Kate Stone

Kate Stone - Designer Tick

Portland, OR, USA

Graphic designer specializing in full book design, including typesetting and custom logos to make your title stand out.

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Overview

I am a graphic designer specializing in logos, branding, illustration, and publication design. I can take your book design from start to finish—from logo to layout, from idea to print-ready files. I have experience in marketing design as well as publication design, and am used to creating ads and social media graphics that help get new titles the attention they deserve.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ
Literature
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
History

Awards

  • Graphis New Talent Annual-Silver Award, Logo Design

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Oni Press
April, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Digital Art Technician (Contract)

Dark Horse Comics
January, 2017 – April, 2017 (3 months)

Contract Graphic Designer

Dark Horse Comics
October, 2016 – January, 2018 (over 1 year)

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

Portfolio (25 selected works)

Archival Quality

Ivy Noelle Weir

After losing her job at the library, Cel Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel... read more

After losing her job at the library, Cel Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel... read more

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom

Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon

A hilarious story of a diverse group of young sleuths who ban together to solve a murder mystery while at a weight-loss camp. Deep in the Oregon wilderness sits Camp Bloom, a weight-loss camp where "overweight" teens can "get in shape." Jesse would rather be anywhere else, but her parents are forcing her to go. Noah isn't sure if he wants to be there, but it's too late to turn back. Tony is he... read more

A hilarious story of a diverse group of young sleuths who ban together to solve a murder mystery while at a weight-loss camp. Deep in the Oregon wilderness sits Camp Bloom, a weight-loss camp where "overweight" teens can "get in shape." Jesse would rather be anywhere else, but her parents are forcing her to go. Noah isn't sure if he wants to be there, but it's too late to turn back. Tony is he... read more

My Boyfriend is a Bear

Pamela Ribon

The delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500-pound American black bear. "Funny and sweet. Your next book boyfriend gives great hugs." -–– Rainbow Rowell "I never expected to write a book recommendation that said: I wish I had a boyfriend who was a bear. But now I do." –– JoJo Moyes Bear meets girl. Nora has bad luck w... read more

The delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500-pound American black bear. "Funny and sweet. Your next book boyfriend gives great hugs." -–– Rainbow Rowell "I never expected to write a book recommendation that said: I wish I had a boyfriend who was a bear. But now I do." –– JoJo Moyes Bear meets girl. Nora has bad luck w... read more

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review) Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender... read more

A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."A great, simple look at the importance of using correct pronouns; extremely accessible to those for whom gender-neutral language is a new concept." –– School Library Journal (starred review) Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender... read more

Long Road to Liquor City

Macon Blair

From filmmaker Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore) and artist Joe Flood (Science Comics) comes a Great Depression-era adventure comedy about love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness.As jaunty hobos Jed and Thanny crisscross the country in search of the fabled Liquor City, they are pursued relentlessly by fearsome rail yard sergeant Ronan O’Feathers, who wr... read more

From filmmaker Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore) and artist Joe Flood (Science Comics) comes a Great Depression-era adventure comedy about love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness.As jaunty hobos Jed and Thanny crisscross the country in search of the fabled Liquor City, they are pursued relentlessly by fearsome rail yard sergeant Ronan O’Feathers, who wr... read more

Rick and Morty Vol. 4

Kyle Starks

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [Adult Swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and morality. This volume features Eisner award nominated writer Kyle Starks (SEXCASTLE) in collaboration with series artist ... read more

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [Adult Swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and morality. This volume features Eisner award nominated writer Kyle Starks (SEXCASTLE) in collaboration with series artist ... read more

Rick and Morty Vol. 5

Kyle Starks

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and how much of Jerry one person can take. This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (SEXCASTLE) in collaboration with series artist CJ Cannon in a three-issue story about the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the multi... read more

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and how much of Jerry one person can take. This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (SEXCASTLE) in collaboration with series artist CJ Cannon in a three-issue story about the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the multi... read more

Rick and Morty Hardcover Volume 3

Marc Ellerby, Kyle Starks, C. J. Cannon, Katy Farina

The third special hardcover edition of the critically acclaimed Rick and Morty comic series!

The third special hardcover edition of the critically acclaimed Rick and Morty comic series!

Letter 44 Vol. 5: Blueshift

Charles Soule

The crew of the Clarke may just be humanity's last hope. Sent to investigate an alien construction in the asteroid belt, they're hoping to make discoveries, establish first contact, and―though it's a long shot―stay alive for as long as they can. They all came aboard knowing it would be a one-way trip. So what propelled them to sign up? For some, it was a choice. For others, it was a chance. Le... read more

The crew of the Clarke may just be humanity's last hope. Sent to investigate an alien construction in the asteroid belt, they're hoping to make discoveries, establish first contact, and―though it's a long shot―stay alive for as long as they can. They all came aboard knowing it would be a one-way trip. So what propelled them to sign up? For some, it was a choice. For others, it was a chance. Le... read more

Letter 44 Vol. 6: The End

Charles Soule

Earth will be destroyed. Stephen Blades, 45th president of the United States, knows this, and knows there will be no way to stop it. He knows the crew of the Clarke is most likely dead, and the the 666 that were supposed to be saved now have no chance. The most powerful man on the planet cannot protect it from its fate. But he will not give up. In this thrilling conclusion to the critically-ac... read more

Earth will be destroyed. Stephen Blades, 45th president of the United States, knows this, and knows there will be no way to stop it. He knows the crew of the Clarke is most likely dead, and the the 666 that were supposed to be saved now have no chance. The most powerful man on the planet cannot protect it from its fate. But he will not give up. In this thrilling conclusion to the critically-ac... read more

Letter 44 Vol. 1: Deluxe Edition

Charles Soule

Newly-elected president Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and health care. But in a letter penned by the outgoing president, Blades learns the truth that redefines "critical": seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent t... read more

Newly-elected president Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and health care. But in a letter penned by the outgoing president, Blades learns the truth that redefines "critical": seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent t... read more

Letter 44 Vol. 2: Deluxe Edition

Charles Soule

From Charles Soule, author of The Oracle Year comes a new oversized, hardcover edition of Letter 44, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series about presidency and first contact, packed with extras like creator commentary, sketches, concept art, and more!When U.S. President Stephen Blades announced the presence of alien life to the entire world in his State of the Union address, he was... read more

From Charles Soule, author of The Oracle Year comes a new oversized, hardcover edition of Letter 44, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series about presidency and first contact, packed with extras like creator commentary, sketches, concept art, and more!When U.S. President Stephen Blades announced the presence of alien life to the entire world in his State of the Union address, he was... read more

Astro Boy Omnibus Volume 1

Osamu Tezuka

Can a robot have a soul? Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son, but with powers beyond imagination, Astro Boy fights for the oppressed and helpless, whether they be human, alien, or robot. Exciting, whimsical, and touching, Astro Boy brings back the classic era of comics and animation, featuring tales that readers young and old will enjoy. Creator Osamu Tezuka was considered t... read more

Can a robot have a soul? Built by a brilliant scientist to replace his lost son, but with powers beyond imagination, Astro Boy fights for the oppressed and helpless, whether they be human, alien, or robot. Exciting, whimsical, and touching, Astro Boy brings back the classic era of comics and animation, featuring tales that readers young and old will enjoy. Creator Osamu Tezuka was considered t... read more

Dead of Winter: Good Good Dog

Kyle Starks

Air Bud meets The Walking Dead! From the tabletop smash hit comes this new comic series starring your favorite characters from Plaid Hat Games' DEAD OF WINTER, written by Kyle Starks (the Eisner Award-nominated Sexcastle), and illustrated by Gabo (The Life After). In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more loveable and loyal than everyone's favorite good ol' dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wi... read more

Air Bud meets The Walking Dead! From the tabletop smash hit comes this new comic series starring your favorite characters from Plaid Hat Games' DEAD OF WINTER, written by Kyle Starks (the Eisner Award-nominated Sexcastle), and illustrated by Gabo (The Life After). In the pantheon of superheroes, none are more loveable and loyal than everyone's favorite good ol' dog, Sparky. Surviving in the wi... read more

World of Tanks

Garth Ennis

Superstar scribe Garth Ennis (Preacher, Battlefields) joins forces with the legendary Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog) to create a tense war story inspired by the globally popular (over 110 million players!) online game World of Tanks.As an untested British tank crew advances into France shortly after the D-Day invasion, they discover their Cromwell tank, "Snakebite," isn't quite w... read more

Superstar scribe Garth Ennis (Preacher, Battlefields) joins forces with the legendary Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog) to create a tense war story inspired by the globally popular (over 110 million players!) online game World of Tanks.As an untested British tank crew advances into France shortly after the D-Day invasion, they discover their Cromwell tank, "Snakebite," isn't quite w... read more

Aliens: Life and Death

Dan Abnett

In the aftermath of the battle with the Engineers, the surviving humans on LV-223 are wounded and scattered- and easy prey for a gathering horde of Aliens!The Colonial Marines get a taste of what it's like to be at the bottom of the food chain!In 2017 look for a re-emergence of the Alien/Aliens franchise as no fewer than two films are slated to be released - original director Ridly Scott's Ali... read more

In the aftermath of the battle with the Engineers, the surviving humans on LV-223 are wounded and scattered- and easy prey for a gathering horde of Aliens!The Colonial Marines get a taste of what it's like to be at the bottom of the food chain!In 2017 look for a re-emergence of the Alien/Aliens franchise as no fewer than two films are slated to be released - original director Ridly Scott's Ali... read more

W.B. DuBay's The Rook Archives Volume 1 (William B. Dubay's the Rook Archives)

Bill Dubay

From the pages of Warren Publishing's Eerie magazine, The Rook returns in new archival editions, bringing you the best of the time-travelling swash-buckler. Written by William B. Dubay and drawn by Jim Stenstrum, with covers by Paul Gulacy, The Rook follows scientist and adventurer Restin Dane as he travels through history righting wrongs and saving those in need, while investigating the myste... read more

From the pages of Warren Publishing's Eerie magazine, The Rook returns in new archival editions, bringing you the best of the time-travelling swash-buckler. Written by William B. Dubay and drawn by Jim Stenstrum, with covers by Paul Gulacy, The Rook follows scientist and adventurer Restin Dane as he travels through history righting wrongs and saving those in need, while investigating the myste... read more

I am a Hero Omnibus Volume 1

Kengo Hanazawa

The zombie apocalypse has never been more surreal! A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he's certain of only two things: he's destined to be the city's hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan--an actual firearm! Kengo Hanazawa's award-winning series comes to Dark Horse, and this realistically-drawn international bestseller take... read more

The zombie apocalypse has never been more surreal! A mentally unhinged manga artist witnesses the beginning of a zombie outbreak in Tokyo, and he's certain of only two things: he's destined to be the city's hero, and he possesses something very rare in Japan--an actual firearm! Kengo Hanazawa's award-winning series comes to Dark Horse, and this realistically-drawn international bestseller take... read more

The Strain: Mister Quinlan--Vampire Hunter

David Lapham

Mr. Quinlan, a product of a hellish vampiric ritual gone wrong, seeks to destroy the Master, the powerful vampire who sired him. After he is forced into hiding in the ancient Roman hillsides, he is captured and raised in the arenas as a gladiator. Winning his freedom as a champion against the will of the emperor, Mr. Quinlan is smuggled to Africa to battle foreign hordes. He must survive long ... read more

Mr. Quinlan, a product of a hellish vampiric ritual gone wrong, seeks to destroy the Master, the powerful vampire who sired him. After he is forced into hiding in the ancient Roman hillsides, he is captured and raised in the arenas as a gladiator. Winning his freedom as a champion against the will of the emperor, Mr. Quinlan is smuggled to Africa to battle foreign hordes. He must survive long ... read more

Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes

Tim Seeley, David M. Walker

Caesar's birth in the original Planet of the Apes films was a result of the time travel at the core of that story. Tim Seeley (Revival) and David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) relocate that birth to 19th century Africa, where Caesar crosses paths with Tarzan, leading to a much different fate for Man and Ape. Drawing deeply from the Tarzan novels and the Planet of the Apes films, Seeley and ... read more

Caesar's birth in the original Planet of the Apes films was a result of the time travel at the core of that story. Tim Seeley (Revival) and David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) relocate that birth to 19th century Africa, where Caesar crosses paths with Tarzan, leading to a much different fate for Man and Ape. Drawing deeply from the Tarzan novels and the Planet of the Apes films, Seeley and ... read more

Wet Moon Vol. 6: Yesterday's Gone

Sophie Campbell

Myrtle Turenne attacked Trilby and left her for dead in the swamps of Wet Moon. While Trilby clings to life in the hospital, everyone else is lost, unsure of what to do. They're all dealing with the attack in their own ways, and they'll need to accept that nothing in their lives will ever be the same again. This new edition of Sophie Campbell's critically-acclaimed book features a new cover de... read more

Myrtle Turenne attacked Trilby and left her for dead in the swamps of Wet Moon. While Trilby clings to life in the hospital, everyone else is lost, unsure of what to do. They're all dealing with the attack in their own ways, and they'll need to accept that nothing in their lives will ever be the same again. This new edition of Sophie Campbell's critically-acclaimed book features a new cover de... read more

Wet Moon Vol. 7: Morning Cold

Sophie Campbell

The long-awaited final volume completes the entire Wet Moon series.Trilby is finally out of the hospital, but she feels anything but ready to face daily life again. Even though Myrtle is in prison and Trilby is safe, everything is different and nothing feels right. Cleo, Mara, Audrey, and Martin struggle to support Trilby, but will it ever be enough? Things don't seem like they'll ever be the ... read more

The long-awaited final volume completes the entire Wet Moon series.Trilby is finally out of the hospital, but she feels anything but ready to face daily life again. Even though Myrtle is in prison and Trilby is safe, everything is different and nothing feels right. Cleo, Mara, Audrey, and Martin struggle to support Trilby, but will it ever be enough? Things don't seem like they'll ever be the ... read more

Sci-Fu

Yehudi Mercado

Set in 1980s Brooklyn, a young DJ accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia.Hip-hop, sci-fi and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year! Cartoonist/force of nature Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage) sets his sights on 1980s Brooklyn and Wax, a young mix-master who scratches... read more

Set in 1980s Brooklyn, a young DJ accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia.Hip-hop, sci-fi and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year! Cartoonist/force of nature Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage) sets his sights on 1980s Brooklyn and Wax, a young mix-master who scratches... read more

Pilu of the Woods

Mai K. Nguyen

"Pilu of the Woods is a heartwarming tale full of natural wonder, with wise and lovely messages about coping with grief, facing your feelings, and learning to forgive yourself." - Katie O'Neill, Eisner Award-winning author of The Tea Dragon Society For fans of Anya's Ghost and I Kill Giants comes PILU OF THE WOODS, a heartwarming and bittersweet story of friendship, loss, exploring complex emo... read more

"Pilu of the Woods is a heartwarming tale full of natural wonder, with wise and lovely messages about coping with grief, facing your feelings, and learning to forgive yourself." - Katie O'Neill, Eisner Award-winning author of The Tea Dragon Society For fans of Anya's Ghost and I Kill Giants comes PILU OF THE WOODS, a heartwarming and bittersweet story of friendship, loss, exploring complex emo... read more

A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

Mady G

A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spe... read more

A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spe... read more

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