Louisa Adair

Louisa Adair - Designer Tick

Noblesville, IN, USA

Designer with over 20 years experience designing covers and interiors for non-fiction titles in technology, career, and health sectors.

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Overview

Creative, versatile professional with a distinguished, cross-industry career history managing the development and delivery of dynamic and engaging book design. Previous clients include Cisco Press, Addison-Wesley, Que, Sams, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Career Guides
Education & Reference
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Publishing
Technology

Work experience

Designer/Proprietor

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (about 9 years)

Leveraged business acumen and graphic design expertise to found this organization specializing in print and publication management. Foster and cultivate open and collaborative lines of communication with clients to assess and address their distinct design needs. Manage multiple concurrent initiatives; consistently deliver customized designs/solutions that meet or exceed client expectations. Amass a diverse portfolio of creative projects on behalf of corporate and nonprofit clients. Projects include book covers/interior designs, templates, logos, and other various marketing materials.
• Managed full project life cycle of a complex book cover/interior layout design on behalf of both Pearson (an educational publishing and assessment company that serves schools and corporations, as well as directly to students) and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (the second largest nursing organization
in the world).
• Designed and delivered original branding and marketing materials for Our Lady of Grace Catholic School; helped to increase student enrollment and bring about awareness of the school in the community.

Graphic Designer

Pearson
August, 1994 – December, 2009 (over 15 years)

Managed and supported complex design projects. Provided creative direction across exterior packaging/branding, interior design, and e-product designs for multiple imprints. Ensured alignment with brand standards across the board. Recruited and hired performance-driven, freelance designers. Coordinated efforts across design, production, and marketing teams to consistently deliver designs to achieve client satisfaction. Held final quality check on completed designs. Consistently delivered projects on time, within budget, and in strict accordance to established specifications. Continuously sought out, identified, and acted upon opportunities to control costs and increase quality.
• Created compelling designs for Pearson; contributed to the development of stand-out branding identity for their publications, and traditional/digital marketing presence.
• Key role in establishing corporate identity and maintaining processes and communications for high-profile client, Cisco Press.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Grow a Greener Data Center

Douglas Alger

Grow a Greener Data Center A guide to building and operating energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive IT and Facilities infrastructure Conventional Data Centers can have a huge impact upon the environment, using massive amounts of energy and water, emitting pollutants, and discarding huge quantities of machine waste. Their insatiable demand for energy and often inefficient designs make Data Ce... read more

Grow a Greener Data Center A guide to building and operating energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive IT and Facilities infrastructure Conventional Data Centers can have a huge impact upon the environment, using massive amounts of energy and water, emitting pollutants, and discarding huge quantities of machine waste. Their insatiable demand for energy and often inefficient designs make Data Ce... read more

Cisco Networking Simplified (2nd Edition)

Neil Anderson, Paul L. Della Maggiora, Jim Doherty

Cisco Networking Simplified Second Edition Master today’s world of Cisco networking with this book’s completely updated, fully illustrated visual approach Easy enough for novices, substantive enough for networking professionals Covers the latest networking topics—from network architecture to secure wireless, unified communications to telepresence In Full Color Jim Doherty • Neil Anderson • Pau... read more

Cisco Networking Simplified Second Edition Master today’s world of Cisco networking with this book’s completely updated, fully illustrated visual approach Easy enough for novices, substantive enough for networking professionals Covers the latest networking topics—from network architecture to secure wireless, unified communications to telepresence In Full Color Jim Doherty • Neil Anderson • Pau... read more

Wireless Home Networking Simplified

Jim Doherty, Neil Anderson

Wireless Home Networking Simplified The full-color, fully illustrated, simple guide to wireless home networking Step-by-step instructions: Plan, install, secure, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless network Discover all the fun things you can do with your wireless network Jim Doherty Neil Anderson Using today’s wireless networks, you can save money, become more productive, and even have mo... read more

Wireless Home Networking Simplified The full-color, fully illustrated, simple guide to wireless home networking Step-by-step instructions: Plan, install, secure, optimize, and troubleshoot your wireless network Discover all the fun things you can do with your wireless network Jim Doherty Neil Anderson Using today’s wireless networks, you can save money, become more productive, and even have mo... read more

Home Networking Simplified

Jim Doherty, Neil Anderson

An illustrated home networking handbook for the everyday user Building a network doesn't have to be all work and no play—it can actually be fun! Home Networking Simplified is an illustrated home-networking book for everyone from Grandma Mary to your tech-savvy teenage neighbor. Home Networking Simplified gives you the most basic need-to-know info and then teaches you how to get the most out of... read more

An illustrated home networking handbook for the everyday user Building a network doesn't have to be all work and no play—it can actually be fun! Home Networking Simplified is an illustrated home-networking book for everyone from Grandma Mary to your tech-savvy teenage neighbor. Home Networking Simplified gives you the most basic need-to-know info and then teaches you how to get the most out of... read more

Computer Networking First-Step

Wendell Odom

Your first step into the world of computer networking No experience required Includes clear and easily understood explanations Makes learning easy Your first step to computer networking begins here! Learn basic networking terminology Understand how information is routed from place to place Explore Internet connectivity secrets Protect your computer from intrusion Build local-area networks (LAN... read more

Your first step into the world of computer networking No experience required Includes clear and easily understood explanations Makes learning easy Your first step to computer networking begins here! Learn basic networking terminology Understand how information is routed from place to place Explore Internet connectivity secrets Protect your computer from intrusion Build local-area networks (LAN... read more

Network Security First-Step (2nd Edition)

Thomas M. Thomas, Donald Stoddard

Network Security first-step Second Edition Tom Thomas and Donald Stoddard Your first step into the world of network security No security experience required Includes clear and easily understood explanations Makes learning easy Your first step to network security begins here! Learn how hacker attacks work, from start to finish Choose the right security solution for each type of risk Create clea... read more

Network Security first-step Second Edition Tom Thomas and Donald Stoddard Your first step into the world of network security No security experience required Includes clear and easily understood explanations Makes learning easy Your first step to network security begins here! Learn how hacker attacks work, from start to finish Choose the right security solution for each type of risk Create clea... read more

CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC)

Jeremy Cioara, Michael J. Cavanaugh, Kris A. Krake

Master IIUC 640-460 exam topics with the official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNA Voice IIUC 640-460 exam. Senior voice ... read more

Master IIUC 640-460 exam topics with the official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNA Voice IIUC 640-460 exam. Senior voice ... read more

101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses

Nancy Rollins

101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses covers the daily challenges facing health care leaders communications, negotiations, resource management, and work-life balance, to name a few with the unique feature of a mentor-mentee team authoring each chapter. These established and emerging mentors and mentees come from every corner of the globe and share their lessons learned, providing a rich leg... read more

101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses covers the daily challenges facing health care leaders communications, negotiations, resource management, and work-life balance, to name a few with the unique feature of a mentor-mentee team authoring each chapter. These established and emerging mentors and mentees come from every corner of the globe and share their lessons learned, providing a rich leg... read more

The Nurse's Communication Advantage: How Business Savvy Communication Can Advance Your Nursing Career (Nurse's Advantage)

Kathleen D., Ph.D. Pagana

* Features such as Tip and Communication Coach boxes supplement the question and answer format of the book and provide "real world" stories. * Each chapter includes FAQs and ends with a "Take-Away Tips" summary. * Topics include building relationships; speaking skills; writing reports, memos, and articles; how to run effective meetings, how to and how not to use social media, and cross-cultura... read more

* Features such as Tip and Communication Coach boxes supplement the question and answer format of the book and provide "real world" stories. * Each chapter includes FAQs and ends with a "Take-Away Tips" summary. * Topics include building relationships; speaking skills; writing reports, memos, and articles; how to run effective meetings, how to and how not to use social media, and cross-cultura... read more

The Nurse's Social Media Advantage: How Making Connections and Sharing Ideas Can Enhance Your Nursing Practice

Robert Fraser BScN RN

Social media has reached into every profession - and nursing is no exception. Almost daily, new research and publishing methods emerge. This fast-paced, ever-changing way of disseminating information will continue to evolve, whether nurses participate or not. With the vital role that nursing plays in the health care community, nurses cannot afford to fall behind. Social media provides exciting... read more

Social media has reached into every profession - and nursing is no exception. Almost daily, new research and publishing methods emerge. This fast-paced, ever-changing way of disseminating information will continue to evolve, whether nurses participate or not. With the vital role that nursing plays in the health care community, nurses cannot afford to fall behind. Social media provides exciting... read more

A Daybook for Nurse Educators (Daybook Series)

Katherine Pakieser-Reed

Need a little inspiration? Then open the latest in STTIs popular Daybook series, A Daybook for Nurse Educators. Educators play a vital role in the development of the nursing profession. They lay the foundation for how nurses practice and interact with patients, families, communities, fellow nurses and other health care professionals. This daybook is filled with 365 inspirational and thought-pr... read more

Need a little inspiration? Then open the latest in STTIs popular Daybook series, A Daybook for Nurse Educators. Educators play a vital role in the development of the nursing profession. They lay the foundation for how nurses practice and interact with patients, families, communities, fellow nurses and other health care professionals. This daybook is filled with 365 inspirational and thought-pr... read more

A Daybook for Nurses: Making a Difference Each Day

Sharon Hudacek

The author of the honor society's award-winning Making a Difference: Stories from the Point of Care now provides daily inspiration for nurses in this softcover daybook. Be inspired everyday with quotations, stories, poems and inspirational thoughts especially for nurses! These daily motivational vignettes will provide inspiration and encouragement to nurses as they work each day to make a diff... read more

The author of the honor society's award-winning Making a Difference: Stories from the Point of Care now provides daily inspiration for nurses in this softcover daybook. Be inspired everyday with quotations, stories, poems and inspirational thoughts especially for nurses! These daily motivational vignettes will provide inspiration and encouragement to nurses as they work each day to make a diff... read more

Ready, Set, Go Lead!: A Primer for Emerging Health Care Leaders

Nancy Dickenson-Hazard

This transformative handbook will help aspiring and experienced health care leaders alike as they embark and continue on their leadership journeys. In Ready, Set, Go Lead!, Nancy Dickenson-Hazard combines her extensive international leadership experience with real-world examples to assist early- and mid-career health care leaders alike on their own leadership journeys. Fun and thoughtful exerc... read more

This transformative handbook will help aspiring and experienced health care leaders alike as they embark and continue on their leadership journeys. In Ready, Set, Go Lead!, Nancy Dickenson-Hazard combines her extensive international leadership experience with real-world examples to assist early- and mid-career health care leaders alike on their own leadership journeys. Fun and thoughtful exerc... read more

Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research: Studying Social Practice, Lifeworlds, and Embodiment

Garrett K. Chan, Karen A. Brykczynski, Ruth E. Malone, Patricia Benner

Interpretative phenomenological analysis aims to offer insights into how a person within a given context makes sense of a phenomenon usually these phenomena relate to experiences of some personal significance such as a major life event (acute or chronic illness, death of a loved one, change in economic status, etc.) or the development of an important relationship. Interpretive phenomenology au... read more

Interpretative phenomenological analysis aims to offer insights into how a person within a given context makes sense of a phenomenon usually these phenomena relate to experiences of some personal significance such as a major life event (acute or chronic illness, death of a loved one, change in economic status, etc.) or the development of an important relationship. Interpretive phenomenology au... read more

Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility

Pollyanna Pixton, Niel Nickolaisen, Todd Little, Kent J. McDonald

Enhance Fundamental Value and Establish Competitive Advantage with Leadership Agility Whether you’re leading an organization, a team, or a project, Stand Back and Deliver gives you the agile leadership tools you’ll need to achieve breakthrough levels of performance. This book brings together immediately usable frameworks and step-by-step processes that help you focus all your efforts where the... read more

Enhance Fundamental Value and Establish Competitive Advantage with Leadership Agility Whether you’re leading an organization, a team, or a project, Stand Back and Deliver gives you the agile leadership tools you’ll need to achieve breakthrough levels of performance. This book brings together immediately usable frameworks and step-by-step processes that help you focus all your efforts where the... read more

The Data Access Handbook: Achieving Optimal Database Application Performance and Scalability

John Goodson, Robert A. Steward

The Data Access Handbook Achieving Optimal Database Application Performance and Scalability John Goodson • Robert A. Steward Drive breakthrough database application performance by optimizing middleware and connectivity Performance and scalability are more critical than ever in today’s enterprise database applications, and traditional database tuning isn’t nearly enough to solve the performance... read more

The Data Access Handbook Achieving Optimal Database Application Performance and Scalability John Goodson • Robert A. Steward Drive breakthrough database application performance by optimizing middleware and connectivity Performance and scalability are more critical than ever in today’s enterprise database applications, and traditional database tuning isn’t nearly enough to solve the performance... read more

Metatron`s cube Unleashed: The Flower of Life Chronicles Volume 1

Mr Carl van Niekerk

What if there existed an ancient symbol that provided the answers to some of the most fundamental secrets of creation? From a seemingly simple progression of interlocking circles a powerful geometric form is concealed that could conceivably cohere to the underlying geometry of the quantum world from which all matter arises. Metatron’s Cube Unleashed is the breakout book by Carl van Niekerk tha... read more

What if there existed an ancient symbol that provided the answers to some of the most fundamental secrets of creation? From a seemingly simple progression of interlocking circles a powerful geometric form is concealed that could conceivably cohere to the underlying geometry of the quantum world from which all matter arises. Metatron’s Cube Unleashed is the breakout book by Carl van Niekerk tha... read more

Stopping Kidney Disease: A science based treatment plan to use your doctor, drugs, diet and exercise to slow or stop the progression of incurable kidney disease

Lee Hull

Stopping Kidney Disease is the most comprehensive guide to understanding how your kidneys work and how to make your remaining kidney function last as long as possible. The book includes over 500 pages with hundreds of medical studies to document each part of the diet and treatment plan. As a patient trying to cure an incurable kidney disease, Lee Hull was not allowed access to a potential life... read more

Stopping Kidney Disease is the most comprehensive guide to understanding how your kidneys work and how to make your remaining kidney function last as long as possible. The book includes over 500 pages with hundreds of medical studies to document each part of the diet and treatment plan. As a patient trying to cure an incurable kidney disease, Lee Hull was not allowed access to a potential life... read more

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