Kelly Ritchie

Kelly Ritchie – Designer

Hi, I'm Kelly! I love illustrating and designing book covers that can find your ideal readers ♥


I'm Kelly, a book cover designer and illustrator. My goal is to create highly marketable illustrations and designs that also reflect the uniqueness of your story. I strive to design a beautiful piece of art every time I work on a cover!

The price for my covers is $2,000 and includes everything below for your publishing needs:


-Wide Artwork

-Paperback, Hardback, and Dust Jacket (KDP or Ingram)

-Separate Title (Black and White Interior Title)

Areas of Expertise

- Dark Fantasy

- Fairy-Tale Retellings

- Fae and Royalty

- Mythology

- Object Symbol Covers

What I've Done

I have worked on 200+ illustrations, including multiple-award-winning and bestselling designs. I have worked with wonderful clients such as Laura Thalassa, Leia Stone, Miranda Honfleur, Frost Kay, Melissa Storm, Thea Harrison, and Eva Chase.

A Cover's Purpose

Creating a cover that appeals to new readers is the primary goal of a cover. With that comes my creativity and your general overview of needed elements. My understanding of the current market and what reader's seek is the guiding factor and direction your cover will take.

My Process

After my offer is accepted, I will begin to work on an initial mockup for you to review. The mockup will have the primary elements, but not be a polished piece of work, Instead at this stage you may let me know of anything major needing revision. After finalizing the major elements, I move onto the final artwork. Covers have three revisions included if needed. I bill for the cover once the work is finished. If you need further add-ons, you are welcome to always contact me.

If you have any additional add-ons, I am happy to talk through them and give you a quote.

Next Steps

I look forward to your request, even if you aren’t sure, feel free to send it and I will see if I am a good fit for you. I hope to work with you soon!


“Kelly does incredible work, and she's amazing to work with. I can't recommend her enough!”

- Laura Thalassa, Author of the Bargainer Series

“Amazing to work with! She is great with customs, premades and also recovers. I love what she did for my Fallen Academy series re-cover. She’s on time, easy to work with and super creative. I always love the end result and her covers sell well in the market. Highly recommended!”

— Leia Stone, Author of the Fallen Academy Series

“Terrific to work with-so positive and talented, and I LOVE how she meets her deadlines. I'm definitely booking with her again.”

— Teddy Harrison, NYT Bestselling Author

Anthologies Coming of Age LGBTQ Fiction New Adult Paranormal Romance Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience


May, 2018 — Present


Heir of the Tide

Shepard, Louise

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Bond, Casey L.

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Curse of the Zodiac

Kaplan, Ashley

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Kelly has 17 reviews





Loganne N.

Loganne N.

Oct, 2023

I cannot say enough great things about my experience working with Kelly!! She was able to expertly and creatively capture the essence of my novel in ways I hadn't even considered. She was super kind and patient throughout the whole process, especially since this is my first novel. It's very clear that she is passionate about cover design and puts so much care into every detail of the project. I...
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Jess M.

Jess M.

Aug, 2023

Kelly was responsive, creative, and delivered a fantastic book cover. Highly recommended.
Lena V.

Lena V.

Jul, 2023

Kelly was nothing but professional and accommodating throughout the entire process. She seemed to know exactly what I wanted despite my (admittedly) unclear vision. I am beyond happy with the results and more than recommend working with her for all of your bookish needs!
Christy B.

Christy B.

Apr, 2023

Kelly did a fabulous job on my book cover and was professional throughout the entire process! She was both encouraging and punctual/early with all deadlines. This was only the cover for book one, and I look forward to collaborating with her again for others in the series.
Rachel K.

Rachel K.

Mar, 2023

As usual, Kelly did a standout job on the cover for book two in my series. She did book one, and I wouldn't think of going with anyone else. She perfectly "gets" the story and creates a cover that shows it all in a way that draws you in and makes you want to read the book. I'll be back for book three... :)

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