"As a first-time published author who had never done this before, I had a lot of questions for Deborah at Tugboat Design ... Deborah answered each of my questions with kindness, patience, and grace ... Nothing impresses me more than responsiveness, and although her library of example covers was impressive, it was her responsiveness that sold me. And then I got the first draft of the cover. That was when I knew I had made the right decision. Deborah was able to take the answers to a few questions about what I wanted for the cover and capture the FEELING of the book so precisely and elegantly. It was unbelievable. ... I am so grateful to have come across Tugboat Design and recommend Deborah without hesitation to anyone looking for an amazingly talented, extremely patient, and impressively organized and responsive cover artist."
“I could not be more pleased with Deborah of Tugboat Design. Her work on my second novel was professional, thorough and the cost is very fair. Deborah is responsive and has patience with authors like me who have no idea how she does what she does, but know that we need it.” - Keith Warner Hall, Steelton: Iron in the Fire
"Deborah at Tugboat Design was a true blessing in disguise. She listened exactly to what I wanted and then gave me something with a bit of a different twist which I fell in love with the moment that I saw it. There are moments where you see something and your entire being knows that it is just for you... Every transaction that I had with her was professional, on time, and awesome!" - Carla Feagan, A Life Worth Living
"Deborah was fast to turn things around, responsive, and clear when she disagreed with something I suggested. She explained her rationale for every image placement and every text font. She was easy to work with and delivered professional results. Without question, I will use her for my next book, if she’s available." - Rozsa Gaston, Dog Sitters
"Tugboat Design's response was extremely fast, enthusiastic, positive and professional. My entire experience with my designer Deborah was the same way. Unhesitatingly recommended!" - Christopher Bailey, Starjumper Legacy