Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond - Designer Tick

Henderson, NV, USA

Hi, I'm Chris - I create spirited pencils and convert their essence to digital illustration. Let's talk. I'll put on some coffee.

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Overview


Hello and welcome to my little corner of reedsy!

I specialize in traditional pencil sketch visual development. I provide pencil sketch thumbnails, discovery sketchbooks, and storyboards. It's a fun way to explore settings and characters that may fit the feelings, personalities, actions, and overall mood in your manuscript.

Once you pick your favorite sketches, I will begin to convert them to beautiful illustrations in digital color.

I offer a friendly, collaborative process that is affordable. Together, we can achieve a compelling and memorable picture book that retains a quality of spirit and sense of touch.

Where To Go From Here
Send off your project brief and request for services - include the general idea for your book. I will get back to you within 48 hours with detailed explanations, project estimates, and delivery timelines, (including complete cost breakdowns). If you have a question, please send a quick email. I will answer right away.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books

Work experience

Artist/Author

Camp Cookie Chris Henderson, Nevada
January, 2015 – February, 2019 (about 4 years)

Authored original stories, created illustrations, and produced book designs resulting in publication of ten titles in three categories including River Journal Workshop, The Healing Journey, which earned Amazon #1 bestseller rank in the Independent Artist category.
Managed all aspects of the production cycle and delivery schedule from initial story sketch to final proofing to version control archiving. Produced “best practice” print ready file sets conforming to standards and guidelines of the Amazon KDP demand printing platform. Produced ebook content files complying with Amazon digital download publishing platform.
Expanded visibility of published works through social media marketing. Designed book trailer videos for YouTube channel. Developed special offer landing pages through Mailchimp.

Graphic Design Technical Marketing

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. Las Vegas, Nevada
April, 2010 – November, 2014 (over 4 years)

Created branded layouts, promotional animations, and menu-driven resort information schemes per
systems/software engineering specifications and casino operator requirements. Produced custom
content kits for electronic display in slot machines and adopted animations to a variety of marketing
activities such as large screen video, customer presentations, and trade-show exhibits such as the
Global Gaming Expo (25,000 attendees) where the company showcased systems/software products
with animated displays.

Design Coordinator

Aristocrat Technologies Inc. Las Vegas, Nevada
May, 2005 – March, 2010 (almost 5 years)

Provided art direction and managed the design process for Aristocrat’s America’s Technical Publications
department. Coordinated strategic input and feedback from in-house customers including business
analysts, technical writers, engineering, training, marketing, and the VP of Systems Sales. Incorporated
requirements from all groups to design a suite of technical documents such as software user manuals
and system installation guides. The new easy-to-use format was applied to a portfolio of more than
thirty systems/software products.

Art Department Manager

Acres Gaming Inc. Las Vegas, Nevada
April, 1998 – June, 2002 (about 4 years)

Managed a six member team of artists including a sound engineer. Organized assignments and project schedules, tracked progress, evaluated performance, and updated senior staff. Contributed original designs for bonus game themes, player messaging, and bonusing game-play features. Collaborated with engineers to specify compatible video, sound, and animation formats related to software development of bonusing systems. Produced technical sketches for parts manufacturing and coordinated vendor manufacturing. Trained 3rd party agencies on the use of Acres proprietary animation server.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Something We Forgot

Camp Cookie Chris

Ready for school? It’s a crisp, wintry morning and the papa possums are taking the kids to school. But wait! It seems the little possums forgot a few things. Matthew forgot his homework. Nelson forgot his trumpet. Chelsea forgot her lunchbox. Their teacher, Ms. Fisket, is not going to be very happy. And the school bell is just about to ring. It seems like an impossumible situation. Is there an... read more

Ready for school? It’s a crisp, wintry morning and the papa possums are taking the kids to school. But wait! It seems the little possums forgot a few things. Matthew forgot his homework. Nelson forgot his trumpet. Chelsea forgot her lunchbox. Their teacher, Ms. Fisket, is not going to be very happy. And the school bell is just about to ring. It seems like an impossumible situation. Is there an... read more

Five Bumbly Buddies: Lenny's Sneeze (Green River Books) (Volume 3)

Camp Cookie Chris

whizz! Buzz! Sniffle! Sneeze! A bee with allergies... Who ever heard of such a thing! Lenny can’t stop sneezing and his buddies have the sweetest remedy to help Lenny feel good as new. Will it work? A rhyming verse picture book for all the little bumblebees near your campsite, ages 4-6.

whizz! Buzz! Sniffle! Sneeze! A bee with allergies... Who ever heard of such a thing! Lenny can’t stop sneezing and his buddies have the sweetest remedy to help Lenny feel good as new. Will it work? A rhyming verse picture book for all the little bumblebees near your campsite, ages 4-6.

Five Squirrely Sisters: Dance With Butterflies (Green River Books) (Volume 4)

Camp Cookie Chris

Flutter! Dance! Swirl! With pet butterflies on their crowns, the sister team of tap dancing squirrels are ready to put on their best dance routine for the upcoming Golden Acorn Talent Show. But when nerves get the best of them, the team get some help from some unexpected place. For the little squirrels near your campsite, ages 4-6.

Flutter! Dance! Swirl! With pet butterflies on their crowns, the sister team of tap dancing squirrels are ready to put on their best dance routine for the upcoming Golden Acorn Talent Show. But when nerves get the best of them, the team get some help from some unexpected place. For the little squirrels near your campsite, ages 4-6.

Five Croakie Cousins: Swim and Splash (Green River Books) (Volume 7)

Camp Cookie Chris

Initiative. Playfulness. Adventure. Slim is a smart little frog who refuses to be left behind. With a little help from his cousins, Slim finds himself leading the way. Jump on your bike and follow along with Slim and the rest of the Croakie Cousins in this playful rhyming picture book. For your little froggies, ages 4-6.

Initiative. Playfulness. Adventure. Slim is a smart little frog who refuses to be left behind. With a little help from his cousins, Slim finds himself leading the way. Jump on your bike and follow along with Slim and the rest of the Croakie Cousins in this playful rhyming picture book. For your little froggies, ages 4-6.

Five Growly Grandpas: Go Fishing (Green River Books) (Volume 6)

Camp Cookie Chris

Patience. Attitude. Persistence. It’s a beautiful morning on the lake, but when Grandpa Mike can’t catch a fish, it puts him in a growly mood. Mike gets some friendly fishing advice from the other grandpas, but nothing seems to help. Just as he’s about to give up, he notices something inspiring about his good-natured fishing companions. With a whole new outlook on the art of fishing, Mike gets... read more

Patience. Attitude. Persistence. It’s a beautiful morning on the lake, but when Grandpa Mike can’t catch a fish, it puts him in a growly mood. Mike gets some friendly fishing advice from the other grandpas, but nothing seems to help. Just as he’s about to give up, he notices something inspiring about his good-natured fishing companions. With a whole new outlook on the art of fishing, Mike gets... read more

Five Micey Mommies: Summer Stroll (Volume 2)

Camp Cookie Chris

Teamwork. Flexibility. Persistence. It’s the sister team of tap dancing squirrels! With pet butterflies on their crowns, the sisters are ready to put on their best dance routine for the upcoming Golden Acorn Talent Show. But when something unexpected happens during their big performance, the butterflies prove to be more than just decoration. With help from their fluttering friends, the tap dan... read more

Teamwork. Flexibility. Persistence. It’s the sister team of tap dancing squirrels! With pet butterflies on their crowns, the sisters are ready to put on their best dance routine for the upcoming Golden Acorn Talent Show. But when something unexpected happens during their big performance, the butterflies prove to be more than just decoration. With help from their fluttering friends, the tap dan... read more

Five Uppity Uncles: Climb to the Top (Green River Books) (Volume 5)

Camp Cookie Chris

Playfulness. Confidence. Bravery. A cheery raccoon named Craig climbs to the top of a tall pine. Whoa! It’s a little scary at the top and it’s not that easy to climb back down. Fortunately, Craig’s in good company, and his fellow uncles come to the rescue. But wait, maybe Craig doesn’t need help after all. See how Craig ‘steps up’ to get down in this playful story of how one little raccoon dis... read more

Playfulness. Confidence. Bravery. A cheery raccoon named Craig climbs to the top of a tall pine. Whoa! It’s a little scary at the top and it’s not that easy to climb back down. Fortunately, Craig’s in good company, and his fellow uncles come to the rescue. But wait, maybe Craig doesn’t need help after all. See how Craig ‘steps up’ to get down in this playful story of how one little raccoon dis... read more

River Journal Workshop: The Healing Journey (Creative Tour & Sketch)

Chris Hammond

The River Journal Workshop is about exploring the beauty of the waterway landscape. Artist/author Chris Hammond shares his visual approach to journaling as a way to develop touch, notice more, and get closer to nature. “Along with the popularity of the urban sketchers movement, now it seems that a lot of people are interested in developing a visual layer and dimension to their journal work. I ... read more

The River Journal Workshop is about exploring the beauty of the waterway landscape. Artist/author Chris Hammond shares his visual approach to journaling as a way to develop touch, notice more, and get closer to nature. “Along with the popularity of the urban sketchers movement, now it seems that a lot of people are interested in developing a visual layer and dimension to their journal work. I ... read more

Drawing Beneath My Kayak: Artist's Kayak Journaling Workshop

Chris Hammond

Drawing Beneath My Kayak is about getting out in nature and exploring the waterway landscape through kayaking, journaling, and sketching. “In the little nooks and crannies along the river, there are times when I feel in the mood to discover something new and different. I play this little game. I make believe that I’m visiting another planet. I let my imagination unspool. I’m compelled to reach... read more

Drawing Beneath My Kayak is about getting out in nature and exploring the waterway landscape through kayaking, journaling, and sketching. “In the little nooks and crannies along the river, there are times when I feel in the mood to discover something new and different. I play this little game. I make believe that I’m visiting another planet. I let my imagination unspool. I’m compelled to reach... read more

Five Batty Brothers: Ned's Happy Sleep (Green River Books) (Volume 1)

Camp Cookie Chris

Clever. Playful. Heartwarming. Hey, it's bedtime! But one brother bat named Ned can’t sleep. The Batty Brothers try to help by sharing their favorite bedtime songs and stories. Ned still can’t fall asleep and nothing seems to help. As the sun begins to rise, Ned comes up with a sleepy-time idea that is so revolutionary, it might just turn the bat world upside down! For all the little batties f... read more

Clever. Playful. Heartwarming. Hey, it's bedtime! But one brother bat named Ned can’t sleep. The Batty Brothers try to help by sharing their favorite bedtime songs and stories. Ned still can’t fall asleep and nothing seems to help. As the sun begins to rise, Ned comes up with a sleepy-time idea that is so revolutionary, it might just turn the bat world upside down! For all the little batties f... read more

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