Michelle Rene Goodhew

Michelle Rene Goodhew - Designer

Seattle, WA, United States

A designer and illustrator, I work personally with my clients to create unique cover designs, promotional marketing, and even author swag!

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Overview

People do judge books by the cover. When your book is sitting in a bookstore, it MUST stand out from the rest AND appeal to your targeted audience. Most of the time, no one is there promoting your book, so your cover must do the job for you. This applies just as strongly to eBooks.

A cover must sell the book. You have just a few seconds—that’s all you get—to capture the attention of potential purchasers. A powerful cover that conveys the message of your book will make them look longer, open it up, read a little … and then buy it.

I take pride in my ability to 'see' my clients vision and work with them to create the right artwork for their story. I am a professional graphic designer and award winning illustrator working with several publishing houses as well as one on one with independent authors. My designs have been seen in The Guardian, Creative Review Magazine, and are featured on Fine Art America. I have also recently taken up character design for both film and television.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Christian
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Inspirational
Plays & Screenplays
Romance
Short Story
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Associate of Arts
  • Certificate in Design

Awards

  • 2015 Kasper Beaumont Relorian Fantasy Art Award

Work experience

Graphic Designer & Illustrator

Mundus Media Ink
March, 2005 – Present (almost 14 years)

With Mundus Media Ink I design and illustrate unique book covers for everything from children's books, middle grade, young adult, romance, horror, Christian, fantasy, poetry, and other literature, all briefs are welcome. I create brand design for author websites and social media platforms. For your promotional efforts you may need marketing graphics such as posters, postcards, book teasers and ads that are affordable. For your website you might want a 'One Sheet' to include in your media kit and I can create that for you. Query me for a quote and also discover some great ideas for author swag.

Illustrator

Ace Books
February, 1991 – February, 1992 (about 1 year)

Contracted book cover and book interior illustrator.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Tykocin

Mr Ben Brown

Thanks to her drug and alcohol dependency, Elisabet Blumenberg’s FBI career has more or less sunk as far as it can; in the space of five years, she’s gone from heading up her own team to the data pool. She’s at rock bottom. Then her neighbor, an aging holocaust survivor, asks for help finding her missing husband. As a favor to the old woman, Elisabet agrees to help…and unearths more than she e... read more

Thanks to her drug and alcohol dependency, Elisabet Blumenberg’s FBI career has more or less sunk as far as it can; in the space of five years, she’s gone from heading up her own team to the data pool. She’s at rock bottom. Then her neighbor, an aging holocaust survivor, asks for help finding her missing husband. As a favor to the old woman, Elisabet agrees to help…and unearths more than she e... read more

The Romanovsky Stain

Duke Zimmer

I woke up with a headache a bottle of aspirin couldn't cure. A musty, oily odor hung in the air. Stale and stifling like a damp basement. The room was dark. I tried pulling myself up. No good. My hands were cuffed to heavy pipe running along the floor and my ankles were taped together. I half pushed and half pulled myself along the pipe to the wall. It was damp and metallic. Definitely not a p... read more

I woke up with a headache a bottle of aspirin couldn't cure. A musty, oily odor hung in the air. Stale and stifling like a damp basement. The room was dark. I tried pulling myself up. No good. My hands were cuffed to heavy pipe running along the floor and my ankles were taped together. I half pushed and half pulled myself along the pipe to the wall. It was damp and metallic. Definitely not a p... read more

The Stones of Caron: What Time Handed Them (Volume 1)

R Ann Greene

Earia, queen of the elves, has long fought against an enemy she believed she created: a man, Niren, who she raised as her son, over four hundred years ago and he will see every man, elf, and dwarf killed unless they bend a knee to him. The dragons already have, willing or not, and Earia is forced to fight them as well as Niren’s soldiers. Fillip is a seventeen year old, raised in the woods and... read more

Earia, queen of the elves, has long fought against an enemy she believed she created: a man, Niren, who she raised as her son, over four hundred years ago and he will see every man, elf, and dwarf killed unless they bend a knee to him. The dragons already have, willing or not, and Earia is forced to fight them as well as Niren’s soldiers. Fillip is a seventeen year old, raised in the woods and... read more

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