Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond – Designer

Children's book design, illustration, and self-publishing for first time authors.

Overview


Hello, I'm Chris! Welcome to my little corner of Reedsy!

I'm a children's book designer, illustrator, and experienced self-publisher. I offer a complete, start-to-finish self-publishing package that includes all of the services you need to create, publish, and launch your new book for sale on an Amazon sales page.

Publishing Services:
• Book design
• Illustration
• Cover design
• Print-ready files
• Production management
• ChrisCare support for first time authors
• Promotional cover mockups, social media ads, video book trailers

Please send me your project brief, I will get back to you next day with a price quote and other details.

Thanks!
Chris



Services
Non-Fiction
Art Nature
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic Middle Grade Picture Books
Languages
English

Work experience

Artist/Author, Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Jan, 2015 — Present

I'm an independent artist/author/publisher providing creative book design, illustration, technical services, project management, promotional graphics, and other self-publishing services for authors of children's picture books.
I specialize in start-to-finish creative design and technical pre-press using Adobe InDesign for building files that conform to guidelines of the Amazon/KDP platform. I produce high quality, demand-print paperback books as well as ebooks for Kindle Fire tablets and a plethora of other devices.
My background includes authoring and visual development of two dozen books over the past four years. I published an artist's book, River Journal Workshop, which earned Amazon #1 bestseller rank in the Independent Artist category.
Start-to-finish studio processes include management of all aspects of the production cycle and delivery schedule from initial story sketch to final proofing to version control archiving. I produced “best practice” print ready file sets conforming to standards and guidelines of the Amazon KDP demand printing platform. I produced ebook content files complying with Amazon digital download publishing platform.
I have experience in expanding visibility of published works through social media marketing. I have designed book trailer videos for YouTube channel. I've developed special offer landing pages through Mailchimp.

Aristocrat Technologies Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada

Apr, 2010 — Nov, 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.

Aristocrat Technologies Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada

May, 2005 — Mar, 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.

Acres Gaming Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada

Apr, 1998 — Jun, 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

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Salty Birds and Chocolate Cows

Breen, Rita

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A Gus of Wind

Ravettino, Santiago

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Beach Adventure

Colucci, Ann

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There Goes Rosie

Cain, Ms. Donna

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The Legend of Eddie the Whale

Whalen, Mary Grace

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Mayday in December

Nichols, Philip T

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Benji and the Bee

Vernon, Elisient Maeve

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Jacob Learns to Pray

King, Ashlyn

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The Legend of the Stinky Sock

Riley, Laura

Cover Design Illustration Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
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Marshmallow Sky

Ashford, Judy

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Chris has 38 reviews

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Phil N.

Phil N.

Oct, 2023

I am a retired engineer and when I chose Chris to do my illustrations, I not only got the artist I wanted I also would classify him as a project manager. He has excellent organization skills and provided a clear path to completion and on schedule. His knowledge of publishing was exactly what I needed as a person doing my first book. He responded with quality information regarding my questions ...
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W. M.

W. M.

Sep, 2023

Chris is very knowledgeable, thorough and helpful. His attention to detail and willingness to educate and assist are outstanding.
Rita B.

Rita B.

Aug, 2023

Chris has been wonderful to work with on this project. He helped to guide me through the illustrations through publishing process. It felt like he really enjoyed the project in the way he captured the characters. Highly recommend Chris and I hope to work with him on future projects.
Ethan R.

Ethan R.

Jul, 2023

Chris has been an immense help in getting my first book published. He is courteous and encouraging and he enabled me to get what I needed done while providing adivice.
ann C.

ann C.

Jun, 2023

Chris has been so incredibly awesome to work with. His vast knowledge of the whole self publishing process is extremely helpful. He is so easy to work with. I felt the whole time that Chris really listened and heard my ideas and what I wanted for the illustrations. His talent is above and beyond what I expected. I learned so much! The final book we published is amazing . Looking forward to wor...
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