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Nancy Singer

Nancy Singer - Designer

US, greater NYC area

I'm a book designer with 25 years in the industry who has designed all types of books for top publishing houses. Let's me help create yours!

Overview

I love to design books. I'm well-versed in book-making from start-to-finish, and can help guide you through the process of design, page-layout, and submission for print.

Services
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Nature Parenting & Families Photography Politics & Current Affairs Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Literature Romance Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Photoshop

Awards

  • New York Book Show, Lessons From Madame Chic
  • The Godfather Notebook, Merit Award, The One Show
  • The Godfather Notebook, Type Directors Club annual 2017

Work experience

Designer

Nancy Singer Design
October, 2007 – Present (almost 10 years)

Design of 1-, 2- and 4-color books, Project management, page layout and web design. Clients include HarperCollins, Oxford University Press, Regan Arts and independent publishing clients.

Senior Designer

Regan Arts
March, 2015 – March, 2017 (about 2 years)

Provided design and composition for book interiors from manuscript to printer.

Director of Interior Design

Simon & Schuster
October, 2007 – November, 2013 (about 6 years)

Created award-winning design and page layout for a large list of 1-, 2- and 4-color print titles and
original ebooks, completing projects at a low cost and in a timely manner. Hired artists to create original maps and illustrations, researched permissions for historical photographs, and collaborated with the editorial, production, production editorial, and digital/desktop team to produce materials that would work both electronically and in print.

Partner

ISPN Publishing Services
December, 1995 – December, 2006 (about 11 years)

Handled design and production from manuscript to files to printer. Clients included: HarperCollins, W.H. Freeman, Simon and Schuster, Hyperion, Warner/Hachette, Crown, Broadway Books, Regan Books, Oxford University Press.

Design Supervisor

HarperCollins Publishers
December, 1993 – December, 1995 (about 2 years)

Supervisor and designer of 1- and 2-color books

Designer

W.H. Freeman and Company
December, 1988 – December, 1993 (about 5 years)

Design and page layout for college level science related text and scholarly trade book interiors and covers.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris

Jennifer L. Scott

Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life.Paris may be the City of Light, but for many ... read more

Inspired by Paris, this lighthearted and deceptively wise contemporary memoir serves as a guidebook for women on the path to adulthood, sophistication, and style. Jennifer Scott’s self-published success is now a beautifully packaged and fully illustrated gift book, perfect for any woman looking to lead a more fulfilling, passionate, and artful life.Paris may be the City of Light, but for many ... read more

Return to Beauty: Old-World Recipes for Great Radiant Skin

Narine Nikogosian

Return to Beauty offers regimens made from fresh ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen. With recipes for winter, spring, summer, and fall, you can look beautiful throughout the year. Narine Nikogosian's natural and inexpensive products can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. Have a jar of honey in your pantry? Mix it with a few crushed walnuts to create a sensual, aromatic sc... read more

Return to Beauty offers regimens made from fresh ingredients that can be found right in your kitchen. With recipes for winter, spring, summer, and fall, you can look beautiful throughout the year. Narine Nikogosian's natural and inexpensive products can be whipped up in less than ten minutes. Have a jar of honey in your pantry? Mix it with a few crushed walnuts to create a sensual, aromatic sc... read more

Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible: The New Classic Guide to Delicious Dishes with More Than 300 Recipes

Paula Deen, Melissa Clark

A definitive guide to Southern cooking and hospitality with 300 recipes, a two-color interior with nearly 100 instructional illustrations, an extensive appendix, 16 pages of gorgeous color photography, and plenty of tips, stories, and Southern history throughout.Hi, y’all! This book is my proudest achievement so far, and I just have to tell y’all why I am so excited about it. It’s a book of cl... read more

A definitive guide to Southern cooking and hospitality with 300 recipes, a two-color interior with nearly 100 instructional illustrations, an extensive appendix, 16 pages of gorgeous color photography, and plenty of tips, stories, and Southern history throughout.Hi, y’all! This book is my proudest achievement so far, and I just have to tell y’all why I am so excited about it. It’s a book of cl... read more

The Curse of Beauty: The Scandalous & Tragic Life of Audrey Munson, America's First Supermodel

James Bone

The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation.As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel,... read more

The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation.As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel,... read more

Manly Health and Training: To Teach the Science of a Sound and Beautiful Body

Walt Whitman

A truly significant discovery, Walt Whitman’s Manly Health and Training is an entertaining health manifesto that sheds new light on one of America’s major nineteenth-century authors. In the fall of 1858, a thirteen-part essay series appeared in the New York Atlas, under the title Manly Health and Training. This nearly 47,000-word journalistic effort, written by Walt Whitman under his pen name ... read more

A truly significant discovery, Walt Whitman’s Manly Health and Training is an entertaining health manifesto that sheds new light on one of America’s major nineteenth-century authors. In the fall of 1858, a thirteen-part essay series appeared in the New York Atlas, under the title Manly Health and Training. This nearly 47,000-word journalistic effort, written by Walt Whitman under his pen name ... read more

Soupelina's Soup Cleanse: Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life

Elina Fuhrman

At last, a cleanse that helps you heal and revitalize while eating well! The founder and innovative chef of Soupelina shares her customizable three- and five-day cleanses (with a one-day reset option as well) that will supercharge your health, help reduce inflammation, sharpen your mind, make your skin glow—and help you lose a few pounds in the process. Don't want to cleanse but want to get mo... read more

At last, a cleanse that helps you heal and revitalize while eating well! The founder and innovative chef of Soupelina shares her customizable three- and five-day cleanses (with a one-day reset option as well) that will supercharge your health, help reduce inflammation, sharpen your mind, make your skin glow—and help you lose a few pounds in the process. Don't want to cleanse but want to get mo... read more

Good Is the New Cool: Market Like You Give a Damn

Afdhel Aziz, Bobby Jones

“We are at a crossroads: either we can try to prop up the old, broken marketing model, or we can create a new model, one that is fit for the unique challenges of today.” —From Good Is the New CoolMarketing has an image problem. Media-savvy millennials, and their younger Gen Z counterparts, no longer trust advertising, and they demand increased social responsibility from their brands—while stil... read more

“We are at a crossroads: either we can try to prop up the old, broken marketing model, or we can create a new model, one that is fit for the unique challenges of today.” —From Good Is the New CoolMarketing has an image problem. Media-savvy millennials, and their younger Gen Z counterparts, no longer trust advertising, and they demand increased social responsibility from their brands—while stil... read more

Empire: The Unauthorized Untold Story

Robert Ham

An unofficial guide to EMPIRE, the runaway hit of the 2014-15 television season.Empire is the breakout, network television hit of 2015—from its opening night, viewers were riveted by the story of record company magnate Lucious Lyon and his family, and the struggle for control over Empire Entertainment. As the second season approaches this September, Empire: The Unauthorized Untold Story tells ... read more

An unofficial guide to EMPIRE, the runaway hit of the 2014-15 television season.Empire is the breakout, network television hit of 2015—from its opening night, viewers were riveted by the story of record company magnate Lucious Lyon and his family, and the struggle for control over Empire Entertainment. As the second season approaches this September, Empire: The Unauthorized Untold Story tells ... read more

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