T. Dilley

T. Dilley - Designer

Oak Harbor, WA, USA

I'm a freelance graphic designer specializing in helping self publishing authors bring their stories to life with amazing book cover design.

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Overview

Design creation is about problem solving, target market focus and really, truly listening to the client. It’s not about superfluous filters and making something pretty, but market research and developing the proper concept. I love working with authors to make their books fly off the shelf with compelling and professional design.
Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Holiday
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Science Fiction
Dystopian
Children's
Middle Grade

Certifications

  • BS Graphic Design - Full Sail University

Work experience

Owner - Designer

Self-employed
October, 2011 – Present (about 8 years)

Helping self publishing authors bring their books to life with excellent book cover design. Creating compelling design for any market. Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign make up the majority of my work. Image manipulation and photo retouching are huge strengths but I have experience with the entire Adobe Creative Suite - Premier Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Moira Lisa Smile (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 2)

Michelle Vernal

A girl with a Mona Lisa smile, a woman who wants to confront her demons, and that pesky red fox…Take a break you’ll never forget at O’Mara’s Manor House with Moira Lisa Smile, Book 2 in the fresh new series - The Guest House on the Green where a full Irish breakfast is always included!Moira O’Mara’s developed an annoyingly enigmatic Mona Lisa smile of late when it comes to talking about her ne... read more

A girl with a Mona Lisa smile, a woman who wants to confront her demons, and that pesky red fox…Take a break you’ll never forget at O’Mara’s Manor House with Moira Lisa Smile, Book 2 in the fresh new series - The Guest House on the Green where a full Irish breakfast is always included!Moira O’Mara’s developed an annoyingly enigmatic Mona Lisa smile of late when it comes to talking about her ne... read more

What Goes on Tour: Guesthouse on the Green (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 3)

Michelle Vernal

What goes on tour stays on tour right? Erm not when you're talking about Mammy and Moira O'Mara...Moira and Maureen O’Mara aren’t on your usual mother, daughter trip. You won’t spot them browsing the shops on Grafton Street followed by a spot of a lunch in Dublin’s iconic Bewleys. Oh no, Moira and her mammy have just arrived in Vietnam.It’s Maureen’s dream to sail on a junk (who knew?) and as ... read more

What goes on tour stays on tour right? Erm not when you're talking about Mammy and Moira O'Mara...Moira and Maureen O’Mara aren’t on your usual mother, daughter trip. You won’t spot them browsing the shops on Grafton Street followed by a spot of a lunch in Dublin’s iconic Bewleys. Oh no, Moira and her mammy have just arrived in Vietnam.It’s Maureen’s dream to sail on a junk (who knew?) and as ... read more

Rosi's Regrets (The Guesthouse on the Green Book 4)

Michelle Vernal

Roisin O’Mara regrets a lot of things. She regrets having just snaffled the out of date Jacobs Club bar she found down the back of the cupboard, and the cheese she ate before bed the night before—it gave her the strangest dreams. Mammy always told her not to eat cheese before bed. She should have listened. Just like she should have when Mammy asked her if she was sure doing the right thing get... read more

Roisin O’Mara regrets a lot of things. She regrets having just snaffled the out of date Jacobs Club bar she found down the back of the cupboard, and the cheese she ate before bed the night before—it gave her the strangest dreams. Mammy always told her not to eat cheese before bed. She should have listened. Just like she should have when Mammy asked her if she was sure doing the right thing get... read more

From Metal to Flesh: A Novel Forged from Real Life

Beth W Vinson

While on a dangerous sweep through Chinatown, Paul, a San Francisco cop, flashes back to his days in Vietnam after a bullet rings against the tattered brick walls of a known gang hideout. The sound of choppers is deafening while men are screaming death’s agony. Fresh blood trickles slowly across the sidewalk and an innocent girl’s life fades from reality. Three thousand miles away Paul’s soulm... read more

While on a dangerous sweep through Chinatown, Paul, a San Francisco cop, flashes back to his days in Vietnam after a bullet rings against the tattered brick walls of a known gang hideout. The sound of choppers is deafening while men are screaming death’s agony. Fresh blood trickles slowly across the sidewalk and an innocent girl’s life fades from reality. Three thousand miles away Paul’s soulm... read more

O'Mara's: The Guesthouse on the Green (The Guesthouse on the Green Series Book 1)

Michelle Vernal

A charming new Irish saga seriesA jilted bride to be, a woman with a secret past and a pesky red fox…Take a break you’ll never forget at O’Mara’s Manor House—the Georgian Guesthouse in the heart of Dublin’s Fair City. Its cozy and elegant setting is where you’ll fall in love with a cast of characters who’ll stay with you long after you finish the book. Oh, and a full Irish breakfast is include... read more

A charming new Irish saga seriesA jilted bride to be, a woman with a secret past and a pesky red fox…Take a break you’ll never forget at O’Mara’s Manor House—the Georgian Guesthouse in the heart of Dublin’s Fair City. Its cozy and elegant setting is where you’ll fall in love with a cast of characters who’ll stay with you long after you finish the book. Oh, and a full Irish breakfast is include... read more

The Promise

Michelle Vernal

A British backpacker and a dying woman’s last words lead you on an unforgettable journey in this World War ll love story …Isabel and Constance are not just from different generations they’re polar opposites. One’s a lost soul unsure where she fits in the world while the other’s cantankerous and living in a care home. Their paths might never have crossed were it not for a pivotal moment and a p... read more

A British backpacker and a dying woman’s last words lead you on an unforgettable journey in this World War ll love story …Isabel and Constance are not just from different generations they’re polar opposites. One’s a lost soul unsure where she fits in the world while the other’s cantankerous and living in a care home. Their paths might never have crossed were it not for a pivotal moment and a p... read more

Fat Dreams

Idris Ostrovsky

The city-state of Mayhaven rules the world in the age of an industrial revolution. The only mystery unconquered by its empire are distant tribes, living in the isolation of an impenetrable desert. Professor Leopold Traum, an exemplar of Mayhaven’s character, must leave his comfortable life and embark on a journey to visit the Ythvk, the most mysterious of the desert tribes. What begins as a sc... read more

The city-state of Mayhaven rules the world in the age of an industrial revolution. The only mystery unconquered by its empire are distant tribes, living in the isolation of an impenetrable desert. Professor Leopold Traum, an exemplar of Mayhaven’s character, must leave his comfortable life and embark on a journey to visit the Ythvk, the most mysterious of the desert tribes. What begins as a sc... read more

A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and other funny stories)

Jeff Strand, Renee Miller, Brian Asman, J.C. Raye, John McIlveen, Martin Zeigler, A.P. Sessler, Wayne Faust, James Thompson

Do funerals make you chuckle?Is Hannibal Lecter a really funny guy?Do friends and family keep on telling you "That’s nothing to laugh at"?Is the dark side of humor your thing?Step right up and grab fourteen tales of the darkly humorous, collected for you into one fantastic volume. Featuring original stories by the four-time Stoker nominated king of the horrifically funny, Jeff Strand, and Stok... read more

Do funerals make you chuckle?Is Hannibal Lecter a really funny guy?Do friends and family keep on telling you "That’s nothing to laugh at"?Is the dark side of humor your thing?Step right up and grab fourteen tales of the darkly humorous, collected for you into one fantastic volume. Featuring original stories by the four-time Stoker nominated king of the horrifically funny, Jeff Strand, and Stok... read more

Forbidden To Tell: Secrets Can Kill

Shannon Spruill

Roxanne loves her husband but he is a stranger in her bedroom. Haunted by her past, she struggles to totally be invested in this relationship. Roxanne no longer wants the secrets to define who she is and be constant in her life. She was forbidden to speak of these secrets and these secrets were destroying her. Journey with her as she reveals those hidden secrets and sets out to exact revenge.

Roxanne loves her husband but he is a stranger in her bedroom. Haunted by her past, she struggles to totally be invested in this relationship. Roxanne no longer wants the secrets to define who she is and be constant in her life. She was forbidden to speak of these secrets and these secrets were destroying her. Journey with her as she reveals those hidden secrets and sets out to exact revenge.

Vaguely Familiar (Familiar Tales Book 3)

Alma T. C. Boykin

When stone calls to stone, Familiars and mages must answer.Lelia Chan's and Tay's chance discovery of a fragment of a blood-soaked knife leads them deeper into what it means to be a shadow mage and her Familiar. Meanwhile, Morgana Lorraine heads west, looking for answers (and really good bacon), leaving Officer Jamie Macbeth to deal with the Off Ramp of Doom and his mother-in-law's ongoing dis... read more

When stone calls to stone, Familiars and mages must answer.Lelia Chan's and Tay's chance discovery of a fragment of a blood-soaked knife leads them deeper into what it means to be a shadow mage and her Familiar. Meanwhile, Morgana Lorraine heads west, looking for answers (and really good bacon), leaving Officer Jamie Macbeth to deal with the Off Ramp of Doom and his mother-in-law's ongoing dis... read more

Satomi

G. E. M. Thomas

Monday through Friday, Satomi works for the highly bureaucratic CoPet Corporation. She's the only girl in the male-dominated department of Lizard Children Containment. As a squire, her job is to help knights protect the public from Lizard Children. Lizard Children are a controversial technology that CoPet embraces as a means for 'safely' producing the nation's electricity. Every workday, Satom... read more

Monday through Friday, Satomi works for the highly bureaucratic CoPet Corporation. She's the only girl in the male-dominated department of Lizard Children Containment. As a squire, her job is to help knights protect the public from Lizard Children. Lizard Children are a controversial technology that CoPet embraces as a means for 'safely' producing the nation's electricity. Every workday, Satom... read more

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