About the Designer

Sarah Waites (she/her/hers) is the designer behind The Illustrated Page Book Design. She got her start in the traditional NYC publishing scene and holds a certificate in publishing from Columbia University. Then, she switched her skills and energy to helping indie authors succeed. Sarah is happy to work with both new and experienced authors alike.

She works primarily with fantasy book covers of all subgenres, as well as historical romance. She specializes in female-led and LGBTQ book covers, and she loves artwork with a diverse array of protagonists.

Her process combines photo-manipulation, 3D rendering, and digital painting to get the best cover for your book. Stock photos are sourced from DepositPhotos, Evanto Elements, and boutique sites such as Neo-Stock and Period Images.