Steve Kuhn

Steve Kuhn - Designer

Eugene, OR, USA

BOOK COVERS / INTERIORS / EBOOKS / I help authors create books that stand out in the marketplace and look as amazing as their work deserves.

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Overview

I'd love to help you with your book cover design, interior formatting, and eBook creation.

Why hire me, though?


Well, I have more than 20+ years of experience in the publishing industry, designing hundreds of books for well-known authors such as Tony Evans, John MacArthur, and Josh McDowell.


I’ve designed autobiographies for high-profile athletes like Zach Ertz, Julie Ertz, Shaun Alexander, and Ryan Hall.


I've formatted 600+ page, full-color, illustrated college textbooks with captions, notes, appendices, etc.


I've helped create books in all genres: fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, children's, graphic novels, etc.


I've even written four books myself (3 of which are self-published), so I understand the publishing process from an author's point of view as well.


On top of all that, I live in a small town with a lower cost of living that is reflected in my extremely reasonable rates.


All that combined means I can offer you big-city publishing house quality & experience at small-town prices.


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TESTIMONIALS


"Stop scrolling. Hire Steve Kuhn! Steve transformed my book, and his design established a look and feel that tied the book together from cover to cover. He is flexible and perceptive and responsive, and he has conviction about his work. He moves at lightning speed. Really, I could not be happier with Steve's work." —Larry Jordan, Author


“During my 16 years as a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers, Steve Kuhn was the designer for several of the books I acquired and edited. In every case, he did a great job, and I recommend him with great enthusiasm.” —Nick Harrison, WordServe Literary Agency


"Steve Kuhn produces quality book design and layout work for us in a very timely manner. He is very knowledgeable in his design work; his interiors look clean and appropriate for the book's audience. I also appreciate Steve's communication skills and his thoughtfulness regarding design choices. Steve has been an excellent designer for our books, and we are grateful to work with him!" —Kari Galloway, Harvest House Publishers


"Steve was able to take my humble graphic ideas and turn them into an outstanding book cover. It looks better than anything I could have imagined! His artistic skills and attention to detail made me look good!” —Pastor Bob Beeman, International Author, and Speaker


"Steve Kuhn is a professional, high caliber provider at a reasonable cost. He has a unique ability to perceive the vision of his clients and amplify that vision in creative ways. He can extend those basics into a powerful marketing tool given a set of basic anchors. We've used him for years, and we're hooked. Big bang for the buck. Trusted." —Don Trumbull, Author


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Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Career Guides
Christian Non-Fiction
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sports & Outdoors
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Science Fiction

Certifications

  • BFA Graphic Design - Oregon State University

Awards

  • Oregon State University Senior of Distinction in Graphic Design (2002)

Work experience

Book Design and Interior Layout Specialist

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (over 11 years)

I have been working full-time as a graphic designer since graduating from Oregon State University as the 2002 Senior of Distinction in Graphic Design. In addition to my primary focus of book design, I've had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, ranging from traditional print design such as posters, logo design, and brochures; to large-scale environmental design and trade show booths.

Senior Design & Layout Artist

Harvest House Publishers
May, 2004 – January, 2011 (over 6 years)

I was responsible for the management and production of interior layout design on more than 1000 books during my time at Harvest House. To this day, Harvest House is still my largest client.

Steve has 108 reviews

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Rebecca Coppage
Steve was great to work with!

Rebecca Coppage, June 2022


ellen townsend
We didn’t know exactly what we wanted for the cover, but Steve nailed it. Design turned out perfect and captures the look and feel we were going for.

ellen townsend, June 2022


Nina Heide
Thank you so much Steve for the work you do for me. I’m very satisfied with all parts of the process. This was my second time using you and I guess not the last.

Nina Heide, June 2022


John Munro
I worked with Steve some time ago, but it seems I did not give any feedback then. I would say that Steve did all the various things that I had asked and paid him to do. There were some glitches that emerged along the way, but between us we dealt with them in I believe a satisfactory fashion.

John Munro, June 2022


Michael Stocks
Prompt and efficient.

Michael Stocks, June 2022

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