Stephanie Hofmann

Stephanie Hofmann – Designer

I am an experienced illustrator who loves the surreal and gothic and creates eye catching, bold covers and maps for YA and adult fiction.

Overview

I am a freelance illustrator with a degree in graphic design based in the UK.


I have done illustrations for animations, book covers, children books, textiles, greeting cards and many magazines.


I have a love of the surreal and gothic and would describe my style as bold, colourful, decorative and detailed, sophisticated, quirky, whimsical and sometimes humorous. I mostly work digitally. I am also very interested in motion design and animated book covers and enjoy handlettering.


Each new project is a labor of love for me and I always strive to make it the best as I can. I find nothing more satisfying than seeing a beautiful new illustration out in the world and making you, the client, happy in the process. I really enjoy coming up with concepts and am aiming to find the essence of each project in my visual language.


I am fluent in German as well as English.


'I love working with Stephanie, love how she always gives 200% to every illustration no matter how big or small.' Jeannine Saba, The Coventgardener

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Nature
Fiction
Classics Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Magical Realism Women's Fiction Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English
Awards
  • Chicago Midwest Emmy 2021 for the animation Carrie Frost
  • Grand Prize Winner They Draw and Travel Special Places competition 2019

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2016 — Present

I have worked with many clients big and small in publishing, advertising, textiles and TV since 2016. Many of them work with me on a regular basis. A few select clients are: Brigitte Mom, Breathe Magazine, Eltern, Feelunique, Galison, Laviva Magazine, Like the Wind, Inpact Media, PBS Wisconsin, The Coventgardener, The Lancet, The Londonist, Twin Swans
and Valancourt Books.

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
Cult Crystal

Bradley, Remi

Cover Design Illustration Typography
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Decede's Dream

O'Farrell, Michael

Cover Design Illustration
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Phoenix Rising

Dixon, LR

Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration
Cover Design Illustration

Stephanie has 6 reviews

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Beth C.

Beth C.

Apr, 2024

Stephanie really worked with me to bring this cover to life. I appreciate the time she took to ask questions and get clarifications. She worked quickly and responded to all my questions.
Stephanie H.
Thank you so much, Beth, I really enjoyed working with you and bringing your book cover to life!
Jemma H.

Jemma H.

Feb, 2024

Steffi is an incredibly talented illustrator who took the time and effort to understand my writing style and how I wanted to express my story visually. Collaborating with her was a pleasure; she exceeded my hopes by enhancing what I imagined with her own ideas and artistic flair.
Stephanie H.
Thank you so much, Jemma, it was a joy to work with you and bring your brilliant book to life!
Sarah D.

Sarah D.

Oct, 2023

Stephanie produced a really lovely piece of original art for my book cover. She listened to feedback and made adjustments when needed and was always great at responding.
Stephanie H.
I really enjoyed working with Sarah, she was responsive, enthusiastic, constructive and kind in her feedback!
Therese H.

Therese H.

Oct, 2023

Working with Stephanie was an absolute dream! I was blown away by her creativity and skill in designing my book cover and promotional items. She was highly responsive to my questions and comments throughout the entire processs. I highly recommend her services, I would work with her again in a heartbeat!
Stephanie H.
Thank you so much, Therese, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you on your book cover !
Lisa D.

Lisa D.

Sep, 2023

Stephanie was professional and a pleasure to work with. She listened to my ideas and put together a superb product, and she delivered early. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again.
Stephanie H.
Thank you so much, Lisa, it has been a pleasure to work with you too! I look forward to working together again in the future!

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