The Horror Specialist. Beauty in Fear.

Dean Samed is a UK-based illustrator / cover artist, and a specialist in the horror genre. He has illustrated the works of Stephen King, Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, Graham Masterton, as well as a wide range of genre authors, internationally.

Dean started freelancing at the age of 14, and throughout his young adult years, worked with promoters and record labels in urban dance music. Later, the e-publishing boom allowed him to switch focus to his first love, macabre art. As a horror specialist, he is known for his complex creature designs and sharp compositing style.

He holds a First Class degree in Digital Media, and is currently undertaking his Masters in Fine Art. Dean likes to explore horror, occult, sci-fi and cyberpunk themes in his personal and commercial work.
"Superb."
— Clive Barker


"Dean Samed is a diabolical visionary..."
— NYT Bestseller, The Walking Dead: Invasion, Jay Bonansinga

"The UK's most prolific genre cover artist."
— DIYPhotography

"Impressive futuristic composites..."
— Practical Photoshop Magazine

"My go-to guy when I want the very best cover designs possible..."
— Geoff Brown, Director, Cohesion Press

"One of the most gifted designers I've ever worked with."
—  Michael L. Wilson, President, Post Hill Press & Permuted Press
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