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 11 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 55 reviews

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Paula Masters
I was thankful for Steve’s expertise. His extensive background made me feel confident. I was very happy with the outcome of my book design. It looked professional and high quality. This is so important since cover and design are the visual invitations to read the book. I also appreciate Steve’s responsiveness. He was quick to return all emails—not once did he leave me waiting. He makes his clie...
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Paula Masters, October 2021


SP Admin
I appreciated Steve's attention to details and his guidance through the proofing stage of the layout design. His directions concerning the proofing of the eBook was very valuable, seeing as how this was my first eBook proofing. I will be recommending Steve to those seeking layout design. I am very satisfied with the work, timeline, and level of communication throughout the process he provided....
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SP Admin, October 2021


Rick Williams
Steve was very good and timely communicator, professional but at the same time easy to work with. And as a newbie, I appreciated his insights and patient guidance as well. I would defiantly work with him again.

Rick Williams, August 2021


Tianna Roser
I'm so grateful to Steve Kuhn for creating a beautiful book cover that I love. As a first time author, I had no clue what the process was and what exactly was required to get the properly formatted book covers for both print and ebook versions of my book on Amazon KDP and IngramSpark. Steve was extremely patient with me and highly professional. He was very responsive and communicated everything...
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Tianna Roser, August 2021


Caitlin Burr
Steve was awesome to work with!! Steve converted my manuscript into an epub file so I could publish it as an e-book. I was pleased with the formatting and how everything came out. Steve was very professional, responded to my messages quickly, and helped me make last minute changes to my files. I definitely recommend hiring Steve! I look forward to working with you again in the future!!

Caitlin Burr, August 2021

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