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Cortnee Brown

Cortnee Brown - Designer

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Photographer, Designer & Art Director specializing in turning blogs into books!

Overview

Hi! I'm Cortnee :)
I'm a photographer, designer and art director specializing in turning blogs into books!

I have worked with bloggers for almost a decade making their visions a reality and most recently moving the books in their heads into their hands. Nothing fires me up more than helping someone make their dreams come true - probably because I have dreams of becoming an author one day myself! - and I work tirelessly for my clients to make that happen.

Books I have worked on have sold over 100,000 copies, been featured in all major book retailers, and on QVC specials! They have also expanded the network, social following, and credibility of the bloggers behind them opening up brand new opportunities for their businesses.

If you've got a book on your heart, I would love to hear about it! I help authors with everything from the big vision of their book, to the art direction (things like fonts, styling, what its going to look like!), to the photography (let's take the photos that make your idea come to life!), all the way through to the design (covers and interiors, oh my!).

I have worked with traditional publishers in both the fiction and non fiction world. And I am especially excited to have worked and continue to work with authors that want to blaze their own trail in the self publishing world.

Reach out and tell me about your book and lets make magic together! You + Me = A more beautiful world!


TESTIMONIALS

"This book would not be possible if it weren't for the incredible talent of Cortnee Brown... If it weren't for her attention to detail and incredible design aesthetic I'd still be a baby blogger who thinks Comic Sans is a classy font. She took my vision and turned it into reality. I'm never totally sure how to say what I want it to look like and yet she understands me just the same." - Rachel Hollis, Author: Upscale Downhome & The Girls Series

"I had the idea in my head for this book for years. Cortnee not only motivated me to go for it, she held my hand through writing the manuscript, executed my vision through the very fun and inspiring photoshoot, and brought the entire thing together through her stunning design. If you have a book in your head, Cortnee will bring it to life in a way that is even better than you could ever imagine." - Allison Braun, Author: BPM & Soulful Success

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Career Guides Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Art Director

Chic Media
April, 2014 – August, 2016 (over 2 years)

Art Director overseeing entire Chic Media brand including publishing.
Designed full covers and interiors for cookbook Upscale Downhome published by St. Martin Press, a division of Macmillan Press, as well as completing author and lifestyle photos used throughout.
Photographed and designed covers for The Girls Series novels, selling over 100,000 copies through Lake Union Press, a division of Amazon Publishing.

Photographer & Designer

Self-employed
March, 2008 – Present (almost 10 years)

Freelance photographer and designer with over a decade of education and experience.
Specializing in lifestyle and portrait photography suited to non-fiction books in the food, wellness, self-improvement, DIY and home categories.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Upscale Downhome: Family Recipes, All Gussied Up

Rachel Hollis

Recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins, complete with tips and tricks that prove fabulous hosting doesn't have to break the bank.Rachel Hollis, blogger and founder of "The Chic Site," which reaches over 600,000 users a month, delivers this swoon-worthy cookbook packed with delicious and easy comfort food that's sure to wow at both family sup... read more

Recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins, complete with tips and tricks that prove fabulous hosting doesn't have to break the bank.Rachel Hollis, blogger and founder of "The Chic Site," which reaches over 600,000 users a month, delivers this swoon-worthy cookbook packed with delicious and easy comfort food that's sure to wow at both family sup... read more

Sweet Girl (The Girl's Series Book 2)

Rachel Hollis

Max Jennings is in a bad mood. It’s not anything you did; it’s just that secrets from her past make it her natural state of being. But she’s not going to talk about it or share her feelings, so don’t bother asking.Max’s bad mood means that very few people actually truly understand her or know that her secret dream is to be a pastry chef. When a rare opportunity to work for world-famous Avis Ph... read more

Max Jennings is in a bad mood. It’s not anything you did; it’s just that secrets from her past make it her natural state of being. But she’s not going to talk about it or share her feelings, so don’t bother asking.Max’s bad mood means that very few people actually truly understand her or know that her secret dream is to be a pastry chef. When a rare opportunity to work for world-famous Avis Ph... read more

Smart Girl (The Girl's Series Book 3)

Rachel Hollis

Brilliant designer Miko Jin is a hopeless romantic. She’s spent most of her life falling in love over and over again…with the men she finds in the pages of her favorite novels.When Miko meets Liam Ashton, it’s love at first sight. At least, for her. Sure, the two of them are polar opposites, and yes, he seems to be dating someone new each week. But Miko knows what true love is and that you can... read more

Brilliant designer Miko Jin is a hopeless romantic. She’s spent most of her life falling in love over and over again…with the men she finds in the pages of her favorite novels.When Miko meets Liam Ashton, it’s love at first sight. At least, for her. Sure, the two of them are polar opposites, and yes, he seems to be dating someone new each week. But Miko knows what true love is and that you can... read more

Party Girl's First Date - A Short Story (The Girls)

Rachel Hollis

The Girl's Series Novella - Landon Brinkley is twenty-four years old and she’s never been on a real date. That’s mostly because she’s been working so hard on her dreams she hasn’t had time to bother with men. But then Brody Ashton walked into her life and since he looks like an underwear model (but you know, with clothes on) it was kind of impossible not to take notice. So Landon and Brody are... read more

The Girl's Series Novella - Landon Brinkley is twenty-four years old and she’s never been on a real date. That’s mostly because she’s been working so hard on her dreams she hasn’t had time to bother with men. But then Brody Ashton walked into her life and since he looks like an underwear model (but you know, with clothes on) it was kind of impossible not to take notice. So Landon and Brody are... read more

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