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Cecile Kaufman

Cecile Kaufman - Designer

Milford, MA, United States

I am a book designer with extensive publishing experience who can guide you through the process from manuscript to printed book.

Overview

I am a graphic designer and editor who specializes in book design. I worked for several years as a designer and then production manager at a division of Macmillan Computer Publishing, and as a project manager at Pearson Education, before going full-time freelance. Since then I have provided publishing services to a wide range of clients, including Pearson Education, Cengage, Sterling Publishing, Mill Hill Press, Harvard University Press, Butterworth-Heinemann, Appalachian Mountain Club, Microsoft Press, Houghton Mifflin, Bedford St. Martin’s, Wadsworth, and others.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies Children's Picture Books Cultural & Ethnic Themes Historical Fiction Literature
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Computers & Internet Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Engineering Nature Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Graphic designer

X-Height Studio

September, 1999 – Present (over 17 years)

Graphic design specializing in publication design and offering full publishing services from concept to final printed product. Print design and production, editorial services, project management, and print buying services. Clients have included Sterling Publishing, Pearson Education, Harvard University Press, Mill Hill Press, Cengage, Houghton Mifflin, Colonial Williamsburg, and others.

Project manager

Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing / Pearson Education

March, 1998 – September, 1999 (over 1 year)

Supervised production of approximately eighty customized textbooks per year. Supervised onsite freelance layout artists and proofreaders. Contracted with freelance designers, layout artists, copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers. Hands-on page design of interiors. Responsible for keeping jobs within budgets and on time.

Production Manager, Production Director, Senior Designer and Designer

Macmillan Computer Publishing/Waite Group Press

March, 1992 – March, 1998 (about 6 years)

Oversaw a team of designers, illustrators, layout artists, production editors, copy editors, and proofreaders in the timely completion of 40 books per year for print, as well as web-based products. Authored and delivered progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations. Retained teams of freelance designers, layout artists, copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers. Purchased printing and tracked shipping and delivery schedules. Proactively managed changes in project scope, identified potential crises, and devised contingency plans. Coached, motivated and supervised project team members, and influenced staff to perform ongoing quality assurance in completing assigned projects.

Associate Art Director

Design and Direction

January, 1987 – October, 1991 (over 4 years)

Associate Art Director of ComputerLand Magazine. Designed and produced feature articles, front and back of magazine, reviews, and buyers' guides for four-color national magazine with a circulation of over 300,000. Supervised freelance production artists. Commissioned photography and illustration. Art-directed photo shoots. Performed press checks. Maintained photography archive.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Quarterboards, A Unique Art Form

Sharon Hubbard, Photography by Dan Driscoll

Quarterboards explores the tradition of naming Nantucket homes and adorning them with replicas evocative of naming boards once found on sailing ships. 'Sconset's 1680 house Shanunga, for example, takes its name from the quarterboard salvaged from the wreck of a schooner in 1852. Striking photography throughout captures the unique charm of Nantucket's historic homes, bringing the deftly woven n... read more

Quarterboards explores the tradition of naming Nantucket homes and adorning them with replicas evocative of naming boards once found on sailing ships. 'Sconset's 1680 house Shanunga, for example, takes its name from the quarterboard salvaged from the wreck of a schooner in 1852. Striking photography throughout captures the unique charm of Nantucket's historic homes, bringing the deftly woven n... read more

The Nantucket Reader

Susan F. Beegel

The Nantucket Reader contains 50 selections by 43 authors, including: Nathaniel Philbrick; Russell Baker; Robert Mooney; David Halberstam; Nancy Thayer; Herman Melville; Ralph Waldo Emerson; and Henry David Thoreau. Each selection begins with an introduction by Beegel that explores the connection between the authors and Nantucket, the muse for their song and stories. The Nantucket Reader's 330... read more

The Nantucket Reader contains 50 selections by 43 authors, including: Nathaniel Philbrick; Russell Baker; Robert Mooney; David Halberstam; Nancy Thayer; Herman Melville; Ralph Waldo Emerson; and Henry David Thoreau. Each selection begins with an introduction by Beegel that explores the connection between the authors and Nantucket, the muse for their song and stories. The Nantucket Reader's 330... read more

Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon

Harvey Kubernik

A lavishly illustrated insider’s look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon--a ZIP code with its own playlist. Sonny & Cher, the Doors, the Monkees, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Eagles, Carole King, and others cultivated their immortal sounds in this L.A.-based musical fraternity. Written by a long-time Canyon resi... read more

A lavishly illustrated insider’s look at 80 years of music and culture in Laurel Canyon--a ZIP code with its own playlist. Sonny & Cher, the Doors, the Monkees, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Eagles, Carole King, and others cultivated their immortal sounds in this L.A.-based musical fraternity. Written by a long-time Canyon resi... read more

Speedsolving the Cube: Easy-to-Follow, Step-by-Step Instructions for Many Popular 3-D Puzzles

Dan Harris

They call it “speedcubing”—a mind-bending blur of quick twists and turns that solves Rubik’s Cube in times that have been clocked at less than 20 seconds! Today, thanks to the 2003 revival of the Rubik’s World Championships, speedcubing is spreading like wildfire. Here, complete with detailed illustrations and basic as well as advanced solving techniques, is the ultimate speedcuber’s guide. It... read more

They call it “speedcubing”—a mind-bending blur of quick twists and turns that solves Rubik’s Cube in times that have been clocked at less than 20 seconds! Today, thanks to the 2003 revival of the Rubik’s World Championships, speedcubing is spreading like wildfire. Here, complete with detailed illustrations and basic as well as advanced solving techniques, is the ultimate speedcuber’s guide. It... read more

Animals of Haiti

Martha Lee Reynolds

Animals of Haiti is a full-color children's book about the animals commonly found in Haiti. Farm animals like those pictured in the book are as close to money in the bank as most rural Haitians get. They use these animals to feed their hungry children or sell them to get cash for education or medical care. The book is in English with a Creole translation.

Animals of Haiti is a full-color children's book about the animals commonly found in Haiti. Farm animals like those pictured in the book are as close to money in the bank as most rural Haitians get. They use these animals to feed their hungry children or sell them to get cash for education or medical care. The book is in English with a Creole translation.

Nature Guide to the Northern Forest: Exploring The Ecology Of The Forests Of New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, And Maine

Peter Marchand

Part field guide, part natural history narrative, The Northern Forest will help you identify and understand the complex influences that shape the flora and fauna of northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine woods. Readable and enlightening, this book explores topics such as human’s influence on the history of the wild, adaptation of species at high elevations, the turning of the sea... read more

Part field guide, part natural history narrative, The Northern Forest will help you identify and understand the complex influences that shape the flora and fauna of northern New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine woods. Readable and enlightening, this book explores topics such as human’s influence on the history of the wild, adaptation of species at high elevations, the turning of the sea... read more

Winning Baseball for Beginner to Intermediate Play (The Coach's Companion)

Trent Mongero

INCLUDES: 4-HOUR INSTRUCTIONAL DVDFrom age-appropriate drills to motivation strategies, this step-by-step guide to youth baseball offers all the information parents and coaches need to help young players reach their full potential. Perfect for the T-ball through 9- and10-year-old levels, it contains more than 100 full-color photos and an instructional DVD, along with detailed tips and techniqu... read more

INCLUDES: 4-HOUR INSTRUCTIONAL DVDFrom age-appropriate drills to motivation strategies, this step-by-step guide to youth baseball offers all the information parents and coaches need to help young players reach their full potential. Perfect for the T-ball through 9- and10-year-old levels, it contains more than 100 full-color photos and an instructional DVD, along with detailed tips and techniqu... read more

Delish Just Four Ingredients Fast!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4: four-ingredient recipes from the editors of Delish that are triple-tested to perfection and take 35 minutes or less from start to finish. With this lavishly photographed cookbook at hand, anyone can prepare a quick, delicious, and fuss-free meal. And the dishes are absolutely delectable, including: Chicken and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce; Broccoli and Garlic Breadcrum... read more

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4: four-ingredient recipes from the editors of Delish that are triple-tested to perfection and take 35 minutes or less from start to finish. With this lavishly photographed cookbook at hand, anyone can prepare a quick, delicious, and fuss-free meal. And the dishes are absolutely delectable, including: Chicken and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce; Broccoli and Garlic Breadcrum... read more

Delish Family Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Meals

Want a meal that tastes like perfection? That's quick, easy, and affordable, too? Take it slowly! There's nothing more mouthwatering, more filled with flavor, than food prepared in the slow cooker--and the culinary experts at Delish.com are here to show you how it's done. From hearty soups and stews to delectable roasts, zesty curries, and to-die-for desserts, this appetizingly photographed co... read more

Want a meal that tastes like perfection? That's quick, easy, and affordable, too? Take it slowly! There's nothing more mouthwatering, more filled with flavor, than food prepared in the slow cooker--and the culinary experts at Delish.com are here to show you how it's done. From hearty soups and stews to delectable roasts, zesty curries, and to-die-for desserts, this appetizingly photographed co... read more

Echo of an Odd Boy

Robert K. McDonald

From the glitter of Paris and the concrete canyons of New York to the flatlands of Missouri, step inside the gilded world of investment banking through the eyes of Tom Kern, an irreverent young associate with all the markings of an ascending star. Yet beneath this wry exterior of stability and success is a man with a daunting past -- one that is about to catch up with him. As events unfold, To... read more

From the glitter of Paris and the concrete canyons of New York to the flatlands of Missouri, step inside the gilded world of investment banking through the eyes of Tom Kern, an irreverent young associate with all the markings of an ascending star. Yet beneath this wry exterior of stability and success is a man with a daunting past -- one that is about to catch up with him. As events unfold, To... read more

Art School Girls

Lindsay P. Carlisle

The year is 1892, and sixteen-year-old Mary Weatherbee is about to embark on the first of many adventures in her quest to fulfill a lifelong dream. Her goal is to become a professional artist. And now she is about to begin her formal training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. But right from the first day, things didn’t go as smoothly as she’d hoped....

The year is 1892, and sixteen-year-old Mary Weatherbee is about to embark on the first of many adventures in her quest to fulfill a lifelong dream. Her goal is to become a professional artist. And now she is about to begin her formal training at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. But right from the first day, things didn’t go as smoothly as she’d hoped....

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