Hey there, cover lovers!
Recently I’ve been receiving a lot of messages from people who think that (A) I’m Keith Hayes (nope!) or (B) that I’ve designed every cover design I’ve posted here (man, don’t I wish!). Unfortunately, neither A or B are true—sorry, folks!
The covers I post here are simply cover designs that I personally admire. The credits posted below the cover images on this blog are just that: a credit line crediting the actual designer of the cover.
To be clear: Yes, I am a book cover designer. My name is Katie, and I’m a senior cover designer at Penguin Random House (nice to meet you!). It’s the best job ever (yeah, okay—I may be a little biased….) and I absolutely love it. If you’re interested in seeing my work or looking for someone to design a cover for you (self-published or traditional), you can view my portfolio and contact me by clicking on this link.
Hope that clears things up for everyone. Sorry again for any confusion!
Cover design by gray318.
Cover design by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich.
Cover design by Emily Mahon.
Q:Your job is really cool! I have a couple questions in terms of how you got where you are today. What did you study in college? How exactly did you get the job position you have now?
Hey, thanks! I got a B.F.A. in Graphic Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. As for the job position, I’d say it was equal parts good luck and hard work: I applied, I interviewed, and a day later, I was hired.
So sorry, guys! I logged into this account tonight for the first time in months (and months and months and months) to find I’d gained a lot of followers without knowing it (Hi, there!) and acquired a lot of unanswered mail.
Sincere apologies all around. It’s officially a New Years resolution of mine to take better care of this blog, so let’s see if I can make good on my word, shall we?
The holographic filigree around the title is gorgeous, and those bright pops of pink against the black sky work beautifully. The attention to detail that went into this design make it unforgettable.
In stark contrast with the melancholy grays, the bright pops of yellow on this cover instantly caught my eye and led me through a hierarchy of type that breathes perfectly.
Cover design by Keith Hayes.
Fragmented typography for a “fragmented” title.
Cover design by Gabriele Wilson.
One of my newer favorites. I love the saturated greens and rich textures paired with the flowing white script. Simple and eye-catching; the whole cover breathes pleasantly.
Cover design by Karen Horton.