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Anne Kerns

Anne Kerns - Designer

Silver Spring, MD, United States

Creating designs to engage audiences & communicate ideas. Non-fiction, conceptual; professional, client-centric.

Overview

The design activity works best when incorporating the thoughtful input of all involved parties, so I listen to you—what you want to get across to your reader—and interpret that into engaging designs. Your feedback is important, and I make sure we have mutual understanding all the way through the process.

At a glance:
• non-fiction: book covers & interiors;
• 20+ years professional experience;
• coordinating social media graphics, ads/mailers, promos, posters, logos;
• expert color advice;
• branding & marketing insights re your book as a product;
• 8000+ licensed fonts available;
• curious, logical, flexible, dedicated.

As one recent client said, "Thanks for putting together such an awesome cover design for our book. It's selling very well, and I'm sure the eye-catching cover is part of the successful formula. —Jeff"

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Agriculture Art Business & Management Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Photography Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality

Certifications

  • Yale School of Management, Executive Education: AIGA Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders
  • Section 508 Accessibility: 508+InDesign+PDF
  • BS, Advertising Design, University of Maryland

Work experience

Designer & President

Self-employed
May, 2006 – Present (about 12 years)

I have an independent design business providing expert graphic design services and consultation directly to businesses, nonprofits, government, and as an extension of marketing and in-house teams. I specialize in long form design (reports, publications), marketing materials, identity and branding, and concept-based solutions (covers, infographics).

Adjunct Design Professor

George Mason University
September, 2002 – December, 2010 (about 8 years)

Senior Design Project: Taught publication design to undergrad seniors, culminating in a small brochure and a book, with an emphasis on concept development, articulation, design execution, and production.
Graphic Information Design I (Typography): Taught intensive overview of the history and principles of typography, idea conception and execution, and particulars of letterforms, layouts, and principles of design.

Art Director

The Madison Design Group
March, 1999 – April, 2006 (about 7 years)

Graphic Designer, Production Manager

Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group
December, 1996 – February, 1999 (about 2 years)

Graphic Designer

Powell Tate Public Relations
June, 1995 – December, 1996 (over 1 year)

Graphic Designer, Asst. Production Coordinator

Hecht's (Department Stores)
October, 1991 – June, 1995 (over 3 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Defining Death: The Case for Choice

Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross

New technologies and medical treatments have complicated questions such as how to determine the moment when someone has died. The result is a failure to establish consensus on the definition of death and the criteria by which the moment of death is determined. This creates confusion and disagreement not only among medical, legal, and insurance professionals but also within families faced with ... read more

New technologies and medical treatments have complicated questions such as how to determine the moment when someone has died. The result is a failure to establish consensus on the definition of death and the criteria by which the moment of death is determined. This creates confusion and disagreement not only among medical, legal, and insurance professionals but also within families faced with ... read more

Measured Language: Quantitative Studies of Acquisition, Assessment, and Variation (Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics)

Measured Language: Quantitative Studies of Acquisition, Assessment, and Variation focuses on ways in which various aspects of language can be quantified and how measurement informs and advances our understanding of language. The metaphors and operationalizations of quantification serve as an important lingua franca for seemingly disparate areas of linguistic research, allowing methods and cons... read more

Measured Language: Quantitative Studies of Acquisition, Assessment, and Variation focuses on ways in which various aspects of language can be quantified and how measurement informs and advances our understanding of language. The metaphors and operationalizations of quantification serve as an important lingua franca for seemingly disparate areas of linguistic research, allowing methods and cons... read more

Nuclear Authority: The IAEA and the Absolute Weapon

Robert L. Brown

Once dismissed as ineffectual, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in the past twenty years emerged as a powerful international organization. Member states allow the IAEA to render judgment on matters vital to peace and security while nations around the globe comply with its rules and commands on proliferation, safety, and a range of other issues.Robert L. Brown details the IAEA'... read more

Once dismissed as ineffectual, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in the past twenty years emerged as a powerful international organization. Member states allow the IAEA to render judgment on matters vital to peace and security while nations around the globe comply with its rules and commands on proliferation, safety, and a range of other issues.Robert L. Brown details the IAEA'... read more

The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age (Moral Traditions)

David Cloutier

Luxury. The word alone conjures up visions of attractive, desirable lifestyle choices, yet luxury also faces criticism as a moral vice harmful to both the self and society. Engaging ideas from business, marketing, and economics, The Vice of Luxury takes on the challenging task of naming how much is too much in today's consumer-oriented society.David Cloutier's critique goes to the heart of a f... read more

Luxury. The word alone conjures up visions of attractive, desirable lifestyle choices, yet luxury also faces criticism as a moral vice harmful to both the self and society. Engaging ideas from business, marketing, and economics, The Vice of Luxury takes on the challenging task of naming how much is too much in today's consumer-oriented society.David Cloutier's critique goes to the heart of a f... read more

Encyclopedia of U.S. - Latin American Relations

Thomas M. Leonard, Jürgen Buchenau, Rodney Longley, Graeme Mount

No previous work has covered the web of important players, places, and events that have shaped the history of the United States’ relations with its neighbors to the south. From the Monroe Doctrine through today’s tensions with Latin America’s new leftist governments, this history is rich in case studies of diplomatic, economic, and military cooperation and contentiousness.Encyclopedia of U.S.-... read more

No previous work has covered the web of important players, places, and events that have shaped the history of the United States’ relations with its neighbors to the south. From the Monroe Doctrine through today’s tensions with Latin America’s new leftist governments, this history is rich in case studies of diplomatic, economic, and military cooperation and contentiousness.Encyclopedia of U.S.-... read more

Polling and the Public: What Every citizen Should Know, 8th Edition

Herbert Asher

Asher provides a valuable and accessible resource for students and citizens to critically assess and interpret polling results in order to better understand the use (and misuse) of polls for determining public opinion. The latest scholarship and data bring the book fully up to date.

Asher provides a valuable and accessible resource for students and citizens to critically assess and interpret polling results in order to better understand the use (and misuse) of polls for determining public opinion. The latest scholarship and data bring the book fully up to date.

The Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice

Stephen C Craig, David B Hill

What decides elections? Is it the national economic condition, voters’ partisan attachments, or the campaigns that candidates run? How much do campaigns matter? Scholars and political consultants will give you different answers. Stephen C. Craig and David B. Hill bring together the voices of both in this engaging volume, now updated to include the volatile and groundbreaking 2008 campaigns and... read more

What decides elections? Is it the national economic condition, voters’ partisan attachments, or the campaigns that candidates run? How much do campaigns matter? Scholars and political consultants will give you different answers. Stephen C. Craig and David B. Hill bring together the voices of both in this engaging volume, now updated to include the volatile and groundbreaking 2008 campaigns and... read more

World at Risk, 2nd Edition

MTM Publishing

This acclaimed sourcebook updates and expands current global hot topics. Arranged topically, the 32 essays address a wide range of key issues, including demographics, economics, education, health, politics, and security. New entries discuss drug trafficking, human trafficking, international finance, immigration, and transnational governance. The chapter structure allows readers to compare the ... read more

This acclaimed sourcebook updates and expands current global hot topics. Arranged topically, the 32 essays address a wide range of key issues, including demographics, economics, education, health, politics, and security. New entries discuss drug trafficking, human trafficking, international finance, immigration, and transnational governance. The chapter structure allows readers to compare the ... read more

Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development: Revealing agriculture's place in Africa

The work of agricultural researchers and development workers in Africa has the potential to significantly improve the lives of the poor. But that potential can only be realized with easy access to high-quality data and information. The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development highlights the ubiquitous role of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, ... read more

The work of agricultural researchers and development workers in Africa has the potential to significantly improve the lives of the poor. But that potential can only be realized with easy access to high-quality data and information. The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development highlights the ubiquitous role of smallholder agriculture in Africa; the many factors shaping the location, ... read more

Agricultural Productivity in Africa: Trends, patterns, and determinants

Agricultural Productivity in Africa: Trends, Patterns, and Determinants presents updated and new analyses of land, labor, and total productivity trends in African agriculture. It brings together analyses of a unique mix of data sources and evaluations of public policies and development projects to recommend ways to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. This book is timely in light of t... read more

Agricultural Productivity in Africa: Trends, Patterns, and Determinants presents updated and new analyses of land, labor, and total productivity trends in African agriculture. It brings together analyses of a unique mix of data sources and evaluations of public policies and development projects to recommend ways to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. This book is timely in light of t... read more

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