Jennifer Toomey

Jennifer Toomey - Designer

Indianapolis, IN, USA

A passionate and creative book designer with a decade of experience—creating unique, beautiful, and eye-catching designs for each author!

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I have a strong passion for, and many years of experience, creating book interiors for various genres. So much so, that I recently co-founded an independent book publishing company and held the position of Creative Director. My job was to manage the customer experience of all authors, coordinate projects with our team of editors and designers, as well as to format the majority of book interiors that we published.

Before starting my own publishing company, I worked as a Design Coordinator with Amazon's CreateSpace for three years. My experience with this company helped me to gain an incredible amount of knowledge in the publishing industry and it's where I fell in love with the process and art of creating a book.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art
Business & Management
Photography
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Literature
Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Works with
Wix

Awards

  • Better Business Bureau Torch Award

Work experience

Creative Director

Independent Book Publisher
January, 2016 – August, 2018 (over 2 years)

As the Creative Director, I was the main point of contact for authors post-sale, conducting customer service to maintain customer satisfaction and organization of services. I formatted the majority of book interiors for books we published in both print and digital formats, kept track of author files and coordinated services throughout the publishing process, used social media to market and grow the company, both in creating the advertisements and posting on various outlets, and created marketing graphics for authors upon request.

Design Coordinator

CreateSpace, a subsidiary of Amazon.com
October, 2012 – December, 2015 (about 3 years)

Directed creative design for authors, serving as the liaison between the author and graphic designer. Always ensured that a quality product was delivered to authors in a timely and accurate manner. Applied design expertise by conceptualizing and brainstorming with authors to offer suggestions and guide them through their experience, often fulfilling design alterations when needed.

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
August, 2012 – Present (about 7 years)

I specialize in the formatting of book interiors, from simple novels, to children's books, to complex instructional books, family history books, self-help books, memoirs, and more! I also create a wide variety of marketing materials like brochures, business cards, flyers, posters, post cards, stickers, t-shirt designs, window clings, and website banners. Additional designs provided upon request!

Portfolio (26 selected works)

The Leftovers of a Life

Anna Oney

The year is 2023, and a catastrophic event has taken place. God has flipped the switch, so to speak, on the world’s technologically dependent ways of living. In the midst of this apocalyptic atmosphere, Emma Clery of Back Wood Road braves the dangers outside her safe community and embarks on a journey to find her estranged brother. Along with her loyal pit bull, Emma treks through the thick wo... read more

The year is 2023, and a catastrophic event has taken place. God has flipped the switch, so to speak, on the world’s technologically dependent ways of living. In the midst of this apocalyptic atmosphere, Emma Clery of Back Wood Road braves the dangers outside her safe community and embarks on a journey to find her estranged brother. Along with her loyal pit bull, Emma treks through the thick wo... read more

Living Waters

Ed Waldrop

AJ MCCLELLAN IS ON A MISSION--to heal the wounds of war.Living Waters is the story of AJ McClellan, born in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He was raised and nurtured along her creeks and waterways. Tragic events in AJ's young life tested him deeply, but it was the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City that moved him to action. Determined to serve in his country's defense, AJ joined the Ar... read more

AJ MCCLELLAN IS ON A MISSION--to heal the wounds of war.Living Waters is the story of AJ McClellan, born in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He was raised and nurtured along her creeks and waterways. Tragic events in AJ's young life tested him deeply, but it was the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City that moved him to action. Determined to serve in his country's defense, AJ joined the Ar... read more

The Dance of Light and Shadow

David W. Stoner

The Dance of Light and Shadow is an intense work of literary fiction about Xander Holiday, a writer living alone in a small apartment. His obsession with his upstairs neighbor is irresistible, and the novel he's writing is full of engaging twists and turns. While reading, you'll continually be pulled from Xander's imagination and romantic obsessions back into the action of the novel he is writ... read more

The Dance of Light and Shadow is an intense work of literary fiction about Xander Holiday, a writer living alone in a small apartment. His obsession with his upstairs neighbor is irresistible, and the novel he's writing is full of engaging twists and turns. While reading, you'll continually be pulled from Xander's imagination and romantic obsessions back into the action of the novel he is writ... read more

The Promise of Paper & Pen: Write it Down!

Kikis de la Creme

Have you ever felt that you are trapped in an ocean of wonderful ideas? But you can´t decide for any of them? Do you feel trapped and stuck in routines? Your projects and business don´t progress? If you could already answer at least one of these questions, then this is your book. In a very entertaining and informative concept you will discover real-life stories. With her down-to-earth style, K... read more

Have you ever felt that you are trapped in an ocean of wonderful ideas? But you can´t decide for any of them? Do you feel trapped and stuck in routines? Your projects and business don´t progress? If you could already answer at least one of these questions, then this is your book. In a very entertaining and informative concept you will discover real-life stories. With her down-to-earth style, K... read more

Two Plays: The Texture of Laughter & Playtime With the Millions

Raheem Hughes

In Texture of Laughter we join our heroes Second, Minute, and Hour on their quest to save Father Day from the evil Knights of Annoyance while Mother Night and Princess Twilight aid our adventurers on their journey against the evil Knights Dnoces, Teunim, Etunim, and Rouh. What would you do for wealth? Power? Love? In Playtime with the Millions we find out how far Stanley and Erica Millions are... read more

In Texture of Laughter we join our heroes Second, Minute, and Hour on their quest to save Father Day from the evil Knights of Annoyance while Mother Night and Princess Twilight aid our adventurers on their journey against the evil Knights Dnoces, Teunim, Etunim, and Rouh. What would you do for wealth? Power? Love? In Playtime with the Millions we find out how far Stanley and Erica Millions are... read more

Sanctuary: A Legacy of Memories (Shiloh Mystery Series Book 1)

T. M. Brown

Newly retired publishing executive, Theo Phillips, and his wife, Liddy, decide to leave the shadows of Atlanta behind and return to their South Georgia roots in time-lost Shiloh. While making new friends, Theo's interest in a memorial launches him smack dab in the middle of scandal and dark secrets. As Theo digs deeper into the mysterious fire that stole the town's landmark courthouse and a to... read more

Newly retired publishing executive, Theo Phillips, and his wife, Liddy, decide to leave the shadows of Atlanta behind and return to their South Georgia roots in time-lost Shiloh. While making new friends, Theo's interest in a memorial launches him smack dab in the middle of scandal and dark secrets. As Theo digs deeper into the mysterious fire that stole the town's landmark courthouse and a to... read more

The Friends Club

Denise Hirota

Casey the Turtle lives near a creek. He has lots of friends, but most of them are not perfect. Casey has a hard time hearing, and Benjamin Bunny can’t see clearly. Flick the Woodpecker has a crooked beak, and so he is hard to understand at times. Casey, Benjamin, Flick, and the rest of their friends join together to create the Friends Club, which is devoted to helping one another in times of n... read more

Casey the Turtle lives near a creek. He has lots of friends, but most of them are not perfect. Casey has a hard time hearing, and Benjamin Bunny can’t see clearly. Flick the Woodpecker has a crooked beak, and so he is hard to understand at times. Casey, Benjamin, Flick, and the rest of their friends join together to create the Friends Club, which is devoted to helping one another in times of n... read more

The 21-Day Warrior's Journey Toward Wellness: How to Take the First Steps to Wellness

Suzanne Berkey

Have you ever felt stuck on your weight loss journey? Have you wanted to feel empowered, motivated, and ready to take on your journey? Do you wish you had a easy-to-use plan to get started? The 21-Day Warrior’s Journey Toward Wellness is the book that can put you on your path. This step-by-step guided book will give you the tools necessary to get you on your way to better health. Among other t... read more

Have you ever felt stuck on your weight loss journey? Have you wanted to feel empowered, motivated, and ready to take on your journey? Do you wish you had a easy-to-use plan to get started? The 21-Day Warrior’s Journey Toward Wellness is the book that can put you on your path. This step-by-step guided book will give you the tools necessary to get you on your way to better health. Among other t... read more

Henry Hubert Hanky (Little Ones at Big Events)

Andrew Ragouzis

One child's story of loss, solitude, abandonment and the good that God brings from it. This story has many twists and connections covering decades of history. It is a story. It is also a piece of three testimonies, so far, and perhaps many more to come. Children come to Jesus full of hope and belief. He told us that we should do as they do. Funny, how often we want them to follow our example. ... read more

One child's story of loss, solitude, abandonment and the good that God brings from it. This story has many twists and connections covering decades of history. It is a story. It is also a piece of three testimonies, so far, and perhaps many more to come. Children come to Jesus full of hope and belief. He told us that we should do as they do. Funny, how often we want them to follow our example. ... read more

Changing Your Life to Become a Better You

Ph.D., HHP, HLC, CNC, CMH, Dr. Jodie MacDonald

Changing Your Life to Become a Better You provides information on how the body works and heals. As explained, the body, mind, and soul have to connect for true healing to occur, and this book provides a roadmap for you to use to accomplish this goal. From nutrition and exercise to meditation and the body’s chakras, Changing Your Life to Become a Better You covers the spectrum when it comes to ... read more

Changing Your Life to Become a Better You provides information on how the body works and heals. As explained, the body, mind, and soul have to connect for true healing to occur, and this book provides a roadmap for you to use to accomplish this goal. From nutrition and exercise to meditation and the body’s chakras, Changing Your Life to Become a Better You covers the spectrum when it comes to ... read more

The Sweet and Bitter Taste of Moonshine

Andrew Ross

Author Andrew Ross spins a poignant and magical tale with The Sweet and Bitter Taste of Moonshine, his rich and multilayered novel of the American South that has humanity’s classic, most-often-asked existential questions at its core. Ross paints a deftly rendered portrait of this beautiful and deeply historied landscape with this utterly palpable backdrop as the novel’s setting. Ambrose Wells,... read more

Author Andrew Ross spins a poignant and magical tale with The Sweet and Bitter Taste of Moonshine, his rich and multilayered novel of the American South that has humanity’s classic, most-often-asked existential questions at its core. Ross paints a deftly rendered portrait of this beautiful and deeply historied landscape with this utterly palpable backdrop as the novel’s setting. Ambrose Wells,... read more

The Big Hole

Lyn Harden

Savannah, Georgia, historian Rachel finds herself reminiscing about the summer of 1975, her last summer of freedom before being forced into high society by her haughty, social-climbing mother. Eleven-year-old Rachel intends to spend every moment of those few, precious months with her cousin, Bo; her best friend, Scott; and the Strickland brothers. Then Della moves into the neighborhood. Tiny, ... read more

Savannah, Georgia, historian Rachel finds herself reminiscing about the summer of 1975, her last summer of freedom before being forced into high society by her haughty, social-climbing mother. Eleven-year-old Rachel intends to spend every moment of those few, precious months with her cousin, Bo; her best friend, Scott; and the Strickland brothers. Then Della moves into the neighborhood. Tiny, ... read more

The Successful Mortgage Broker: Selling Mortgages After the Meltdown

Jason C. Myers

In conversational style, The Successful Mortgage Broker provides an in-depth look at the ever-changing mortgage industry. Whether you are just beginning your journey as a mortgage broker or you’re a seasoned veteran, this book is sure to shed some light on both the industry and on your professional practices. Learn about the Three Ps, time-blocked schedules, selling on social media, how to use... read more

In conversational style, The Successful Mortgage Broker provides an in-depth look at the ever-changing mortgage industry. Whether you are just beginning your journey as a mortgage broker or you’re a seasoned veteran, this book is sure to shed some light on both the industry and on your professional practices. Learn about the Three Ps, time-blocked schedules, selling on social media, how to use... read more

Becoming the Successful Mortgage Broker

Jason C. Myers

Becoming a millionaire in the mortgage industry doesn’t happen by chance. When you lay the proper foundation, you create that opportunity. The first book in Jason C. Myers’ invaluable series for mortgage industry professionals, Becoming the Successful Mortgage Broker provides in-depth information for those individuals just getting started in the mortgage industry, and even for those who simply... read more

Becoming a millionaire in the mortgage industry doesn’t happen by chance. When you lay the proper foundation, you create that opportunity. The first book in Jason C. Myers’ invaluable series for mortgage industry professionals, Becoming the Successful Mortgage Broker provides in-depth information for those individuals just getting started in the mortgage industry, and even for those who simply... read more

Criminal Enterprise: A Southern Crime Drama (Volume 1)

Jason C. Myers

America’s war on drugs has been raging since the 1980s, but how successful has it truly been? Criminal Enterprise provides readers with an insider’s look at the drug trade—and the criminals involved. One might think the Johnson family, a group of drug traffickers, would face countless obstacles since their leader, Kingston, is in prison. However, he is still able to successfully run the enterp... read more

America’s war on drugs has been raging since the 1980s, but how successful has it truly been? Criminal Enterprise provides readers with an insider’s look at the drug trade—and the criminals involved. One might think the Johnson family, a group of drug traffickers, would face countless obstacles since their leader, Kingston, is in prison. However, he is still able to successfully run the enterp... read more

If You Were a Tree, What Would You Be? And Other Useless Interview Questions: A Manager's Guide to EPIC Interviewing

Roger Ferguson

Most managers have never received any formal training or instruction in how to structure an interview or how to select the best qualified candidate. This book introduces a four-step process, EPIC Interviewing, that provides hiring managers with a rock solid roadmap for not only making great selection decisions but for also improving their confidence in their hiring skills and building their re... read more

Most managers have never received any formal training or instruction in how to structure an interview or how to select the best qualified candidate. This book introduces a four-step process, EPIC Interviewing, that provides hiring managers with a rock solid roadmap for not only making great selection decisions but for also improving their confidence in their hiring skills and building their re... read more

Awakening

Lucy Wallace

Awakening is a suspense/mystery book about an Irish female assassin named Valentine McLaughlin. As a young teenager, Valentine witnesses the murders of both her mother and father. She and her younger sister, Tara, are sent to live in an orphanage after the deaths of their parents. After a few years at the orphanage, Valentine, while having trouble dealing with the emotions and pain of the loss... read more

Awakening is a suspense/mystery book about an Irish female assassin named Valentine McLaughlin. As a young teenager, Valentine witnesses the murders of both her mother and father. She and her younger sister, Tara, are sent to live in an orphanage after the deaths of their parents. After a few years at the orphanage, Valentine, while having trouble dealing with the emotions and pain of the loss... read more

The Apparition of the South: The Apparition of the Little Giant

Shiara Molina

The institution of slavery lasted for more than two centuries in the American South, and as any place in the world with a deep and storied past has come to discover, the stain of blood can never be washed away or remedied. Wrongs are made right only when we investigate the apparitions that time has left us—to learn from our mistakes, to embrace how far we’ve come, and to appreciate the fearles... read more

The institution of slavery lasted for more than two centuries in the American South, and as any place in the world with a deep and storied past has come to discover, the stain of blood can never be washed away or remedied. Wrongs are made right only when we investigate the apparitions that time has left us—to learn from our mistakes, to embrace how far we’ve come, and to appreciate the fearles... read more

Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom

Jason Merchey

Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom combines classic quotations with interviews to deliver a book that addresses big-picture topics such as values, ethics, wisdom, creativity, and everything in between. The book compiles a number of interviews conducted by the author on an Internet-based radio show of the same name. The interviewees? Learned, eloquent individuals who spoke on the bi... read more

Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom combines classic quotations with interviews to deliver a book that addresses big-picture topics such as values, ethics, wisdom, creativity, and everything in between. The book compiles a number of interviews conducted by the author on an Internet-based radio show of the same name. The interviewees? Learned, eloquent individuals who spoke on the bi... read more

Insight Into Adoption: How the Adoption Effect Impacts Families

Barbara Taylor Blomquist

Why is there misunderstanding surrounding the adoption world? This need not be. Knowledge and insight provide enlightenment to dilemmas often found in adoptive families. This updated third edition of Insight Into Adoption explains why people in the adoption world think and feel the way they do. Adoptees and adoptive parents should know their feelings and thoughts, although different, are norma... read more

Why is there misunderstanding surrounding the adoption world? This need not be. Knowledge and insight provide enlightenment to dilemmas often found in adoptive families. This updated third edition of Insight Into Adoption explains why people in the adoption world think and feel the way they do. Adoptees and adoptive parents should know their feelings and thoughts, although different, are norma... read more

Searching for Abby

Barbara Taylor Blomquist

Searching for Abby is a tale of one woman’s quest for self-knowledge, for an identity.In Abby Lang’s case, this quest is complicated by the fact that she was adopted at four months of age and has no knowledge of her birth family.Abby leads a life that, by most accounts, would appear to be very fulfilling. She earns a college degree, marries her college sweetheart, and lives with Matt and their... read more

Searching for Abby is a tale of one woman’s quest for self-knowledge, for an identity.In Abby Lang’s case, this quest is complicated by the fact that she was adopted at four months of age and has no knowledge of her birth family.Abby leads a life that, by most accounts, would appear to be very fulfilling. She earns a college degree, marries her college sweetheart, and lives with Matt and their... read more

Randy's Ride

Barbara Taylor Blomquist

Randy never felt like he fit in. Adopted when he was young, he never found his place within his family. Because of this disconnected feeling, Randy decided to set out on his own.Author Barbara Blomquist invites readers to come along on Randy’s Ride, a touching story of one young man’s journey to self-discovery. During his travels, Randy meets interesting people who teach him many life lessons.... read more

Randy never felt like he fit in. Adopted when he was young, he never found his place within his family. Because of this disconnected feeling, Randy decided to set out on his own.Author Barbara Blomquist invites readers to come along on Randy’s Ride, a touching story of one young man’s journey to self-discovery. During his travels, Randy meets interesting people who teach him many life lessons.... read more

Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood: The History & Mystery of the South Carolina Lakelands

Marjorie LaNelle

Known and named for its lush, green surroundings, Greenwood, South Carolina, has recently been branded with the following statement: “There’s Always Something Blooming in Greenwood.” However, after reading Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood, you may find that this quaint town deserves a new slogan: “You’re Never Alone in Uptown Greenwood”! Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood includes a multitude ... read more

Known and named for its lush, green surroundings, Greenwood, South Carolina, has recently been branded with the following statement: “There’s Always Something Blooming in Greenwood.” However, after reading Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood, you may find that this quaint town deserves a new slogan: “You’re Never Alone in Uptown Greenwood”! Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood includes a multitude ... read more

Awakened: A Hidden Society Series

J.T. Carroll

Have you ever wondered if the life you were living was buried under a cloud of unknowing, that sort of empty feeling; never really fitting into the “normal” teenage girl mold, waiting for the other shoe to drop. A dark hole filled with all the doubts and questions you know needs revealing. In Awakened, soon to be 16 year-old Grey Corwen learns the answer to those burning yet never ending quest... read more

Have you ever wondered if the life you were living was buried under a cloud of unknowing, that sort of empty feeling; never really fitting into the “normal” teenage girl mold, waiting for the other shoe to drop. A dark hole filled with all the doubts and questions you know needs revealing. In Awakened, soon to be 16 year-old Grey Corwen learns the answer to those burning yet never ending quest... read more

Choices (Hidden Society Series) (Volume 2)

J.T. Carroll

What happens when you find out something dark is after you, and the world as you know it is suddenly turned upside down? In Choices, book two in the Hidden Society Series, author J.T. Carroll presents a romantic tale of a heart torn in two different directions. Grey Corwen has a crazy new life. She just turned sixteen years old, and soon after made a discovery about herself. She finds out the ... read more

What happens when you find out something dark is after you, and the world as you know it is suddenly turned upside down? In Choices, book two in the Hidden Society Series, author J.T. Carroll presents a romantic tale of a heart torn in two different directions. Grey Corwen has a crazy new life. She just turned sixteen years old, and soon after made a discovery about herself. She finds out the ... read more

Busy in Boots

Madison Meadows

We all know that time is of the essence these days, especially when it comes to the amount of time parents are able to spend with their children. Finding opportunities to teach valuable lessons and information while having fun are few and far in between. Busy in Boots is a perfect resource for families to learn how to fully utilize their time spent together by teaching their children active sk... read more

We all know that time is of the essence these days, especially when it comes to the amount of time parents are able to spend with their children. Finding opportunities to teach valuable lessons and information while having fun are few and far in between. Busy in Boots is a perfect resource for families to learn how to fully utilize their time spent together by teaching their children active sk... read more

Jennifer has 11 reviews

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Aseem Desai
Absolutely outstanding work

Aseem Desai, August 2019

Jennifer Toomey
Thank you so much!

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John West
This is my first book and Jennifer took great care in guiding me through the process. She is a professional in every respect, a professional with heart. Thank you, Jennifer.

John West, August 2019

Jennifer Toomey
Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm glad I could be of help to you and hope to continue working together.

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Barbara Purbaugh
She answered my questions with patience.

Barbara Purbaugh, August 2019


John West
I have not worked with a finer, more responsive member of Reedsy's full cadre.

John West, July 2019

Jennifer Toomey
Thank you so much! I look forward working with you again!

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John Moyle
Excellent experience! Jennifer is professional, friendly, responsive, and follows through with quality work. She went above and beyond. I am very happy with her cover and interior design! Designing successful results can be difficult because each one of us has our own ideas and styles, whether we are designers or not; Jennifer took this task very seriously and knocked it out of the park. She us...
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John Moyle, June 2019

Jennifer Toomey
Thank you SO much, John! I really appreciate your kind words. You were so great to work with as well and I hope to continue working with you on future projects.

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