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Niki Browning

Niki Browning - Designer

Houston, TX, United States

I am a freelance book cover designer with over ten years experience designing covers for ebooks and print.

Overview

I have been a cover artist in the publishing industry for the last ten years. In those ten years I have gained valuable experience and insight into the design aspect of covers as relates to marketing. This includes placement, titling, font and color choices as well as overall layout. I am proficient with industry-standard design software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. I am also knowledgeable in formatting for different ebook publishing platforms such as Kindle and Barnes & Noble.

I pride myself in my ability to understand the Author's needs and temper them with what the Publisher is seeking and strive to always design a cover that is eye catching, innovative and appropriate to the current market and genre. I strive to keep my ideas fresh and new taking advantage of new market trends and styles in order to keep covers relevant in today's markets. I work well with Authors and consider myself to be a good communicator and listener.

My goals are to continually educate myself in the ever-changing market of the ebook and print publishing industry to better serve my clients and those they represent by creating the best possible cover to sell their book.

Please follow the link below to view my current portfolio which is comprised of what I feel is my best work to date. If necessary I can furnish my resume upon request. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Humor & Comedy Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • 2008 EPIC Ariana Award winner Mainstream
  • 2008 EPIC Ariana Award winner Fantasy
  • 2008 EPIC Ariana Award winner Children, Teens, Young Adult
  • 2010 EPIC Ariana Award winner Science Fiction/Futuristic

Work experience

Freelance Cover Artist

Changeling Press

January, 2006 – January, 2007 (about 1 year)

Freelance artist providing ebook cover artwork.

Freelance Cover Artist

Loose Id

January, 2005 – January, 2006 (about 1 year)

Freelance artist providing ebook cover artwork.

Freelance Cover Artist

Draumr Publishing

January, 2005 – December, 2005 (12 months)

Freelance artist providing cover artwork for ebook and print releases.

Freelance Cover Artist

Brighid's Fire Books

January, 2005 – December, 2005 (12 months)

Freelance artist providing ebook and print artwork.

Freelance Cover Artist

Ellora's Cave Publishing

January, 2005 – December, 2005 (12 months)

Freelance artist providing cover artwork.

Sr Cover Artist

Mundania Press LLC

January, 2004 – Present (almost 13 years)

Primary cover artist for all genres and imprints including Phaze Books. Ebook and print wrap cover design including experience with layout.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

Love And War

Jack Greene

Zachary's lover, Alex, is an actor playing Ares, the god of war, in a new movie.But when Ares himself decides to interfere, Zachary's life gets complicated--and hot.Ares feels wronged, and it's up to Zachary to make things right--in any way he can.

Zachary's lover, Alex, is an actor playing Ares, the god of war, in a new movie.But when Ares himself decides to interfere, Zachary's life gets complicated--and hot.Ares feels wronged, and it's up to Zachary to make things right--in any way he can.

The Awakening

Kally Jo Surbeck

A Balanced Choice Some say she dances too close to Hades, controlling life and death. She laughs at those fools. Why dance with a god of the Underworld when it’s her power that determines when humans pass? Her sisters call her morbid, again she laughs. Two of her sister's are called artists--a weaver and a mixer. That's what they are. Her third sister left them all hanging. No. Atropos believe... read more

A Balanced Choice Some say she dances too close to Hades, controlling life and death. She laughs at those fools. Why dance with a god of the Underworld when it’s her power that determines when humans pass? Her sisters call her morbid, again she laughs. Two of her sister's are called artists--a weaver and a mixer. That's what they are. Her third sister left them all hanging. No. Atropos believe... read more

Daughters of Man: Claiming a Princess

Brenna Lyons

It's a tradition as old as recorded history. The eldest prince chooses his bride from among the genetically strongest toddlers, and she is raised to be his princess. Though he doesn't believe a true bond can form between them that way, Sakkriel chooses an enchanting child that grows to be an exasperating young woman. Now all he has to do is prove himself the god-descendant he is to claim her.

It's a tradition as old as recorded history. The eldest prince chooses his bride from among the genetically strongest toddlers, and she is raised to be his princess. Though he doesn't believe a true bond can form between them that way, Sakkriel chooses an enchanting child that grows to be an exasperating young woman. Now all he has to do is prove himself the god-descendant he is to claim her.

Sons of Heaven Vol1

Brenna Lyons

We've talked about them for millennia. The Sons of Heaven came to Earth and lay with the Daughters of Man, spawning the heroes of old. They have been called angels. They have been called demons, the fallen, the devil... Somewhere behind the myths, there were men, winged men who came from the stars and took simple human women as mate. It is time for modern humans to discover who and what the So... read more

We've talked about them for millennia. The Sons of Heaven came to Earth and lay with the Daughters of Man, spawning the heroes of old. They have been called angels. They have been called demons, the fallen, the devil... Somewhere behind the myths, there were men, winged men who came from the stars and took simple human women as mate. It is time for modern humans to discover who and what the So... read more

Castaways In Time

Robert Adams

A WHIRLWIND IN TIME It was a storm to end all storms, and when it was over Sebastian Foster and his five unexpected house guests--all refugees from the fury of the wind and rain--should have been happy just to be alive. But when the clouds finally cleared, the world outside Bass's home was no longer the twentieth-century America they all knew. Instead, through some bizarre twist in time, the s... read more

A WHIRLWIND IN TIME It was a storm to end all storms, and when it was over Sebastian Foster and his five unexpected house guests--all refugees from the fury of the wind and rain--should have been happy just to be alive. But when the clouds finally cleared, the world outside Bass's home was no longer the twentieth-century America they all knew. Instead, through some bizarre twist in time, the s... read more

Key To Havoc (Chromagic Book 1)

Piers Anthony

1,000 years ago Earth sent out a ship that colonized the planet Charm. But the population of Charm is now far removed from their ancient ancestors. Technology has been lost over the years but the people have something better—Magic! Charm is a world covered by volcanoes, each erupting a different color of magic. Everything within a particular Chroma becomes that color. Plants, animals, insects,... read more

1,000 years ago Earth sent out a ship that colonized the planet Charm. But the population of Charm is now far removed from their ancient ancestors. Technology has been lost over the years but the people have something better—Magic! Charm is a world covered by volcanoes, each erupting a different color of magic. Everything within a particular Chroma becomes that color. Plants, animals, insects,... read more

Dragon's Gold (The Roundear Prophecy Book 1)

Piers Anthony, Robert E Margroff

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES The Prophecy A Roundear there Shall Surely be Born to be Strong, Raised to be Free Fighting Dragons in his Youth Leading Armies, Nothing Loth Ridding his Country of a Sore Joining Two, then uniting Four Until from Seven there be One Only then will his Task be Done When Kelvin was a child, his mother read to him from the Book of Prophecy and he asked what its cryptic messag... read more

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES The Prophecy A Roundear there Shall Surely be Born to be Strong, Raised to be Free Fighting Dragons in his Youth Leading Armies, Nothing Loth Ridding his Country of a Sore Joining Two, then uniting Four Until from Seven there be One Only then will his Task be Done When Kelvin was a child, his mother read to him from the Book of Prophecy and he asked what its cryptic messag... read more

Blaize of Trouble

Louise Crawford

Twelve-step counselor and recovering food addict Andrea ""Blaize"" McCue and Homicide Detective Stephanos Zoloski are one month away from tying the knot, his first step in his let's have a child campaign. Uncertain about marriage and motherhood and hoping to blur Zoloski's focus, Blaize arranges for them to play aunt and uncle to Jenny, a friend's daughter, while her mother, Nicole, an FBI age... read more

Twelve-step counselor and recovering food addict Andrea ""Blaize"" McCue and Homicide Detective Stephanos Zoloski are one month away from tying the knot, his first step in his let's have a child campaign. Uncertain about marriage and motherhood and hoping to blur Zoloski's focus, Blaize arranges for them to play aunt and uncle to Jenny, a friend's daughter, while her mother, Nicole, an FBI age... read more

The Summer Witch

Louise Cooper

When Carys is married off to an ageing widower by her greedy father, she invents an imaginary lover in the unlikely guise of her husband's scarecrow. When an encounter with Wayfarers gives Carys the chance to turn her fantasy into reality, it proves a temptation too much.

When Carys is married off to an ageing widower by her greedy father, she invents an imaginary lover in the unlikely guise of her husband's scarecrow. When an encounter with Wayfarers gives Carys the chance to turn her fantasy into reality, it proves a temptation too much.

Firewalk

Anne Logston

Kayli, daughter of the High Lord of Bregond, is torn from her magical studies in the Temple of Inner Flame to make an arranged marriage with Randon, Heir to the throne of Agrond, to bring the two warring countries together. But Randon's charming brother Terralt contests Randon's claim to the throne of Agrond, and attempts on Kayli's life make her question all she has been taught, and whether s... read more

Kayli, daughter of the High Lord of Bregond, is torn from her magical studies in the Temple of Inner Flame to make an arranged marriage with Randon, Heir to the throne of Agrond, to bring the two warring countries together. But Randon's charming brother Terralt contests Randon's claim to the throne of Agrond, and attempts on Kayli's life make her question all she has been taught, and whether s... read more

Omnivore (Of Man and Manta Book 1)

Piers Anthony

Three scientists came to the mysterious planet Nacre to discover, to explore, to record. Utterly defenseless, they trekked through the grotesque jungle of multiform mushrooms and dense spore-clouds, hoping to unlock the secret of this strange world. The stunning climax of their mission was just the beginning of a complex drama in which their survival—and return to earth—could spell the extinct... read more

Three scientists came to the mysterious planet Nacre to discover, to explore, to record. Utterly defenseless, they trekked through the grotesque jungle of multiform mushrooms and dense spore-clouds, hoping to unlock the secret of this strange world. The stunning climax of their mission was just the beginning of a complex drama in which their survival—and return to earth—could spell the extinct... read more

Geomancer

Don Callander

Trouble is brewing in the north. First, Flarman Flowerstalk, the renowned firemaster, suddenly disappears. Then the Stone Men, who are under the enchantment of an ancient geomancer, capture and hold his apprentice, Douglas Brightglade. And now, magician Wong's homeland of Choin is in an uproar as warring factions fight over the emperor's throne. Somehow the scattered fellowship of wizards must... read more

Trouble is brewing in the north. First, Flarman Flowerstalk, the renowned firemaster, suddenly disappears. Then the Stone Men, who are under the enchantment of an ancient geomancer, capture and hold his apprentice, Douglas Brightglade. And now, magician Wong's homeland of Choin is in an uproar as warring factions fight over the emperor's throne. Somehow the scattered fellowship of wizards must... read more

An Audience For Einstein

Mark Wakely

Professor Percival Marlowe is a brilliant, elderly astrophysicist who's dying, his greatest achievement still unfinished and now beyond his diminished means.Doctor Carl Dorning, a neurosurgeon, finally discovers a secret method of transplanting memories from one person to another, thanks to Marlowe's millions.Miguel Sanchez, a homeless boy, agrees to become the recipient of Marlowe's knowledge... read more

Professor Percival Marlowe is a brilliant, elderly astrophysicist who's dying, his greatest achievement still unfinished and now beyond his diminished means.Doctor Carl Dorning, a neurosurgeon, finally discovers a secret method of transplanting memories from one person to another, thanks to Marlowe's millions.Miguel Sanchez, a homeless boy, agrees to become the recipient of Marlowe's knowledge... read more

The Mage Sister

Jeanne Bradford

Fifteen-year-old Arinda has never made a friend, or worn a pretty dress, or performed a spell in school like all the other girls her age. She has no idea how extraordinary she really is, just that she has a different kind of magic; different in a bad way. What Arinda does know is that she must never reveal this difference to anyone lest the King find out about her and send her away to a secret... read more

Fifteen-year-old Arinda has never made a friend, or worn a pretty dress, or performed a spell in school like all the other girls her age. She has no idea how extraordinary she really is, just that she has a different kind of magic; different in a bad way. What Arinda does know is that she must never reveal this difference to anyone lest the King find out about her and send her away to a secret... read more

Cruise Of The CSS Pocahontas

Don Callander

Richmond 1865: It is the last few days of the civil war, and Admiral Rafe Semmes of the Confederate Navy awaits orders on the CSS Virginia 2 on the James River. Rumors fly that the Yanks are winning at Five Forks on the Petersburg line; next stop Richmond. With President Davis waiting until the last minute to leave Richmond, Rafe Semmes takes four of his wounded men to Chimbarozo Hospital, a f... read more

Richmond 1865: It is the last few days of the civil war, and Admiral Rafe Semmes of the Confederate Navy awaits orders on the CSS Virginia 2 on the James River. Rumors fly that the Yanks are winning at Five Forks on the Petersburg line; next stop Richmond. With President Davis waiting until the last minute to leave Richmond, Rafe Semmes takes four of his wounded men to Chimbarozo Hospital, a f... read more

Bad Moon Rising

L.F. Crawford

Beverly Hills Detective Art Murry has a hot thing going with Medical Examiner Mary Éclair that he hopes will lead to happily ever after. But following a brutal attack by a serial killer, where her hands are crippled and her confidence destroyed, Éclair takes a leave of absence—not only from the job, but Murry as well. In an effort to help Murry, who’s depressed and hitting the bottle, Billy Ki... read more

Beverly Hills Detective Art Murry has a hot thing going with Medical Examiner Mary Éclair that he hopes will lead to happily ever after. But following a brutal attack by a serial killer, where her hands are crippled and her confidence destroyed, Éclair takes a leave of absence—not only from the job, but Murry as well. In an effort to help Murry, who’s depressed and hitting the bottle, Billy Ki... read more

Healer's Quest

Jessica Palmer

Zelia is a priestess with sky-blue skin and strange tempers. Half-human and half-air elemental, she lives uneasily in the College of Healers. Perceived as an outsider, and declared a renegade, she is nevertheless chosen for strange and dangerous task. Ares is an opportunist and adventurer. Neither elf nor human he is another outsider, welcomed by no one, mortal or otherwise. Misfit and outcast... read more

Zelia is a priestess with sky-blue skin and strange tempers. Half-human and half-air elemental, she lives uneasily in the College of Healers. Perceived as an outsider, and declared a renegade, she is nevertheless chosen for strange and dangerous task. Ares is an opportunist and adventurer. Neither elf nor human he is another outsider, welcomed by no one, mortal or otherwise. Misfit and outcast... read more

The Book Of The Bag

Stephen Almekinder

Evil is growing once again in the world of Backyardia and the brothers, Gabe and Noah return to help Polos combat it and undertake the Quest for the Objects Triune. The Bag, Bottle, and Box must be found to restore the ancient races but there is a problem. Polos has lost track of the Objects. The very power that he used to create them has transformed them and now they contain more power than h... read more

Evil is growing once again in the world of Backyardia and the brothers, Gabe and Noah return to help Polos combat it and undertake the Quest for the Objects Triune. The Bag, Bottle, and Box must be found to restore the ancient races but there is a problem. Polos has lost track of the Objects. The very power that he used to create them has transformed them and now they contain more power than h... read more

Aways and Forever (Finding Love In New York Book 2)

Mags Timmons

After accepting Callum’s proposal, Gabby has never been happier. Their passion for one another is as strong as ever. With her family travelling from Dublin to New York to spend the Christmas holidays with them, Gabby can’t wait for them to meet the man of her dreams. But then Gabby keeps finding out important facts about Callum that he’s deliberately kept from her, making it hard for her to tr... read more

After accepting Callum’s proposal, Gabby has never been happier. Their passion for one another is as strong as ever. With her family travelling from Dublin to New York to spend the Christmas holidays with them, Gabby can’t wait for them to meet the man of her dreams. But then Gabby keeps finding out important facts about Callum that he’s deliberately kept from her, making it hard for her to tr... read more

Mate of My Heart: Realm Guardian Alliance Book 1

Tammie L. Burnette

After many years away from her hometown, Ella reluctantly returns to finalize her mother's estate. Ella comes face to face with the heartache of her past to only realize her feelings for Tyler will always remain. Tyler, who believes he has kept his distance from Ella for her own safety, can no longer deny the bond that they have. She is his mate. But how can he introduce her into his supernatu... read more

After many years away from her hometown, Ella reluctantly returns to finalize her mother's estate. Ella comes face to face with the heartache of her past to only realize her feelings for Tyler will always remain. Tyler, who believes he has kept his distance from Ella for her own safety, can no longer deny the bond that they have. She is his mate. But how can he introduce her into his supernatu... read more

My Always Mate (Realm Guardian Alliance Book 2)

Tammie L. Burnette

Ryder Dunleavy A powerful guardian who can shift into the form of a wolf, Ryder feels helpless against the emotions that consume him in regards to one frustrating woman. Jessica Palmer She comes from a privileged past with everything but the unconditional love of her parents given to her. Jessica turns against her parents’ lifestyle and money to try and become a woman she could be proud of. Un... read more

Ryder Dunleavy A powerful guardian who can shift into the form of a wolf, Ryder feels helpless against the emotions that consume him in regards to one frustrating woman. Jessica Palmer She comes from a privileged past with everything but the unconditional love of her parents given to her. Jessica turns against her parents’ lifestyle and money to try and become a woman she could be proud of. Un... read more

The Men Of CCD: Loving True

Marie Rochelle

True Williams thinks she has it all, until her boyfriend's betrayal cuts her to the bone and she flees town. She vows to not let another devastatingly handsome man into her heart or life, but her promise is put to the test when she moves next door to the amazingly sexy Hayward Campbell. Hayward Campbell moved to Montana to get away from the life that still seems to haunt him. He isn't interest... read more

True Williams thinks she has it all, until her boyfriend's betrayal cuts her to the bone and she flees town. She vows to not let another devastatingly handsome man into her heart or life, but her promise is put to the test when she moves next door to the amazingly sexy Hayward Campbell. Hayward Campbell moved to Montana to get away from the life that still seems to haunt him. He isn't interest... read more

Slave To Love

Bridget Midway

It’s been five years, and Christian Jace Morton still hears about his older brother, Eagan, and his controversial and groundbreaking TV show “Love My Way.” He’s also tired of everyone’s fascination with BDSM, so much so that he stops his involvement in the Lifestyle and opts to go by his middle name to keep his association away from a character with the same name in a popular book series. Cons... read more

It’s been five years, and Christian Jace Morton still hears about his older brother, Eagan, and his controversial and groundbreaking TV show “Love My Way.” He’s also tired of everyone’s fascination with BDSM, so much so that he stops his involvement in the Lifestyle and opts to go by his middle name to keep his association away from a character with the same name in a popular book series. Cons... read more

Stairway To Forever

Robert Adams

Life has not been easy for "Fitz" Fitzgilbert. He has survived the battlefield, personal tragedy, and economic hardship; now all he wants is peace. He moves into and isolated, ramshackle house built--oddly--on an earthen mound. Then he uncovers a hidden stone passageway beneath the house--and falls through an invisible doorway into another world! Except for the bizarre beasts that crawl its sh... read more

Life has not been easy for "Fitz" Fitzgilbert. He has survived the battlefield, personal tragedy, and economic hardship; now all he wants is peace. He moves into and isolated, ramshackle house built--oddly--on an earthen mound. Then he uncovers a hidden stone passageway beneath the house--and falls through an invisible doorway into another world! Except for the bizarre beasts that crawl its sh... read more

The Death Of A Legend (Horseclans Series Book 8)

Robert Adams

Out of the jaws of destruction... When the Witchmen caused the earth to move and called forth the fires from the mountain’s inner depths, the Moon Maidens, Ahrmehnee, and Thoheeks Bili's troops barely escaped with their lives. Driven by the flames into territory said to be peopled by monstrous half-humans, Bili was forced to choose between braving the dangers of nature gone mad or fighting the... read more

Out of the jaws of destruction... When the Witchmen caused the earth to move and called forth the fires from the mountain’s inner depths, the Moon Maidens, Ahrmehnee, and Thoheeks Bili's troops barely escaped with their lives. Driven by the flames into territory said to be peopled by monstrous half-humans, Bili was forced to choose between braving the dangers of nature gone mad or fighting the... read more

The Witch Goddess (Horseclans Series Book 9)

Robert Adams

Can Bili's warriors stand alone against the deadly menace of the Witchmen and the mountain savages? Which is mightier--science or the sword? Stranded in a land peopled by wild cannibal tribes and monstrous half-humans, Bili of Morguhn and his small band of warriors have sworn to aid the mysterious Prince Byruhn of Kuhmbuhluhn in his war against these savages. But even as they train for battle,... read more

Can Bili's warriors stand alone against the deadly menace of the Witchmen and the mountain savages? Which is mightier--science or the sword? Stranded in a land peopled by wild cannibal tribes and monstrous half-humans, Bili of Morguhn and his small band of warriors have sworn to aid the mysterious Prince Byruhn of Kuhmbuhluhn in his war against these savages. But even as they train for battle,... read more

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