Lance Buckley

Lance Buckley - Designer

Charleston, SC, United States

I am a graphic designer with over 7 years of experience working in the independent publishing industry.

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Overview

I have a passion for designing book covers, but I design other things too (and I also enjoy that).

For the past seven years, I’ve been working as a Design Account Specialist with CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing and doing a lot of freelance work on the side. I’ve worked with authors big and small in all kinds of different genres!

My time with CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing helped me gain a ton of experience with the process of bringing a cover design to print while gaining a deeper understanding of emerging book cover design trends. Whether you’re a seasoned author or about to self-publish your first book, I can assure you that I will do my best to make sure your book not only looks great but is also highly marketable.

Before I became a graphic designer, I studied Strategic Communication and Marketing at Ohio State. My first passion was marketing and advertising but after working in the advertising industry on the account management and messaging side, I quickly realized that I actually felt more “at home” on the creative side.

That’s when I decided to spend the next few years honing my design skills by taking on all kinds of different design work. I had always been a creative and artistic kid, so the challenges I faced were more technical in nature. This experience gave me a much better understanding of what grabs people’s attention and moves them to make a purchase.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Entertainment
History
Music
Politics & Current Affairs
Fiction
Horror
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Poetry
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
June, 2013 – Present (about 5 years)

Freelance graphic designer with experience working within the Createspace self-service platform.

Design Account Specialist

Amazon/CreateSpace
June, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

Graphic Designer

Turnkey Creative
January, 2010 – Present (over 8 years)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Eating Bull

Carrie Rubin

Silver Medal Winner, 2016 IPPY book award, Best Regional Fiction (Great Lakes)A fight against the food industry turns deadly.Jeremy, a lonely and obese teenager, shoots into the limelight when a headstrong public health nurse persuades him to sue the food industry. Tossed into a storm of media buzz and bullying, the teen draws the attention of a serial killer who’s targeting the obese. Soon th... read more

Silver Medal Winner, 2016 IPPY book award, Best Regional Fiction (Great Lakes)A fight against the food industry turns deadly.Jeremy, a lonely and obese teenager, shoots into the limelight when a headstrong public health nurse persuades him to sue the food industry. Tossed into a storm of media buzz and bullying, the teen draws the attention of a serial killer who’s targeting the obese. Soon th... read more

Kai

Jessica Santiago

Kai is a young woman struggling to understand where she belongs in the world. Her struggle is more complicated than that of a typical young woman trying to find her way, because she isn’t a young woman – at least not entirely. Kai is a mermaid, only you won’t find her rescuing sailors at sea. She is, by all definition, a monster – a beautiful monster cursed with a lust and hunger nearly imposs... read more

Kai is a young woman struggling to understand where she belongs in the world. Her struggle is more complicated than that of a typical young woman trying to find her way, because she isn’t a young woman – at least not entirely. Kai is a mermaid, only you won’t find her rescuing sailors at sea. She is, by all definition, a monster – a beautiful monster cursed with a lust and hunger nearly imposs... read more

No Rest in His Bones

S. A. Nicola

...gritty yet sentimental...a more mellow, moralistic, less pulse-racing Gone Girl. No Rest in His Bones, by S. A. Nicola, is a gritty yet sentimental story of a marriage and how it is affected by tremors of faith and mind. ...While the book’s more extreme situations...are realistically portrayed, the realism is at its peak in the more day-to-day drama of sky-high credit card bills and difficu... read more

...gritty yet sentimental...a more mellow, moralistic, less pulse-racing Gone Girl. No Rest in His Bones, by S. A. Nicola, is a gritty yet sentimental story of a marriage and how it is affected by tremors of faith and mind. ...While the book’s more extreme situations...are realistically portrayed, the realism is at its peak in the more day-to-day drama of sky-high credit card bills and difficu... read more

The Bone Curse (Benjamin Oris) (Volume 1)

Carrie Rubin

Medicine has no cure for evil. Ben Oris, a pragmatic med student from Philadelphia, gets cut by an old bone while touring the Paris catacombs. His companion Laurette, a public health student from Haiti, senses danger and worries an evil curse now runs through him. Ben scoffs at the idea--he simply has a wound that won't heal--and back home he returns to his stressful clerkship at the hospital.... read more

Medicine has no cure for evil. Ben Oris, a pragmatic med student from Philadelphia, gets cut by an old bone while touring the Paris catacombs. His companion Laurette, a public health student from Haiti, senses danger and worries an evil curse now runs through him. Ben scoffs at the idea--he simply has a wound that won't heal--and back home he returns to his stressful clerkship at the hospital.... read more

The PROX Transmissions

The Starset Society

SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning wakes disoriented and confused in a dingy gas station bathroom. He stumbles home trying to put the pieces of his night back together, only to learn that new tenants have been living in his apartment for over a month. They can offer no explanation, only a letter, written in his own handwriting with three simple words:Shave your head.Desperate to unders... read more

SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning wakes disoriented and confused in a dingy gas station bathroom. He stumbles home trying to put the pieces of his night back together, only to learn that new tenants have been living in his apartment for over a month. They can offer no explanation, only a letter, written in his own handwriting with three simple words:Shave your head.Desperate to unders... read more

Presumed Guilty: Facing Life Plus Eighty Years

Robert I. Anderson Jr.

In Presumed Guilty: Facing Life Plus Eighty Years, author Robert I. Anderson Jr. shares with readers his unforgettable tale of navigating our nation’s justice system. A man of faith, Anderson describes to readers what it was like to learn to lean on God during great hardships and unfortunate circumstances—because He will deliver. This is a story of how a hard-working American citizen—with no c... read more

In Presumed Guilty: Facing Life Plus Eighty Years, author Robert I. Anderson Jr. shares with readers his unforgettable tale of navigating our nation’s justice system. A man of faith, Anderson describes to readers what it was like to learn to lean on God during great hardships and unfortunate circumstances—because He will deliver. This is a story of how a hard-working American citizen—with no c... read more

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