Last updated March 12, 2023.
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Writerly Things started as one page, but it’s become necessary to split it into separate pages. This page is dedicated to ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN.
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Book Illustrators & Cover Designers
Artists who specialize in illustrations and cover design for books. Fiverr is another resource for connecting with cover designers and illustrators.
- Sarah Helwe
- Jenny Zemanek (Formerly Seedlings Design Studio)
- Dogeared Design
- Fiona Jayde Media
- Maria Spada
- Magpie Designs
- 99 Designs
- The Cover Collection
- Mariah Sinclair’s Cover Vault
- The Book Cover Designer
- BookCoverZone.com (great selection of premades, but custom add-ons not recommended)
Free Illustration Tools
- Randilynn Jackson
- Audrey Twigg
- Picture Kitchen Studio
- Jonathan & Lola Myers
- Abigail Craft
- Rebecca P. Minor
- Julia Busko
- Article on Cover Design
- Resolution Myths
- Free Online 3D Book Mockup
- Book Brush (book mockups & other marketing graphics)
- JPG Compression Distortions
- Tool: Canva.com
- Tool: Inkarnate.com (map making)
A word of caution when purchasing a cover that uses stock photos, or even when DIY’ing your own book cover. There are many free and low-cost solutions for obtaining stock photos, but, often, it is left up to the person uploading the original stock images to ensure their photo does not violate intellectual property laws. The only stock site I know from uploading my own photos that seems to use a fair amount of due diligence before accepting a photo into their stock collection is Shutterstock.com.
*** My commentary does not constitute legal advice. I am not a legal professional. ***
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