I'm Hannah Gaskamp, currently a book designer at Texas Tech University Press who also freelances part time. I graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Communication Design in spring of 2019.
I love book design because I love details, and details are what make books shine. I also love getting to come up with a way to represent an entire story or topic with just one image on the cover of a book. The potential for what could be the best solution is endless and ever changing. I appreciate working at a small university press because I get to have a say in all parts of the book and can make sure that the experience of that book is cohesive and the best it can be. This is also a feature in my freelance work, though not as often.
Along with both the interior and exterior of books, I also have experience creating e-books and designing marketing materials.
Personally, I enjoy reading non-fiction books, mostly about science, nature, and history. I live with my girlfriend in Lubbock, Texas and like to draw cute things (see the other projects page for details.)
If you like my work and are interested in freelance design from me, please visit my contact page.
Praise for Freelance Work
I currently freelance via a platform called Upwork. I mostly help first time authors self publish their books by designing the cover, the interior, and often helping them with the uploading process. Visit the self publishing section of my work page to see some of my work for these clients. I receive lots of feedback from these clients and I have listed some below. Names are not included, but if you'd like to see the projects attached to the feedback you can visit my full Upwork profile here. I am also available for freelance outside of Upwork through my contact page.
As a designer, Hannah G. is the perfect combination of efficient, detailed and creative. She has valuable insights, great ideas and can quickly turn-around exceptional quality work. 5 Stars!
Hannah G. and her expertise were invaluable assets to this book cover and interior design project. She helped our team navigate complex formatting issues and offered informed guidance at each step of the project. Her professionalism and quality work are both outstanding!
Hannah is very pleasant to work with and extremely professional. I highly recommend her to anyone who is needing to design and format their book. My cover is beautiful and I have had nothing but positive comments on her work. She patiently helped me to download my book to Amazon and she never spoke an impatient word. I could not have done it without her.
Hannah is a wonderful typeset designer. She is quick with edits, knowledgeable and experienced with design. Our company appreciates her patience and responsiveness to requests. I highly recommend her.
Hannah is very professional, efficient and timely. She is very easy to work with and flexible to the needs of my projects. This is my second time working with Hannah and plan to use her for future projects!
Hannah got it right! I provided her with some ideas about the vibe of the my book. She took initiative, which I value, and created a perfect cover on the first try! Her work was professional, creative, timely, and correct! Hannah was also very willing to assist with other aspects of my book. Her knowledge is beyond creating a book cover. I would recommend Hannah without reservation and intend to use her services again.
Hannah was lovely to work with. She was knowlegable and always on time with work, comments, and help. I was very happy with the formatting and interior book design that she completed for me. I hope to work with her again. I most definitely recommend her services.
Hannah was very professional and patient with me. She got all my work done on time and went above and beyond to help me get my book published along with helping with my cover for my courses. She is great to work with.
Just a great job all around. Visually, I'm very happy. And working together was fun and easy. Great communicator. Managed my expectations. Happy!
Hannah is timely, trustworthy, and a talented graphic artist. These are my first books, so she was patient while leading me through the process. She went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied. Hannah designed beautiful covers for my 2 books, as well as, did great type-setting work, making the books very pleasing to the eye. I highly recommend Hannah for your needs in graphic design / type-setting work. I can't say enough good things about her work.
She is very talented. She completed the work on time and did things over and above what I asked for. Communicated well. I would wholeheartedly recommend her.
Hannah was amazing to work with! She's creative and prompt! She can take your ideas and create eye catching and vibrant book covers! Definitely would collaborate with her again!
Hannah designed an amazing cover and formatted my book for Amazon publishing. She was responsive, helpful, and patient every step of the way. I am very happy with our final product and I would hire Hannah again in a heartbeat!
Pleasant working with Hannah on another book cover design. Can't recommend enough!
Hannah Gaskamp is a true professional and I highly recommend her to anyone who wishes to have their written work formatted and styled in a top notch manner. She is highly knowledgeable in her line of work and literally held my hand every step of the way, from helping me decide the size of the print, the design of the cover, to walking me through the process of downloading my book to Amazon. I could not have done it without her! Thank you Hannah :)
Hannah is an excellent Layout Designer. Timely, responsive, and communicative. She shared a number of great insights into the Layout process with me as we worked together for our brief time. Would recommend working with Hannah if you have the chance!
Hannah did a great job completing the project in a timely fashion. Very satisfied with the design. Went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the work. Would definitely work with again.
Hannah is extremely knowledgeable and talented in her line of work. She was reliable and provided multiple design options to choose from. Throughout the process, Hannah was calm, patient, and focused on delivering satisfying results. Her turnaround time is outstanding and the finished project was phenomenal!