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 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.


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TESTIMONIALS


"Stop scrolling. Hire Steve! 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 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 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 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
Contemporary Fiction
Humor & Comedy

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 12 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 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.

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 1,000 books during my time at Harvest House Publishers. To this day, Harvest House is still one of my largest clients.

Steve has 158 reviews

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Ransom Smythe
I couldn't have been more pleased with Steve. He was extremely patient with my inexperience and I actually became emotional with each step of the process. What started as a thought is now tangible and absolutely beautiful. I couldn't have done it without this incredible team member. I just hope my inexperience hasn't tainted him against working with me in the future. I know it will be better be...
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Ransom Smythe, December 2022


Kyle Nichol
As a first-time author, I was hoping to find an experienced professional who was knowledgable, talented responsive and willing to hold my and a bit through the design and formatting process. Steve checked all those boxes and then some. Steve provided fast, great-looking design work on both my my cover wrap and interior formatting and was super-responsive to all of my very frequent questions. I'...
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Kyle Nichol, December 2022


Leslie Vicary
So very grateful Steve was willing to format my first book. I could not have asked for a more competent and seasoned designer. He responded quickly to communication, was extremely patient and helpful as I navigated publishing for the first time, and produced a design that I'm very proud to publish. I hope to work with him again!

Leslie Vicary, November 2022


Deborah Foster
Steve was exceptionally professional. He replied to me right away and responded to my requests as needed. His product turned out great. We were able to work together well.

Deborah Foster, November 2022


Mandy Shrock
As always, Steve is quick, talented, and professional.

Mandy Shrock, November 2022

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