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Jan Jurstrand

Jan Jurstrand - Designer

Barcelona

Book designer and layout artist specializing in book interior design, typesetting and production for self-publishers

Overview

I'm a freelance book and web designer with more than 20 years of experience from the publishing industry, both from working in-house at publishing companies and as a freelance. I work with authors, self-publishers, publishers, small businesses and other organizations helping them to create beautiful and well-crafted books and at the same time providing a worry free book production. I have solid skills in the entire publishing process, from design and layout to typesetting and production. Technical skills in digital publishing also make it possible for me to work with e-books and websites. I am also happy to be able to help my clients with suggestions and information on everything regarding book design, web design and production.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Classics Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Inspirational Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Computers & Internet Design Economics Education & Reference Engineering Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Law Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature New Age Parenting & Families Philosophy Photography Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Travel

Work experience

Book Designer, Layout Artist and Typesetter Specialist

Freelance
March, 2010 – Present (about 7 years)

Book design and production for authors, self-publishers, publishing houses and small businesses. My work includes book design, layout, typesetting, cover design, production of print-ready PDF files and consulting. I also create professional book templates for Indesign.

In-house Graphic Designer, Layout Artist and Typesetter

Angle Editorial
March, 2003 – February, 2010 (almost 7 years)

Book design, layout, typesetting and production of books, magazines, brochures and other publications. This job also involved work for the publisher’s external clients. Typical work tasks were book interior design, layout, typesetting, layout of graphs, charts and maps, image retouching, production of high-resolution print-ready PDF files, review of color samples and proofs, quality control and publishing process development for e-books.

Author of the book “QuarkXPress 5, curso de iniciación”

Freelance
January, 2003 – March, 2003 (about 2 months)

I wrote and produced the book «QuarkXPress 5, curso de iniciación», a user handbook about the QuarkXPress application which was published by InforBooks (Barcelona).

Founder and Book Designer at the publisher Edicions Cúmulus (Barcelona)

Edicions Cúmulus
December, 1995 – May, 2003 (over 7 years)

I co-founded the publisher Edicions Cúmulus which published a number of titles, mainly swedish non-fiction translations, in catalan and spanish. The publisher also provided publishing services. My main tasks were direction, marketing, sales to bookstores and contact with distributors, contact with customers, royalty management, book design, layout and production of books, brochures and other publications, extensive contact with suppliers and printers.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

MAHATMA GANDHI

ROMAIN ROLLAND

Un clàssic que suposa la introducció de l'univers de Gandhi a OccidentL'obra de Romain Rolland,Mahatma Gandhi, escrita el 1923, enceta la col·lecció «Clàssics de la pau i de la noviolència», per motius prou rellevants: va ser la presentació de Gandhi a Occident, reuneix dos grans noms i ha esdevingut tot un clàssic.En aques

Un clàssic que suposa la introducció de l'univers de Gandhi a OccidentL'obra de Romain Rolland,Mahatma Gandhi, escrita el 1923, enceta la col·lecció «Clàssics de la pau i de la noviolència», per motius prou rellevants: va ser la presentació de Gandhi a Occident, reuneix dos grans noms i ha esdevingut tot un clàssic.En aques

El romanic catala

Joaquin Yarza

Botigues historiques de Catalunya

Carles Carreras i Verdaguer

El Modernisme

Teresa-M. Sala

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