Stephanie Hannus

Stephanie Hannus – Designer

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!


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!
DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing New Age Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sports & Outdoors
Romance Young Adult
  • F+W MVP Award Winner
  • Graphic Design Certificate and BA in Studio Art

Work experience


Jun, 2018 — Present

Adams Media

Apr, 2011 — Jun, 2018 (about 7 years)

Adams Media

Jun, 2006 — Feb, 2009 (over 2 years)


As seen on,, and 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... 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. B... 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 y... 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 coupl... 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... 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... 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 ... 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 outd... 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 g... 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 o... 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 ... 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. E... 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 memb... 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 o... 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... 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-ma... read more

Stephanie has 20 reviews





Julie W.

Julie W.

Oct, 2020

I chose Stephanie based on Reedsy reviews, so thank you, Reedsy authors, for leaving those helpful reviews! Stephanie was professional, prompt, and eternally patient while I navigated the steep learning curve of cover design. When I had questions about color or printing, Stephanie answered them thoroughly. She took a genuine interest in my book's content and was collaborative in every sense o...
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Stephanie H.
Thank you so much, Julie! It was such a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for trusting me with your book!
Martin S.

Martin S.

Jul, 2020

Stephanie is incredible. The cover she designed for me and the book interior are beautiful. I loved working with her and will definitely hire her for future projects. I can't recommend her enough!
Rameck H.

Rameck H.

Apr, 2020

Stephanie was really awesome! She was a pleasure to work with. Stephanie was timely and she made the process easy with little stress. The cost for the job was very reasonable. She took this idea and made it into a wonderful cover design! I truly don't think anyone else could have done a better job. Everyone that has seen it loves it! Can't wait to show it to the world. Thanks Stephanie.
Stephanie H.
Thank you so much, Rameck! It was a pleasure to work with you. Wishing you all the best with your book.
Wendy H.

Wendy H.

Feb, 2020

It was a pleasure to work with Stephanie! She asked for the pdf to read through the manuscript to get a feel for my "voice." Although I wasn't wowed with the first drafts, the second drafts were great, and we tweaked them from there. She happily provided different versions of the same cover (red and gray borders for the ebook) as well as creating an audiobook cover. We worked with two complete...
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Stephanie H.
Thank you so much, Wendy, I enjoyed working with you! Best of luck.
Dawn H.

Dawn H.

Nov, 2019

Stephanie is amazing. She did research before starting my book project in order to provide me with the best layout and design for my audience. Every step of the way, including "scope creep" and multiple revisions, she was encouraging, helpful and professional. I love the final project, and I highly recommend Stephanie.
Stephanie H.
Thank you Dawn! I'm so glad you love the final product. I loved working on such an interesting topic!

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