Jeremy Kahn

Jeremy Kahn – Designer

Children and YA Designer of 9+ years. Specializing in small press, self-publishing, licensed properties. Ensuring your book is print-ready!

Overview


*Services Offered: Cover Design, Logo Design, Interior Layout, Making Books Print Ready*


With over 8 years of experience as a digital artist and graphic designer in the publishing industry, I bring a wealth of expertise to projects ranging from book covers and logos to arranging interior layouts for both comics and prose stories.


My journey in design has taken me from personal projects to collaborations with iconic brands like Casper the Friendly Ghost, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the legendary Zoro. This connection with pop-culture brands traces back to my college internship at Vertical Inc., where I had the incredible opportunity to contribute to various publications by renowned creators such as HEROMAN, a manga co-created by comic legend Stan Lee.


I thrive on challenges and approach each project with a fresh perspective, constantly seeking new ways to innovate and exceed expectations.


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**Design Process:**


Exploration: I kick off projects with several quick mock-ups, exploring various approaches to the design. These are then refined into preliminary designs for client review.


Client Collaboration: Your input matters. I work closely with you to ensure the chosen design aligns with your vision, refining it further until it meets your expectations.


Communication: Transparency is key. I provide regular updates at every stage of the design process, keeping you informed and involved.


I am dedicated to achieving full customer satisfaction. Your project isn't complete until you are completely satisfied.


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*Testimonials:*


**Mike Wolfer - Editor in Chief at American Mythology Productions**


"Jeremy is incredibly conscientious, creative, and eager. He is impeccable about his work and deadlines. We can always count on him, which is why we view him as our most valuable coloring asset."


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Services
Fiction
Children's Comics & Graphic Novels Humor & Comedy
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Comics Non-Fiction Entertainment
Languages
English
Certifications
  • Autodesk Certified User: AutoCAD

Work experience

Camelot Print and Copy

Jun, 2023 — Present

Set up and print projects ranging from simple black and white copies to full-color books which I would bind. Some projects require imposing as well as adding bleed and crop marks, while other projects I work on range from typesetting to logo design.

Camelot Print & Copy Centers

Jun, 2023 — Present

Set up and print files per customers' specifications.

Quickly Printing

Feb, 2023 — Apr, 2023 (about 2 months)

•Layout and print books, keeping the client’s desired size specifications in mind.
•Design funeral programs (bi-folds and tri-folds), prayer cards, register books, posters, and blankets •Recreate labels, logos, and street signs for local businesses that need to print new material, but lack the original digital assets.
•Rework design proofs based on client feedback.

Self-employed

Apr, 2022 — Aug, 2022 (4 months)

Compile numerous one-shot stories into a single-volume anthology to be sold via print-on-demand by resizing and proof-checking each PDF in order to meet the dimension requirements of the POD service.
Create templates within InDesign to streamline the conversion process and assemble the final PDF. For the individual one-shot stories, adjust the type and color-check each PDF. Finally, design, create, and set up a storefront via Square Space for the digital books to be sold.

Self-employed

Apr, 2017 — Present

Prepare and finalize colored pages featuring the IPs Casper the Friendly Ghost, The Pink Panther, and Rocky and Bullwinkle for licensor approval and rework, if needed, final artwork based on licensor feedback.
Ensure the final pages are CYMK-ready.
Consistently maintains, and exceeds, project deadlines with tight deadlines and turnarounds. Communicate with the editor by keeping them up to date at all stages of the project and sending regular updates on a daily basis.

Self-employed

Mar, 2017 — Present

Remove dust and scanned artifacts, via Photoshop, from pages scanned from multiple books including Friar Rush #2, Bloodline, and Krey #1-5. Correct artwork where necessary, such as drawing in missing limbs and pieces of clothing the artist overlooked or forgot; confirm all corrections with the editor.
Design graphics for use on social media when advertising upcoming Kickstarter campaigns.

Self-employed

Jun, 2016 — Present

Hire and manage a team of artists in drawing out the interior pages for the ongoing comic Alien Summer
using a script and character models provided to them. Research, find and organize reference materials for
artists, as needed. Review final artwork and communicate any correction requests to artists.
Design and finalize the title’s logo via Illustrator. With the drawn-out pages ready, design the interior page
layout/mechanical files using InDesign as well as perform color review and correction of pre-press files and eventual printer proofs.

Self-employed

Jun, 2014 — Jul, 2016 (about 2 years)

Designed book covers and jacket mechanicals appropriate for both physical and digital versions of the books. Authored, lettered, colored, and designed the logo for the printed title, Ringa the Raggedy, as well as made corrections and changes as needed through all proofing stages. Upon request, designed, typeset, and implemented the comprehensive pitch package for the prose book Dark Snow.
Ensured proper conversion of books to eBook format, checking files for any formatting errors or corrupted images, to drive digital sales and generate positive revenue. Collaborated with a talented marketing team
to design comprehensive physical and digital content for promotional use, such as flyers, web graphics, T-shirts, as well as buttons.
Sold and promoted books at comic conventions. Sales were tracked via Excel Spreadsheet, with all profits and expenses being reported to the publisher.

Jeremy has 7 reviews

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Alyse G.

Alyse G.

Mar, 2024

Jeremy was wonderful to work with. Very professional, friendly, timely, and added a lot of creative touches that made my book look amazing! This was my first children's book and my illustrations were unusually sized, but Jeremy was able to size them so everything looked good. I also had a lot of last minute fixes I wanted to make and he patiently changed them for me. Would recommend Jeremy to a...
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Jeremy K.
Thank you Alyse, I really enjoyed working on this and getting to brainstorm ways to approach various aspects of the pages with you. Looking forward to seeing the final printed book and hopefully ...
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Emilia S.

Emilia S.

Feb, 2024

Jeremy did great on my illustration project. He communicated the whole time about the project. He sent me previews as he worked on the project. Highly recommend him.
Jeremy K.
Emilia was very helpful in providing images to use as a starting point for the requested project, as well as receptive to my illustrations and had a few notes to provide regarding changes. Overall,...
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William F.

William F.

Oct, 2023

Jeremy not only got 5 gold stars on every aspect of what we did he went beyond what was asked of him and my last book with a different designer somehow took over 4 months to design and format and somehow Jeremy managed to do the same thing for me in only two weeks. Exceptional service and answered any e-mail from me on the same day within hours if not minutes. I am 58 years old and have been wo...
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Jeremy K.
William was very pleasant to work with. He mailed me a physical copy of the first volume to reference, which was really nice of him as he could have just sent a digital version. He also went out of...
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Katy L.

Katy L.

Jul, 2023

Jeremy, what is there not to say. He was amazing to work with! What impressed me the most was his communication. He kept me updated on everything he did, even the small details that he changed. I highly recommend him. He is wonderful!
Philip A.

Philip A.

Jun, 2023

I had a wonderful collaboration with Jeremy. He was easy going, personable, and dedicated. Thanks, Jeremy.

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