Hi! I'm Hannah Gaskamp. Since June 2019 I've been the Senior Designer at Texas Tech University Press. I've also been freelancing part time since spring 2020. I graduated with honors from Texas State University with a BFA in Communication Design in spring 2019.
I love book design because I love details, and details are what make books shine. I also love devising ways to represent an entire story or topic with just one image on the cover. Most of my work has been non-fiction and while I'm open to branching out, I love that a non-fiction title often says it all, and any cleverness or ironic message I want to send with a cover will come across right away.
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. I also have had the opportunity to gain a wide variety of experience in things like file preparation and working with printers.
On a personal level I enjoy reading non-fiction books (mostly about science, nature, and history), puzzles, and hanging out with my pet rats.
If you'd like to work with me or learn more about my freelance services, check out my contact page.