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Have you written a poetry book and need a cover designed for it? We’ve featured 10 top poetry book cover designers in the list below.
1. Elynn Cohen
Elynn Cohen is a poetry book cover designer who lives and works in South Orange, New Jersey. In addition to poetry book covers, she can deliver design services for picture books, young adult novels and many more. Along with her book cover designs, Elynn Cohen is able to provide illustration, typography and book interior design.
Elynn Cohen graduated with a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University before beginning her career, including 18 years of working as a senior designer for HarperCollins Publishers before establishing her own freelance business as an art director and designer in 2005.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, is home to Jasmine Hromjak, a professional freelance poetry book cover designer. She provides cover design and interior design services for different genres of writing, including poetry, design books, and self-improvement books. B.J. Ward’s “Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems, 1990 to 2013” is one example of Jasmine Hromjak’s poetry book covers.
Jasmine Hromjak’s professional experience includes her current role at North Atlantic Books, where she has worked since 2012 as first a senior designer and then art director. She has been a freelance illustrator and graphic designer since 2002 and has over two decades of experience delivering book covers and book interiors for clients.
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Stewart Williams is a poetry book cover designer who works in the area of Morgantown, West Virginia. He offers cover design, illustration, typography and book interior design services for writers and companies working on fiction and non-fiction, including poetry, biographies, and contemporary fiction.
Check out Stewart Williams’s poetry book cover work on “Museum of Accidents” by Rachel Zucker and “Sweetgrass” by Micah Ling. Along with his 28 years of experience as a self-employed designer, Stewart Williams has worked for organizations like Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Sasquatch Books, Seattle Weekly and The Rocket.
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Local to Norwalk, Connecticut, Betty Martinez is an independent designer who can provide poetry book cover design services, along with services in typography, illustration and book interior design for non-fiction biographies and fiction books such as poetry, contemporary fiction, historical fiction and LGBTQ fiction.
After completing a degree in fine arts from Parsons School of Design, Betty Martinez graduated with a master’s degree in communication design from the Pratt Institute. She has been freelancing for four years, after a 10-year career working with companies like Create & Associates and Scholastic Corporation. Her poetry book cover designs can be seen in books like “The Many Roads to Rome: A Collection of Poetry” by Michael F. Jones and Betty Martinez.
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5. Brandi Avant
Brandi Avant is a freelance designer who has over 12 years of experience doing professional design work, including poetry book cover designs. She’s able to provide book interior design and cover designs for fiction and non-fiction books, such as poetry, anthologies, short stories, biographies and books on cooking.
Located in Columbia, South Carolina, Brandi Avant’s professional experience includes over eleven years as a book designer and seven years as a publications designer, both positions for the University of South Carolina. To better understand Brandi Avant’s poetry book cover designs, look at “Little Anodynes: Poems (Palmetto Poetry Series) by Jon Pineda.
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Operating out of San Francisco, California, Domini Dragoone is a professional book designer who can provide clients with poetry book cover designs. Her design services include production management, book interior design, typography and cover design for books of poetry, art, photography, anthologies and short stories, among other genres.
Domini Dragoone holds a BFA from the Academy of Art University and has worked professionally for reputable companies such as JC Graphics and Printing, One Heart Press, Orange Avenue Children’s Publishing, and the Perseus Books Group. Currently, she operates as a freelance book cover and interior designer, a position that she’s held since 2004.
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Kathleen Lynch is a designer capable of providing quality poetry book covers. She works out of Shelter Island, New York, and provides cover design, illustration and typography services to fiction and non-fiction books, such as books of poetry, biographies, history books, contemporary fiction and historical fiction.
Kathleen Lynch’s book covers have won commendations from AIGA, Print, the New York Book Show, as well as AAUP. She has worked as a freelance book cover designer since 2006, before which she served as art director for Oxford University Press for over ten years.
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8. Taylor Roy
Based in San Francisco, California, Taylor Roy is a professional, independent designer who can deliver design services such as cover designs, typography and book interior design. Taylor has experience working on fiction books like poetry, contemporary fiction and comedy, as well as non-fiction books on entertainment, self-improvement and biographies.
Taylor Roy completed a design fellowship with Chronicle Books and also worked as a designer for them from 2016-2017. Her other professional experience includes work as a visual designer at Gershoni Creative Agency, where she worked from 2018-2019. Interested clients should approach Taylor Roy well in advance, as she books projects one month in advance at a time.
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Glen Edelstein is an independent designer who works out of his location in Valley Cottage, New York. Clients can go to him for poetry book cover designs and services such as cover designs, typography and book interior designs for fiction and non-fiction books. In addition to poetry, Glen Edelstein has done design work on biographies, new age books, historical fiction and literary fiction novels.
Glen Edelstein has worked as an independent book designer for over 13 years and has experience working with larger organizations as well as independent writers and creators. His previous work experiences include positions with St. Martin’s Press, Penguin Random House, Inc. and Bantam-Dell Publishing Group.
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Located in Charleston, South Carolina, Danna Mathias Steele is a designer who can provide quality poetry book cover designs. Her design services include book cover design and book interior designs for genres like poetry, women’s fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, biographies, and self-improvement.
Danna Mathias Steele started as a freelance designer in 2017 after working for over six years as a design specialist for Amazon.com, where she helped with designs and creative direction within the publishing industry. Her experience with layout design and cover concept development will be invaluable to clients looking for someone to help create their poetry book cover design.
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