David Bergsland

David Bergsland - Designer

Mankato, MN, United States

With 50 years experience, I produce books using InDesign CC & fonts using FontLab.

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Overview

I'm an author, book designer, book reviewer, and self-publisher [for myself and others].

Languages
English
Fiction
Christian
Non-Fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Computers & Internet
Design
Education & Reference
Publishing
Religion & Spirituality

Work experience

Author, teacher, designer, art director

Self-employed
June, 1967 – Present (about 51 years)

I've be doing this for 50 years. I worked for three decades in-house at printing companies. I taught commercial printing and digital publishing at the community college level for over 15 years. I've been teaching online since 1996, and presently have book production and font design courses on Udemy,

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Book Publishing With InDesign CC: Using Desktop Publishing Power To Self-Publish Your Book

David Bergsland

This book is what I would use for my textbook teaching my six-credit Digital Publishing community college course for the Business Graphics degree I designed, taught, and led for 18 years. This is a major update for me. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB producti... read more

This book is what I would use for my textbook teaching my six-credit Digital Publishing community college course for the Business Graphics degree I designed, taught, and led for 18 years. This is a major update for me. Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB producti... read more

How to Teach the Bible

David Bergsland

Learning how to teach scripture with power Bible studies are a primary and often the best way to introduce someone to knowledge of the Lord. Though it is true that only the Holy Spirit can bring a person to repentance and salvation, it is also true that the scriptures are inspired by God and useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. They correct us when... read more

Learning how to teach scripture with power Bible studies are a primary and often the best way to introduce someone to knowledge of the Lord. Though it is true that only the Holy Spirit can bring a person to repentance and salvation, it is also true that the scriptures are inspired by God and useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. They correct us when... read more

A Commonsense, Planned Approach to Raising Children

Joel Houglum, Rita Houglum

Raising children is the most important responsibility parents will ever have. The ramifications of their parenting will have an influence for generations. Considering that raising children has such a far-reaching impact, why don’t most parents have a specific plan as to how they will develop and foster the characteristics they desire in their children? This book discusses commonsense, practica... read more

Raising children is the most important responsibility parents will ever have. The ramifications of their parenting will have an influence for generations. Considering that raising children has such a far-reaching impact, why don’t most parents have a specific plan as to how they will develop and foster the characteristics they desire in their children? This book discusses commonsense, practica... read more

Writing In InDesign CC 2014 Producing Books: Adding Fixed Layout ePUBs & much more

David Bergsland

This is a major update for me. The ePUB production techniques have changed quite a bit: both for fixed layout and for reflowable ePUBs.Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CS... read more

This is a major update for me. The ePUB production techniques have changed quite a bit: both for fixed layout and for reflowable ePUBs.Many of the changes I've been waiting for with ePUB production have been implemented. InDesign now stands at the top of the heap for book production in general and ePUB production in particular. You do not need to know code, though understanding how HTML and CS... read more

Called to be Faithful

Virgil Amundson

Often, we look to a huge mega-church in one of the metropolitan areas to find the “formula” for growth and success. But God is not limited to such places. In fact, there are great treasures to be found in other places—remote, obscure, rural places—where the great God of the universe is just as apt to do “great and mighty things.” One of the lies that Satan tells pastors is that they cannot acc... read more

Often, we look to a huge mega-church in one of the metropolitan areas to find the “formula” for growth and success. But God is not limited to such places. In fact, there are great treasures to be found in other places—remote, obscure, rural places—where the great God of the universe is just as apt to do “great and mighty things.” One of the lies that Satan tells pastors is that they cannot acc... read more

They called her Mom

Marilyn Apfel, Richard Apfel

Miracles Still Happen!“They Called Her Mom” is a story of how God used Marilyn and Richard to start a home for street kids that society had rejected. In the fall of 1997, they gave up the comfort of life in the U.S. to minister to homeless, abused kids on the streets of Acapulco. They just wanted to serve the Lord and help desperate children no one seemed to care about.But nine years later, in... read more

Miracles Still Happen!“They Called Her Mom” is a story of how God used Marilyn and Richard to start a home for street kids that society had rejected. In the fall of 1997, they gave up the comfort of life in the U.S. to minister to homeless, abused kids on the streets of Acapulco. They just wanted to serve the Lord and help desperate children no one seemed to care about.But nine years later, in... read more

Winning Over the Routine of Daily Life

Nate Belkstrom

Are you discontented and bored with your regular life?Do you live for the weekend and other special days?What if each day could be special in its own way?Victory in the Workplace“Victory in the Workplace” ministries began in 1993. The purpose of “Victory in the Workplace” is to help change people’s lives by changing their workplace experience. Through conferences, books and special meetings, m... read more

Are you discontented and bored with your regular life?Do you live for the weekend and other special days?What if each day could be special in its own way?Victory in the Workplace“Victory in the Workplace” ministries began in 1993. The purpose of “Victory in the Workplace” is to help change people’s lives by changing their workplace experience. Through conferences, books and special meetings, m... read more

Everyday Miracles For Everyday People

Joel Houglum, Rita Houglum

Everyday miracles are God’s intervention in our everyday lives. Our heavenly Father is a good and loving God who wants to help us with our everyday problems and concerns. Through scripture and personal examples of everyday miracles, this book documents God’s desire to help all of His children who request His help. It answers some common questions and misconceptions that people have regarding H... read more

Everyday miracles are God’s intervention in our everyday lives. Our heavenly Father is a good and loving God who wants to help us with our everyday problems and concerns. Through scripture and personal examples of everyday miracles, this book documents God’s desire to help all of His children who request His help. It answers some common questions and misconceptions that people have regarding H... read more

The SOFAwriter's Guide: Streamline Your Writing Tasks

Chris Hyde

The SOFAwriter's Guide teaches you how to think through and organize your writing tasks by answering the following eight questions: Date: What are my deadlines? To: Who is my audience? From: Who will contribute to this writing task? Subject: What is my writing task? Situation: What problem, requirement, or need is my reason for writing? Objective: What is my objective? Fulfillment: How will I ... read more

The SOFAwriter's Guide teaches you how to think through and organize your writing tasks by answering the following eight questions: Date: What are my deadlines? To: Who is my audience? From: Who will contribute to this writing task? Subject: What is my writing task? Situation: What problem, requirement, or need is my reason for writing? Objective: What is my objective? Fulfillment: How will I ... read more

Practical Font Design With FontLab 5

David Bergsland

This is the final edition of Practical Font Design using Fontlab Studio 5. It shares and demonstrates the latest, most efficient, basic font production workflow for single fonts and font families. David has spent over twenty years refining his font design techiques. This book does not offer a lot of intellectual design help. This is focused on • "How the heck do I do this?" and • "How can I qu... read more

This is the final edition of Practical Font Design using Fontlab Studio 5. It shares and demonstrates the latest, most efficient, basic font production workflow for single fonts and font families. David has spent over twenty years refining his font design techiques. This book does not offer a lot of intellectual design help. This is focused on • "How the heck do I do this?" and • "How can I qu... read more

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