I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in my work, and specialize in making layered compositions for book covers using textures, images, and artwork. If you have artwork you want on the cover of your book, I can build a cover around that (see Songs for a Machine Age, below), or I can use stock photos to create a composition. I can also do more abstract, textural covers or simple, striking, graphic covers (like my Tree People example).
This was an alternate design I came up with for the book.
Full cover (front, spine, and back) for Julia Dvorin’s epic fantasy novel Ice Will Reveal, published by Hadley Rille Books.
Full cover (front, spine, back) of my own clockpunk adventure novel, Songs for a Machine Age, published by Hadley Rille Books.
After the Ruin, for Hadley Rille Books
Untalented, for Ganache Media
An archeological novel from Hadley Rille Books.
Finder, from Hadley Rille Books
I’ve been wanting to do a very graphic, woodcut-like design, but haven’t had the chance. So I created this just to show what’s possible for a cover design. It’s very simple, but very striking.
This is not a book cover, but demonstrates some of the possibilities. It’s a graphic background I created for a project to be used on signs, t-shirts, and menus at a restaurant business on the California coast.
Full cover (front, spine and back) for a speculative fiction anthology about working animals, published by Hadley Rille Books. Sales benefit local and national animal shelters.
Digital “cover” for a novella I wrote about the discovery of Renaissance technology in ancient Egyptian times. This was for a shared-world anthology, but is now published separately on Kindle by Hadley Rille Books. The cover was an experiment to see how readable I could make it at tiny dimensions.