Danielle Foster

Danielle Foster – Designer

I am a book designer and production artist. Current clients include Pearson, Callisto Media, No Starch Press, ISTE, and Rosenfeld Media.


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.
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Education & Reference Photography

Work experience


Sep, 1993 — Present

• 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


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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 th... read more
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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 ... 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 pe... 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 spiraliz... 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 bu... read more
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Danielle has 4 reviews





Mike O.

Mike O.

Nov, 2021

Danielle is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. I am producing my first book and the insights she offered, not to mention introductions to other related professionals, were extremely valuable. Her skills are exceptional and I recommend her highly.
Blake S.

Blake S.

Oct, 2020

Danielle was fantastic to work with. As a first time author trying to navigate the world of self-publishing, I don’t think I could have done it without her help. She designed a beautiful book for me; exactly as I had imagined it and right on time. She also managed my editing and indexing. I will use her for all my future books.
Julie Anne E.

Julie Anne E.

Jun, 2018

Danielle was amazing to work with. I highly recommend her work!
Mary Beth P.

Mary Beth P.

Jul, 2017

It's rare to find a professional who will care about your project as much as you do. But Danielle Foster is that rare professional. She was responsive and thorough throughout, following through on every point, large and small. The best thing is, I have a beautiful book as a result! The cover is especially stunning, and I have her to thank for the image. I was very lucky to have found Danielle o...
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