Pitching a big idea?


Concept art is your idea drawn for the first time. It is the visual message that you want others to see at first-glance.

In a story, concept art includes your lead character(s), its’ main setting, and the color palette you want your finished project to have. These visuals help make your big idea stand out to publishers, producers, agents, editors, illustrators, and even investors. You can use concept art in pitches, to cast vision, and to give strong direction.

Are you interested in concept art for your story? If so, here’s some things to think about:

  • Janae’s rate for concept art begins at $50/hour (sent via Venmo, or mail)

  • One piece takes an estimated 7-9 hours (includes reading of manuscript)

  • Artwork is sent to you via email in PDF, JPEG or PNG format (whatever is preferred), easily printable

  • Your final piece includes one free minor revision!

For copyright purposes, a small print of Janae’s signature and logo will be visible on the lower right-hand side of the artwork.

Janae is also open to doing covers for chapter books and albums.

Daniel in the Den 1.jpg
The Happy Field-1.jpg

Writer, Bethany Clemons

Being a writer, I want others to see how my words can come to life. Janae Dueck beautifully illustrated a concept art for my story. This painted a picture in the reader's mind and gave a visual of what I have written. I am very thankful for Janae, and look forward to working with her again!

Printed manuscript and concept visual for Mount Hermon’s Writer’s Conference


Author, Nicole Marie

Special thanks to Janae for lighting a fire under my feet. Your enthusiasm is contagious.

Fifi the Birthday Grump Written by Nicole Marie and Illustrated by Janae Dueck (Published in 2018)


Author, Bill Keyes

As a new writer, desirous to publish my first book, I faced this challenge just as one would face driving a car for the first time. I have seen Janae’s amazing work. When I asked her for advice, she gave me more than I anticipated. She provided creativity, vision and knowledge along with suggestions and direction.

Cover art for a self-published chapter book (In progress)