Kayleigh Jankowski

Kayleigh Jankowski - Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Art book designer and PM with a passion for color and typography. I can't wait to bring your project to life!

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Overview

Hi, I'm Kayleigh!

I am an Art Director and Production/Project Manager with over 10 years of experience in the publishing industry, specializing in high-quality coffee table books. I look forward to collaborating with other artists and overseeing the production of projects from conception to completion.

I am proud to have worked with Rizzoli Publishing since 2009 and my most recent experience at Chronicle Books really rounded out my skill set to improve vendor relations and budgeting. I've worked on many other projects over the years as well -- marketing materials, calendars, websites, and so much more -- once we get your ideas on the page, let's go above and beyond!


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Testimonials
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"Kayleigh is phenomenal. The book I imagined in my mind is exactly what she made into a reality, and her creative skill, excellence, and input only made it better. She worked diligently, professionally, and was always punctual, even early in meeting deadlines we had set along the way. -- Edee Kulper, Author of Life on Orcas Island (full review below)
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"Kayleigh is among the most efficient, creative, and hardworking colleagues I’ve worked with in publishing. Over the course of our time together, I have been impressed by Kayleigh’s professionalism, reliability, and easygoing nature. I can always trust that she will apply integrity and compassion to her work. Kayleigh is open and forthcoming with any issues or concerns, presents any concerns in a clear manner, and she provides possible solutions as needed. Kayleigh is a key component as to why the projects I work on with Kayleigh are as successful as they are." --Jessica Fuller, Associate Publisher at Universe Publishing/Rizzoli International Publications
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"She went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the quality of the work that was done." --Stephanie Kearns, COO + Nonprofit Management Specialist
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Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles
Art
Design
Entertainment
Photography

Work experience

Production Manager

Chronicle Chroma, an imprint of Chronicle Books
September, 2018 – April, 2021 (over 2 years)

— Sole production manager responsible for launching and producing entirely new Chronicle Chroma imprint, which entailed working directly with the editorial directors and authors to provide highest level of quality projects within budget.
— In-house graphic designer for books, special edition box sets, and all marketing materials for print and web.
— Created dynamic sales presentations for seasonal product launches.
— Collaborated with authors, photographers, and freelance designers and illustrators to oversee all file creation.
— Maintained all editorial, design, production, and marketing schedules.
— Scanned and retouched art, photography, and other ephemera for print.

Design Coordinator

Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
September, 2009 – August, 2018 (almost 9 years)

— Liaison between editorial, design, and production departments. Responsible for adjusting layouts to Rizzoli standards, flightchecking mechanicals, setting and correcting type, and preparing files for transmittal to printers.
— In-house graphic designer for jackets, calendars, reprints, and sales materials.
— Creation, maintenance, and enforcement of guidelines for freelance designers. Worked with designers, clients, and editors one-on-one to manage processes.
— Managed archive files to assist publicity and marketing departments with promotional materials.
— Hired and managed all editorial and design interns.
— Submissions editor.

Art Director

Self-employed
May, 2009 – Present (over 13 years)

— Print design, website design, branding concepts, and typesetting.
— Event-related materials including but not limited to invitation suites, e-vites, custom typography, signage, and menus.
— Clients include: Rizzoli & Universe Publishing, Simon & Schuster Gallery Books

Novogratz Design Fix: Chic and Stylish Tips for Every Decorating Scenario

Novogratz, Cortney, Novogratz, Robert, Novogratz, Elizabeth, Hicks, India

Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Cohen, Peter J., Fineman, Mia

Kayleigh has 1 review

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Edee Kulper
Kayleigh is phenomenal. The book I imagined in my mind is exactly what she made into a reality, and her creative skill, excellence, and input only made it better. She worked diligently, professionally, and was always punctual, even early in meeting deadlines we had set along the way. She's a machine - she works hard, is completely thorough, and has solid background experience and expertise. Con...
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Edee Kulper, March 2022

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