Thea Magerand

Thea Magerand - Designer

Saint-Firmin, France

I bring to life epic characters, dark creatures, horror monsters and fantasy worlds. Cyberpunk and videogames nerd. Master Monster Maker.

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Overview

Hey there! First of all, thanks for stopping by and taking a few moments to read about me.
While there are many things to be said about careers and skills, one in particular stands out for me as the most important aspect: I love art. I always have, and always will.

Because I have always been a huge sci-fi, fantasy and horror nerd, it came as no surprise that these were the things I loved to draw most.
There's nothing more satisfying than creating a weird creature or character, than bringing to life some old forgotten Norse god or strange faerie, or designing a lonely cyborg about to become sentient. I absolutely love drawing characters and concept art, and creating new worlds with my tablet or my pencil!
Being also an avid videogamer I have a vast knowledge and reservoir of game lore that has often proved to be a great resource in the LitRPG genre.

And it is precisely because we share this world-building trait in common, me as an artist, and you as an author, I believe we'll do magic together. Pun intended!

As for the design process, the key word is: communication. We'll be in touch constantly via messages and emails, and we'll have a really constant back and forth of ideas / feedback.

My skills range from concept art game style to realistic illustrations, so if you require a particular style, just let me know and I will be happy to show you what I think would be best for you in terms of style. You can see examples of my drawings and illustrations below in my portfolio - I mostly use a combination of freehand drawing, digital painting and photobashing to achieve a matte painting result that veers towards realism / hyperrealism.

I provide illustration for covers, book interiors, as well as posters (Who doesn't love to see their rogue astronaut character flashing his smoking gun in a big, glossy, eye catching poster?)

I will be more than happy to answer any questions or clarify anything you might have in mind, so if you like my style and artwork, just drop me a line and let's create something beautiful together!


Languages
English
Fiction
Dystopian
Epic Fantasy
Gaming & LitRPG
Horror
Post-Apocalyptic
Space Opera
Steampunk
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Concept Artist & Illustrator

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (over 7 years)

Book cover design and book illustration, board and card games character design and conception, sci-fi, fantasy and horror posters design, creature design

Portfolio (21 selected works)

The Fort: Worldsend Garrison Book 1

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

The Rise: Worldsend Garrison Book 2

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

The Invasion: Worldsend Garrison Book 3

Krix, M.D., Nicolescu, Thea

Miram Dur: An epic fantasy tale (Miram Dur Saga Book 1)

Holland, George, Nicolescu, Thea, Odgers, Michelle

We Who Burn

Walther, Merethe

Burning Rose

LaVan, Lyndsey

Isle of Dragons

Thompson, L. A., Nicolescu, Thea, Harris, Pam Elise, Lewis, Tara, Rees, Jennifer

Darkwolf: The Birth of a Hero

Abker, John, M, Thea

Unalome

Sparrows, Kate

Synodic Corruption

Ruxer, Luna

Thea has 63 reviews

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Justin Richman
This is my third time working with Thea. Her creative input really adds to the overall process in helping me design my covers. Her artwork always exceeds my expectations. I've been very happy with what she has created for me. I will be continuing to use her for future projects.

Justin Richman, June 2021


Trisha LaVan
Anytime I can work with Thea, I'll take it. She’s highly skilled, makes beautiful covers and artwork, and is professional and prompt. All-around fabulous! Thank you for another stunning cover. Can't wait till next time!

Trisha LaVan, June 2021


Damon Barret Roe
This isn't the first time I've worked with Thea and it certainly won't be the last. I've hired her a couple of times over the last 9 months and despite the gaps between our collaborations, her work has remained consistently incredible! I can always expect enthusiasm and awesome ideas when my own imagination fails me. She has an uncanny ability to translate a client's ideas into illustrations th...
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Damon Barret Roe, May 2021


Duke York
I loved working with Thea. She got my idea, took direction well, and exceeded the vision I had in my head for my covers. Thank you, Thea!

Duke York, May 2021


Elizabeth Anne
Absolutely loved! Worked with me and communicated me with everything and was so sweet and king overall! Will definitely be working with again!!

Elizabeth Anne, May 2021

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