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-know 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 text books 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 authors 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


“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. Given a set of basic anchors, he can extend those basics into a powerful marketing tool. 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 (almost 10 years)

I have been working full-time as a graphic designer since graduating 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)

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.

The Crimson Six

Cockrill, Hayden, Beeman, Bob

Steve has 8 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality

Judy Ransom
It was a pleasure to work with Steve. He was patient with my first-book jitters and walked me through the entire process until the final proof was ready. He also made helpful suggestions along the way.

Judy Ransom, October 2020


Kelsey Cramer
Very helpful and went over and beyond what I needed!

Kelsey Cramer, October 2020


Lauryl Zenobi
Steve was amazing to work with. Highly professional, quick with deliverables, and imaginative. His depth of experience made him a great resource for bouncing off ideas and figuring out designs. Hiring him to do my book's interior and cover design was the best choice I made. He was a delight to work with.

Lauryl Zenobi, October 2020

Steve Kuhn
Thanks for the kind words Lauryl. It was a pleasure working with you on your book.

Reply from Steve Kuhn


John-Michael Thomas
Steve was great to work with. He was easy to interact with and gave great feedback.

John-Michael Thomas, October 2020


Jonathan Gouthier
Steve is a true professional who knows how to get things done. His communication is very responsive and detailed for the project. I appreciated his time and knowledge of self-publishing and producing files for print and e-books. Definitely will be connecting with him for future projects.

Jonathan Gouthier, October 2020

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