About

I’m a Finnish-American designer, editor and writer, married to Kathleen, currently living in Southern Indiana. I’m affordable, approachable, and I enjoy my work.

Book Cover Pricing:

  • eBook covers range from $100 to $500
  • complex custom covers as discussed
  • print edition wrap additional $75

Everything is negotiable. I will not exceed set price without approval.

A lot of the content here is book covers, but don’t let that stop you. I design posters, advertising, brochures, flyers, packaging, space ships, logos, conceptual art, and likely whatever else you can think of. Including hot sauce labels. Don’t ask.

Email me and we can discuss details.

History:

I’ve designed hundreds of book jackets for independent book publishers. My clients include Down & Out Books (over 120 covers and counting), BeTimes Books, Blasted Heath, Viz Media, Four Walls Eight Windows, Prime Books, Crippen & Landru, Night Shade Books, Ministry of Whimsy, and many others.

I’ve successfully run an independent publishing house, Point Blank Press, and have published, edited, and designed work for Edgar Award winners (crime/mystery genre), World Fantasy Award winners (Fantasy) and Emmy-Award nominees (television).

I’ve also designed recognition displays, awards and lobby presentations for Fortune 500 and other high profile companies like Lockheed-Martin, BET, Ernst & Young, AAA, NASCAR and many others.

My work has been featured in newspapers and magazines across the globe. My film work has been shown at Irving Plaza in New York and various locations around the world. My book design work has been shortlisted for Best of the Year Awards.

Personally, I’m happily married to Kathleen Martin, and I live in Southern Indiana. I’m Finnish-American (joint citizenship), and when I have any free time left, I enjoy travel, culture, music and movies. I occasionally conduct interviews and write music and book reviews. My music reviews are available on Billboard.com, All-Music Guide and many other outlets. My book reviews appear irregularly on Bookgasm.

Interview

Read my interview with author S.W. Lauden here.

Resume

Download Resume

Awards

E-Book Cover Design Gold Star Award The Book Designer
for Nigel Bird’s IN LOCO PARENTIS (All Due Respect)
“Clean and emphatic, with great contrast”

Best Crime Fiction Cover: Nominee The Rap Sheet

Clients

  • Lockheed-Martin
  • Google
  • Down & Out Books
  • BeTimes Books
  • Viz Media
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • LeaDo
  • Myllylahti
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Nascar
  • Starus Medical

Specialties

  • Conceptual Art
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Branding
  • Package Design
  • Marketing
  • Logos
  • Social Media

Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • Apple Motion
  • Branding
  • Conceptual Design