Meet Karrie the Book Designer
Since the 1990s Karrie Ross (me) has been satisfying customers with unique award winning graphic design solutions, conscientious business practices, partnered with a charming sense of humor…! I enjoy what I do and like to share that fun with my clients.
I want you to succeed.
My business moto “Be IT Now!” was created in 1995 on the way home from the HOW design conference in San Diego, and I have been bringing the now into life ever since. The ability to listen, observe, question and communicate what is discussed, is of great importance to what I do as a creative person.
I’ve been an artist for a long time. Growing up, I remember the books that lined my family’s garage—and I was hooked on the cover imagery, that is where my love for the “book cover” began. Over my career, I spent several years designing materials for the entertainment industry, for me posters are just big book covers.
The love of writing was next. As an Art Director I was good at developing headlines and setting the basic tone for advertising campaigns. Years later, I began writing a book on parenting (which has won 2nd place and two honorable mentions) and writing became another passion.
My business savvy developed from years of having my own advertising, design, marketing, branding, and merchandising business. I’ve worked with many different industries and have assisted many companies set up, create, design, develop and manufacture products and services.
The above experiences bring me to where I am now. I offer creative concept, graphic design, coaching and consulting for authors, experts and small business on processes that cover: branding, book concept of subject, product creation, design, promotion and how to create and manage their web-presence.
Complete Design and Consulting Services for your book, business, service & products.
Book Cover & Interior Design
Covers: paperback, hardcover/dust-jackets or casewrap, eBook
Interiors: design & layout of text and images.
Physical & InfoProduct Packaging
CD/DVD Covers, inserts, and booklets
Website set up and design
Self Promotion/ Marketing
— Posters for window display
— Flyers / Product Sell Sheets as handouts
Branding / Corporate Collateral
— Business Cards
Are You a Speaker
— Speaker Promotional Kits
— Bio One Sheets
— Educational Materials
— Design for any CD/DVD material you will be sending out for review.
— Banner: used as a letterhead for all material that you send out and website 2.5″ x 8″
TeleSeminar / Webinar
Materials for download or presentation. Training Manuals Workbooks, and Brochures
My graphics background is in advertising, marketing, branding, corporate collateral, logo design, brochures, ad campaigns, movie posters, annual reports, packaging design, product merchandising, etc.. I have designed projects for companies such as: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Jack-In-The-Box, Toyota, Microsoft, Raytheon, Cedars Siani, Pinkerton, IHOP, CPK, TransAmerica Corp., Northrop, Boeing and many more.
The above affiliations included many hours at the printers performing press checks on the many pieces of collateral and packaging I designed. I understand the presses and what is possible. However, I believe it’s my advertising experience that enhances my attention to how your cover will look, when it’s in book stores or posted online, your tiny little thumbnail image… yep!… the one that is to catch the attention of your prospective reader, this is where my covers shine!
As a one-person, state-of-the-art, award-winning business, I’m attentive to your questions and concerns. I will walk you through how to contact your printer for the correct measurements for your book files. Once the book files are complete, I will be on call if the printer has any technical difficulties with my files for the first print run. Once you choose my services, I send you a checklist of what is needed to begin and go over each point in detail to answer any questions you might have.
Today’s technology has opened up a whole new way to view our world… and our books. I hope you’ll consider using my services and please Contact me with any questions. You’ll find my email address on the contact page.
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I am also available to be a judge for any book awards, category of covers and interiors.
Karrie Ross, Book Designer, Training Coach, Consultant
Award winning Author, CLC, NLPMP, CH, Toastmaster CC/CL, Asst. Area Gov.
Other Services: Create your website using WordPress and collateral such as media kits, flyers, promotional mailers, postcards, bookmarks for your book or services.
Extended Project consulting/coaching, marketing, advertising, promotion PR, organization and more. Learn more about my Consulting Services.