Hi! My name is Jeanne Balsam and I’m a Graphic Designer. It always brings me great pleasure to create a project which brings your ideas and vision to life. I am also a published writer and artist. The unique combination of these skills insures that you will have a finished product you’ll be proud of.
I’m very excited about helping authors self-publish. I’m currently designing children’s picture books up to 40 pages and chapter books, and may offer novels in the future. Whether within the context of the design work or separately, I also offer editing and copywriting services. For more of what I can do for you, please visit my Other Services page.
I have designed and brought to press self-published children’s books for some very special people and I just love doing this. I also design and lay out a bi-monthly magazine for a large humane organization for 30+ years; have created, write and design the official newsletter of an animal refuge for 22+ years, and design and produce a newsletter for another non-profit. I also design a wide range of promotional materials for both individuals and organizations, and create entire fundraising programs.
In addition to graphic design experience, I have a Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, and post-graduate studies in the writing and illustration of children’s books. I am an active member of SCBWI and always expanding my knowledge in the field, as well as working with fellow authors and illustrators in refining my own writing and illustrating skills. My artwork and writing have been published in numerous venues.
One last thing – you may notice as you see samples of my work that animals are often the subject matter. I have been truly fortunate in partnering with non-profits whose mission is working with animals and I have attracted individuals whose work features them as well. But guaranteed, I will bring the same creativity and dedication to any project I accept, regardless of the subject matter.
When we work together, I will give you all the talent, knowledge and support that I can to produce a book or project you will be beyond happy with. As this website expands, you’ll find more samples of my work with details of how I might help you.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to working with you!