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Recent Testimonials

The packaging Tim Barber created for my historical novel not only delighted me, it delighted booksellers. The first time the owner of my local bookstore saw my cover, she uttered, “Oh, this is a good one. This will sell,” and promptly carried the book to the new releases table, where it stood out for all the right reasons. It was lushly beautiful; it was clearly a historical featuring a strong female protagonist; and it had a classic, timeless quality. Tim understood my vision for the cover but brought his own talent and insight to the project. He did excellent work, on schedule, and was a genuine collaborator. I’m already excited to see what he’ll create for me next.


Author of The Unstoppable Eliza Haycraft

Tim’s ability to read your mind and know exactly what you want your cover to look like is unparalleled.  As a new author, I appreciate how Tim made my book look professional, genre-appropriate and ready to top the best seller lists!  Best money I ever spent was hiring Tim Barber!

Author of With One Stone

Dissect Designs is the cover designer you want on your team, but only if exciting, professional covers, creativity, flexibility, responsiveness, and the ability to meet deadlines are important to you. Tim has been a pleasure to work with on my fiction and non-fiction titles. I’ll be back.

Author of Deadly Declarations and The Write Quotes series and host of Charlotte Readers Podcast.

Tim is the book cover designer you want by your side. His mix of raw design talent and instinct, professionalism, friendly communication and drive to get the best possible result is something I suspect is rare. To say I'm satisfied with the final cover is an understatement. It exceeded my expectations and does all the things this thriller needs it to. I plan to partner with Tim for subsequent books and would highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed.

Tom Kernot
Author of 'The Sunlight Race'

Tim was an absolute pleasure to work with. From just the blurb and me answering a few questions, he produced the first draft of my book cover which, with a few tweaks, became the cover I’d envisaged. He was very responsive, turned around requested changes very quickly and went above and beyond to help when I had issues with uploading my book to Amazon. Tim is conscientious, very professional, and I would highly recommend his services.

AJ Campbell
Author of 'Leave Well Alone'

I contacted Tim straight off the back of a disastrous experience with another designer who simply hadn’t listened. In stark contrast, Tim absorbed every idea or scrap of information I threw his way, and tackled my cover with a considered and intelligent approach. And although I was very clear about wanting particular components on my cover, Tim introduced the ‘X’ factor – something I hadn’t been seeking (and had felt quite adamant I didn’t want) which resulted in a design that quite simply blew me away! Tim is a delight to work with, mixing professionalism and friendliness, and most importantly (and unlike his predecessor) has the capacity to ‘get’ the result you’re striving for. I cannot recommend his services highly enough.

Angie Annetts
Author of 'Nudey Beach'

I'm so happy and lucky that I got to work with Tim Barber from Dissect Designs. Tim is an amazing designer. He has a great iterative process and is incredibly easy to work with. I feel I got my far more than my money's worth! I noticed right away what a great eye he has for composition and color, but he is also an amazing collaborator and someone I trust. He did an amazing job as the cover designer for my debut novel, and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. If you are looking for a great designer, someone who is easy to work with, and most importantly a stellar cover, Dissect Designs is for you. You can't go wrong with Tim and Dissect Designs. 

Kerelyn Smith

Author of 'Mulrox and the Malcognitos'

Dissect Designs creates beautiful and attractive book covers. I utilized their services to design the cover of my first novel, and couldn't be more pleased with the results. Tim was professional, responsive, and easy to work with. Tim understood my vision from the very beginning of the project and made the design process seamless. I plan to partner with Dissect Designs again for my sequel! 

Laurie Harrison

Author of 'The Unveiling'

Tim belongs in a Special league of professionals.

When I first approached him with the view of changing my old covers, I knew without doubt this Brilliant graphic designer would deliver and much more. I can't imagine anyone else as my very trusted designer of my genre. Tim is a Phenomenal artist who at all times creates covers that align with my characters and stories. He's also very friendly, extremely accommodating and inspires me to continue writing my stories. Believe me, when I say, this is very  rare in the current industry. Thank you for everything, Tim. I as always look forward to our future collaborations. You're one in a million.

Helene Fermont

Author of 'Because of You', 'We Never Said Goodbye', 'His Guilty Secret', 'Who's Sorry Now?' & 'One Fatal Night'

"I could not be happier with the help and professionalism Tim has offered. Last year, he created the perfect design for my book. He has since done other work for me to adjust the cover for different formats, including resizing for a large print edition. He has offered insightful help along the way asking questions that made my cover the best it could be. I’m frequently told that someone bought my book because the cover is stunning. Thank you, Tim."


Theresa Wisner

Author of 'Daughter of Neptune'

"Working with Tim has been a dream. Not only am I beyond pleased with my cover but the attention to detail and the service I received have exceeded my expectations. Tim listened to my vision producing a cover that is not only stunning but  professional and genre appropriate making sure to carry me along throughout the entire process.  He definitely knows what he’s doing and I highly recommend his service."

Jennifer Ahens

Author of 'The Crimson Daughter'

"Tim of Dissect Designs is a consummate professional. Going into this process I thought I knew exactly what I wanted for my book cover until Tim’s brilliant suggestions gently showed me it could be so much better than I had at first envisioned. We collaborated over a whole bunch of revisions and Tim was always prompt to respond and always happy to try different versions with even the slightest tweaks.  I started out wanting an e-book and paperback cover but was so impressed with Tim’s work I eventually bought the Website Banner and Facebook Adverts too and it’s the best money I’ve ever spent. So happy with the final product and he’s definitely the guy for my next novel’s cover. If you want a book cover that surpasses your Tim at Dissect’s a no brainer."

Derek Tobin

Author of 'The Atheist Angel and the Secret Chord'

"I needed a ebook cover, and as a first-time writer was a little nervous. Tim was professional, patient and had a great communication style. He established my book's key concepts and came up with an awesome cover, delivering the work within agreed timescales. Thank you Tim, I'll definitely be calling in again."


M.H. Weir

Author of 'Rivals'

"Tim of Dissect Designs did a great job on two book covers that are part of a new set for me. He followed my instructions and added his own creative twist that made the covers really compelling. And he was very responsive to the changes I wanted to make. Thanks for making my books look so great!"


Suzanne Falter

Author of 'How Much Joy Can You Stand?'

"I approached Dissect Designs to make a cover for my 8th novel. Tim was incredibly responsive to my requests, replied to all emails within one business day, made multiple revisions at my request, and created a cover that I love! He's a pro and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to other authors. Dissect Designs delivers a cover that stands out and immediately lets readers know they are looking at a professional piece of work by a serious writer."


Spencer Baum

Author of 'The Tetradome Run'

"Tim of Dissect Designs came to my attention through Joanna Penn at creativepenn, a powerful voice in publishing, indeed.  Even with such a recommendation, I could not have anticipated the high level of quality, care, talent, patience, generosity, and dedication that I experienced.  I thought I was just signing on for a book jacket, and instead I gained a friend"


Bruce Beck

Critically Acclaimed author of 'You're sure to fall in love'

"Working with Tim has been a great experience from the very moment I contacted him with a request to design a cover for my book Wrath Of The Jaguar Man. Straight away, with the very first draft, he demonstrated that he perfectly understood my vision for the cover, capturing both the theme and the effect I was hoping to achieve with it. In addition, he was very responsive throughout the design process. The final result surpassed my expectations as Tim created a book cover that looks absolutely stunning. His design reflects high standards of creativity and professionalism. I would recommend Tim to anyone who wants a book cover that is a cut above the rest."

J.A. Kalis

Author of 'Wrath of the Jaguar man'

"Tim was amazing. Fantastic designer. Came up with a wonderful cover, and was extremely responsive to feedback in every phase of the process. Total pro all the way around. Can't wait to work with him again on my next project."


Jeff Bond

Author of 'Blackquest 40'

"Dissect Designs created my ebook and print cover for my upcoming novel, Wicked Fate. Tim worked amazingly on my product and was super helpful through the entire process. Not only was Tim nice and very prompt with his delivery of services, he exactly kept me on top of my part to completing my book cover. Overall, Dissect Designs is a great business I have worked with and will definitely use his services again with future covers. Thank you, Tim!"


JL Holloway

Author of 'Wicked Fate'

“ I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tim of Dissect Designs to do any graphic or creative work.
We utilised his services to design a complete front cover, spine and back cover, plus all the barcode, author bio and ISBN integration for our book ‘The Benzo Devil”.

I am very meticulous, bordering on obsessive, and in some ways I found a fellow traveller with Tim as he stuck with me all the way while I made a myriad of minor changes to get a great end result. His service was prompt, professional and fun and I intend to work with Tim again on my next book. You can be assured of a great result with him. Go for it! “


Rob Pharazyn

Author of 'The Benzo Devil'

“I found Tim's website on Self-publishers showcase and I'm so glad I did. We connected immediately and made quick progress. He brought a hat-full of ideas to the table which was really helpful too. 

Collaborating on an idea that is very dear to you can be a big ask, but Tim's service was equal to the task. 

For any indie-authors out there, Tim's offer of rehashing the cover until you are happy is amazing. It really makes you feel like your input is wanted. 

I wouldn't hesitate to use him again.“


Paul Proffet

Author of 'Crossover'

"I looked at a lot of book cover websites before I chose Dissect Designs for my debut novel. The quality and variety of Tim’s work really caught my eye. I also liked the way he explained how it all worked—his website answered my questions and calmed my worries. Although we are half a world apart from each other geographically, Tim worked closely with me on every detail of the cover. He was unfailingly polite, helpful and cheerful, even when I changed my mind and went in a completely different direction from my first concept! I look forward to designing my future book covers with Tim."


Lona Manning

Author of 'A Contrary Wind'

"I am so thankful that I found Dissect Designs when it came time to have a cover created for my debut novel. Tim was extremely friendly, patient, and willing to put in all the effort and time needed to produce the perfect design. Over the course of 80 emails, he was able to take my vague ideas and make a brilliant book cover as well as social media banners and marketing materials. So many people have commented positively on it! I look forward to working with Tim again on my next book."


Isaac Grisham

Author of 'The King's Sun'

"Working with Tim was a great experience. On his first attempt, he designed me a beautiful book cover, perfectly capturing the mood of my new series. He delivered the work very quickly and to the highest quality. Tim has a great eye for attention grabbing, genre appropriate covers and I'm looking forward to working with him again soon."


Johanna Craven

Author of 'Bridles Lane'

Tim, of Dissect Designs, is an incredible designer. He’s also one of the nicest people you will ever work with. I found him, through a very long cover designer list on Creative Penn. The designer I was going to go with, sadly, went out of business. By the time I found Dissect Designs, I kid you not, I had looked at over 30 websites. I was completely unhappy with their

quality, and their price. Then I found Tim’s website, and fell in love with his work. The fact that he charges a very reasonable price is a huge bonus, too. My advice to anyone needing a bespoke book cover, go with Dissect Designs. Tim and his work will not disappoint you. He’s fast, and he knows what he’s doing. Though we had to deal with quite the time difference, not even a day would pass before he responded to my very long-winded emails. He’s a pro, who will give your book its finishing, breathtaking detail that brings the story to life before the first page is even read.


J.R. Vaineo

Author of 'The Kings Of Muraine'

"Tim, from Dissect Designs, is absolutely wonderful to work with! I spent weeks looking at so many different cover artists and their sites. I was really starting to despair of finding one that felt like the right fit. After plowing through countless artists, I found Tim. When I came across Dissect Designs, I fell in love with the imaginative artwork. It was different. Fresh. From the first email, I knew I found my artist. Tim was courteous, helpful, and so quick! He asked insightful questions, and was able to hone in on exactly what I was looking for, even when I was less-than eloquent in explaining my vision. His experience helped guide me to the perfect covers. I’m looking forward to working with him again in the near future on other covers in the series, and have no reservations recommending his work to others. He was truly a joy to deal with!"


C.W. Browning

Author of 'Next Exit Quarter Mile'

"Dissect Designs was absolutely wonderful to work with! He listened to all of my concerns and questions and responded promptly every time. His design for my book cover is exactly what I had imagined, and it made the entire endeavor of self-publishing so much easier."


Caitlin Mitchell

Author of 'To Worship You'


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