Tobi Carter

Tobi Carter - Designer

Dallas, TX, USA

I specialize in formatting for Christian and children's books for both self-published authors and traditional publishing houses.

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Overview

I've worked in several genres – poetry, children's books, personal essays, novels, memoirs, and non-fiction – but specialize in both Christian and children's book genres. I strongly believe in collaboration with the author and bringing your vision to life. I have expertise in the publishing world through previous jobs and education. I deliver print-ready files as well e-books.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelancer

Self-employed
March, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

Through my experience as a freelancer, I've worked with both self-published authors and with traditional publishing houses to design and implement proper specifications and formats through various print on demand services.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

The Book Tree

Paul Czajak

When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayors head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlos imagination and perseverance, the Mayor finds that suppressing stories cannot stop them from blossoming more beautifully than ever. This timely allegorical tale will be a useful tool for starting conversations with children about the power ... read more

When young Arlo accidentally drops a book on the Mayors head, the Mayor decides books are dangerous and destroys all the books in town! But thanks to Arlos imagination and perseverance, the Mayor finds that suppressing stories cannot stop them from blossoming more beautifully than ever. This timely allegorical tale will be a useful tool for starting conversations with children about the power ... read more

Cloud Chaser

Anne-Fleur Drillon

Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions ... but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike.

Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions ... but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike.

Jojo and the Food Fight

Didier Lévy

Originally published: France: Bâelin Jeunesse, 2015 under the title, Jojo l'ombrelle.

Originally published: France: Bâelin Jeunesse, 2015 under the title, Jojo l'ombrelle.

Dump Truck Disco (Barefoot Books Singalongs)

Dump Truck Daisy and her construction vehicle crew are on a secret nighttime mission build a playground before sunrise! Detailed endnotes provide additional information about construction vehicles and inclusive playgrounds. Vibrant artwork and a catchy disco tune and animation make this a stellar choice for any child who is fascinated by construction vehicles.

Dump Truck Daisy and her construction vehicle crew are on a secret nighttime mission build a playground before sunrise! Detailed endnotes provide additional information about construction vehicles and inclusive playgrounds. Vibrant artwork and a catchy disco tune and animation make this a stellar choice for any child who is fascinated by construction vehicles.

Home for a Penguin, Home for a Whale

Brenda Williams

Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative nonfiction picture book, featuring 8 pages of fact-packed endnotes about wildlife, oceans about the world, clean energy and ocean conservation.

Explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals in this narrative nonfiction picture book, featuring 8 pages of fact-packed endnotes about wildlife, oceans about the world, clean energy and ocean conservation.

Have You Ever Seen A Grolar Bear?

Benham Azadi

What happens when a Zebra meetsa Donkey? Or a Lion meets a Tiger?Join Frances and Jessica as theydiscover animals that they never knewexisted in this exciting confidencebuilding rhyming children's book. The story celebrates the beautiful fact that we are all unique!

What happens when a Zebra meetsa Donkey? Or a Lion meets a Tiger?Join Frances and Jessica as theydiscover animals that they never knewexisted in this exciting confidencebuilding rhyming children's book. The story celebrates the beautiful fact that we are all unique!

Abide: Resting in the Unfailing Love of God

Katie Kibbe

Many women think an intimate relationship with Jesus is reserved for the spiritual elite, someone with a lot of time on her hands, or a certain theological pedigree. This could not be further from the truth. You already have what you need, right now, to experience the love, joy, and peace God has in store for you. All you need to do is make some small changes in your every day schedule.God did... read more

Many women think an intimate relationship with Jesus is reserved for the spiritual elite, someone with a lot of time on her hands, or a certain theological pedigree. This could not be further from the truth. You already have what you need, right now, to experience the love, joy, and peace God has in store for you. All you need to do is make some small changes in your every day schedule.God did... read more

Unleashed: Shining The Light On What Kept Me Bound

Latrice Walker

Our Reedemer LIVES. Ever feel like you're just going in circles? What about stagnant and not moving anywhere? Well this is the book for you. Read all about how there are others just like you. The only difference between getting free and staying there are the things that you say to yourself. What is it that you're saying? Victory is already all over you and declaring the opposite will manifest.... read more

Our Reedemer LIVES. Ever feel like you're just going in circles? What about stagnant and not moving anywhere? Well this is the book for you. Read all about how there are others just like you. The only difference between getting free and staying there are the things that you say to yourself. What is it that you're saying? Victory is already all over you and declaring the opposite will manifest.... read more

Reflections of Hope: A Devotional Journal for Those Loving Someone with Dementia

Heidi Dalton

Drawing insight from her own journey with her mom's battle with dementia, Heidi will lovingly and compassionately walk you through many of the feelings and decisions one faces throughout this process. Reflections of Hope includes real-life stories, questions to reflect upon, devotional thoughts, and prayers for direction, comfort and peace.

Drawing insight from her own journey with her mom's battle with dementia, Heidi will lovingly and compassionately walk you through many of the feelings and decisions one faces throughout this process. Reflections of Hope includes real-life stories, questions to reflect upon, devotional thoughts, and prayers for direction, comfort and peace.

Poppy the Star: A Star Is Born

Bindu Adai

A Star Is Born is the story of Poppy, a star who is born without any light. Poppy has big dreams, but without any starlight, her dreams seem impossible. But when she learns to shine with her inner light by spreading love and kindness, she discovers her true destiny is far greater than she or anyone else could have ever imagined.

A Star Is Born is the story of Poppy, a star who is born without any light. Poppy has big dreams, but without any starlight, her dreams seem impossible. But when she learns to shine with her inner light by spreading love and kindness, she discovers her true destiny is far greater than she or anyone else could have ever imagined.

SMART ALEC ALEX: Changing Schools and Classroom Rules

T.D. Said

Alexandria P. Knowitall, also known as Smart Alec Alex, is a 6th grader at T.K Spittle Middle School. Alex thinks she is the smartest kid in the school, but in reality, she is a smart aleck. With her snappy comebacks and her “I’m always right” attitude, Alex definitely does not “know it all”. In Smart Alec Alex “Changing schools and Classroom Rules”, Alex is faced with doing things like the “M... read more

Alexandria P. Knowitall, also known as Smart Alec Alex, is a 6th grader at T.K Spittle Middle School. Alex thinks she is the smartest kid in the school, but in reality, she is a smart aleck. With her snappy comebacks and her “I’m always right” attitude, Alex definitely does not “know it all”. In Smart Alec Alex “Changing schools and Classroom Rules”, Alex is faced with doing things like the “M... read more

Scaredy Bat and the Frozen Vampires (Scaredy Bat: A Vampire Detective Series)

Marina J Bowman

Solving crime, one fear at a timeEllie is a 12 year old vampire that loves solving mysteries, but is afraid of...everything. She's afraid of spiders, clowns, and loud noises -- just to name a few. And her pesky sister Penny never lets her forget it. But with a little courage and help from her friends, Ellie just might achieve her dream of becoming a real detective. When Ellie attends the royal... read more

Solving crime, one fear at a timeEllie is a 12 year old vampire that loves solving mysteries, but is afraid of...everything. She's afraid of spiders, clowns, and loud noises -- just to name a few. And her pesky sister Penny never lets her forget it. But with a little courage and help from her friends, Ellie just might achieve her dream of becoming a real detective. When Ellie attends the royal... read more

Ynalogies

Roa, Yna, Roa, Yna

Tobi has 14 reviews

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Madelyn Jones
Tobi is 5 star designer and moreover a 5 star person. Being my first book, I needed to go step by step. She did amazing job, so patient and gifted. I'll be forever grateful.

Madelyn Jones, September 2020

Tobi Carter
Thank you for the kind words, Madelyn! Feel free to reach out if you have another book up your sleeve.

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Deola Miller
Tobi is a remarkable designer and the perfect one for my project. I am very impressed with both her talent and integrity. She is very professional, structured, and creative. Even though Tobi presented me with a perfect work schedule, she completed the assignment before the expiration date. I hope to have the opportunity to work with Tobi again.

Deola Miller, August 2020


Tom McLaughlin
Working with Tobi is a pleasure.

Tom McLaughlin, July 2020


Nicholas Scarpino
Tobi was great to work with. Very responsive and timely. She had great ideas and was also open to my ideas. I loved her process. She designed my cover and the inside of my book. Thanks, Tobi!

Nicholas Scarpino, July 2020

Tobi Carter
Thank you! I hope you and your family love the book you’ve created.

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Christopher Starr
Tobi was the consummate professional and partner in this process. She was very communicative, collaborative, insightful, and professional. She doesn't mess around: Tobi gave me a timeline and knocked EVERY single thing out on time and with tremendous expertise. And I think she gets what I'm trying to do. I'm going to use her for the other books in my series and could not recommend her more hi...
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Christopher Starr, June 2020

Tobi Carter
This was a fun project! It's been a while since I worked on Christian fiction, and you were a great collaborator to work with. I look forward to see where your books go!

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