Testimonials

“Melissa was fantastic to work with. Fast, responsive, and able to take my seeds of ideas into a fully-formed, gorgeous finals. Her work remains my most popular swag, with good reason!”

~Kiersten White, NYT Bestselling Author


“Melissa is a fantastic cover designer who always takes my vision and makes it a thousand times better than I ever could have imagined. She’s fast, versatile, knows the market, and delivers a quality product every time. So worth every penny.”

~Natalie Whipple, Author of Transparent


Melissa Williams is wonderful to work with—she’s fast, meticulous in her design work, and competitively priced. I’ve loved all of the swag I’ve had designed by her and will definitely continue to use her in the future!

~Sara Larson, Author of the Defy series


Melissa has a great eye. She’s designed both bookmarks and door hangers for me and always been prompt, professional, and easy to work with. She’s very accommodating about tweaks and is great about walking a newbie through the process.

~Kathleen Kennedy, Author of What Goes Up


I’ve used Melissa for countless designs—bookmarks, character cards, quote graphics, buttons, compact mirrors, business cards, and sale campaign graphics, to name a few. She rises to the occasion of everything I need and always exceeds my expectations. I look forward to many more collaborations in the future!

~#1 NYT Bestselling Author Kathryn Purdie


Melissa Williams has an eye for graphic design and aesthetics. Font choice, text placement, and colors are always spot on. She’s a pleasure to work with, reasonably priced, and fast.

~Amber Argyle, Author of the Witch Song series


Quick service, prompt communication, and gorgeous designs—I won’t use anyone but Melissa Williams for all my design needs!

~Emily R. King Author of The Hundredth Queen series


Melissa is a creative magician. She continuously takes my hodgepodge of a vision and transforms it into a masterpiece. Patient, professional, and always a pleasure to work with, she is a treasured member of my team.

~Karen Hooper, author of the Tangled Tides series


Working with Michelle Argyle at Melissa Williams Design was a dream come true. I wanted a new look for my book cover that would be both eye-catching and deeply connected to the content. Michelle was responsive and eager to understand my goals for the cover. She had a flexible mindset, and when the first direction she proposed wasn’t quite the look I wanted, she came up with a new concept that really captured the spirit of what I was aiming for. As one of my readers told me, its the kind of book cover someone would ask about if they saw you reading it on the bus. I can’t speak highly enough of her professionalism. She was a joy to work with.

~Paul C. Schroeder, author of Practice Makes Purpose



Melissa is fantastic! She’s fast at designing an awesome product. I will go back to her for sure!

~Frank Cole, author of the Potion Masters series


For me, the hardest part of self-publishing has been the self-promotion. It’s definitely out of my comfort zone and when I see the old cover, the empty spotlight so clearly says, “I’m not sure if I want you to notice me . . .” Now, a year after publication, I’m ready to claim center stage and this bright new cover says, “I’m here and I want you to notice this book!” Thank you, Michelle for your beautiful work and for pushing me out of my comfort zone!

~Janine Kovac, author of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home


Melissa is super easy to work with! She is friendly and knowledgeable – with very quick yet efficient turnaround time. Being a first time author, she truly helped me to avoid ‘newbie’ pitfalls – which is much appreciated. Fair and honest pricing – no surprises, and she will absolutely be my “go to” for all future works. Highly recommend.

~Shelli Pelly, author of Toxic Pebbles: Transform Your Life from Ordinary to EXTRA-Ordinary


Melissa is super easy to work with! She is friendly and knowledgeable – with very quick yet efficient turnaround time. Being a first time author, she truly helped me to avoid ‘newbie’ pitfalls – which is much appreciated. Fair and honest pricing – no surprises, and she will absolutely be my “go to” for all future works. Highly recommend.

~Scott Rayner, author of Escape from Dantriné


I’m thrilled with my book cover redesign. Fast, professional, and great communication!

~Laurie Boris, author of Don’t Tell Anyone


I can’t say enough great things about Michelle’s design work. The design choices are insightful and true to genre. Fantastic communication throughout the process. Everything was done faster than quoted. Highly recommended!

~Brad Grusnick, author of The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics


I go to Melissa Williams Design for everything! She’s done every bookmark, book insert, marketing postcard and social media graphic I’ve ever used to promote my books. I’m always thrilled with her work and she’s prompt with great quality for a good price. I would never go to anyone else. She’s the best!

~J.R. Johansson, author of The Row


It has been a real pleasure doing a book cover design Melissa. She was very easy to work with and gave me a stellar cover for my book as part of a Book Life redesign. Can’t wait to hear what people think when the redesign article is live!

~Denise Bossarte, author of Dreams of the Turtle King