Kim Scott

Kim Scott – Designer

Experienced book designer/compositor specializing in photography, allied health, technology, academic, and other non-fiction.


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 any type of print book 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.
Computers & Internet Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Medicine, Nursing, & Dentistry Photography Self-Help & Self-Improvement
  • Award of Excellence, Trade Professional: 39th and 40th Annual Bookbuilders West Book Show
  • BFA in Visual Communication, Indiana University

Work experience


Jan, 1999 — Present

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 Nursing, Callisto Media, Rocky Nook, Que, No Starch Press, F. A. Davis, Cognella Academic Publishing, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Cisco Press, VMware Press, Greenleaf Book Group, and more. I specialize in technology books, photography books, nursing and medical books, cookbooks, academic, 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

BuildNet, Inc.

Oct, 1997 — Dec, 1998 (about 1 year)

* 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

Pearson Education

Nov, 1993 — Oct, 1997 (almost 4 years)

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


Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses has proven to be one of the most important public health texts for students and practitioners alike. Focused on developing a competent public health nursing practice in diverse s... read more
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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 ... read more
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When Within the Frame first published in 2009, it received high praise for both its practical teaching and its humanity. Ten years later, it is a best-selling modern classic and a must-read.Author David duChemin’s masterful and balanced emphasis on both the he... read more
Learning to work with light is an important milestone in every photographer’s career, and the ability to craft light to fit your vision for an image is a skill that cannot be overrated. Most often, that crafting of light is spoken of in terms of the quality an... read more
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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-savi... 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 lac... 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 li... 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, ... read more
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Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7e


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Ken C.

Ken C.

May, 2023

perfect experience, would use Kim Again
Kim S.
I enjoyed working with Ken on his interesting book.

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