What do you when you've spent twelve years in academia (teaching students all about Beowulf and Shakespeare and those lovely 19th-century British authors) and are now looking for new challenges? Well, what I've done is to launch my own freelance business in translation and cover design. In addition to my academic expertise, I also have a long experience in the publishing business: As an award-winning author of historical romance, I have written for the North American market for over fifteen years, and as my client, you will profit from my experience in publishing as well as from my knowledge of the subtleties of both German and English.
From the beginning of my career as an indie author, I designed my own covers, but it was only in late 2014 that I turned to digital art, so I would no longer need to rely on stock photography. Working with digital models not only gives me the freedom to create original cover art, but it also allows me to create character portraits that are ideal for inspiration during the writing process and can be used for teaser images later on. Check out my portfolio
for examples of my digital art!
In 2016 the cover I created for my novella The Bride Prize (one of my older, non-digital covers) was a finalist in the I Heart Indie contest of the Las Vegas Romance Writers.