I'm an experienced print book designer and compositor, and I've been involved with the design and/or composition of hundreds of books since 1993. My clients receive the benefit of 20+ years of experience in publishing; attention to detail; schedule flexibility; and a friendly, positive attitude. I can handle anything from basic one-color page layout to full-color, custom page design and composition. I know what needs to happen to design and produce a printed book and I'd love to help you with yours.
I hold a BFA in Visual Communication, and that formal design background allows me to bring a designer's eye to composition projects, while my extensive production experience ensures that my designs are functional and practical. This hybrid approach to book design and production serves authors well, especially in visually intensive subjects such as photography and medical reference.
I've designed and/or composited books for best-selling authors such as Joe McNally, David duChemin, Kristina Halvorson, Lindsay Adler, Scott Kelby, and Thomas Erl.
I've been providing freelance print book design and composition (page layout) services since 1999. Past and current clients include New Riders, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Elsevier, Sigma, Callisto Media, Rocky Nook, Que, No Starch Press, Cognella Academic Publishing, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Cisco Press, VMware Press, Greenleaf Book Group, and more. I specialize in computer and Internet books, photography books, nursing and medical books, cookbooks, and other non-fiction.
Services include (print books only):
* book cover and jacket design
* interior page design with style sheets and specs
* interior sample and template creation from client-supplied design or a new design I create
* page composition from client-supplied template or one I create
* math and chemistry equations typeset
* book series design or redesign
* work with media services team to design and develop a new online service for the residential building industry
* design, develop, and build websites for BuildNet and their clients
* provide guidance and art direction to staff designers for print and web design
* project leader for Owens Corning private website and other projects
Art Director -- Macmillan Online:
* design and build new websites for various Macmillan imprints; redesign existing sites
* assist in site development and project management
* art direct staff designers, interns, and freelance artists
* create or modify artwork for online use
Book Designer -- New Riders, Que:
* create new interior book designs and cover comps
* redesign and update existing series designs
* create samples and templates for production using style sheets, master pages, etc.
* modify existing templates to increase layout efficiency and accuracy
Page Layout Tech -- Sams, New Riders, Que:
* follow design guidelines for book layout
* enter proofreader's corrections
* prepare final book files to ship to printer
* mentor new employees
Because nursing programs are places where students and faculty provide direct care to patients through clinical experiences, uncivil and disruptive acts must be addressed so that such behaviors do not spiral into aggression and jeopardize the learning and practice environment. Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education features original research based on polling questions, stories, ... read more
World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain is the new "best practice" for treating musculoskeletal pain; presented in a way that's comprehensive, accessible, and gets results. The product of 16 years of research and clinical observation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, this book improves results through precise identification of the predominant pain mechanism, and then focusing on e... read more
With an emphasis on preparing and filing claims electronically, Health Insurance Today, 4th Edition features completely updated content on ICD-10 coding, ARRA, HI-TECH, Version 5010, electronic health records, the Health Insurance Reform Act, and more. The friendly writing style and clear learning objectives help you understand and retain important information, with review questions and activi... read more
Covering the financial topics all nurse managers need to know and use, this book explains how financial management fits into the healthcare organization. Topics include accounting principles, cost analysis, planning and control management of the organization's financial resources, and the use of management tools. In addition to current issues, this edition also addresses future directions in f... read more
An evidence-based guide to hemodynamic monitoring procedures and patient care, Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies & Clinical Practice describes invasive, non-invasive, and minimally invasive techniques in monitoring blood pressure and oxygen levels within the circulatory system. It provides a clear, illustrated discussion of the anatomy and physiology related to hemodynamics, explai... read more
Ensure you are up to date on all the common and urgent issues in the critical care unit with Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7th Edition! With its succinct coverage of all core critical care nursing topics, this evidence-based text is the perfect resource for both practicing nurses and nursing students alike. Using the latest, most authoritative research, this book will help you identify ... read more
Many of acclaimed photographer John Lund's images are instantly recognizable. What's not instantly recognizable are the elements that make up these composite images or the Photoshop techniques behind them--to unravel those mysteries, you need this beautiful, full-color volume. In these pages, Lund and co-author Pamela Pfiffner show you not just how to reproduce his results but the creative pro... read more
Gain the essential pathology understanding you need to produce quality radiographic images! Covering the disease processes most frequently diagnosed with medical imaging, Comprehensive Radiographic Pathology, 6th Edition is the perfect pathology resource for acquiring a better understanding of the clinical manifestation of different disease processes, their radiographic appearances, and their ... read more
Get the most comprehensive, in-depth coverage on health unit coordinating from the industry’s most popular text! Expert authors Elaine Gillingham and Monica Wadsworth Seibel offer in-depth discussion of key theories and concepts surrounding the profession and guide you through the common responsibilities of a health unit coordinator in both traditional and electronic medical record environment... read more
Description of my life in sex addiction/recovery, and the perspectives I have gained as a result on a variety of subjects listed alphabetically, with emphasis on spirituality/psychology.
Finally, a cast iron cookbook that does with cast iron what cast iron does best―cook delicious Southern food as timeless as the skillet itself.What’s not to love about cast iron? It’s versatile. It lasts forever. And most of all, it can cook just about anything. But at its core, cast iron does its best work with Southern fare.No one knows that better than North Carolina native Elena Rosemond-H... read more
Think it's impossible to crave salads? Think again. It's easy to fall into the rut of making the same salads over and over, but the excuses end now. Salads That Inspire is a cookbook of the most creative, delicious salads you've yet to eat, featuring original combinations of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, proteins, grains, cheeses, and dressings. Healthy eating never tasted so good. G... read more
The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn Facebook--in full color! Whether you are new to Facebook or would like to explore more of its features, My Facebook for Seniors makes learning to use the world’s most popular social media site simple and fun. The full-color, step-by-step instructions make it easy to connect with family, friends, and colleagues; share digital photos; play social games o... read more
When it comes to photography, it’s all about the light. After spending more than thirty years behind the lens—working for National Geographic, Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated—Joe McNally knows about light. He knows how to talk about it, shape it, color it, control it, and direct it. Most importantly, he knows how to create it...using small hot shoe flashes. In The Hot Shoe Diaries, Joe brin... read more
A Beautiful Anarchy is a vulnerable, honest, and insightful book about the human longing to create, whether you’re creating a family, a business, a book, or a photograph. Your greatest creation can be an intentional life lived on your own terms. What is our life but a chance to make the greatest art of all? If you already identify as a creative person, this book is an invitation to more intent... read more
The photograph can be an astonishing means of connecting and communicating with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why are there so few successes? Why do so many fail? With advances in camera technology, it is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fal... read more
FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term s... read more
The Groundbreaking Cookbook for Hashimoto'sThis is the first cookbook specifically for people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, despite the fact that Hashimoto's is the most common thyroid disease in the United States and affects nearly 14 million Americans. Karen Frazier has been living with Hashimoto's for more than 20 years. She knows firsthand how hard it is to give up gluten, corn, soy, and d... read more
“Aaron’s experience treating anger is second to none.”– Dr. Nathan R. Hydes, PhD; US Navy PsychologistA Modern, No-nonsense Anger Management Workbook Written Specifically for MenAre you ready to take control of your anger? Clinical Therapist Aaron Karmin teaches you the skills to manage your anger without aggression and build up your self-confidence, self-control and self-respect.The Anger Man... read more
Inside this book, you will not only find hundreds of unique, custom-designed pieces of royalty-free vector illustrations from the super talented Von Glitschka, you will also find something potentially even more valuable–the hitherto undiscovered cure for designer’s block. You’ve heard of writer’s block. Well, designer’s block is just as bad. Maybe even worse. And inside this book is the cure. ... read more
When photographing people, you can have a great composition, perfect light, and the right camera settings, but if your subject doesn’t look right―if the pose is off―the shot will not be a keeper. Posing is truly a crucial skill that photographers need to have in order to create great photographs. If you’re looking to improve your ability to pose your subjects―whether they’re men, women, couple... read more
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From YA to romance, from self-help to science, I've been designing books for over a decade. Of course I judge books by their covers!
Over 20 Years experience propelling Global brands through Graphic Design, Art Direction, Branding & Book Cover Design.