Meet Us

Hello, I’m Nico!

Nico Photos, Picture

{Illustrator }

And I’m Moriah!

Moriah Photos, Picture

{CEO, Marketing Genius, Project Manager, Promotion Director, Finance Manager, Researcher, Legal Department, Customer Service… currently working on division of labor }

We are Nico Illustration. A husband and wife run, boutique illustration service catering to the book publishing industry. We particularly love to help self-publishing authors navigate the often muddy waters of creating a book cover that actually looks professional. Not surprisingly, this can be hard to do without an Art Department, like the ones they have at all the fancy publishing houses. Think of us as you private Art Department.

We have ten years of experience illustrating beautiful book covers that sell books. 

What we promise to you:

• We will never miss your deadline
• We will not give you attitude (some artists still do that?)
• We will not suddenly “disappear” and stop returning your calls… and texts… and emails… in the middle of a project
• We will be clear in our communication and pricing, you’ll always know where things stand with your project
• We will bring years of accumulated insight in crafting beautiful, effective covers to every project

Despite how hard we try, our clients just aren’t generally that receptive. They keep telling us things like:

“Nico Photos is an absolute pleasure to work with, professional in his business dealings and prompt with deliverables, and we were blown away by his ability to listen and ask the right questions to produce exactly what was needed. His preliminary sketches were so good that we could have used one of them, and the final image goes beyond awesome, capturing everything we had hoped for and more. I can recommend Nico’s work without hesitation and will certainly be offering him future illustration projects myself.” — C.C. Lifting Up Veronica

“I’m very pleased with the final product. You're willingness to meet in person, availability on the phone, frequent checking to let us see how the works were progressing, estimation of finest dates and enthusiasm to our project were all at the level of outstanding - Nico, thank you so much! I will not hesitate to refer you to everyone I know!” — S.K. A Delicate Light

“Nico Photos is a rare breed. He is not only an extraordinary and sensitive artist, but he is a conscientious and hard worker with an understanding of imposed deadlines. He captures moods and creates entire stories on a single canvas. I was absolutely blown away. Not only was the artwork amazing… but he produced the work on schedule and with enormous enthusiasm. His passion and talent emanate from his work and the diversity that he possesses gives refreshing originality to all his pieces.” — D.G. Prickly Pear

"Nico is a dedicated and accomplished artist. He has a rare combination of talent and imagination, as well as personal integrity and honesty. Once Nico begins a project he will not abscond until he has an excellent product and both him and his client are happy. I have worked with Nico on many projects and he has always been a lot of fun to work with." — Z.H. Brava

Select Clients


Wizards of the Coast


Galaxy Press

Funny or Die Productions

Tricia Robertson Production Design

Pasadena Weekly

Bungadeedee Books

Red Horizon Films

Under the Sun Records

BBML Services

A Delicate Light

America's Great Adventure

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