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Danielle Foster

Danielle Foster - Designer

Auburn, CA, United States

I am a book designer and production artist. Current clients include Peachpit Press, Callisto Media, and Rosenfeld Media.

Overview

If you are looking for someone with a lot of experience that can get the job done quickly and accurately, then I am that someone. I've done production on hundreds of book in my 20+ years as a freelance book compositor. With many contacts in the industry, I can coordinate your project from conception to completion.

Services
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference Health & wellbeing

Work experience

Owner

Scribe Tribe

September, 1993 – Present (over 23 years)

• Responsible for the page layout of more than 400 books, including one-, two-, and four-color interiors.
• Created original interior designs for numerous books, including stand-alone titles and new book series.
• Manipulated screen captures for optimum reproduction in one, two, and four colors.
• Produced print-ready Acrobat PDF files and provided editors with interior design specifications, page proofs, and corrected page proofs.
• Produced interactive Acrobat PDF files.
• Incorporated same-day/next-day editorial corrections on application files.
• Coordinated projects between all members of the book production team (editors, authors, and compositors) to create quality material on time.
• Consistently met intensive at-print deadlines with accelerated book publication schedules.
• Established strong rapport and effective communications with numerous members of the book production team.

BA—Art with emphasis in Graphic Design, San Diego State University, CA
Certificate in Computer Design, Platt College
AA in Business, Sierra College
Currently in pursuit of a Para Professional Interior Planning and Design Certificate at American River College

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing

Althea Press

From the Creators of the New York Times Bestseller Essential Oils for Beginners The healing properties of essential oils are virtually limitless. You can put them to work today without the hassle, expense, and frustration that come with consulting doctors and taking prescription medicines. Essential Oils Natural Remedies offers essential oils practitioners of all levels a comprehensive home re... read more

From the Creators of the New York Times Bestseller Essential Oils for Beginners The healing properties of essential oils are virtually limitless. You can put them to work today without the hassle, expense, and frustration that come with consulting doctors and taking prescription medicines. Essential Oils Natural Remedies offers essential oils practitioners of all levels a comprehensive home re... read more

The Food Processor Family Cookbook: 120 Recipes for Fast Meals Made From Scratch

Nicki Sizemore

Save time, save money, and keep it simple. Discover how to make healthy, from-scratch meals that make the most of your food processor. Sure, you know how your food processor works. You’re just looking for the inspiration―and time―to use it. Food blogger and busy mom Nicki Sizemore shares her time-saving, money-saving tips to prep meals and treats, from melt-in-your-mouth muffins to kid-friendl... read more

Save time, save money, and keep it simple. Discover how to make healthy, from-scratch meals that make the most of your food processor. Sure, you know how your food processor works. You’re just looking for the inspiration―and time―to use it. Food blogger and busy mom Nicki Sizemore shares her time-saving, money-saving tips to prep meals and treats, from melt-in-your-mouth muffins to kid-friendl... read more

Spiralize It!: Creative Spiralizer Recipes for Every Type of Eater

Kenzie Swanhart

From the author of Paleo in 28, your must-have spiralizer cookbook for making ridiculously easy and delicious meals―perfect for any spiralizer. There is one kitchen tool Kenzie Swanhart (aka food blogger Cave Girl in the City) couldn't be without: her spiralizer. It makes eating more vegetables a cinch, and it's just plain fun to use. In Spiralize It!, she shares her passion and proves that yo... read more

From the author of Paleo in 28, your must-have spiralizer cookbook for making ridiculously easy and delicious meals―perfect for any spiralizer. There is one kitchen tool Kenzie Swanhart (aka food blogger Cave Girl in the City) couldn't be without: her spiralizer. It makes eating more vegetables a cinch, and it's just plain fun to use. In Spiralize It!, she shares her passion and proves that yo... read more

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Jeff Revell

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon EOS 7D Mark II, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with l... read more

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon EOS 7D Mark II, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Canon EOS 7D Mark II: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with l... read more

The Photographer's Pricing System: Get paid what you're worth for portraits and weddings

Alicia Caine

In this practical guide, photography pricing guru Alicia Caine takes the anxiety and drudgery out of the pricing process for portrait and wedding photographers, showing how to keep the process as simple and painless as possible. Alicia starts by breaking down such daunting topics as managing your budget and expenses and determining how much work you can take on, and then explains the importanc... read more

In this practical guide, photography pricing guru Alicia Caine takes the anxiety and drudgery out of the pricing process for portrait and wedding photographers, showing how to keep the process as simple and painless as possible. Alicia starts by breaking down such daunting topics as managing your budget and expenses and determining how much work you can take on, and then explains the importanc... read more

Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design (2nd Edition)

Boisy G. Pitre

LEARNING A NEW PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE can be daunting. With Swift, Apple has lowered the barrier of entry for developing iOS and OS X apps by giving developers an innovative programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Now in its second edition, Swift for Beginners has been updated to accommodate the evolving features of this rapidly adopted language. If you are new to Swift, this book is for... read more

LEARNING A NEW PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE can be daunting. With Swift, Apple has lowered the barrier of entry for developing iOS and OS X apps by giving developers an innovative programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Now in its second edition, Swift for Beginners has been updated to accommodate the evolving features of this rapidly adopted language. If you are new to Swift, this book is for... read more

Agile Experience Design: A Digital Designer's Guide to Agile, Lean, and Continuous (Voices That Matter)

Lindsay Ratcliffe, Marc McNeill

Agile development methodologies may have started life in IT, but their widespread and continuing adoption means there are many practitioners outside of IT--including designers--who need to change their thinking and adapt their practices. This is the missing book about agile that shows how designers, product managers, and development teams can integrate experience design into lean and agile pro... read more

Agile development methodologies may have started life in IT, but their widespread and continuing adoption means there are many practitioners outside of IT--including designers--who need to change their thinking and adapt their practices. This is the missing book about agile that shows how designers, product managers, and development teams can integrate experience design into lean and agile pro... read more

Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away

Will Luton

“ Will’s knowledge of F2P comes from years of building games, as well as writing about and consulting with developers on the model. All the topics covered in this book—economics, gameplay, monetization, analytics and marketing—are important to consider when you’re building an F2P game, and Will covers each with an easy-to-digest style.” —Ian Marsh, co-founder, NimbleBit Free-to-Play: Making Mo... read more

“ Will’s knowledge of F2P comes from years of building games, as well as writing about and consulting with developers on the model. All the topics covered in this book—economics, gameplay, monetization, analytics and marketing—are important to consider when you’re building an F2P game, and Will covers each with an easy-to-digest style.” —Ian Marsh, co-founder, NimbleBit Free-to-Play: Making Mo... read more

Responsive Design with WordPress: How to make great responsive themes and plugins (Voices That Matter)

Joe Casabona

With the ever-increasing need to view websites on mobile devices, websites have to be adaptable to thousands of different screen resolutions. In Responsive Design with WordPress, expert web developer Joe Casabona teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall. You’ll start... read more

With the ever-increasing need to view websites on mobile devices, websites have to be adaptable to thousands of different screen resolutions. In Responsive Design with WordPress, expert web developer Joe Casabona teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall. You’ll start... read more

Speaker Camp: A Self-paced Workshop for Planning, Pitching, Preparing, and Presenting at Conferences (Voices That Matter)

Russ Unger, Samantha Starmer

Are you interested in getting out of the audience observing and onto the stage sharing your thoughts, ideas, and experience with the world? If so, Speaker Camp is for you! Russ Unger and Samantha Starmer are seasoned and popular presenters at venues such as South by Southwest, and numerous other events around the world. Their insights and expertise will guide you through the steps you need to ... read more

Are you interested in getting out of the audience observing and onto the stage sharing your thoughts, ideas, and experience with the world? If so, Speaker Camp is for you! Russ Unger and Samantha Starmer are seasoned and popular presenters at venues such as South by Southwest, and numerous other events around the world. Their insights and expertise will guide you through the steps you need to ... read more

Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process (Voices That Matter)

Nancy Lyons, Meghan Wilker

As an industry, interactive is different. The work entails elements of software development, marketing, and advertising, yet it’s neither purely technical nor traditional “agency” work. Delivery methods are different, and because the industry is relatively new, the gap in understanding between the clients buying the work and the teams building it is often wide. Enter the geek girls guide. Nanc... read more

As an industry, interactive is different. The work entails elements of software development, marketing, and advertising, yet it’s neither purely technical nor traditional “agency” work. Delivery methods are different, and because the industry is relatively new, the gap in understanding between the clients buying the work and the teams building it is often wide. Enter the geek girls guide. Nanc... read more

The Photographer's MBA, Senior High School Portraiture: Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful Business

Sal Cincotta

For those photographers looking to start a business—or expand their current business—to include the lucrative high school senior portrait market, The Photographer’s MBA: Senior High School Portraiture is a complete resource that dives deep into every aspect of the genre. Unlike other books that only cover one part of the business, photographer Sal Cincotta, who leads a highly successful portra... read more

For those photographers looking to start a business—or expand their current business—to include the lucrative high school senior portrait market, The Photographer’s MBA: Senior High School Portraiture is a complete resource that dives deep into every aspect of the genre. Unlike other books that only cover one part of the business, photographer Sal Cincotta, who leads a highly successful portra... read more

Food Photography & Lighting: A Commercial Photographer's Guide to Creating Irresistible Images

Teri Campbell

Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography how-tos, it’s tempting to think that anyone can photograph food, but it’s another thing entirely to shoot for a tight ad layout with the pressure of your client watching over your shoulder. Commercial food photographer Teri Campbell has been call... read more

Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography how-tos, it’s tempting to think that anyone can photograph food, but it’s another thing entirely to shoot for a tight ad layout with the pressure of your client watching over your shoulder. Commercial food photographer Teri Campbell has been call... read more

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