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Chris Erkmann

Chris ErkmannDesigner

New York, NY, United States

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

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 Most of the samples provided below are unpublished designs/art for existing titles.

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Thriller

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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