Hello! My name is Stephannie Beman, and I’m a freelance graphic designer whose goal is to create simple, yet eye-catching designs at a price you can afford because I know how hard it is starting out in business.
For the past 7 years, I’ve worked mostly in book cover creation for indie authors and publishers, but I love working with all sorts of projects. I’ve dabbled extensively with printable planners and work sheets, business cards, website headers and book banners, business logos, promotional material, and web graphics. I even got the chance to create a indie movie poster once.
Now, my design style is not everyone’s cup-of-tea, but I promise that if you hire me for your project I will do my best to create a design you will love and I won’t stop until I get there.
I would love to help you on your journey!
If you are interested in a service not listed here, please email me to discuss it.
General Information about the Designs
Design Limitations: I do not work with offer illustration based designs, designs with cartooning/caricature or designs with a clip-art focus. Designs with sensitive material, language or those that are too religious or political in nature may be declined.
Stock Photos: You will need to provide the images for your cover design. I am willing to help you look for the best image for your cover design. I do this for several reasons you can find in this article, which also has a list of stock photography sites I would recommend.
Mock-Ups: In the interest of working as efficiently as possible, I’ve moved away from creating mock-ups using low-resolution “comp” images and now try to work with licensed images from the start if at all possible. If you plan to license stock images from a site like istockphotos.com or dreamstime.com, please be aware that any changes I make to a “comp” image will need to be replicated later for the full-resolution/licensed version.
Revisions: I am always happy to make adjustments to your cover; however, I may ask for an additional $20/hr revision fee if your volume of revision requests is particularly substantial.
Printing: I recommend Amazon’s incredibly popular print-on-demand service for print books. I have also used Lulu and have very limited experience with formatting paperback covers for Ingram. I do not create hardcover spreads at this time.
Payment Option: I use PayPal, which can also process any credit cards, or check. I currently require 100% of the payment upfront. I will issue refunds (if needed or requested) on a case-by-case basis.
Money Back Guarantee: If for some reason you end up not using the design I’ve made then the refund is available. 100% of the amount and no kill-fees. However, you will not be able to use the design I created and I will be within my rights to sale the design to another author.
Editable Design Files: Finished files are flattened and are not editable. If editable files are required, please contact me prior to ordering. You will need PSD (Source) Files. These files are not included with the cost of your cover. If the licensing restrictions of the images used in your design permit it, you may be able to purchase the PSD file for an additional fee.
Rights: You do not have the rights to draft covers or sample designs provided before selection of the final design.
Credit: While a credit line on your Copyright page (ex: Book Cover Design by Stephannie Beman at StephannieBeman.com) is appreciated, it isn’t required!
Thank you for looking into my services for your Design needs. I love to show off my work! I reserve the right to use approved designs in my portfolios.