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Christine Vanderbeek

Christine Vanderbeek - Designer

Virginia Beach, VA, United States

Experienced, friendly and enthusiastic book designer who is passionate about beautiful and intelligent design.

Overview

Hello! I'm a designer with extensive experience in all areas of book design and production (particularly in the children's market), including jacket and interior design for picture books, novels, and non fiction titles.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Literature
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Nature

Certifications

  • BA Design, University of Notre Dame

Work experience

Senior Designer

The Creative Company

April, 2009 – Present (over 7 years)

Designed covers and interiors over 100+ titles for an independent book publishing company that is renowned for its upscale, classic children's books.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Fetch!: Bulldogs

Valerie Bodden

A brief overview of the physical characteristics, personality traits, and habits of the bulldog breed, as well as descriptions of famous pop-culture bulldogs such as Butch the Bulldog. From hardworking German shepherds to high-energy terriers, there are dogs to match the lifestyles and personalities of many people. Fetch! helps future pet owners retrieve basic knowledge about the traits and hi... read more

A brief overview of the physical characteristics, personality traits, and habits of the bulldog breed, as well as descriptions of famous pop-culture bulldogs such as Butch the Bulldog. From hardworking German shepherds to high-energy terriers, there are dogs to match the lifestyles and personalities of many people. Fetch! helps future pet owners retrieve basic knowledge about the traits and hi... read more

That's Spooky: Ghosts

Aaron Frisch

Hungry werewolves. Spell-casting witches. Moaning mummies. That's Spooky! offers young readers a fun and colorful introduction to the world of monsters, magic, and the unexplained. This series spotlights six spooky creatures, investigating their behaviors, powers, weaknesses, and characteristic physical traits, as well as how they have become part of pop culture. Simple but lively writing is p... read more

Hungry werewolves. Spell-casting witches. Moaning mummies. That's Spooky! offers young readers a fun and colorful introduction to the world of monsters, magic, and the unexplained. This series spotlights six spooky creatures, investigating their behaviors, powers, weaknesses, and characteristic physical traits, as well as how they have become part of pop culture. Simple but lively writing is p... read more

U.S. Special Forces: Delta Force

Jim Whiting

Even the most rigorous training would not prepare young readers for the sheer amount of intel they will uncover about six of the most secretive U.S. Special Forces. Each title covers the chronology of the special ops force and supplements the main narrative with "Force Fact" sidebars about such topics as weaponry, facilities, and popular culture references. From historical missions and controv... read more

Even the most rigorous training would not prepare young readers for the sheer amount of intel they will uncover about six of the most secretive U.S. Special Forces. Each title covers the chronology of the special ops force and supplements the main narrative with "Force Fact" sidebars about such topics as weaponry, facilities, and popular culture references. From historical missions and controv... read more

Cherokee: Peoples of North America

Valerie Bodden

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Cherokee, including chief John Ross and conflicts surrounding the Trail of Tears.

A history of the people and events that influenced the North American Indian tribe known as the Cherokee, including chief John Ross and conflicts surrounding the Trail of Tears.

That's Spooky: Mummies

Aaron Frisch

Hungry werewolves. Spell-casting witches. Moaning mummies. That's Spooky! offers young readers a fun and colorful introduction to the world of monsters, magic, and the unexplained. This series spotlights six spooky creatures, investigating their behaviors, powers, weaknesses, and characteristic physical traits, as well as how they have become part of pop culture. Simple but lively writing is p... read more

Hungry werewolves. Spell-casting witches. Moaning mummies. That's Spooky! offers young readers a fun and colorful introduction to the world of monsters, magic, and the unexplained. This series spotlights six spooky creatures, investigating their behaviors, powers, weaknesses, and characteristic physical traits, as well as how they have become part of pop culture. Simple but lively writing is p... read more

Where Do We Look for Life? (Think Like a Scientist)

Dru Hunter

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the life sciences, including botany and zoology, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

A narration of the origins, advancements, and future of the life sciences, including botany and zoology, and the ways in which scientists utilize the scientific method to explore questions.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

In his 1876 semi-autobiographical account of life in a small Missouri town, Mark Twain assembled a cast of characters so memorable that they became imprinted on American culture for all time. Illustrator C. F. Payne breathes new life into the impish Tom, overbearing Aunt Polly, the "idle and lawless" Huckleberry Finn, and all the other residents of fictional St. Petersburg in Creative Editions... read more

In his 1876 semi-autobiographical account of life in a small Missouri town, Mark Twain assembled a cast of characters so memorable that they became imprinted on American culture for all time. Illustrator C. F. Payne breathes new life into the impish Tom, overbearing Aunt Polly, the "idle and lawless" Huckleberry Finn, and all the other residents of fictional St. Petersburg in Creative Editions... read more

Everything is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis did not come under poetry's spell until late in life—but when it struck, the former college economics professor was entranced.This collection celebrates some of his best poems for children—some silly, some serious, some historical, some invention, but all aimed to delight.The vibrant and playful illustrations of Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli lend a sense of vitality t... read more

J. Patrick Lewis did not come under poetry's spell until late in life—but when it struck, the former college economics professor was entranced.This collection celebrates some of his best poems for children—some silly, some serious, some historical, some invention, but all aimed to delight.The vibrant and playful illustrations of Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli lend a sense of vitality t... read more

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