I have a unique and practical understanding of the publishing process that allows me to help authors plan their books for success whether they haven’t yet started writing or at any other point in the editorial process. Having worked as an in-house consultant for Courier Corporation (at the time the nation’s seventh largest book printer), I have top-notch skills in book production and manufacturing, and that allows me to design books that effortlessly sail through the printing process.
For self-published authors I design novels, memoirs, self-help books, and more. For publishers I design books on business, religion and spirituality, and educational works from K-12 to middle school reference series to post-graduate medical sub-specialty textbooks. Harrison’s ‘Principles of Internal Medicine’, published by McGraw-Hill, is the world’s most widely used medical textbook, and I completely redesigned the 17th edition, and over a 15-year period, I designed two subsequent editions. This represents the longstanding relationships I forge with my clients.
Praise from Satisfied Clients
“Alan Barnett is a Design God…. Most graphic designers help things look good. Alan turns material into an evocative, emotional experience…. I can't recommend him highly enough.” - Stever Robbins, Co-founder at Stever Robbins, Inc.
“Alan is an incredibly talented designer, innovator, and visionary, with the skills, expertise, and reliability that has made his business one of the leading boutique design firms in NYC. Having worked with Alan on various creative projects at NYU -- including, arts magazines, brochures, and as a consultant for layout design/graphics -- his work has become a model for the university's print materials.”-- Annie Cofone McLaughlin, Master Scholars Program at NYU School of Medicine.
“Alan brings to his work a flexibility and level of cooperation that never involves any diva-like artist tantrums. His willingness to collaborate with clients on ideas…is refreshing, as is his total lack of drama, despite last-minute schedule changes. These are delightful additions to his complete artistry…. We plan on working with him again in the near future.”-- Jay Blotcher, Principal at Public Impact Media Consultants.
“Alan is truly one of my favorite people to work with. Great design sense, of course, but also a great knack for grasping the business objectives of a project. Plus, he has the connections to always find the best resources to fit a project's budget.”-- Andrew Schulkind, Digital Stratetic and Web Developer at Andigo New Media.
Alan Barnett Design is a full-service graphic design firm that works in partnership with businesses to create marketing solutions that generate awareness, build branding, and improve communication. Alan provides engaging and creative design solutions that turn complex communication challenges into easy-to-understand concepts. Among his specialties is book design and production, serving self-published authors through major publishers. Alan has worked on children's books, novels, text books, self-help books, and more.
Conducted digital design and prepress training programs for major publishing clients. Developed innovative training curricula and course materials that specifically addressed individual job functions within the publishing framework. Audited conventional and digital skill levels of clients to customize educational programs to their levels of understanding. Advised clients on best practices in the preparation of digital files for trouble-free prepress production. Offered technical support to a staff of 10 book printing sales representatives and their clients.
Oxford University Press
Managed the desktop publishing activities of the ESL Division. Directed the digital production of textbooks, support components, and promotional materials. Coordinated the flow of digital manuscript from authors to editors to designers. Trained a staff of 30 in desktop publishing procedure and assisted them in proper maintenance of hardware and software. Developed and implemented staff training programs in design and editorial applications. Supervised designers in preparation of digital layouts and ensured that the artwork met production requirements. Advised management on implementation of developing technologies.
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