Stephanie Hannus

Stephanie Hannus - Designer

Boston, MA, USA

From YA to romance, from self-help to science, I've been designing books for over a decade. Of course I judge books by their covers!

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Thanks for taking a look at my work. I'm a graphic designer with over 10 years of experience in publishing, most recently for the Adams Media division of Simon & Schuster. Notable projects include the latest Alice Hoffman book, Faerie Knitting, and Bushcraft 101, a New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel.

I believe in the power of teamwork and love collaborating to achieve the best result. I look forward to creating the best visual representation of your words!
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sports & outdoor recreation
Fiction
Romance
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Graphic Design Certificate and BA in Studio Art

Awards

  • F+W MVP Award Winner

Work experience

Designer

Self-employed
June, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

Senior Graphic Designer

Adams Media
April, 2011 – June, 2018 (about 7 years)

Junior Graphic Designer

Adams Media
June, 2006 – February, 2009 (over 2 years)

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Little Book of Self-Care: 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, and Rejuvenate

Adams Media

This beautiful, inspiring book features 100 accessible activities that help you reconnect with your body, mind, spirit, and surroundings, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world again.Self-care is an essential part of wellness. From self-massage to meditations to decluttering, The Little Book of Self-Care provides relaxation exercises to help you focus on your own personal ... read more

This beautiful, inspiring book features 100 accessible activities that help you reconnect with your body, mind, spirit, and surroundings, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world again.Self-care is an essential part of wellness. From self-massage to meditations to decluttering, The Little Book of Self-Care provides relaxation exercises to help you focus on your own personal ... read more

The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More

Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this new guide to green witchcraft.At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; s... read more

Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this new guide to green witchcraft.At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; s... read more

Sleep Rituals: 100 Practices for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep

Jennifer Williamson

100 simple practices and activities to incorporate into any bedtime routine to help you fall asleep easier and wake up refreshed and renewed.Do you have trouble getting—and staying—asleep? Sleep rituals can set the mood for restful slumber and help you drift off in peace—let these recommended bedtime routines be your key to a good night’s sleep! This accessible guide offers 100 easy rituals—in... read more

100 simple practices and activities to incorporate into any bedtime routine to help you fall asleep easier and wake up refreshed and renewed.Do you have trouble getting—and staying—asleep? Sleep rituals can set the mood for restful slumber and help you drift off in peace—let these recommended bedtime routines be your key to a good night’s sleep! This accessible guide offers 100 easy rituals—in... read more

Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things

Betsy Aldredge, Carrie DuBois-Shaw

Pride and Prejudice meets Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot in this humorous and heartfelt debut about a loving, quirky family on the hunt for the mythical Sasquatch.Hunting for monsters was never so awkward. It’s bad enough that Samantha’s parents, charter members of the Northern Ohio Bigfoot Society, have dragged their daughter around forever, hunting for yetis. But now they’re doing it on nat... read more

Pride and Prejudice meets Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot in this humorous and heartfelt debut about a loving, quirky family on the hunt for the mythical Sasquatch.Hunting for monsters was never so awkward. It’s bad enough that Samantha’s parents, charter members of the Northern Ohio Bigfoot Society, have dragged their daughter around forever, hunting for yetis. But now they’re doing it on nat... read more

The Heir and the Spare

Emily Albright

Going all the way to England for college--to Oxford, no less--for college would be exciting enough. But no sooner does Evie set foot on English soil than she falls for a boy who turns out to be a real prince--in fact, second in line to the throne of England. Edmund is wonderful, even though loving him can be a royal pain, from the demands of his family to the stuck-up aristocrat who thinks she... read more

Going all the way to England for college--to Oxford, no less--for college would be exciting enough. But no sooner does Evie set foot on English soil than she falls for a boy who turns out to be a real prince--in fact, second in line to the throne of England. Edmund is wonderful, even though loving him can be a royal pain, from the demands of his family to the stuck-up aristocrat who thinks she... read more

Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More! (Adams 101)

Paul Kleinman

A hands-on approach to exploring the human mindToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and experiments of psychology into tedious discourse that even Freud would want to repress. Psych 101 cuts out the boring details and statistics, and instead, gives you a lesson in psychology that keeps you engaged - and your synapses firing.From personality quizzes and the Rorschach B... read more

A hands-on approach to exploring the human mindToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and experiments of psychology into tedious discourse that even Freud would want to repress. Psych 101 cuts out the boring details and statistics, and instead, gives you a lesson in psychology that keeps you engaged - and your synapses firing.From personality quizzes and the Rorschach B... read more

The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry

Loretta Graziano Breuning

Learn the scientific benefits of positivism! Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation--our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity--if you know how.The Science of Positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them. Neurochemical expert ... read more

Learn the scientific benefits of positivism! Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation--our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them. But you can transcend this natural negativity--if you know how.The Science of Positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them. Neurochemical expert ... read more

Outbreak!: 50 Tales of Epidemics that Terrorized the World

Beth Skwarecki

From ancient scourges to modern-day pandemics! Throughout history--even recent history--highly contagious, deadly, and truly horrible epidemics have swept through cities, countrysides, and even entire countries. Outbreak! catalogs fifty of those incidents in gruesome detail, including:The Sweating Sickness that killed 15,000, including Henry VIII's older brotherSyphilis, the "French Disease," ... read more

From ancient scourges to modern-day pandemics! Throughout history--even recent history--highly contagious, deadly, and truly horrible epidemics have swept through cities, countrysides, and even entire countries. Outbreak! catalogs fifty of those incidents in gruesome detail, including:The Sweating Sickness that killed 15,000, including Henry VIII's older brotherSyphilis, the "French Disease," ... read more

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Dave Canterbury

A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel! The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offe... read more

A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel! The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages--this valuable guide offe... read more

DIY Handlettering: From Monogrammed Pillows to Personalized Stationery--25 Handcrafted, Handlettered Projects You Can Make!

Melissa Averinos, Asharae Kroll

Creative inspiration for developing your own unique lettering style! Take your home decor to a whole new level with beautiful, customizable handlettering techniques! With DIY Handlettering, you'll learn how to re-create all the most popular fonts--from swirly scripts to bold block lettering to whimsical calligraphy. With these beautiful writing techniques, you can customize any object in your ... read more

Creative inspiration for developing your own unique lettering style! Take your home decor to a whole new level with beautiful, customizable handlettering techniques! With DIY Handlettering, you'll learn how to re-create all the most popular fonts--from swirly scripts to bold block lettering to whimsical calligraphy. With these beautiful writing techniques, you can customize any object in your ... read more

DIY Artisanal Soaps: Make Your Own Custom, Handcrafted Soaps!

Alicia Grosso

Handmade soap from scratch!Lavender Geranium RibbonSeaweed Salt ScrubOcean Fresh Cream SoapMaking your own luxurious and lovely soaps is easier than you think! With DIY Artisanal Soaps, you'll find everything you need to make all-natural, custom-designed soaps using locally sourced ingredients and beautifully scented essential oils. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and tips for personaliz... read more

Handmade soap from scratch!Lavender Geranium RibbonSeaweed Salt ScrubOcean Fresh Cream SoapMaking your own luxurious and lovely soaps is easier than you think! With DIY Artisanal Soaps, you'll find everything you need to make all-natural, custom-designed soaps using locally sourced ingredients and beautifully scented essential oils. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and tips for personaliz... read more

Secrets and Seduction: 5 Romance Novels

Shay Lacy

Threats, bullets, espionage, and murder are no match for love. When danger knocks on their door, these five heroines have their heroes' backs, and only together can they survive the treacherous twists and turns in these heart-pounding stories.Hero Needed: When Marisa's best friend is killed by a train, she suspects it was no accident, and she's determined to enlist EMT Nick Stark's help in rev... read more

Threats, bullets, espionage, and murder are no match for love. When danger knocks on their door, these five heroines have their heroes' backs, and only together can they survive the treacherous twists and turns in these heart-pounding stories.Hero Needed: When Marisa's best friend is killed by a train, she suspects it was no accident, and she's determined to enlist EMT Nick Stark's help in rev... read more

Harmony Falls: The Complete Series

Elley Arden

Welcome to Harmony Falls, Pennsylvania, where its residents are determined to make the most of their opportunities - and stay out of each other's hearts. Easier said than done, and the sparks fly higher than a Fourth of July fireworks show as these three couples butt heads with their pasts and rub elbows (and a little more) with their futures.Crashing the Congressman's Wedding: Alice Cramer mu... read more

Welcome to Harmony Falls, Pennsylvania, where its residents are determined to make the most of their opportunities - and stay out of each other's hearts. Easier said than done, and the sparks fly higher than a Fourth of July fireworks show as these three couples butt heads with their pasts and rub elbows (and a little more) with their futures.Crashing the Congressman's Wedding: Alice Cramer mu... read more

A Mindful Evening: Complete each day with a calm mind and open heart

David Dillard-Wright

Set the tone for a peaceful night's rest! At the end of a busy day, sleep can sometimes prove elusive. But that doesn't have to be the case. By integrating meditation into your nighttime routine, you can set the stage for quality rest.A Mindful Evening gives you the tools you need to power down at night. With nearly 200 inspiring quotes and short, easy mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how t... read more

Set the tone for a peaceful night's rest! At the end of a busy day, sleep can sometimes prove elusive. But that doesn't have to be the case. By integrating meditation into your nighttime routine, you can set the stage for quality rest.A Mindful Evening gives you the tools you need to power down at night. With nearly 200 inspiring quotes and short, easy mindfulness exercises, you'll learn how t... read more

Poor Little Dead Girls

Lizzie Friend

The first time she is blindfolded and kidnapped, star-athlete and posh boarding school newbie Sadie is terrified. She wakes up in a dark room surrounded by hushed whispers, hooded strangers, and a mysterious voice whispering not-so-sweet nothings in her ear. But once the robes come off, she realizes it's just an elaborate prank designed to induct her into the group that's been pulling the stri... read more

The first time she is blindfolded and kidnapped, star-athlete and posh boarding school newbie Sadie is terrified. She wakes up in a dark room surrounded by hushed whispers, hooded strangers, and a mysterious voice whispering not-so-sweet nothings in her ear. But once the robes come off, she realizes it's just an elaborate prank designed to induct her into the group that's been pulling the stri... read more

Infused Water: 100 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Detox, Weight Loss, Healthy Skin, Better Immunity, and More!

Britt Brandon

As seen on Oprah.com, FitnessMagazine.com, and Instyle.com Infuse your water for a healthier spin on hydration! Water is the foundation of good health, but if you're like most people, you don't drink nearly enough water per day. You might even think that water is just plain boring. Infused Water is full of creative and flavorful ideas for increasing your daily water and nutrient intake. Infusi... read more

As seen on Oprah.com, FitnessMagazine.com, and Instyle.com Infuse your water for a healthier spin on hydration! Water is the foundation of good health, but if you're like most people, you don't drink nearly enough water per day. You might even think that water is just plain boring. Infused Water is full of creative and flavorful ideas for increasing your daily water and nutrient intake. Infusi... read more

Stephanie has 12 reviews

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Tanya H
Wonderful experience working with Stephanie, she is very talented and was patient with me as I walked this path for the first time! Highly Recommend.

Tanya H, September 2019

Stephanie Hannus
Thank you, Tanya. It was a pleasure to work with you!

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Aloha Lavina
Stephanie Hannus was a great designer for the covers of my book. She was patient as I did A/B testing for the covers and discussed the details with me. She was flexible when I had to delay because of life circumstances, and picked up when we were concluding the project. I recommend her as a cover designer for fiction authors as she has a straightforward way of addressing a design brief, and doe...
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Aloha Lavina, July 2019

Stephanie Hannus
Thank you Aloha. I love the way your cover turned out. Best of luck with your book!

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Melanie Edwards
Stephanie was open and attentive in the discussion phase of our collaboration, went over and above in preparing designs, and brought even more to the table than I asked for as far as options to choose from. She is a very talented designer and her engaging personality made the process so easy.

Melanie Edwards, July 2019

Stephanie Hannus
Thank you, Melanie! You were great to work with. Wishing you lots of success with your book!

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Gabe Gould
Stephanie is an undeniably talented, sincere, and patient artist.

Gabe Gould, May 2019

Stephanie Hannus
Thanks, Gabe! I really enjoyed working on your book. Hopefully we can work together again someday—I have a feeling this is only the beginning : ) Best of luck!

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Steve Baldyga
I wish that this review had at least one more star per category, for 5 stars are not enough for a proper scale to rate Stephanie's ability...reliability...as well as capability. She envisioned what I was looking for even before I could properly describe the concept. Her suggestions were spot-on, her work was exemplary. If Lewis and Clark had Stephanie for a guide, they would have found that elu...
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Steve Baldyga, March 2019

Stephanie Hannus
Steve you never fail to make me laugh : ) Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to our future collaborations. So happy I get to be a part of Arlington Green!

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