christ's passionate teaching, and we must pray to be removed from distraction.A ... 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, we must live sacrificially, we must be inundated with Christ's passionate teaching, and we must pray to be removed from distraction.A ... read more

My Favorite Bible: The Best-Loved Stories of the Bible

Rondi DeBoer, Christine Tangvald

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 stories and activity pages that guide children through the foundational truths of Scripture. Each story is fully illustrated and include... read more

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 stories and activity pages that guide children through the foundational truths of Scripture. Each story is fully illustrated and include... read more

Our Perfect Father: Understanding God's Ways

Rodriguez, Jamie, Roberts, Lee

The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History

Curtis, A. Kenneth, Lang, J. Stephen, Petersen, Randy

Michael has 16 reviews

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PAUL Renfroe
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.

PAUL Renfroe, August 2022


Nicholas Garbini
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.

Nicholas Garbini, April 2022


Jose Vargas
It was great working with Michael! Very professional and very patient.

Jose Vargas, April 2022


Romeo Vitelli
Professional quality work

Romeo Vitelli, April 2022


T Brown
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.

T Brown, March 2022

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