I spent quite a bit of time looking for a book cover designer/artist. What made it difficult is that there are quite a few out there and many of them seem quite good. So, what I did was just review their “galleries” and see which one seemed to draw me most (which is highly subjective).
I ended up with one and sent her an email tonight. Hopefully it works out as this will be my final big step prior to publishing the first book in the series.