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Hi! I'm Kelly, and I'm passionate about designing book covers. I love working in all genres from Romance to Horror — and everything in between. 


Over the years, I've worked on a variety of projects, including art directing a national newsstand magazine, creating key art for DVD jackets, rendering composite images for film and television. 


When I'm not at the computer, you can find me in the kitchen. A few years ago, I fulfilled a lifelong dream and attended culinary school, where I graduated with honors and was the valedictorian of my class. (I've been told that I make the world's tastiest peanut brittle too.)



2020 Rone Award

Mystery & Suspence

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2020 Runner Up

Paranormal Romance

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Da Vinci Finalist

Cover Design


2019 Rone Award

Contemporary Romance

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2015 Author DB

Second Place



“Kelly brings an artist’s eye and a marketing perspective to every project, and the hundreds of covers she’s produced in the last few years has run the gamut from science fiction, horror, and post-apocalyptic adventure to memoirs, “chick lit,” and biographies. Nothing seems to faze her. She also has qualities that are rare among artists and designers: She’s fast, flexible, and unfailingly reliable. It shows in her client list: The vast majority weren’t simply satisfied; they’ve come back for more and referred other writers to her over and over. She’s that good … and we’re lucky to have her.”  — Monique Happy Editorial Services. (

“If you're looking for a  book designer for your next project, you'll have a hard time finding one that is more professional, thorough, responsive and flat out talented than Kelly Martin. At every turn she was able to put her hand on just the right imagery, and she was able to whip it into a beautiful design, complete with significant photoshop editing, with rather astonishing speed. I've spent my career working in advertising agencies with armies of designers, and my standards are high. This was also my first book, so I had issues of author branding and launch jitters that had to be addressed. Kelly was the soul of patience during all my hand wringing, and we were able to work as a team to truly make the best cover possible. Not only that, but she provided me with beautiful marketing bits and pieces I can use on my website and social media. Never have I gotten so much good service, for such a reasonable price. I have three more books coming out in this series next year, and I can't wait to work with her again.” — Liza Jonathan, romance writer, author of Haunted by You. (

“Professional, receptive, creative... I cannot find enough adjectives to describe the four opportunities we’ve had with KAM. Cannot wait to start design on book #5.” —Amber Anthony

“In my life, I have had several very fortunate encounters with amazing people.  One of those times is finding Kelly on her website.  Her book cover art is just so breathtaking, almost ethereal when I see each of her covers.  I thought I had to contact her right away.  Her artistic inspiration and creativity that I call magic is evident when she often says, "I got an idea," and every time something extraordinary happens, especially when I have quite a serious request for her to solve.  Thank you, Kelly.” — Kay C. Beerman (

“Creative, gives great advise, easy to work with and most importantly, can create what I see. That takes talent. Look at her work. 3 of my 4 books were done by KAM Design, plus banner.”— Kevin Popp

“Kelly does ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS covers! Hope she'll do the next ones as well.” — Samaya T. Young

“Kelly's covers are works of art. Not only does she do absolutely breathtaking work, she's a joy to collaborate with. She becomes a part of your author team, and truly goes above and beyond to make you happy.Her prices are extremely reasonable, and she's always more than fair. I would recommend Kelly to anyone, and have, many times.”— J.H. Moncrieff 

“Kelly does such gorgeous covers! The great thing for me, a person with no understanding of or vocabulary for art or design, is that she listens and understands what clients want, right down to the tone and mood and translates that into colors and images, as if she's read the book! Happy to recommend her to everyone.” — Rebecca Fairfax

“If you are looking for excellence in design, and a great deal of care and application for detail (I've always thought the genius is IN the detail!) then look no further! You have arrived at the right page!” — January Bain

“Kelly, it's perfect. You did an amazing job. You are prompt, efficient and diligent in your service and art graphics. Again, thank you for all your hard work.”— Eydie Schultz

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