Stevie Schafer

Stevie Schafer - Designer

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I wield my illustration skills to inspire your target audience to pick up that book by crafting full color & eye catching covers.

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Let's get your book get into the hands of the people who will fall helplessly in love with it!

I paint full-color, character based illustrations that serve as a vehicle for communicating emotions and ideas. I deal in inspiration, and when people look at my work, that is how they feel. I've been painting for over fifteen years. I was original inspired by the beautiful covers of books I read as a kid.

I'd love to help your next book draw in an abundance of new readers!
Comics & Graphic Novels
LGBTQ Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy


  • BA in Studio Art & Creative Writing, Minor in New Media, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado Boulder

Work experience

Collectible Card Game Illustrator
December, 2017 – December, 2018 (about 1 year)

★ Created illustrations while working closely with the art director for a project that is currently under NDA

Illustrator & Creative Streamer

Adobe Channel on Twitch
October, 2015 – July, 2017 (over 1 year)

★ Represented the best-of-the-best creative streamers on, a small group who was invited to stream for Adobe in an official capacity
★ Illustrated a wide range of works to entertain and teach the Adobe audience about painting in Photoshop
★ Utilized art to engage new viewers and market the channel


September, 2014 – Present (over 8 years)

★ I help authors who want their novel to stand apart from the photo-bashed crowd by crafting full color, highly rendered illustrations that impart a sense of limitless possibilities.
★ I help clients connect with and inspire their target audience to pick up that book and jump in.
★ By focusing on technical skills that include accurate anatomy, lighting & color, and composition, my work can have an immediate impact on potential readers.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

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