Michael Grossman

Michael Grossman - Designer

Prague, Czechia

I'm a multilingual graphic designer and prepress specialist with nearly 15 years of book experience, focusing mainly on interior layouts.

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I’ve been helping authors and publishers to realize their print publishing needs for over 15 years. I commit myself to ensuring my clients get a beautiful final product that they can be proud of, as well as ensuring the work is technically sound. My clients value my eye for detail, my efficiency and my drive to deliver projects before deadlines. They can also depend on me as a source for all of their technical design questions.

I have worked with a number of publishers over the years, including HarperCollins, Hudson Bible and Livingstone, as well as with various other independent authors and small publishers. Throughout my time with these clients, I’ve come to specialize on the interior layouts of map and travel titles, as well as novels, guide books, Bibles, text books and study books. Genres include Historical fiction, guides, non-fiction Christian and photography. But for any type of book, no matter how complicated, I’m able to take the project through all the various steps from concept design, to layout, to making it press ready.

I've also gained experienced in multilingual typesetting, which has allowed me to learn the typographic and punctuation rules for nearly all European languages such as Spanish, German or Russian, and East Asian languages like Chinese, Japanese and Korean. These are among the most popular languages that clients request for my services. Last, I have experience working in printing houses, and I can liaise with printers when I take projects to press. This includes both traditional printers and self publishers like CreateSpace or Lighting Source.

Do you have a large book or magazine project? It’s simple: Outsource your projects to me and relax knowing that they are in safe hands, and you’ll receive your deliverables on time and in exceptional quality.
Languages
English
Fiction
Christian
Historical Fiction
Non-Fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
History
Photography
Publishing
Sports & outdoor recreation
Travel

Work experience

Freelance Graphic Design, Multilingual Publishing and Pre-Press Production

Self-employed
December, 2005 – Present (over 13 years)

• Design template, created icons and graphics, typeset and laid out content for the independent bicycling guidebook: i Bike WAWA: A bicyclist’s guide to Warsaw (Two Wheel Travel)
• Designed new template for the Italian Triumph car enthusiast magazine Travelling
• Designed template for future German language glossaries for medical publisher UNI-MED Verlag AG
• Typeset and laid out the David Pepper novel The Wingman
• Designed and typeset articles for the bilingual English/Russian magazine Youth Time
• Designed a series of promotional brochures, reports and white papers for businesses like Servita, Leading Edge Group and AGT (Advanced German Technology)
• Designed a series of brochures promoting the work of the São Paulo Schools in Brazil
• Typeset the English version of the Sebastien Henry book Ces décideurs qui méditent et s’engagent (Leaders Who Meditate)
• Designed the template, created icons and graphs, and typeset the accompanying Sebastien Henry French language report: Rapport Mindfulness

Chevrolet G-506 - 1 1/2 Ton Development, Production and Variants in WW2

Portrayal Press LLC
October, 2018 – January, 2019 (3 months)

• Developed the template then typeset and edited images for the coffee table book Chevrolet G-506 by David Doyle

Freelance Graphic Designer

Livingstone
May, 2017 – March, 2018 (10 months)

• Typeset the novel She Believes (Life Publishers International) into French, German and Spanish and the novel Tangled Destinies (Insight International, Inc.) into French
• Typeset and laid out The Catholic Youth NRSV (Saint Mary’s Press)

Freelance Graphic Designer

Hudson Bible
July, 2013 – July, 2018 (about 5 years)

• Developed templates and typeset the following novels and books: The World’s Greatest Book, The World David Knew (Museum of the Bible Books); Bounce Back, Fallen and Waiting For Love (Worthy Publishing) and Our Help, Salvation Sermons, and Unger Gospels
• Designed and typeset the following Bibles: NIV Jeremiah (Worthy Publishing), MEV D. James Kennedy Topical Study Bible and MEV Plain Text Bible (Passio), KJV Prophecy Bible and KJV Study Bible (Barbour Publishing, Inc.) and The Thompson Chain-Reference ESV Bible
• Developed the template typeset and laid out the children’s camp workbook The One Way Cafe by Pioneer Clubs

Freelance Graphic Designer

HarperCollins Publishers
March, 2012 – August, 2014 (over 2 years)

Laid out spreads, typeset text, edited images and performed pre-press control for the following
• Photo Books: Unesco’s Memory of the World and Harper Collins’ Exploring Britain’s Lost Railways
• Atlas: Harper Collins’ Atlas of Canada
• Map Books: Mapping the First World War, Mapping Le Tour and also The Times Book’s D-Day: The Story of D-Day Through Maps.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Australian Postgraduate English Language Services
October, 2011 – October, 2012 (about 1 year)

• Designed and laid out textbooks for teaching English as a secondary language:
Everyday Numeracy in Australia and Everyday Interactive Tasks

Freelance Graphic Designer

Expats.cz
April, 2006 – July, 2007 (about 1 year)

• Designed the template, typeset text laid out content, and performed prepress control for two editions of the Expats Survival Guide book
• Created graphics and icons used in the books
• Designed client adverts used in the books
• Designed media kit and price sheets

Freelance Graphic Designer

CD Projekt Red
March, 2005 – November, 2009 (over 4 years)

• Designed designed and laid out various computer game manuals including the company’s flagship fantasy game The Witcher
• Localized and typeset computer game manuals, guide sheets and packaging into Czech, Slovak and Polish

Freelance Graphic Designer

Mowshe Spol. s.r.o.
March, 2004 – February, 2005 (11 months)

• Designed laid out and performed print quality control on new book design travel guidebook series starting with Avant Guide Prague
• Laid out and typeset various material for State Opera of Prague including quarterly magazine, monthly promotional posters, and individual opera performance programs
• Designed and prepared for print various projects such as adverts, logos, brochures, posters, flyers, business cards and t-shirts

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Memory of the World: The treasures that record our history from 1700 BC to the present day

UNESCO

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-25 Pages: 608 Language: English Publisher: Collins From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. priceless documentary heritage records the diversity of languages. peoples and knowledge that has influenced humanity from the early days of human history to the present . This heritage documents important events. discoveries or inventions that have transformed the world.The UNESCO Mem... read more

Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-25 Pages: 608 Language: English Publisher: Collins From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. priceless documentary heritage records the diversity of languages. peoples and knowledge that has influenced humanity from the early days of human history to the present . This heritage documents important events. discoveries or inventions that have transformed the world.The UNESCO Mem... read more

The Catholic Youth Bible, 4th Edition, NRSV: New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition

Saint Mary's Press

Make The Catholic Youth Bible your own! This teen Bible is designed for you to personalize by drawing, coloring, highlighting and journaling as you reflect on scripture.Plus, The Catholic Youth Bible includes special features, tools, and articles to help you:Explore scripture Connect with history Nurture your relationships Live your faith Deepen your prayer life and Encounter God This Bible wa... read more

Make The Catholic Youth Bible your own! This teen Bible is designed for you to personalize by drawing, coloring, highlighting and journaling as you reflect on scripture.Plus, The Catholic Youth Bible includes special features, tools, and articles to help you:Explore scripture Connect with history Nurture your relationships Live your faith Deepen your prayer life and Encounter God This Bible wa... read more

Steps Toward Generosity: A 31-Day Journey

Ted W. Nickel, Sandy Salisbury

Some people are naturally generous. For the rest of us in this increasingly individualistic, selfish society, generosity seems like a worthy but impractical aspiration. Generosity is a skill that can be practiced and learned. This book shows you how to do it through: REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES; RELEVANT BIBLE PASSAGES and PRACTICAL ACTION POINTS. St. Paul encouraged everyone to “be generous on every o... read more

Some people are naturally generous. For the rest of us in this increasingly individualistic, selfish society, generosity seems like a worthy but impractical aspiration. Generosity is a skill that can be practiced and learned. This book shows you how to do it through: REAL-LIFE EXAMPLES; RELEVANT BIBLE PASSAGES and PRACTICAL ACTION POINTS. St. Paul encouraged everyone to “be generous on every o... read more

Assets on Blockchain: Security Token Offerings and the Tokenization of Securities

Max Kops

Will the Blockchain disrupt the financial industry and stock exchanges? This book will teach you how assets can be digitized and tokenized - largely making assets available for retails investors and revolutionizing traditional asset classes. Tokens are a digital representation of assets that can easily be exchanged and transferred in efficient ways. Security Token offerings enable companies to... read more

Will the Blockchain disrupt the financial industry and stock exchanges? This book will teach you how assets can be digitized and tokenized - largely making assets available for retails investors and revolutionizing traditional asset classes. Tokens are a digital representation of assets that can easily be exchanged and transferred in efficient ways. Security Token offerings enable companies to... read more

Meditation for Changemakers: A Bridge between Wisdom and Business

Sébastien Henry

Mindfulness is an ancient wisdom tradition that is both simple and profound. Despite its current popularity among the general public, it is often still seen as somewhat removed from the daily realities of business leaders. However, mindfulness is progressively emerging as a select way to develop a more inspiring level of leadership combining serenity, creativity, presence, increased self-aware... read more

Mindfulness is an ancient wisdom tradition that is both simple and profound. Despite its current popularity among the general public, it is often still seen as somewhat removed from the daily realities of business leaders. However, mindfulness is progressively emerging as a select way to develop a more inspiring level of leadership combining serenity, creativity, presence, increased self-aware... read more

D-Day: The story of D-Day through maps

Richard Happer, Peter Chasseaud

Follow the D-Day landings through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and dramatic photographs. This is a unique insight into the D-Day landings 70 years on. Over 90 maps demonstrate how the D-Day landings unfolded, and are accompanied by detailed descriptions of what happened on that momentous day. The Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944 were the greatest amphibio... read more

Follow the D-Day landings through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and dramatic photographs. This is a unique insight into the D-Day landings 70 years on. Over 90 maps demonstrate how the D-Day landings unfolded, and are accompanied by detailed descriptions of what happened on that momentous day. The Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944 were the greatest amphibio... read more

Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior

Annie Lobert

Read the harrowing account of a high class call girl in the clutches of the sex trafficking industry.Annie Lobert was not so different from most girls, growing up in a small town and experiencing common struggles with friends, school, and boys. But her home was filled with turmoil, and at nine years old she was sexually abused by an older girl and as a teenager was assaulted numerous times by ... read more

Read the harrowing account of a high class call girl in the clutches of the sex trafficking industry.Annie Lobert was not so different from most girls, growing up in a small town and experiencing common struggles with friends, school, and boys. But her home was filled with turmoil, and at nine years old she was sexually abused by an older girl and as a teenager was assaulted numerous times by ... read more

Bounce Back: When Your Heart Is Empty and Your Dreams Are Lost

Julie Clinton

YOU CAN DREAM AGAIN Each of us wants to feel God's presence more in our lives. We want to be able to let go of the past. To find more joy in each day. And to be free to be who we really are without criticism or limitation. Julie Clinton knows from her own life and from the stories of thousands of women she has talked with across the country that what many of us want most is hope. We want to kn... read more

YOU CAN DREAM AGAIN Each of us wants to feel God's presence more in our lives. We want to be able to let go of the past. To find more joy in each day. And to be free to be who we really are without criticism or limitation. Julie Clinton knows from her own life and from the stories of thousands of women she has talked with across the country that what many of us want most is hope. We want to kn... read more

Mapping the First World War: The Great War through maps from 1914-1918 (Imperial War Museum)

Peter Chasseaud, The Imperial War Museum

Follow the conflict of the World War 1 from 1914-1918 through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs. Published in association and including mapping from the archives of the Imperial War Museums. Over 150 maps demonstrating how the Great War was fought around the world. Types of maps featured: * Small scale maps showing country boundaries and occupied territo... read more

Follow the conflict of the World War 1 from 1914-1918 through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs. Published in association and including mapping from the archives of the Imperial War Museums. Over 150 maps demonstrating how the Great War was fought around the world. Types of maps featured: * Small scale maps showing country boundaries and occupied territo... read more

Kingdom Outposts: A Fresh Theology of Relief and Development

Dru Dodson

Kingdom Outposts is about relief & development ... and it's about church planting, biblical theology, apostolic leadership, the kingdom of God, and a distinctive kingdom economics. "Relief & development" as usually presented is actually NOT in the Bible.This would seem to be a problem for developing a fresh theology of relief & development! But Kingdom Outposts does frame up the implications o... read more

Kingdom Outposts is about relief & development ... and it's about church planting, biblical theology, apostolic leadership, the kingdom of God, and a distinctive kingdom economics. "Relief & development" as usually presented is actually NOT in the Bible.This would seem to be a problem for developing a fresh theology of relief & development! But Kingdom Outposts does frame up the implications o... read more

The Wingman (Jack Sharpe)

David Pepper

In The Wingman, veteran Midwestern reporter Jack Sharpe has made it big thanks to the deep-rooted voter-fraud conspiracy he uncovered in The People's House (the first of the series). Sharpe catches a whiff that something rotten is taking place in the Democratic Presidential primary, and ultimately discovers an elaborate scheme to put a corrupt and dangerous politician in the nation's highest o... read more

In The Wingman, veteran Midwestern reporter Jack Sharpe has made it big thanks to the deep-rooted voter-fraud conspiracy he uncovered in The People's House (the first of the series). Sharpe catches a whiff that something rotten is taking place in the Democratic Presidential primary, and ultimately discovers an elaborate scheme to put a corrupt and dangerous politician in the nation's highest o... read more

Avant-Guide Prague: Insiders Guide to Progressive Culture (Avant-Guide Prague: Insiders' Guide for Urban Adventures)

Avant-Guide Prague is the first and only style-driven travel guidebook to Europe's hippest city. With a razor-sharp editorial focus, this book breaks fresh ground by way of new discoveries and authoritative reports on stylish hotels, the latest restaurants, unique shops, and the best nightspots. Exploring cultural delights in Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, Mala Strana, and New Town, Avant-Guide... read more

Avant-Guide Prague is the first and only style-driven travel guidebook to Europe's hippest city. With a razor-sharp editorial focus, this book breaks fresh ground by way of new discoveries and authoritative reports on stylish hotels, the latest restaurants, unique shops, and the best nightspots. Exploring cultural delights in Old Town, the Jewish Quarter, Mala Strana, and New Town, Avant-Guide... read more

Tangled Destinies

Johanna Garrison

"If God really loved me, why did this happen?" Have you ever felt that way? Henk certainly did after his father was a victim of the Holocaust and his mother and sister were killed in a bombing raid later described as a mistake. Clenching his fist toward the sky, he cursed God. Jan, raised in Indonesia by a Chinese couple who worshipped Buddha and practiced witchcraft, met Henk after he left Ho... read more

"If God really loved me, why did this happen?" Have you ever felt that way? Henk certainly did after his father was a victim of the Holocaust and his mother and sister were killed in a bombing raid later described as a mistake. Clenching his fist toward the sky, he cursed God. Jan, raised in Indonesia by a Chinese couple who worshipped Buddha and practiced witchcraft, met Henk after he left Ho... read more

Unger's Commentary on the Gospels

Merrill Unger

Unger’s Commentary on the Gospels is a brand new, never-published edition of the observations and teachings of Dr. Merrill Unger on the New Testament Gospels.Included in this volume is a book introduction for each of the four gospels and a thorough verse-by-verse commentary on this New Testament group of books.The constant thought on Unger’s mind was teaching and explaining the Scriptures. For... read more

Unger’s Commentary on the Gospels is a brand new, never-published edition of the observations and teachings of Dr. Merrill Unger on the New Testament Gospels.Included in this volume is a book introduction for each of the four gospels and a thorough verse-by-verse commentary on this New Testament group of books.The constant thought on Unger’s mind was teaching and explaining the Scriptures. For... read more

California Dreaming: Real Life of Stories of Brits in L.A.

Dawn Bowery

Experience the inspirational stories of Brits who have crossed the pond to live the California Dream. This richly illustrated coffee table book features the stories and portraits of an eclectic mix of British people from all walks of life who have followed their aspirations, hopes and dreams to the City of Angels. The subjects of California Dreaming are as diverse and surprising as Los Angeles... read more

Experience the inspirational stories of Brits who have crossed the pond to live the California Dream. This richly illustrated coffee table book features the stories and portraits of an eclectic mix of British people from all walks of life who have followed their aspirations, hopes and dreams to the City of Angels. The subjects of California Dreaming are as diverse and surprising as Los Angeles... read more

The KJV Prophecy Study Bible (King James Bible)

Christopher D. Hudson

The KJV Study Bible—Prophecy Edition includes hundreds of brand-new reference insights into biblical prophecy. From end-times, historical, and messianic prophecies, this fantastic study Bible brings scriptural prophecy into context for the 21st century.

The KJV Study Bible—Prophecy Edition includes hundreds of brand-new reference insights into biblical prophecy. From end-times, historical, and messianic prophecies, this fantastic study Bible brings scriptural prophecy into context for the 21st century.

Salvation Sermons

A.B. Simpson

This classic book by A.B. Simpson is finally back in print. This book captures some of the key teaching of Simpson, the founder of the Christian Missionary and Alliance denomination. Table of contents includes: What is Christianity The Nature of Sin The Offering for Sin Sin and Salvation Redemption Through His Blood; Back to Calvary The Gospel of Justification Free Grace Originally published i... read more

This classic book by A.B. Simpson is finally back in print. This book captures some of the key teaching of Simpson, the founder of the Christian Missionary and Alliance denomination. Table of contents includes: What is Christianity The Nature of Sin The Offering for Sin Sin and Salvation Redemption Through His Blood; Back to Calvary The Gospel of Justification Free Grace Originally published i... read more

MEV Economy Bible: Modern English Version

Passio

WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HAND IS THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL IN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE, THE HOLY WORD OF GOD.By it you are transformed and strengthened as your faith grows. May your life be radically changed as you discover His will for you as it is revealed in the Holy Scriptures. FEATURES:The MEV Economy Bible is a welcome addition to the MEV family of products. This compact Bible is lightweight, easy ... read more

WHAT YOU HOLD IN YOUR HAND IS THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL IN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE, THE HOLY WORD OF GOD.By it you are transformed and strengthened as your faith grows. May your life be radically changed as you discover His will for you as it is revealed in the Holy Scriptures. FEATURES:The MEV Economy Bible is a welcome addition to the MEV family of products. This compact Bible is lightweight, easy ... read more

The KJV Cross Reference Bible

Barbour Publishing

King James Bible in a new setting featuring thousands of center-column references.The KJV Cross Reference Bible is a brand-new study Bible offering thousands of helpful references in the center margin, pointing you to related passages throughout Scripture. Cross references indicate especially where and how major biblical themes unfold through God's Word, providing a powerful resource for perso... read more

King James Bible in a new setting featuring thousands of center-column references.The KJV Cross Reference Bible is a brand-new study Bible offering thousands of helpful references in the center margin, pointing you to related passages throughout Scripture. Cross references indicate especially where and how major biblical themes unfold through God's Word, providing a powerful resource for perso... read more

Waiting With God: For His Good Gifts of Marriage and Sex: A True Love Story by Stephen & Rebecca Anthony

Rebecca Anthony, Stephen Anthony

Have you found yourself wondering:Will I ever get married?What’s God’s will for my love life?Are there benefits to waiting for sex?God loves to hear your heart and your questions. He cares about the well-being of your love life, even more than you do. Our hope is that after reading our love story - full of struggle, hope, and God’s faithfulness - you would feel encouraged to allow God to write... read more

Have you found yourself wondering:Will I ever get married?What’s God’s will for my love life?Are there benefits to waiting for sex?God loves to hear your heart and your questions. He cares about the well-being of your love life, even more than you do. Our hope is that after reading our love story - full of struggle, hope, and God’s faithfulness - you would feel encouraged to allow God to write... read more

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Sandy Salisbury
Michael was very responsive to my requests and gave me a good selection of high quality options for my cover design. He was knowledgeable about the specifications required and produced a cover that I am very pleased with. He answered my queries efficiently and was a pleasure to work with.

Sandy Salisbury, December 2018

Michael Grossman
Sandy was a great client to work work with. She was organized, knew what she wanted and had all of her material in order. She responded to questions quickly and gave all the necessary information I...
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Wallace Kaufman
Michael was always prompt, indeed fast. Communication was always clear and he was flexible about choices and gave me useful options.

Wallace Kaufman, November 2018

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