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Heidi North

Heidi North - Designer

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Bring ideas to life. Transform the written word into a beautiful book. I've got you covered. Cookbooks, Chic Lit, Teen, Fiction, Non-fiction

Overview

Book cover and interior Art Director and Designer. I have over 20 years experience in publishing both as an In- House Art Director and Designer for Random House, Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, and as an in-house freelance designer with HarperCollins and Little Brown. I have designed for Adult Trade, Teen, Gift Market and Cookbooks. I have Art Directed photo shoots and prop styled. I illustrate as well as hand letter. I'd love to help you with your book!

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Dystopian Literature Science Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Web Design

Awards

  • Art Directors Club
  • Print Magazine

Work experience

Senior Design Manager

Quarto Publishing
April, 2013 – April, 2016 (about 3 years)

Managed Art Department for two startup imprints. Art Directed and designed Racepoint Books, and Rock Point Gift & Stationery products. Managed and Art Directed a team of 20+ freelance designers, illustrators, photographers, and retouchers. Developed covers and interiors from concept to final product including cookbooks, food and beverage, entertainment, gift & stationery product, and packages. Art Directed food and product photo shoots. Designed, illustrated, and hand lettered. Retouched photos. Reported to Publisher. Worked with a team and independently including CEO, authors, editorial director, managing editor, sales, marketing, and production. Prepared digital files for catalog and web. Stayed on top of trends. Reduced costs. Produced complex mechanicals.
• Art Direction and Designed Sally’s Baking Addiction which held the #1 spot on Amazon.com

Book Cover Designer

Self-employed
October, 2008 – Present (almost 9 years)

I have designed book covers for St. Martin's Press, Vintage Books, Harper Teen, Little Brown, Quarto Publishing, Barnes and Noble, and Simon and Schuster

I started my career as a designer for Vintage books part of the Knopf Group at Random House, and I worked at Random House for 8 years. My last position there was the Art Director for Times Books. I design covers, interiors and novelty packages. I work on both fiction and non-fiction.
Weight Watchers International, Inc., 2013 • Oxmoor House: 2012- Conceived and designed look and feel of 4/c cookbooks.
Open Road Integrative Media: 2012—2015 Designed fiction, historical fiction. chic lit eBook covers
Julie Metz LTD: 2012 —2013. Designed adult trade, women's fiction, guy lit, and teen book covers for Random House, Booksparks/Sparkpoint Press
Little, Brown and Company: 2010—2011. In-house Children’s Freelance Graphic Designer for jackets, covers and highly illustrated interiors.
HarperCollins Publishers: October 2008—October 2010. In-house freelance designer of covers, interiors and mechanicals for Harper Teen.

Art Director

Simon & Schuster
October, 2006 – April, 2008 (over 1 year)

ART DIRECTOR – SIMON SCRIBBLES
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR – SIMON SCRIBBLES October 2006—April 2007
Art Directed and children’s books, coloring books, and novelty packaging. Hired illustrators and designers. Interpreted style guides from licensors. Worked with creative director, editors, and production. Provided art direction and managerial over site to two in-house designers.
• Designed for the following brands: Nickelodeon, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Art Director

Barnes & Noble/Sterling Publishing Co. Inc
August, 2004 – September, 2006 (about 2 years)

Art Directed, Managed, and designed book jackets, and 4/c interiors. Art directed food photo shoots for cookbook projects. Developed books from manuscript through to bound book. Worked with external brands including House Beautiful Magazine, and Smith & Wollensky.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Sally's Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cupcakes, Cookies, and Desserts for Your Sweet Tooth Fix

Sally McKenney

Named by Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Food Blogs to Watch” in 2013, Sally’s Baking Addiction has skyrocketed in popularity since its inception in late 2011. Baking addict and food blogger, Sally McKenney loves to bake. Her famous Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies won Nestle’s Dark Chocolate contest in 2013, and now, in her first cookbook, Sally shares her baking secrets with fans ... read more

Named by Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Food Blogs to Watch” in 2013, Sally’s Baking Addiction has skyrocketed in popularity since its inception in late 2011. Baking addict and food blogger, Sally McKenney loves to bake. Her famous Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies won Nestle’s Dark Chocolate contest in 2013, and now, in her first cookbook, Sally shares her baking secrets with fans ... read more

Crumble

Fleur Philips

Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She's in love with David Brooks. Sarah is white. David is black. But Sarah's not the only one keeping secrets in the close-knit community of Kalispell, Montana. Her father George, who owns a local gun shop and proudly drives a truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker, hides his own complicated past. When he discovers Sarah's relationship, Geor... read more

Eighteen-year-old Sarah McKnight has a secret. She's in love with David Brooks. Sarah is white. David is black. But Sarah's not the only one keeping secrets in the close-knit community of Kalispell, Montana. Her father George, who owns a local gun shop and proudly drives a truck with a Confederate flag bumper sticker, hides his own complicated past. When he discovers Sarah's relationship, Geor... read more

Simply Ramen: A Complete Course in Preparing Ramen Meals at Home

Amy Kimoto-Kahn

Make delicious and healthy homemade ramen noodle recipes fast and easy!Whether you are cooking for one or twelve, Simply Ramen brings homemade ramen to your table with a delicious fusion of seventy recipes, including soup bases, noodles, toppings, and sides.Author Amy Kimoto-Kahn shows you how to put together a bowl of piping hot ramen in a myriad of ways with a choice of four soup bases, rame... read more

Make delicious and healthy homemade ramen noodle recipes fast and easy!Whether you are cooking for one or twelve, Simply Ramen brings homemade ramen to your table with a delicious fusion of seventy recipes, including soup bases, noodles, toppings, and sides.Author Amy Kimoto-Kahn shows you how to put together a bowl of piping hot ramen in a myriad of ways with a choice of four soup bases, rame... read more

The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

Let your imagination soar with this edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tales! The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen is the next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, featuring works from the famous Danish poet. His classic works include fairy-tale favorites such as, "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," "Thumbelina," and ... read more

Let your imagination soar with this edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tales! The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen is the next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, featuring works from the famous Danish poet. His classic works include fairy-tale favorites such as, "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," "Thumbelina," and ... read more

The Great Panty Caper (Shultz Sisters Mysteries)

Tawna Fenske

JJ Shultz is torn between two hot men. So what’s a girl to do? Prolong the decision and escape to Seattle, of course! Especially when sister Lori invites her to a fashion trade show. But their plans for a weekend of cocktails and sisterly bonding go south when Lori’s panties disappear from their hotel room. It’s not just any pair of unmentionables - it’s Lori’s only prototype for a new product... read more

JJ Shultz is torn between two hot men. So what’s a girl to do? Prolong the decision and escape to Seattle, of course! Especially when sister Lori invites her to a fashion trade show. But their plans for a weekend of cocktails and sisterly bonding go south when Lori’s panties disappear from their hotel room. It’s not just any pair of unmentionables - it’s Lori’s only prototype for a new product... read more

U2: Revolution

Mat Snow

They've frequently been described as the biggest band in the world. The Joshua Tree alone has sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. They hold the record for the most Grammy wins by a rock act. And their 360 tour, which started in 2009, attracted more than seven million fans and is one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. U2 has revolutionized the definition of rock band by sta... read more

They've frequently been described as the biggest band in the world. The Joshua Tree alone has sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. They hold the record for the most Grammy wins by a rock act. And their 360 tour, which started in 2009, attracted more than seven million fans and is one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. U2 has revolutionized the definition of rock band by sta... read more

The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft (Knickerbocker Classics)

H. P. Lovecraft

Another excellent edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influence... read more

Another excellent edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, four novellas, and fifty-three short stories. Written between the years 1917 and 1935, this collection features Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, that have influence... read more

Diana in Search of Herself: Portrait of a Troubled Princess

Sally Bedell Smith

Diana in Search of Herself is the first authoritative biography of one of the most fabled women of the century. Even those who knew Princess Diana will be surprised by author Sally Bedell Smith's insightful and haunting portrait of Diana's inner life.For all that has been written about Diana--the books, the commemorative magazines, the thousands of newspaper articles--we have lacked a sophisti... read more

Diana in Search of Herself is the first authoritative biography of one of the most fabled women of the century. Even those who knew Princess Diana will be surprised by author Sally Bedell Smith's insightful and haunting portrait of Diana's inner life.For all that has been written about Diana--the books, the commemorative magazines, the thousands of newspaper articles--we have lacked a sophisti... read more

Radio Free Albemuth

Philip K. Dick

In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth ... read more

In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth ... read more

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Knickerbocker Classics)

Harriet Beecher Stowe

What does it mean to be free?The first black hero of literature, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Tom is a slave who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors. Few books have changed the world as much as Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published in 1852, nine years before the start of the American Civil War. It galvanized opposition to slavery in the free states, vividly dramatizing slavery's crue... read more

What does it mean to be free?The first black hero of literature, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Tom is a slave who suffers for refusing to obey his white oppressors. Few books have changed the world as much as Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was published in 1852, nine years before the start of the American Civil War. It galvanized opposition to slavery in the free states, vividly dramatizing slavery's crue... read more

Wuthering Heights (Knickerbocker Classics)

Emily Bronte

Since its original publication in 1847, the tempestuous relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine has long echoed on the moors. After being spurned by his lover and degraded by his adoptive family, Heathcliff leaves his home in Yorkshire, only to return wealthy, educated, and seeking retribution. Obsession, vengeance, and jealousy will pour from this tangle of lovers in Emily Bronte's only... read more

Since its original publication in 1847, the tempestuous relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine has long echoed on the moors. After being spurned by his lover and degraded by his adoptive family, Heathcliff leaves his home in Yorkshire, only to return wealthy, educated, and seeking retribution. Obsession, vengeance, and jealousy will pour from this tangle of lovers in Emily Bronte's only... read more

Jane Eyre (Knickerbocker Classics)

Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl saddled with both a cruel aunt and a bitter upbringing at Lowood School. Her soul not broken from these encounters, she becomes governess to the children of the handsome Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls deeply in love, but the dark secrets of Rochester's past and outside influence threaten to swallow their budding romance. Explore Charlo... read more

Jane Eyre is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl saddled with both a cruel aunt and a bitter upbringing at Lowood School. Her soul not broken from these encounters, she becomes governess to the children of the handsome Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls deeply in love, but the dark secrets of Rochester's past and outside influence threaten to swallow their budding romance. Explore Charlo... read more

The Enchantment of Lily Dahl: A Novel

Siri Hustvedt

The protagonist of Siri Hustvedt's astonishing second novel is a heroine of the old style: tough, beautiful, and brave. Standing at the threshold of adulthood, she enters a new world of erotic adventure, profound but unexpected friendship, and inexplicable, frightening acts of madness. Lily's story is also the story of a small town--Webster, Minnesota--where people are brought together by a po... read more

The protagonist of Siri Hustvedt's astonishing second novel is a heroine of the old style: tough, beautiful, and brave. Standing at the threshold of adulthood, she enters a new world of erotic adventure, profound but unexpected friendship, and inexplicable, frightening acts of madness. Lily's story is also the story of a small town--Webster, Minnesota--where people are brought together by a po... read more

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