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Indie Book Cover Design & Children's Book Illustration

Author Testimonials

“I found Jen on Twitter and one look at her work told me I HAD to work with her to get my series of new adult books off the ground. That was five book covers ago and each one has been eye-poppingly awesome… dare I say better than the last?! Jen has helped me build my name and brand as an indie author which has been invaluable in what feels like an ocean of competition. Thanks to Jen my book covers practically scream off the screen and I’m sure my success on Kindle so far has been in a large part down to Jen’s incredible eye for design, colour and detail in creating covers that draw you in and tell a story without even opening the book! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next as every brief I give her ends up in a cover that’s 100 times better than I dreamed! Huge thanks to Jen and her talents for the boost my books needed to truly come to life! Can’t wait for her to design my movie posters (well we can dream, can’t we?)”

Becky Wicks

Harper Collins published author of Burqalicious, Balilicious and Latinalicious. Self published author of ‘Before He Was Famous’, ‘Before He Was Gone’ and ‘Before He Was A Secret’. Co-Author of ‘Lara Craft (not Croft)’
www.beckywicks.com

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“I’ve now worked with Jeanine on six book covers (which says a lot in itself!), and each time the experience has been extremely positive. Jeanine takes care to find out what you want your cover to convey, and on all occasions her work has surpassed my expectations! I’ve had great feedback on the new covers, which have not only helped my novels stand out from the crowd and look professional – they’ve also helped to develop my brand, through careful thought about how the covers work together. I’d wholeheartedly recommend Jeanine for any independent author wanting to take their work to a new level, and I’ll certainly be coming back for more!”

Paul Pilkington

Hodder & Stoughton published author of the million downloaded bestselling Emma Holden Trilogy, ‘Someone To Save You’ and ‘Be Careful What You Hear’

www.paulpilkington.com
www.facebook.com/paulpilkingtonauthor

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“I feel so lucky to have found a cover designer like Jeanine Henning – not only does she ‘get me’ she gets exactly what I’m trying to convey often before my own ideas have fully formed. To see those ideas depicted in the professional way that only Jeanine can is a real joy and often so surprising.

I started out, as many authors do, by doing my own cover artwork as I was afraid to let anyone else loose on ‘my babies’. But Jeanine has not only delivered beautiful covers she has also created a brand that I am delighted to work with.

As a full time author I have to be prepared to do what I do best and leave the rest to other professionals and for me there is no one better at cover design than Jeanine Henning who is now working on my latest trilogy – that will bring our total covers to 15 plus audio book covers. If I weren’t completely happy with the service Jeanine provides I wouldn’t keep coming back for more.

Ms. Henning did a fantastic job on my book cover! The finished artwork surpassed ALL of my expectations. Jeanine’s a very talented artist and extremely professional. Not only did she meet my deadline in a timely manner, but I was amazed at the extraordinary way she was able to interpret my characters and bring them to life. I can highly recommend Jeanine Henning to anyone looking for a cover designer and artist.”

Susan Elle

Bestselling author of The Sara Colson Trilogy, The Love, Lies & Consequences Trilogy, Tempest, the CCS Investigations and The Langdon Trilogy

http://www.susan-elle.com

http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Elle/e/B008OZ0NSC

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“Jeanine was an absolute pleasure to work with.  I engaged her to do the book covers for the first three titles in my Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives series for middle grade children.  Not only did I need illustrations for the setting for each of the book covers, I needed Jeanine to actually create the illustrations for each of the five principal characters in the stories, two girls and three boys, one of whom is wheelchair-bound.

Jeanine was extremely effective at getting an understanding of what I sought without making it burdensome.  A simple questionnaire got us going and very soon after, Jeanine started sending me the first drafts of each of the characters.  Right from the start, I loved how she was shaping them.  It was exhilarating to see my characters come to life in Jeanine’s hands.  She even handled the difficult ones with seeming ease.

Beyond creating the characters, Jeanine came up with the concepts for each of the three covers.  As we talked through ideas, she provided great insight regarding why some would or wouldn’t work based on her wealth of experience.  She understands how best to use the limited space on the cover, particularly in a world where covers need to be compelling even at a thumbnail size.  I’m thrilled to say that each of the covers complements the others.  The theme Jeanine created conveys that the books are part of a series, yet each cover is sufficiently different to stand on its own.

Jeanine’s turnaround time was very fast and she is an excellent communicator.  I never had to wonder where she was in the creative process or when I’d be hearing from her next.  She accepted feedback and modification requests with ease and never made me feel as if I were asking too much.

In short, I recommend Jeanine without hesitation and I can’t wait to work with her again when I roll out additional books in the series.”

Michael Miller

Author of the Twisted Oak Amateur Detectives series, The Redeemers, The Book of Sylvia

http://www.michaelscottmillerauthor.com/

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“As first time author-publisher, I was in uncharted waters. Lots of trial and error. Fortunately, someone I trust recommended JH to me for my cover layout. JH responded to my inquiry right away, put me at ease and, basically, walked me through it step by step. My questions were always answered quickly and she was always patient with my lack of high-tech know-how. The result, which came in faster than I expected, was amazing. Whenever I look at my cover, I feel lucky to have worked with Jeanine.”

Shawn Frederick

Author of Chance, Kings and Desperate Men

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“Ms. Henning did a fantastic job on my book cover! The finished artwork surpassed ALL of my expectations. Jeanine’s a very talented artist and extremely professional. Not only did she meet my deadline in a timely manner, but I was amazed at the extraordinary way she was able to interpret my characters and bring them to life. I can highly recommend Jeanine Henning to anyone looking for a graphic designer.”

Mary L. Farmer

Author of Dark Lightning

https://www.facebook.com/darklightningnovel

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“I had been entertaining the idea of commissioning a professional graphic design artist for the cover of my third book, ‘Counting Coup.’ Having investigated a few websites including Jeanine Henning’s I decided to have her design my cover. The results were fantastic! Her design was an immediate hit not only with me but with a small beta sample that viewed her design. My publisher was also impressed. Jeanine Henning’s work is not only of professional quality but “task on target” for my book’s theme. She is affordable and her work is timely and completely professional.

If you require a graphic artist for any of your projects I heartily and unreservedly recommend Jeanine Henning!”

Bob Stockton

Author of ‘The Counting Coup’ available from Xlibris Publishers

Jacksonville, Florida USA

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“I stumbled across Jeanine’s name while reading an article about someone else who had hired her for book cover design. The link took me to her page where as you can see she’s done some excellent covers. What struck me were the professional look they had to them. They looked like the kind of book covers you see on the bestseller shelves at Barnes & Noble, and that’s the look I wanted for my book Death By Clogging. My book cover design was a challenging one because the book was a short story collection with many themes. Also, the book is both tragic and comic. I couldn’t think up anything for an ebook cover! Plus, I really wanted it to look professional like a commercial book you’d see in Barnes & Noble. I hired Jeanine Henning, and she worked her magic in just three day’s time. She dreamed up an excellent cover that looks professional and it speaks to every theme in my book! I would definitely hire her again for another ebook cover.”

Lisa Logan

Author of ‘Death By Clogging’

http://amzn.to/ZXX9nx

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“Jeanine has that rare blend of talent vital to a standout book cover — graphic designer, artist, and marketer. But more than that, Jeanine brings a writer’s perspective to the design process, which is evident in the way she professionally and promptly helps the writer to extract the essence of his or her characters and plot–and crucially, what will make them stand out in a crowded market place. Thanks Jeanine, for your energy, enthusiasm, and talents.”

Brett Adams

Author of ‘Strawman Made Steel: A P.I Janus McIlwraith Novel’

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“Jeanine somehow managed to create the perfect cover for my novel by piecing together all the little bits of vague information I threw at her. She really knows her stuff. If you want your book to get noticed, it starts with a great cover that will catch folks’ interest, and Jeanine delivered on that big time.”

Dan Kindman

Author of ‘The Fountain of Eden’

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0068TG8IA

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