Chris Hammond

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Henderson, NV, USA

I’m a picture book designer, author, visual story development artist, illustrator.

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Overview

I offer visual story development and design services to authors and independent publishers. Based on client direction, I develop story sketches and refine the best sketch bits as colorful digital illustrations and page layouts.

Open Source Collaboration
Engage your fan-base and other supporters by inviting them to collaborate with you! I provide work-in-progress story sketch sets and illustrations on a website customized for your project. Your website, or review site, includes built-in survey forms so your collaborators can vote on their favorite pictures and designs.

Collaboration with your supporters builds engagement and loyalty ...key to a successful publishing venture.

Let 'Fan Feedback' Drive Your Project
1. Sketchbook. The journey begins. Introduce your project in a flip-through adventure sketchbook format.
2. Storyboard A/B test. Show them two variations of the core story sequence. They vote for their favorite.
3. eBook mock-up A/B test. Have them vote on two complete mock-up variations of your ebook design.

Let your fans help validate marketability. Cross the story development finish line with confidence!

Send Me the General Idea for Your Book
For relevant project samples, detailed explanations, and estimated delivery timelines (including complete cost breakdowns), please send me an email (through Reedsy) with the general idea for your book. It would help if you can refer me to an ebook on Amazon that you imagine will be similar to yours when published. I will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Fiction
Children's Picture Books

Work experience

Chris E Hammond, Artist/Author

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (about 3 years)

I’m an independent publisher and author/illustrator (pen name: Camp Cookie Chris) striving to do inspired work and produce great picture books. My studio practice is based on many years of practical experience, best practice design principles and visual development strategies. I make the magic happen ‘on the clock’ according to realistic production management oversight and scheduling.

Work History

Designer
Aristocrat Technologies, Las Vegas, NV
May 2005 – Nov 2014

Designer
Resource Assoc., Las Vegas, NV
Jan 2003 – July 2003

Art Manager
Acres Gaming, Las Vegas, NV
Apr 1998 – June 2002

Animator
Acres Gaming, Las Vegas, NV
July 1997 – Mar 1998

Designer
Great Bear Tech., San Fran., CA
Jan 1994 – Feb 1995

Animator
Media Architects, Portland, OR
Jan 1990 – Feb 1996

Animator
Media Resources, Portland, OR
Jan 1991 – Feb 1996

Portfolio (10 selected works)

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

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

Five Papa Possums: Take the Kids to School (Green River Books) (Volume 8)

Camp Cookie Chris

Warmth. Patience. Love. It’s a crisp, wintry morning and the Papa Possums take the kids to school. But wait! It seems that the little possums forgot a few things they need for school. Oh no! What can they do now? It’s an impossumible situation. But the papas have a secret that just might save the day. Are you ready to go to school with this fun group of possums? Let’s go! For all the little po... read more

Warmth. Patience. Love. It’s a crisp, wintry morning and the Papa Possums take the kids to school. But wait! It seems that the little possums forgot a few things they need for school. Oh no! What can they do now? It’s an impossumible situation. But the papas have a secret that just might save the day. Are you ready to go to school with this fun group of possums? Let’s go! For all the little po... 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

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