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Hi! My name's Holly.

I create beautiful illustrated book covers to help readers discover new and exciting literature, bringing a little bit of sparkle to your shelves. I am inspired by vintage design and illustration, especially book bindings in the Art Nouveau style.

I currently work from my studio in Nelson, New Zealand, but I have an excellent internet connection, so can work with you wherever you are.

In 2018 I switched from pen and paper to digital drawing on the iPad Pro. This has made my process much quicker, meaning I can make speedy changes to revisions.

Clients include:

  • Fremantle Press

  • LitJoy Crate

  • Nerdy Post

  • Shelflove Crate

  • HarperCollins US

  • HarperCollins Australia/NZ

  • OwlCrate

  • Awa Press

  • Mary Egan Press

I also work with Spine Magazine on videos and articles, as well as on their podcast, interviewing book designers on their process.

Interested in working with me?


In 2017 I launched a range of stationery which has expanded into several series, including Novel Notebooks and Magical Textbooks. These feature decorated flaps, book plates and lined paper and are all printed here in New Zealand. They are available in my shop. If you are a retailer interested in selling these, please send your enquiry to the email below.

If you're interested in working with me on a bookish project please get in touch: 



See inside the studio: