Tess McCabe

Tess McCabe – Designer

Attention-grabbing book cover design ~ On time and on budget. Specialising in business non-fiction.


I'm a graphic designer specialising in book design, with over 20 years experience in publishing and digital marketing. I love helping fellow self-publishers navigate their way through the publishing process while designing impactful book covers that make readers want to buy.

I know the ins and outs of self-publishing a book, because I've done it multiple times myself. My books and resources help creatives and solopreneurs run smarter businesses, and are available at bookstores around Australia and online internationally.

I enjoy working with authors to bring their books to life, employing my skills as a clear and authentic communicator to develop highly functional and aesthetically pleasing design outcomes. My long list of clients have enjoyed working with me not only for my creative, concept-driven and highly communicative design work but for my organisation and communication skills, reliability, efficiency and affordability.​

I like good ideas and a strong cup of tea. I look forward to working with you on your book!

Business & Management Career Guides Computers & Internet Design Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Parenting & Families Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Works with
Shopify Squarespace
  • Australian Business Book Awards ~ Finalist 2020
  • Best Cover Design ~ Next Generation Indie Book Awards
  • Bachelor of Design Studies (Graphic Design)

Work experience


Jan, 2003 — Present


Aug, 2003 — Nov, 2005 (over 2 years)

Tess has 1 review





Rob F.

Rob F.

Sep, 2020

Tess McCabe did a terrific job creating my book's cover and interior design. She's an extremely talented designer, and I couldn't be more pleased and proud of my book's appearance. It's beautiful! Tess is prompt, careful, patient, meticulous, gracious and an absolute delight to work with. I would recommend her without hesitation to any author.
Tess M.
Thank you, Rob! It was a delight to help you get your book out into the world, and the final product is a project I am pleased to have in my portfolio. You have written an important guidebook for s...
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