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Cover Artists:

Here you can locate cover artists to help you make magnificent artwork to capture your readers hungry eyes.





The List:

Name: Rambling Rose

Business name: Dark Moon Designs

Business (e)address: dark.moon.desings@hotmail.com 

Facebook page: http://facebook.com/The.Minerva.Studio

Personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GothicMomma

Email: dark.moon.designs@hotmail.com

Business page: http://minervastudios.webs.com/ 

Linkedin page:www.linkedin.com/pub/kathleen-creager/87/a50/670/


                                             A little about me:

                                             At Minerva Studios, we are focused on providing Beautiful art with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. We have worked with companies like F&C Auto to authors like N. A. Wetzel with the Otherworldly Prophecies series.

Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come! About Our Owner Though Minerva Studio was only started November of 2012, Rose has been involved in art like this for years. Born and raised in Long Island NY, Rose was brought up loving art. The wonderful people at Jerry's Artarama sent home how to draw book with her mother, and soon art became her passion.

Going through school she always loved drawing, but once high school she made a point to go through every art class the school could offer. Along the way she learned how to bring her work to life using the computer. She spent countless hours of search online for tutorials. Now being a mother of two beautiful boys, and have been married for 7 year to her wonderful husband, she spends her days taking care of her kids while attending school at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for web design and interactive multimedia.




Business name: Cover to Cover Designs
Business (e)address: www.covertocoverdesigns.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CoverToCoverDesigns
Personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kari.ayasha
Email: designs@covertocoverdesigns.com



A little about me: 

I have 15 years of graphic design experience and have been a book lover since I first learned to read. Covers have always captivated me which led me to designing covers. As a writer working on my own first novel that I will self-publish, I am very drawn to indie authors and their journey. Most of my clients are first time indie authors and I cater to the special attention and gentle guidance that is appreciated during the cover design process. My fees are very affordable for a full wrap print cover including the eBook cover. I work hand in hand with the author to bring their cover vision to life.





Name: Donna Collier

Business name: DLC Designs
Business (e)address: http://dcoll1.wix.com/dlcdesigns
Email: dcoll1@Frontier.com



A little about me:
Thank you for including me here on your Indie Author reference guide. Hello to all Indie Authors seeking E-Book Cover Design. Keep me in mind to design an eye catching cover for your next E-Book. Or, perhaps you have a previously published piece of work that is just not selling. Let’s breathe some new energy into a fresh cover that grabs attention. Thanks for your time and consideration. You can see my work at http://dcoll1.wix.com/dlcdesigns




Business name: Sprinkles On Top Studios         
Business (e)address: www.sprinklesontopstudios.com             
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/SprinklesOnTopStudios
Email: sprinklesontopstudios@gmail.com

 


A little about me:

Sarah Foster has grown up all over the United States, but her birthplace, Florida will always be her home. She is the graphic designer behind the adorably named Sprinkles On Top Studios. She has always been a creative person and enjoys expressing herself artistically.

Surprisingly, she has had no formal training in graphic design as she is completely self-taught.

She has worked in corporate America for about six years. She never felt like she fit into the normal 9-5 work routine. It just wasn't her. In June 2013, she formed Sprinkles On Top Studios LLC on a whim to offer design services to indie authors. The business has quickly taken off, and Sarah is cementing herself within the indie community to become the “go to” designer for all genres. After being in business for approximately three months, she secured contracts with two publishing companies as their cover designer. 

Soon she hopes to make Sprinkles On Top Studios her complete focus and full time job.

In addition to design and a love of literature, Sarah is an avid music lover. Some of her favorite bands include: A Day to Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce the Veil, Memphis May Fire, and her all-time favorite band, Fightstar. She may be an adult, but she still loves Hello Kitty and all things Disney related. She is also currently working on three different novels.






Name: Marcy Rachel
Business name: Marcy Rachel Designs
Business (e)address: http://www.marcyracheldesigns.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MarcyRachelDesigns
Personal Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/marcy.rachel.10
Email: contact@marcyracheldesigns.com


A little about me:
I am passionate about design. In 2006, I was inspired by the creativity I witnessed every day, and felt compelled to follow the path of graphic design. After countless hours of research and study, I finally developed the skill and confidence to share my designs with the world. This world just happened to be the indie community. Years later, after continuing to perfect my design skills, I finally embarked on a new exciting journey: Book cover design. In 2011 for NaNoWriMo, I didn’t finish the novel that I attempted to write. Instead, I became inspired by the amazing community of authors that I was surrounded by. Their stories, their words, their creativity stirred the designer in me. I was compelled to create cover designs for their books. I had a new mission: to inspire them to finish. It was after this chance encounter, that the designer in me finally felt at home and at ease. The brilliant authors and readers in the indie community provided so much praise and support for my work, that I knew that this was where I needed to broaden my skills and offer talented authors a cover that was worthy of their remarkable stories. Supporting the amazing indie community, whether it be a book cover design, a banner, a logo or even a bookmark is my constant ambition. They are the reason that I now I have my “indie business”, Marcy Rachel Designs. Every November is a reminder of why I design — indie authors. Services offered: Graphic Design, Book and eBook Formatting, Web/Blog Design




Name: Cover Me, Darling

Business name: Cover Me, Darling
Business (e)address: www.covermedarling.blogspot.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/covermedarling
Email: covermedarling@yahoo.com

A little about me:
Hello! My name is Marisa, and about 2 years ago, I left the 9-5 world and went out on my own as a freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer. I have 10 years experience in both fields, and I truly love my "job". A day for me, never feels like work.

I am an avid reader, and after starting my book blog, I'll Be Reading (www.facebook.com/illbereading), all I could focus on was wanting to design the covers of these books. It consumed my thoughts, so I decided to go for it. So "Cover Me, Darling" was born.

With the combination of Photography and Graphic Design, I will be able to come up with your perfect vision for your cover. I have a wide array of models to choose from, and I can easily find a specific look as well.

If you chose from my pre-made covers, know that once you purchase that cover, it will be removed as an option, ensuring that your cover will not be used elsewhere. I will never use a photo of mine twice on a cover.

I look forward to working with each of you, making your dream cover come to life!



Name: Rachel A Olson

Business name: No Sweat Graphics by Rachel A Olson

Business (e)address: http://nosweatgraphics.weebly.com

Facebook page: http://facebook.com/nosweatgraphics

Personal Facebook page: http://facebook.com/starrynightdaisybabe (there is a “Follow” option)


Email: rachel.olson04@gmail.com


A little about me:

Your vision come to life...at a price you can afford.

Single mother of one, published author, Freelance Graphic Designer, Southpaw, paranormal enthusiast, nerd/dork/geek/unicorn.




Name: Regina Wamba

Business name: MaeIDesign and Photography
Business (e)address: www.maeidesign.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MaeIDesignandPhotography
Email: admin@maeidesign.com



A little about me: 

Forged by the creative hands of Regina Wamba in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Mae I Design is a

boutique book design company that packs a lot of punch. Having been interested in art most of her life, Regina studied Visual Communications and Graphic Design at Brown College which helped hone her skills in painting, drawing and photography.One day, her love for art fatefully intersected with her love of books and that is how

Mae I Design was formed! Specializing in unique book cover design and cover photos,Mae I Design is your book’s one-stop shop for becoming a star! 



Name: Lindsey Lawson

Business name: Daisy Dog Photography and Design
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/daisydogphotodesign
Email: daisydogphotodesign@gmail.com




A little about me:
I am a photographer, a designer, and now am branching out to do book teasers, covers, swag, etc. I love my work and only wish to share it with others and hopefully have them love it so much, they want one for their own.







Name: Zackary Capewell

Business name: Raven Tree Design
Business (e)address: www.raventreedesign.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/raventreedesign
Personal Facebook page: www.facebook.com/zackary.capewell
Email: Zackary@raventreedesign.com




A little about me:
My name is Zackary and I've been a professional graphic designer for over 15 years. I specialize in the publishing industry, and I enjoy working with Indie authors. I have experience with most genres, but am always looking for new challenges.


I created Raven Tree Design so new, and even veteran Independent authors could have access to not only quality covers, but a helping hand and professional advice during the project. One of my goals when starting my own studio was to always provide publishing quality designs at indie affordable rates.

I strive to be open and accessible, and will always answer any questions you may have about getting the ball rolling on your new book. Don't hesitate to ask, whether you use my services or not, I'm here to help and give advice!

Raven Tree Design is a full service studio, which means I can work on a portion of your book project, or design and deliver your book cover to cover, and more. Some of my services include:

  • eBook, paperback, and hardcover designs for PoD or offset printing.
  • Interior design, including eBook formatting for any ereader, and print typesetting.
  • Promotional design, including print, and web related material.
  • General graphic design work.

For a full list of my services please check out our website. You can contact me anytime through facebook, my site, or email. No question or project is too big or too small!



Name: Paramita
Business name: Creative Paramita
Business (e)address: info@creativeparamita.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/creativeparamita
Personal Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/paramita.bhattacharjee.585
Email: creativeparamita@gmail.com


Business page: www.creativeparamita.com
Google plus page: google.com/+Creativeparamita
Twitter: twitter.com/creativeparo


A little about me:
Hi, I am Paramita from creativeparamita.com. We design best quality book covers with amazing creativity and high attention to detail and well within your budget. Offering custom book covers and Premade book covers to indie authors for self publishing, helping to become the next best seller.


Name: Tonya Ridener

Business name:  Double J Book Graphics
Business (e)address:  www.doublejbookcovers.webs.com / www.doublejbooktrailers.webs.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/doubleJbookgraphics
Email: tonyawrites@hotmail.com


A little about me: 

I am a 28 year old indie author who happens to love Photo Shop and video editing to boot!  I am a self-taught Photo Shop addict and I’ve been creating various graphics for the past 10 years.  As far as video-editing goes, I’ve been dabbling in that for about 5 years. I’m just trying to do my part to help the indie community thrive, and I think I can achieve that by offering affordable rates and lending a helping hand at every opportunity.  I understand that money doesn’t grow on trees and seeing as most every expense is paid out of pocket, I give a 10 day hold guarantee on covers in case someone sees something they like, but can’t get it on that very day.


Name: Laura Hidalgo Senior Graphic & Web Designer/Owner,
           Frankie Vazquez/ Web Designer 
           Daniel Conde/ Junior Graphic Designer
Business name: Bookfabulous Designs
Business (e)address: www.bookfabulousdesigns.com

Tagline:  "The one stop shop that offers all- inclusive packages to not only meet your needs but offer quality and affordable services."

A little about me:
Since 2008, Bookfabulous Designs has been an independent business who has worked as a remote freelance graphic artists helping small businesses. In 2012, they have focused their business in the self publish author industry to provide high quality affordable services. We are a joint team of graphic designers and have been able to fulfill the demands the ever expanding requests within the industry. 

Name: Lori Follett

Business name: Wicked Book Covers
Business (e)address: www.wickedbookcovers.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wickedbookcovers
Email: lori.follett@wickedbookcovers.com


A little about me:
I've been a freelance graphic designer since 2000. I studied graphic and web design at Seminole State College in sunny Florida. Recently, I was lucky enough to make the transition from business design to books. Books have always been a passion of mine, so it was a perfect fit for me to design them! I absolutely love working with authors and bringing their visions to life. I accept all genres. Wicked Book Covers is my full time "job" and passion.

I also offer pre-made covers and author blogs at an affordable price. I know budgets are very important for indie authors, so I try to keep my prices as low as possible to be accessible to everyone. If you are a small publisher, I will also offer a discount to your authors in return for a referring me. In the near future, I also hope to offer formatting and proofreading services.

I live in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, just north of Detroit, with my husband, 2 teenage boys and menagerie of cats, a dog, snakes and a couple beta fish (yes I said snakes!) I spend my free time (what little there is!) gaming on the Xbox with my husband and boys and gardening. I'm pretty crafty, though I don't get to do it as often as I like, and I love to cook.