Jen Huppert

Jen Huppert – Designer

Designing non-fiction book covers for authors and publishers nationwide. Let's collaborate to make your book cover dreams come true!

Overview

Award-winning graphic designer with 15+ years of experience and credits for 1K+ book cover designs. Highly skilled in leading projects from concept development to publishing. Proficient in utilizing Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create innovative layouts, typography, and design elements.


I am currently an independent contractor creating designs for numerous publishers nationwide. Let's work together to bring your project to life!
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits History Political Science & Current Affairs Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sports & Outdoors
Languages
English
Awards
  • Graphic Design: usa’s American Graphic Design Award
  • Honorable Mention at the University of North Florida’s Spring Juried Art Exhibit
  • Washington Book Publishers Cover Design Awards
  • 2020 Minted Editors' Pick Award for Happy Everything Foil-Pressed Holiday Photo Card Challenge
Certifications
  • Certificate in Women's Entrepreneurship eCornell
  • Entrepreneur Certificate Program Jacksonville Women's Business Center
  • Women-Owned Small Business U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Women-Owned Business Enterprise - Florida Department of Management Services

Work experience

Self-employed

Oct, 2002 — Present

• Identify client needs and develop project proposals outlining scope, outcomes, mediums, budget, and deadline for customers in industry publishing, government, and stationery

• Assist clients in negotiating and selecting vendors to save time and money on quality publications, leading to high customer satisfaction

• Conceptualize and design compelling visual solutions for book covers, book interiors, marketing, advertising, and branding

• Oversee production for all projects with keen time management and flexibility accommodate changes required by client

• Employ Adobe Creative Cloud, specializing in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to design, edit, and upgrade graphics/illustrations

• 11X winner of The Washington Book Publishers Book Design & Effectiveness Award for demonstrating outstanding design principles and innovative creative concepts for books

• Recognized for regional and national level design awards from New York Times Best Sellers to featured spots on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS The Morning, and 20/20

• Awarded Minted’s Editors’ Pick for the Happy Everything Foil-Pressed Holiday Card Challenge in a competition of 6,630 Entries

The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

Dec, 1999 — Oct, 2002 (almost 3 years)

• Provided leadership and oversight for team of 18 in-house and freelance designers in development and execution of book cover designs, advertisements, marketing collateral, logos, and website content

• Served as Project Manager and ensured team met checkpoints at all project phases to meet strict client deadlines

• Selected designers, completed image research, administered art direction, and approved final designs for high quality final printed pieces

• Recognized with USA’s American Graphic Design Annual Award for Editorial Design - Books

Katcef Associates

Sep, 1998 — Dec, 1999 (about 1 year)

• Successfully directed creative process from concept development to design and final production for variety of print deliverables

• Utilized Adobe Creative Suite to create, modify, and enhance logos, illustrations, graphics, typography, and photos

• Generated effective presentations for clients to promote products, services, and business proposals

Portfolio

“To begin with I was in love and I am in love so that’s not hard,” Barbara Bush told her granddaughter Ellie LeBlond Sosa on her porch in Kennebunkport, Maine.Sosa had asked for the secret to her and President George H.W. Bush's77-year love affair that withsto... read more
MGM Style is an overview of the career and achievements of Hollywood’s most famous art director. Cedric Gibbons was the supervisor in charge of the art department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios from its inception in 1924 until Gibbons chose to retire in 1... read more
In 1877 the members of the United States Senate postponed all business for the day so that they might attend a horse race—the iconic, polarizing post-Civil War event at the center of this story. The nation, still recovering from the depredations of the Civil W... read more
A sweet, inspiring, and captivating look at a woman who was an inspiration for many and whose legacy and stories should be shared with a new generation of fans. Journalist and news anchor, Ann Nyberg, delves into the long, extraordinary life of Katharine Hepbu... read more
Recent years have seen an increased interest in Jewish life, its culture, and its celebrations. There are many new students of Judaism, often potential converts or members of interfaith families who are seeking to learn more about the religion and its rituals.... read more
Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America (Rowman & Littlefield Studies in Food and Gastronomy)

Bruce Kraig professor emeritus of History Roosevelt University Chicago Founding President Culinary Historians of Chicago; author Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America and Hot Dog: A Global History

Whether you call them franks, wieners, or red hots, hot dogs are as American as apple pie, but how did these little links become icons of American culture? Man Bites Dog explores the transformation of hot dogs from unassuming street fare to paradigms of region... read more
Winner of the African American Literary Show Award for Best Non-FictionIn her first book, The Presidency in Black and White, journalist April Ryan examined race in America through her experience as a White House reporter. In this book, she shifts the conversat... read more
Lavishly illustrated with full-color photos throughout, Warrior Pups takes you behind-the-scenes into the lives of the fiercely dedicated military men and women and their civilian supporters who make the US Military Working Dog program the success that it is. ... read more
Completing IronFit’s “triathlon trilogy” alongside Be IronFit and IronFit Secrets for Half Iron-Distance Success, this is a “go-to,” time-efficient training guide for the Standard and Sprint-distance triathlons, which are the most accessible and achievable dis... read more
In Casting Forward, naturalist, educator, and writer Steve Ramirez takes the reader on a year-long journey fly-fishing all of the major rivers of the Texas Hill Country. This is a story of the resilience of nature and the best of human nature. It is the story ... read more
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an annual award show affectionately and commonly known as "the Oscars." Yet, these awards are more than a mere ceremony; they are a phenomenon. More so than the amorphous, loosely-organized, multi-faceted e... read more
A New York Times Bestseller Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Winner in True CrimeSelected as one of “2016’s Great Reads” by NPRFinalist for the 2016 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the YearAn unforgettable cauldron of history, crime, race, and... read more
New York Times Bestseller#1 Amazon Bestseller - True Crime#1 Amazon Bestseller - Christmas.Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office. Gluck saw ... read more

Jen has 12 reviews

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Peter C.

Peter C.

Oct, 2023

Jen Huppert was wonderful to work with. I sent her a few images I thought might work for my cover, but I preferred one over the others. Jen gave me more than a dozen variations, with different font, colorization, placement, and tone. One of those was perfect for my project; I couldn't be happier with it.
Jen H.
Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes to you on your book!
Matt B.

Matt B.

Jun, 2023

Jen is very professional and wonderful to collaborate with. Her pricing is fair and definitely worth the money.
TJ W.

TJ W.

May, 2023

I just completed my second project with Jen. I am absolutely thrilled with the cover design we collaborated on for my fiction crime thriller (our first project together was for my memoir). Jen was patient when I had to ask for revisions (a couple of times) due to making mansucript changes, and she always made sure we were on the same page with images she hand selected. I look forward to working...
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Jen H.
Best wishes to you on the success of your books! Thank you so much TJ!
TJ W.

TJ W.

Mar, 2023

Jen finished our collaboration ahead of schedule. During the project, she continued to ask for my feedback, showing me samples and ensuring we were both on the same page. Jen was open to revisions - if needed - and responded promptly to any questions I had. I will be hiring her again for my next project!
Jen H.
Thank you so much TJ!
Shane H.

Shane H.

Dec, 2022

I appreciated Jen's responsiveness. I was very grateful for her professionalism and knowledge, especially since this is the first book I've ever published. Her hard work showed in bringing the book to a successful close, and it was wonderful to have her expertise during each step of the way. Most of all I appreciate and admire how she was able to bring my book to life in the most beautiful way ...
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