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If you want to stand out as an indie, it's important to look the part. You put your heart into your book, so let it show for itself.

Book Cover Design

Full Wrap, Ebook, or Audio Book

Interior Design

Print (Paperback and Hard-Cover) and Ebook.


Illustrated, complex company branding set, and simple designs for web.


Children's Books, Vector Art, Book Covers, and Graphic Novels.

Editing/ Proofreading

We offer an array of optional services for your editing needs.

Self-Publishing Support

See all offered services to help you publish a novel.

Graphic Design

Book Covers, Social Media Banners, Teasers, Ad Design, Branding, and more.

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Web Design

Shopify, Squarespace, Wordpress, Wix, or Magento. With options for Standard pages or e-commerce with user-functionality.

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Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Illustrated Book Covers, Vector Graphics, and Branding.

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A step-by-step process of self-publishing your book: Services range from editing, layout, and setting up distribution.

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The Art

of Detail

At MadHat, we strive to produce the best artwork within colors, typography, and images to offer you a cover that highlights your book.

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Unique Designs

At MadHat, designs will ever look the same. We know that stock images have to manipulated and melded with others to create a unique cover that will stand out.

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What Our Customer Saying?

Our client relationships are the most important part of our job.

My cover for COALESCENCE is beyond stunning and Shari was wonderful to work with! She really brought my hot welder romance to life!

J.C. Hannigan Author

The amazing cover art for #TheDarcyMonologues is the genius of Shari Ryan of MadHat Books. She took the cover concept and created exactly as I envisioned. Shari professionally, quickly, and concisely handled my countless questions, suggestions, and “just one more tweak” in the demanding format of the print interior—even had a special script code written to make it happen. And then when the original concept had to be scrapped because of the print-on-demand company’s limitations that were beyond our control (long, convoluted story only to be shared over strong cocktails), Shari AGAIN created the present cover and interior for both print and e-book. I could not recommend her expertise more!

Christina Angel Boyd Author Project Manager

Shari Ryan has been a life saver in more ways than one! I'm so grateful to have met her. Shari stepped in when I had cover issues and designed a cover that blew me away! Forever grateful!

Savannah Maris Author

Everything I've asked Shari to make for me is always done with class and professionalism. I love my new logo, book covers she's made for me, and the themes she's helped install on my website. MadHat is a class act.

Stephanie Phillips Owner, SBR Media

What is MadHat Studios

all about ...

We have a passion for portraying a story within the confines of a small canvas, and I adore meeting new authors and making new friends along the way. This really is the most incredible industry, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.

We have been working with the some of the same clients since MadHat opened in 2015.
With review checks and project management, we strive for nothing less than perfection with each project we work on.
While we do try to sleep, we are very responsive and happy to answer questions throughout the duration of your project.
Self-Publishing and Web Design can be daunting tasks if you're new to the scene, but we do our best to teach along the way to set you up for success once we have executed your project.
It's easy to fall behind and end up back in 1982, so we are constantly keeping up with research on the latest trends with all aspects of design from website themes to color pallets and fonts.

Make sure to check out these latest illustrations!

Watch the wild process ;).

Meet Our Team

In case you don't already know us ...

We also work with top of the line industry leaders and having a great networking connection if there is a service we don't provide.

Shari Ryan

Owner, Designer & Illustrator

Freesia Bradley

Designer and Social Media Manager