About

Holly Heisey is an award-winning illustrator and designer with a love of spaceships and a tendency to quote Monty Python. Holly has worked in publishing, album art, and film, and their clients include The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Factor Four Magazine, SciFutures, Evolved Publishing, Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor, and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.

Holly also writes science fiction and fantasy and has been published in magazines such as Intergalactic Medicine Show and Escape Pod, as well as the World Fantasy Award Finalist for Best Anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5, edited by Mike Allen, and Lambda Award Winning Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction, edited by Bogi Takács. For more on Holly's books and stories, see hollyheisey.com 

Holly lives in Arizona with their pet cactus, Larry (who doesn't bite). Most days you can find them with digital pen in hand, crafting imaginary worlds.

Holly is non-binary gender and uses they/them/their pronouns, Mx., and "person."

Contact Holly at hollycheisey@gmail.com or use their contact form here.


Awards

 
 Tales of the Winter Wolf Omnibus by R.J. Blain

Tales of the Winter Wolf Omnibus by R.J. Blain

 Lightgiver by Gama Ray Martinez

Lightgiver by Gama Ray Martinez

 Rage by Jon Messenger

Rage by Jon Messenger

 

Testimonials

Note: some of these testimonials were given before I changed my preferred pronouns to they, them, and their. I've left the original statements as they were given.

Holly Heisey designs stunning covers that draw the readers in. Any writer or publisher who still subscribes to the adage of not judging the book by its cover must’ve made the mistake of working with somebody else.
— Alex Shvartsman, author of The Golem of Deneb Seven and Other Stories
If you’re looking for a talented graphic designer who handles not only the creative process but also the business side of your project with consummate professionalism, look no further than Holly Heisey.
— Travis Heermann, author of Night of the Hidden Fang (as T. James Logan)
Holly is a wonderful artist with an excellent eye, as well as being the consummate professional. She really knows what she’s doing and she excels at interpreting a pile of haphazard thoughts and turning them into a great composition. Her knowledge and judgment were incredibly helpful in our first foray into self-publishing. We will definitely be having Holly create the cover for our next project.
— Trina Marie Phillips, Senior Writer and Creative Futurist at SciFutures
Holly did a great job on the cover of one of my books, and on a book for one of my clients as well. Easy to recommend her.
— Terry Burns, author and literary agent at Hartline Literary Agency
I had a tight schedule and Holly worked with me to make sure she understood exactly what I wanted. She did a fantastic job and I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.
— Gama Ray Martinez, author of Shadowguard
Amazing work, and so quick! Patient with requested tweaks. A beautiful result.
— Grace Bridges, author, editor, and publisher of Splashdown Books
Holly was great to work with, completely professional and had answers to questions I didn’t even know I had. I look forward to working with her again.
— Pamela Sanderson, author of the Crooked Rock series
Holly Heisey is the first cover artist I’ve worked with, and given her talent, professionalism, patience and the quality of the final product, I see no need whatsoever to search for a second.
— Gregory D. Little, author of Unwilling Souls