Rengin Tumer

Rengin Tumer - Designer

Utrecht, Netherlands

Young adult and fantasy illustrator. I will handpaint you a striking, vibrant illustration with care that grabs your readers' attention!

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Iā€™m a digital painter that specializes in art for young adult and fantasy fiction. I will paint your vision and make you a striking illustration that grabs attention from scratch. My strengths are impactful storytelling with vibrant colors, but I'm also a clear communicator and am able to accurately estimate the time I spend on a project, so I always hit my deadlines.

I have been working in advertising, film and games for nearly 10 years before moving back into illustration. I have experience in freelancing and working in teams, for all kinds of businesses from start-ups to multi-million dollar companies. My experience with marketing and close collaboration with marketing teams give me a great insight into what your bookcover would need.

Higher budgets allow for more detailing and complex compositions with multiple characters or elements. Lower budgets will result in simpler compositions with less characters, but will always be competitive and look polished and well-cared for.

When requesting an offer from me, please include:
- budget (ballpark)
- deadline
- a general description what you'd like to see on your cover in terms of characters, environment and mood!
These three things are essential for me to make you an offer.

After receiving your brief and working out the offer details, I'll get to work and create three thumbnails for your bookcover, so you can get an idea of the final look and placement of all elements.
You can choose one of the thumbnails and I'll get to detailing all the elements of your cover.
Included in the price are two feedback rounds, in which you can ask me to change smaller things. E.g. can his arm be a bit higher, can you move her a bit to the right, can the light be a bit brighter, etc. Requests like "can we change the camera perspective" or "can we go for the other concept instead" are not included in this phase. Don't worry, I'll always let you know if this is the case and we can discuss options if you want to take the cover in another direction.
Once the final adjustments have been made, you get your new bookcover!

Action & Adventure
Comics & Graphic Novels
Young Adult
Biographies & Memoirs


  • CGMA - Digital Painting


  • Platinum award at the Muse Creative Awards 2018
  • Gold award at the European Design Awards 2018
  • Silver award at the KIAF awards 2018

Work experience

Freelance YA & SFF Illustrator

August, 2008 – Present (almost 12 years)

Handpainted illustrations for Young Adult and Fantasy novels. Impactful storytelling with vibrant colors.
Clients include book publishers and a #1 NYT Bestselling Author


The Dutch Postcode Lottery
January, 2014 – December, 2018 (almost 5 years)

Art direction for animation videos, sketching visuals and storyboards for new campaign pitches, as well as some occasional 3D work.

Junior Creative Designer

Dutch FilmWorks
March, 2013 – September, 2013 (6 months)

Promotional artwork and DTP for movies distributed by DFW such as DVD sleeves, posters, books and magazines.

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