Kelly Ritchie

Kelly Ritchie - Designer

Boise, ID, USA

I specialize in dark fantasy, fairy-tales, and mythology illustrations with best-selling, highly marketable designs.

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I am Kelly, a book cover designer specializing in fantasy. My goal is to create highly marketable illustrations that also reflect the uniqueness of your character. To me, my illustrations are a unique art form and I strive to design a beautiful piece of art every time I work on a cover.

Areas of Expertise

- Dark Fantasy

- Fairy-Tale Retellings

- Fae and Royalty

- Mythology

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 Leia Stone, Miranda Honfleur, Frost Kay, Laura Thalassa, Melissa Storm, Thea Harrison, Logan Keys, and Eva Chase.

Your Book Includes

- Ebook Custom Cover JPG

- Blank Artwork

- Separate Title

Optional Additions

- Wide Illustration

- Paperback Wrap

- Hardback Wrap

- Bookmark

- Social Media Banner

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 Ritchie 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

Coming of Age
Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience


May, 2017 – Present (almost 4 years)

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Blood and Sin (The Infernari Book 1)

Thalassa, Laura, Rix, Dan

Monster Academy

Banks, Catherine

American Witch

Harrison, Thea

Feast of the Mother (Witch of the Lake Book 1)

Honfleur, Miranda, Andrews, Nicolette

Fate of the Demon (Witch of the Lake Book 2)

Honfleur, Miranda, Andrews, Nicolette

Fall of the Reaper (Witch of the Lake Book 3)

Honfleur, Miranda, Andrews, Nicolette

The Vigilante's Magic

Kramer, Julie L.

Airship Legends: Adventures of the Phantom Saber: A Limited Edition Steampunk Anthology

Blake, Thalia, Kramer, Julie L., Howard, D.L., Sanders, Angela, Applegate, Anna, Moreno, Kendra

Kelly has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Joe Lyon
I was so happy to be working with the one and only K.D Ritchie, a true artist, and visionary. K.D. helped guide me toward the best solution for a stand-out cover for my novel. She made sure my book cover reflects the market and what people can understand at a glance. She designed a beautiful character to grace the cover that reflects current market trends as closely as possible while remaining...
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Joe Lyon, February 2021

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