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Colleen Rollins

Colleen Rollins - Designer

Minneapolis

I tackle interior layout designs and typesetting to make your hard work shine!

Overview

I'm experienced in both traditional and self-published design with a passion for all things type. I specialize in designing and typesetting book interiors; anything from novels to cookbooks to technical and reference materials.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Anthologies Classics Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Inspirational LGBTQ Literature Mashups Plays & Screenplays Poetry Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Career Guides Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference History Home & Garden LGBTQ (non fiction) Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Music Psychology Weddings

Certifications

  • BFA Graphic Design

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Free Spirit Publishing

May, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Design book covers and book interiors for children and teacher books, which focus on social and emotional learning for kids. Coordinate with illustrators to complete illustrated books, including art direction and project management. Design teacher resource books, including related resources, to provide maximum readability and clarity of content for reader.

Interior Formatter and Book Designer

Hillcrest Media Group

January, 2014 – February, 2016 (about 2 years)

Format book interiors for self-published books of all genres. Design book covers for all genres, including print and ebook, based on author input.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Making Curriculum Pop: Developing Literacies in All Content Areas

Pam Goble Ed.D., Ryan R. Goble M.A.

From body art to baseball cards, comics to cathedrals, pie charts to power ballads . . . students need help navigating today’s media-rich world. And educators need help teaching today’s new media literacy. To be literate now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media—including both print and nonprint texts, such as film, TV, podcasts, websites, visual ... read more

From body art to baseball cards, comics to cathedrals, pie charts to power ballads . . . students need help navigating today’s media-rich world. And educators need help teaching today’s new media literacy. To be literate now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media—including both print and nonprint texts, such as film, TV, podcasts, websites, visual ... read more

Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn

Richard M. Cash Ed.D.

To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly gu... read more

To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly gu... read more

What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel

Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring ... read more

Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring ... read more

Just Because I Am: A Child’s Book of Affirmation

Lauren Murphy Payne M.S.W. LCSW

Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves and recognize their own worth—“not because of the things I do, not because of what I look like, not because of what I have . . . just because I am.” This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children helps them respect their bodies, acknowledge their own needs, and name their feelings. Just Because I Am invites l... read more

Young children need support and encouragement as they learn to value themselves and recognize their own worth—“not because of the things I do, not because of what I look like, not because of what I have . . . just because I am.” This book of sweet, simple affirmations for children helps them respect their bodies, acknowledge their own needs, and name their feelings. Just Because I Am invites l... read more

We Can Get Along: A Child’s Book of Choices

Lauren Murphy Payne M.S.W. LCSW

At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences—at school, in the neighborhood, at home, and on the playground. Teaching tolerance and encouraging acts of kindness through clear words and charming illustrations, We Can Get Along supports children’s development with simple yet essential skills for conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book inclu... read more

At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences—at school, in the neighborhood, at home, and on the playground. Teaching tolerance and encouraging acts of kindness through clear words and charming illustrations, We Can Get Along supports children’s development with simple yet essential skills for conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book inclu... read more

The Survival Guide for Kids with Physical Disabilities and Challenges

Wendy L. Moss Ph.D., Susan A. Taddonio D.P.T.

For many kids with physical disabilities and challenges, the barriers they face go beyond what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Loaded with tools for coping with the intense social, emotional, and academic difficulties these students often must deal with—as well as their secret fears—this book helps kids succeed in and out of the classroom and confidently handle their physical challeng... read more

For many kids with physical disabilities and challenges, the barriers they face go beyond what they can and can’t do with their bodies. Loaded with tools for coping with the intense social, emotional, and academic difficulties these students often must deal with—as well as their secret fears—this book helps kids succeed in and out of the classroom and confidently handle their physical challeng... read more

Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court (Teens & the Law)

Thomas A. Jacobs J.D., Natalie Jacobs

Encourage teens to recognize the importance of voting and making their voices heard in the democratic process with this timely book focused on Supreme Court decisions that came down to a single vote. Chapters examine key Supreme Court rulings and explore how these cases have affected the lives and rights of U.S. citizens—especially teens. Using a straightforward, impartial tone, the authors ta... read more

Encourage teens to recognize the importance of voting and making their voices heard in the democratic process with this timely book focused on Supreme Court decisions that came down to a single vote. Chapters examine key Supreme Court rulings and explore how these cases have affected the lives and rights of U.S. citizens—especially teens. Using a straightforward, impartial tone, the authors ta... read more

Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps: Sequenced Activities to Build the Body and the Brain (Birth to Age 7)

Gill Connell, Cheryl McCarthy, Wendy Pirie M.H.Sc.

Build the body-brain connection with step-by-step activities that help children develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Early childhood educators will find clear information on creating the move-to learn environment, managing safety, and optimizing the connections between language development, movement, and readiness for formal le... read more

Build the body-brain connection with step-by-step activities that help children develop physical, cognitive, social, and emotional foundations for early learning and school readiness. Early childhood educators will find clear information on creating the move-to learn environment, managing safety, and optimizing the connections between language development, movement, and readiness for formal le... read more

The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention: Best Proven Practices to Combat Cruelty and Build Respect

Michele Borba Ed.D.

The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, it includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sust... read more

The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention utilizes the strongest pieces of best practices and current research for ways to stop bullying. Based on a practical, six-part framework for reducing peer cruelty and increasing positive behavior support, it includes guidelines for implementing strategies, collecting data, training staff, mobilizing students and parents, building social-emotional skills, and sust... read more

The Principal's Survival Guide: Where Do I Start? How Do I Succeed? When Do I Sleep?

Susan Stone Kessler Ed.D., April M. Snodgrass M.Ed., Andrew T. Davis Ed.D

This hands-on school leadership guide for new and veteran principals and administrators offers practical advice for leading a school successfully. Want honest student input? Try texting. Got a group of angry parents? Arrange one-on-one meetings—you’ll avoid a mob scene and give each family the attention it deserves. Trying to make a teacher feel appreciated? Shoot a quick email after stopping ... read more

This hands-on school leadership guide for new and veteran principals and administrators offers practical advice for leading a school successfully. Want honest student input? Try texting. Got a group of angry parents? Arrange one-on-one meetings—you’ll avoid a mob scene and give each family the attention it deserves. Trying to make a teacher feel appreciated? Shoot a quick email after stopping ... read more

Teaching Smarter: An Unconventional Guide to Boosting Student Success

Patrick Kelley M.A

This refreshingly frank handbook shows teachers how to close the achievement gap in their classrooms by teaching students innovative paths to academic success. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience, Kelley presents straightforward strategies for helping learners improve their grades and test scores and experience greater school engagement—all while streamlining the teacher’s work to yield maxim... read more

This refreshingly frank handbook shows teachers how to close the achievement gap in their classrooms by teaching students innovative paths to academic success. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience, Kelley presents straightforward strategies for helping learners improve their grades and test scores and experience greater school engagement—all while streamlining the teacher’s work to yield maxim... read more

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