Chris Erkmann

Chris Erkmann - Designer

New York, NY, United States

Experienced book jacket professional willing to explore and open the avenue of communication between the author and designer.

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Overview

Book publishing professional in the creative services. Specializing in book cover design and illustration. Most of the samples provided below are unpublished designs/art for existing titles.
Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense

Certifications

  • School of Visual Arts, NYC: BFA in fine art/illustration

Work experience

Jacket Art Supervisor / Designer

HarperCollins Publishers
January, 2007 – January, 2012 (about 5 years)

Oversaw book jacket trafficking for the Jacket Art department between the Editorial and Production departments and meeting the scheduled deadlines issued by them. Other components included: negotiating and purchasing cover image rights from stock photography agencies, freelance photographers, and foreign book publishers. Reviewed pre-press output for reproduction approval. Converting and redesigning hardcover, international editions, and movie tie-ins into mass-market paperback format as well as updating past titles for reprint.
In addition I also conducted photo research for potential jacket art usage and assisted the Art Director as a sketch artist and illustrator.

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