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Jean McKinney

Freelance Book Cover Designer, Magazine Designer, & More

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Cirrelia Thaxton - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Hi Jean...Have a great weekend! :D" to Jean McKinney
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Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Cirellia - you too!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
:))
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Said "The European Space Agency's Rosetta Comet Mission ends today. Now that the mission is over I'll be working on creating a nonfiction book for kids about the mission - part of my planned Deep Space Explorers series about space exploration. ESA and NASA are very generous with their images for use in publications -fortunately!"
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Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
What a cool project! I wish you much success! :D
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Cirellia! I will post cover art and mockups for everyone to see.
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I look forward to seeing them...NASA is so wonderful!
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
What I love about NASA and ESA is that they are so eager to share their images and info with everyone. They've given me complete permission to use anything as long as they get a credit!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I worked on a NASA project in grad school that was very inspiring. I understand your affinity toward the agency. Top-notch organization all the way! :)
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
What was your project? They do so many things to connect with the world outside the agency. I would love to know more about it.
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
It was Mission-to-Mars research on composites for spacecraft....Yep, I was a rocket scientist.. :))
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
Wow. I am envious! It must have been a fun thing to do. Not many people can say they're a rocket scientist!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I loved the project...Being a part of the mission to Mars was exciting. I hear by 2030 people will be shuttling to Mars. That will be amazing :)
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
I bet that it was. Mars doesn't seem that far away any more! I'd like to do a book about the Curiosity rover but the science keeps advancing so fast everything will be obsolete before I finish.
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
They say it will take about 3 months to get to Mars..So, just think, what effects that will have on the passengers in the spaceship. It's amazing...
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
I can't imagine being one of the very first people to try that voyage. Such a huge step into the unknown. And a few years ago that idea was only science fiction!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
The people who go have to be really fit--emotionally, psychologically, and physically. I don't think I would want to take such a grueling journey. I'd like to see the pictures though :)
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
Me too! Such a grand adventure but you might not live to tell the tale. You'd have to be prepared for that I would think. But the pictures would be stunning!
Terri kelleher - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Thanks for the kudos Jean!" to Jean McKinney
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Al Sirois - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Thank you for the kudos, Jean." to Jean McKinney
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Jean McKinney - Updated status
Said "I've just created a couple of curated "magazines" for my websites using Flipboard. It pulls amazing content from all over the web into collections and I am using it for my science writing site as a curation tool and a monthly goodie for my fiction site subscribers."
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Jean McKinney - Added portfolio item
Dark Star Review - a monthly magazine for lovers of science fiction and fantasy books, film, TV and graphic novels for readers of my site, JeanMcKinney.com
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Magazine Design portfolio item
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Earth, Sky and Spirit - a monthly magazine on science, space exploration and nature produced for Black Moon Journal (blackmoonjournal.ccm)
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Magazine Design portfolio item
Jean McKinney - Updated status
Said "A busy work week! I've been writing several articles on theme design for WordPress websites for a client, with more work today on addiction rehabs and medical web pages. Potpourri comes out next week and hopefully so does my book on cataracts!"
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Patrick Siwik - Gave 1 kudo
Said "Nice work Jean... =)" to Jean McKinney
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Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
Thanks!
Jean McKinney - Modified profile
Update the following profile details: Phone Number, Website Url, and About Me
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Jean McKinney - Modified profile
Updated location to Benson, Arizona, United States.
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Jean McKinney - Added portfolio item
Cover for Potpourri: A Coloring Book for Adults
Over 30 days ago -
Book Cover Design portfolio item
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
I love this circular design! It's visually appealing :)
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
Thanks Cirellia!
Cirrelia Thaxton - Over 30 days ago
You're welcome...it catches my eye every time I visit...
Jean McKinney - Over 30 days ago
Glad to know it works. That's one of my favorites too!
Jean McKinney - Updated status
Said "I just finished creating my first adult coloring book. Will be on Amazon next week!"
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Jean McKinney - Added portfolio item
"Intracameral Eyedrops for Cataract Surgery" - article for client site
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Article Writing portfolio item
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"The Gut-Brain Connection" - article for health and wellness site
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Article Writing portfolio item
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"Exploring the Heliosphere" - astronomy article for client site
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"Can 3D Printing Save the Environment?" short article for client site
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Article Writing portfolio item
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Poster/Program/T-Shirt design for Japanese cultural event
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Graphic Design portfolio item
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Poster/T-shirt/program design for Japanese cultural event
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Graphic Design portfolio item
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"Blue Sunflower" - original digital art print
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Vintage-inspired art print (original)
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"Intracranial Atherosclerosis" - webpage for client site
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"Meet the Centaurs" - astronomy article for client site
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"7 Essential WordPress Plugins" - article for client site
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"The Downside of Neuroplasticity" - article for client website
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Article Writing portfolio item
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Book Cover Design
Magazine Design
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Article Writing
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Technical Writing
Writing
Multimedia
About Me:
I'm a much-published freelance writer and digital designer who creates website content, ebooks and digital magazines. My background includes journalism, linguistics, and a variety of sciences including astronomy, botany and entomology. I'm also a design school grad with certificates in digital design, art photography and webpage design. Oh, and I'm an award winning author of urban and historical fantasy fiction.

I offer services in both writing and graphic design. My writing services include articles, posts and reports on science, technology and health topics. On the design side, I create book covers, ebooks, website graphics and digital magazines - but I'll also do photo editing and photo effects including vintage, retro and fantasy styles.
Location
Benson, Arizona, United States