I am a commercial photographer turned freelance graphic designer. My degree was in commercial photography, but my clients kept getting me involved in their finished design pieces and ultimately I became a turn-key photographer/designer. I have over 25 years experience in the field, own my own full-time graphic design company (Vivid Graphics) and have designed both the covers and inside of dozens of books. Anyone who says you can't judge a book by its cover has never had a great cover design. And my creative design doesn't stop on the outside - my signature feature is that I continue to be creative by working elements of the book's content into the design of the interior. The end result is a book you can be proud of - and be happy to have it "judged" by the most discerning eye.
Owner and Creative Director of the leading graphic design and marketing company in the area. Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, MS Office, Quark, Freehand, and eBook creation software.
An artisan is skilled in the applied arts, combining artistic expression, scientific knowledge, and practiced labor to create uniquely valuable works. The most successful gap-closing, achievement-producing teachers view teaching as a craft. Like traditional artisans, Artisan teachers combine art, knowledge, and skill in a labor of love. Rutherford Learning Group, Inc. is a research and profess... read more
In 1980, Chris Harvey paused from studying for final exams to talk to his college housemate. Gunshots interrupted their conversation as a drunk randomly fired a hunting rifle from the hillside across the street. One bullet penetrated the side of Chris's house, struck him in the temple, and severed his optic nerves-instantly blinding him. Not by Sight is a story of faith and courage. Chris lost... read more
Caregivers. Beyond tired, beyond stressed, they hunger for a glimmer of hope. You can see it in their eyes and hear it in their voices. They are stretched way too thin and panic simmers just under the surface. What if the next thing to go wrong makes them snap? With Each Passing Moment, a devotional memoir, offers hope and encouragement for weary caregivers. The short chapters are arranged alp... read more
Luke and Trisha are Christians who have been transformed by Jesus Christ. Their goal is to serve Him with their lives in whatever way He sees fit. In the summer of 2007, their first child was born on the other side of the world. In early 2009, they saw him for the first time via a DVD. They anticipated bringing their son home within the year. They prepared a bedroom, notified family, and imagi... read more
The Parent Playbooks are designed to help the parent, teacher, or child with fun activities to do in just a few minutes a day. These activities are matched to the new Common Core State Standards lessons being taught in your schools everyday. Doing these activities before, during, or after school improves learning. We collected these activities from parents and teachers so we know they work. Ou... read more
"There are three rules for writing a book," a famous author once said. "Unfortunately, no one knows what they are!" To some extent, the process of writing a book is shrouded in mystery. Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract takes the confusion out of the writing and publishing process. Based on Dave Fessenden's regular column in Cross & Quill magazine and the seminars he t... read more
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike." - John Muir, from The Yosemite, 1912 Whether you're a hiker, a museum explorer, or a reader who travels vicariously, Life Lessons will take you on a four-season tour of some of America's most glorious places within the National Park Service-and ... read more
A complete proposal sells your book, pure and simple. But some authors don't think a proposal is necessary. Perhaps you already have a contract, or you plan to self-publish. If you don't have to sell the book to a publisher, why write a proposal? That reasoning sounds logical, but there are purposes for a book proposal beyond selling it to a publisher. In A Christian Writer's Guide to the Book... read more
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