Kim Scott

Kim Scott - Designer Tick

Austin, United States

Experienced print book designer / compositor specializing in photography, medical/nursing, computer, cookbooks, and other non-fiction.

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Overview

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.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Photography
Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • BFA in Visual Communication, Indiana University

Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Trade Professional: 39th and 40th Annual Bookbuilders West Book Show

Work experience

Owner

Self-employed
January, 1999 – Present (about 20 years)

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 computer and Internet books, photography books, nursing and medical books, cookbooks, adult learning, 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

Senior Graphic Designer

BuildNet, Inc.
October, 1997 – December, 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

Art Director, Book Designer, Page Layout Tech

Pearson Education
November, 1993 – October, 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

Portfolio (23 selected works)

FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited: Mastering Techniques and Maximizing Creativity with Your FUJIFILM Camera

Dan Bailey

FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited teaches you everything you need to know in order to achieve mastery with your FUJIFILM camera, gaining maximum performance and total creative liberation with your photography…no matter what FUJIFILM X Series camera you use. Written by professional photographer, expert Fuji user, and X Series ambassador Dan Bailey, you'll learn every feature and every menu item, butt... read more

FUJIFILM X Series Unlimited teaches you everything you need to know in order to achieve mastery with your FUJIFILM camera, gaining maximum performance and total creative liberation with your photography…no matter what FUJIFILM X Series camera you use. Written by professional photographer, expert Fuji user, and X Series ambassador Dan Bailey, you'll learn every feature and every menu item, butt... read more

Chroma: A Photographer's Guide to Lighting with Color

Nick Fancher

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 and quantity of light. But there is an important, third component of light that heavily influences the final look of the image: the color ... 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 and quantity of light. But there is an important, third component of light that heavily influences the final look of the image: the color ... read more

Kid Chef Every Day: The Easy Cookbook for Foodie Kids

Colleen Kennedy

The latest edition in the bestselling Kid Chef series—Kid Chef Every Day offers kids ages 8-12 easy, everyday recipes and essential techniques to turn their kitchen curiosity into a lifelong passion for cooking.Practice makes perfect with every new skill—learning how to cook is no exception. Kid Chef Every Day encourages budding chefs to hone their cooking skills every day with easy recipes an... read more

The latest edition in the bestselling Kid Chef series—Kid Chef Every Day offers kids ages 8-12 easy, everyday recipes and essential techniques to turn their kitchen curiosity into a lifelong passion for cooking.Practice makes perfect with every new skill—learning how to cook is no exception. Kid Chef Every Day encourages budding chefs to hone their cooking skills every day with easy recipes an... read more

Within the Frame, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Journey of Photographic Vision

David Duchemin

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 head and the heart—craft and technique on the one hand, passion and vision on the other—mirror the process of creating compelling, meaning... read more

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 head and the heart—craft and technique on the one hand, passion and vision on the other—mirror the process of creating compelling, meaning... read more

My iPad for Seniors (6th Edition)

Michael Miller

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPad Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. L... read more

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do. Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do Common-sense help whenever you run into problems Tips and notes to help you get the most from your iPad Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. L... read more

The Photographer's Guide to Posing: Techniques to Flatter Everyone

Lindsay Adler

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

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

The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0): The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business through Effective Content (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

Colleen Jones

In The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0): The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business Through Effective Content, expert Colleen Jones argues that in the age of digital disruption, your company faces an important choice. The choice is not whether to do content. Every business function–from marketing to sales and from support to recruiting–demands content. The choice is whether to make your approa... read more

In The Content Advantage (Clout 2.0): The Science of Succeeding at Digital Business Through Effective Content, expert Colleen Jones argues that in the age of digital disruption, your company faces an important choice. The choice is not whether to do content. Every business function–from marketing to sales and from support to recruiting–demands content. The choice is whether to make your approa... read more

Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination: An Interprofessional Approach (Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination)

Jane W. Ball RN DrPH CPNP, Joyce E. Dains DrPH JD RN FNP-BC FNAP FAANP, John A. Flynn MD MBA MEd, Barry S. Solomon MD MPH, Rosalyn W. Stewart MD MS MBA

Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination 9th Edition offers a uniquely interprofessional, patient-centered, lifespan approach to physical examination and health assessment. This new edition features an increased focus on patient safety, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice, along with an emphasis on the development of good communication skills and effective hands-on examination techni... read more

Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination 9th Edition offers a uniquely interprofessional, patient-centered, lifespan approach to physical examination and health assessment. This new edition features an increased focus on patient safety, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice, along with an emphasis on the development of good communication skills and effective hands-on examination techni... read more

Population-Based Public Health Clinical Manual: The Henry Street Model for Nurses (Third Edition)

Patricia M. Schoon, Carolyn M. Porta, Marjorie Schaeffer

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 settings, the core text builds on the Henry Street Consortium s framework of 12 competences for population-based, entry-level public heal... read more

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 settings, the core text builds on the Henry Street Consortium s framework of 12 competences for population-based, entry-level public heal... read more

Creating & Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education

Cynthia M., Ph.d Clark

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

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

A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain

Melissa C. Kolski, Annie O'Connor

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

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

Health Insurance Today: A Practical Approach, 4e

Janet I. Beik AA BA MEd

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

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

Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives, 4e (Finkler, Financial Management for Nurse Managers and Executives)

Steven A. Finkler PhD CPA, Cheryl Jones RN PhD, Christine T. Kovner PhD RN FAAN

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

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

Hemodynamic Monitoring: Evolving Technologies and Clinical Practice, 1e

Mary E. Lough PhD RN CCRN CNRN CCNS FCCM

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

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

Priorities in Critical Care Nursing, 7e

Linda D. Urden DNSc RN CNS NE-BC FAAN, Kathleen M. Stacy PhD RN CNS CCRN PCCN CCNS, Mary E. Lough

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

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

Adobe Master Class: Photoshop Compositing with John Lund

John Lund, Pamela Pfiffner

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

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

LaFleur Brooks' Health Unit Coordinating, 7e

Elaine A. Gillingham AAS BA CHUC, Monica Wadsworth Seibel BS MEd CHUC

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

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

Light in the Darkness : A Guide to Recovery from Addiction

George Lee

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.

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.

Salads That Inspire: A Cookbook of Creative Salads

Rockridge Press

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

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 Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes

Joe McNally

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

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: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created

David duChemin

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

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 Soul of the Camera: The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making

David duChemin

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

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

Content Strategy for the Web, 2nd Edition

Kristina Halvorson, Melissa Rach

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

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

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