Robert Williams

Robert Williams - Designer

United States

I'm an illustrator with 25 years of experience, specializing in science fiction and fantasy book covers.

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I love telling stories with art! Whether it’s a journey to an alien world, a realm of swords and sorcery, or the action is much closer to home, I enjoy creating a sense of drama with an air of mystery in my work. I invite authors to tell me about their story, with specifics about key characters and locations.

Following our discussion about your vision for the book cover, I will assemble a quote that will include estimated timeframes for sketches/ iteration, rendering, and adjustments. I will prepare multiple iterations of the illustration, which will help us arrive at the composition that grabs viewers most. As I craft your illustration, I’ll be in touch with updates and work-in-progress images, to be sure that the image is perfectly hitting the mark. Let's get started today!

About Me
I’m an illustrator from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and I've been imagining other worlds since I was a child! I began my professional career in the comic book field, and have recently had the opportunity to work with film directors and game designers.
Science Fiction

Work experience


January, 1992 – Present (over 30 years)

Providing illustration and design services for the publishing and entertainment industry.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Light Crown

Souza, Bruna


Beard, Zach

Forgive Us: Post Apocalyptic Fiction (Odemark)

Gunnarsson, E.T., Rolf, Alison

The Weapon

Beard, Zach

Critical Asset

Tonnessen, Ian

Shattered Aspects

Salmon, Anthony

Mystics of Fortune

Carlozzi, Mike

The Dark Being

Meads, Jason

Robert has 30 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
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Don Kinney
Robert did a tremendous job. He had a great initial design and implemented my changes perfectly. The final design and art exceeded my expectations in every way. Would highly recommend Robert and will certainly work with him again in the future.

Don Kinney, April 2022

Donald McEwing
Outstanding cover and illustrations. I have been pleased with this work which explains why this is the second time I am working with him. The communication has been timely and professional, the quality of the work top-notch.

Donald McEwing, April 2022

April Savage
Though Robert has done good work for other authors as evidenced by his portfolio, I would not recommend him for a Fantasy cover. Questions I had asked were never answered throughout the collaboration and there was a lack of clarification on the cover design elements. I had to hire another designer NOT on Reedsy in order to implement my cover design.

April Savage, March 2022

Robert Williams
I created artwork for this author that I would’ve been excited to add to my portfolio. Unfortunately, sometimes the creative visions of authors and artists do not align. To authors interested in ...
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David Allen
Great collaboration, was timely, efficient, and listened to my ideas. He brought them to life and was very professional while doing it.

David Allen, March 2022

Donald McEwing
Terrific work! I could not be more pleased! The communications were prompt and professional. I intend to go through Robert again, and I would be happy to recommend his work to a group of 125 authors in the Northwest.

Donald McEwing, February 2022

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