Melissa Stevens

Melissa Stevens - Designer

Maynardville, TN, USA

Award-winning cover designer and interior formatter with over ten years experience. Specializing in Fantasy and typography based designs.

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Overview

Award-winning designer specializing in Fantasy and Typography based covers, and over the top interiors to match. I love creating beautiful, on-genre, eye-catching designs with a high-level attention to detail.

I push my interiors into works of art while continuing the feel of the cover, for ultimate cohesion from the beginning (front cover), to the end (back cover), of the book. I want to help your readers become immersed in your world.

Cover Design $1800+
Interior Formatting $400+
Languages
English
Fiction
Epic Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Awards

  • 2016 RONE Winner-Mystery/Thriller Category
  • 2018 UTOPiA Winner for Best Supernatural Book Cover
  • 2019 UTOPiA Winner for Best Book Interior
  • 2020 UTOPiA Winner for Supernatural Book Cover

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
October, 2009 – Present (over 12 years)

Portfolio (32 selected works)

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Bond, Casey L.

Brutal Curse

Bond, Casey L.

Riches to Rags

Bond, Casey L.

Cadillac Payback

Elmore, Aj, The Illustrated Author, Melissa Stevens, Magic Lamp Editing, Eugenie Rayner

Cadillac Payback: Rising Tide

Elmore, AJ, Stevens, Melissa, Rayner, Eugenie

Deep in the Hollow (A Chindi Novel Book 1)

Nacole, Brandy, McClain, J. Cameron

Buried in the Bayou (A Chindi Novel Book 2)

Nacole, Brandy, McClain, J. Cameron

Whispers in the Lake (A Chindi Novel Book 3)

Nacole, Brandy, Miller, J.K.

Relentless (Book One)

Lynch, Karen, Hashway, Kelly

Refuge (Relentless Book 2)

Lynch, Karen, Hashway, Kelly

Rogue (Relentless Book 3)

Lynch, Karen, Hashway, Kelly

Warrior (Relentless Book 4)

Lynch, Karen, Hashway, Kelly

Haven (Relentless Book 5)

Lynch, Karen, Hashway, Kelly

Fated (Relentless Book 6)

Lynch, Karen, Hashway, Kelly

Hellion (Relentless Book 7)

Lynch, Karen, Hashway, Kelly

Alfheim Academy

Bende, S.T.

Melissa has 3 reviews

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Elizabeth Jensen
This is the second time I have worked with Melissa. This time it is on a map for a middle grade fantasy trilogy. The map is constructed of layers so that a new area can be revealed in each book. The map is amazing, she took a not so great sketch and rough description to try to make things somewhat to scale and worked some magic. I would highly recommend her to make your map or a book cover.

Elizabeth Jensen, April 2022


Elizabeth Jensen
Melissa is AMAZING. This is the first novel I've written and she went above and beyond as my cover artist. The cover is stunning and she listened to what I wanted to incorporate into the cover and put it together in a way that accurately targets my market. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again.

Elizabeth Jensen, March 2022


Francisca Andrade
I had a wonderful experience working with Melissa! She’s very professional, a great communicator, and reliable. She listened to my ideas and was able to format my book exactly the way I wanted it. I’d love to work with her again on my next book!

Francisca Andrade, January 2022

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