Steve Kuhn

Steve Kuhn – Designer

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

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 books, graphic novels, etc.


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


Best of all, I live in a small town with a lower cost of living which 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.


If that all sounds great to you, then let's chat to explore how I can help your book look as amazing as it deserves to look!

Services
Non-Fiction
Career Guides Christian Non-Fiction Health & Wellbeing Self-Help & Self-Improvement Sports & Outdoors
Fiction
Christian Fiction Contemporary Fiction Humor & Comedy
Languages
English
Awards
  • Oregon State University Senior of Distinction in Graphic Design (2002)
Certifications
  • BFA Graphic Design - Oregon State University

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2011 — Present

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 on 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.

Harvest House Publishers

May, 2004 — Jan, 2011 (over 6 years)

I was responsible for the management and production of interior layout design on more than 1,000 books during my time at Harvest House Publishers. To this day, Harvest House is still one of my largest clients.

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Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.

Jun, 2024

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I really enjoyed working with Steve! I hired him to create my book's front and back cover, as well as the interior formatting. I was amazed that he was able to create something that was so in line with the style I was hoping for, even if I couldn't fully articulate it. He was so quick and responsive, allowing us to go through iterations quickly and make final decisions at a great pace. I apprec...
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Rachel S.

Rachel S.

Mar, 2024

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Steve is a rockstar! I'm tremendously grateful that Steve promptly responded to my inquiry and delivered the highest-quality project in record time. Steve was very professional, intuitive, relatable, and patient with my newness in navigating my project to the finish line. My exceptional results are priceless! Thank you, Steve! I look forward to working with you again soon!
Tim W.

Tim W.

Jan, 2024

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I was very happy with Steve's work. His prices were competitive against other quotes I received. He engaged in good dialogue as we drove toward a final concept. He was patient as a teacher, clarifying a few things related to cover design for me as a first time author. He was consistently responsive and worked quickly. And best of all — his final cover design for my book turned out great! My boo...
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Barbara J.

Barbara J.

Jun, 2024

Steve worked well with me to provide guidance and advise that resulted in a great publication.
Joelle P.

Joelle P.

Jun, 2024

Steve is great! I am a repeat customer. He is professional, but best of all - he is quick to get projects done, usually way ahead of time. I highly recommend him!

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