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Nancy Singer

Nancy Singer - Designer

US, greater NYC area

An award- winning designer with 25 years in the industry, who has designed all types of books for top publishing houses. Let's design 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
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design DIY & Crafts Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Nature Parenting & Families Photography Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation Technology Travel
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Romance Science Fiction Thriller Young Adult & Teen

Awards

  • New York Book Show, Lessons From Madame Chic

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.

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 (14 selected works)

Visions of Symmetry: Notebooks, Periodic Drawings, and Related Work of M. C. Escher

Doris Schattschneider

The only book to combine illustrations of M.C. Escher's notebooks with the complete body of his symmetry drawings (180 of which were unpublished before this book). It offers a fascinating journey of discovery for Escher afficionados of all kinds, including artists, designers, historians, mathematicians, and scientists. "A study of Escher's art and thoughts and an intellectual biography of the ... read more

The only book to combine illustrations of M.C. Escher's notebooks with the complete body of his symmetry drawings (180 of which were unpublished before this book). It offers a fascinating journey of discovery for Escher afficionados of all kinds, including artists, designers, historians, mathematicians, and scientists. "A study of Escher's art and thoughts and an intellectual biography of the ... read more

The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President

Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch’s groundbreaking book about the modern presidency, The Clinton Tapes, invites readers into private dialogue with a gifted, tormented, resilient president. Here is what President Clinton thought and felt but could not say in public.This book rests upon a secret project, initiated by Clinton, to preserve for future historians an unfiltered record of presidential experience. During ... read more

Taylor Branch’s groundbreaking book about the modern presidency, The Clinton Tapes, invites readers into private dialogue with a gifted, tormented, resilient president. Here is what President Clinton thought and felt but could not say in public.This book rests upon a secret project, initiated by Clinton, to preserve for future historians an unfiltered record of presidential experience. During ... read more

JACK KENNEDY: Elusive Hero

Chris Matthews

“What was he like?” Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man?” In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up... read more

“What was he like?” Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. What was he like, this man whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man?” In this New York Times bestselling biography, Chris Matthews answers that question with the verve of a novelist. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up... read more

Nanny 911: Expert Advice for All Your Parenting Emergencies

Deborah Carroll, Stella Reid

Regain control of your children with simple, direct, nanny-tested measures!Is your life chaotic? Are your kids running the show? Do you feel like you're more of a zookeeper than a parent?Take heart, America. When your family's in trouble, Nanny 911 is there on the double. Because brats are not born, they're made. No one knows that better than Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid—Nanny Deb and Nanny... read more

Regain control of your children with simple, direct, nanny-tested measures!Is your life chaotic? Are your kids running the show? Do you feel like you're more of a zookeeper than a parent?Take heart, America. When your family's in trouble, Nanny 911 is there on the double. Because brats are not born, they're made. No one knows that better than Deborah Carroll and Stella Reid—Nanny Deb and Nanny... read more

The Holistic Pediatrician (Second Edition): A Pediatrician's Comprehensive Guide to Safe and Effective Therapies for the 25 Most Common Ailments of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

Kathi J. Kemper

If you're one of the thousands of parents who feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the different kinds of medical advice you're getting from doctors, homeopaths, and others, then you will find comfort -- and answers -- in this comprehensive guide to integrative medicine for children. Fully updated and revised to reflect the numerous recent advances in this field, Dr. Kemper's The Holistic Pediat... read more

If you're one of the thousands of parents who feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the different kinds of medical advice you're getting from doctors, homeopaths, and others, then you will find comfort -- and answers -- in this comprehensive guide to integrative medicine for children. Fully updated and revised to reflect the numerous recent advances in this field, Dr. Kemper's The Holistic Pediat... read more

The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

Enid Shomer

A captivating debut that imagines a passionate friendship between Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert, when they were young and exploring the Nile in 1850.Before she became the nineteenth century’s greatest heroine, before he had written a word of Madame Bovary, Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled down the Nile at the same time. In the imaginative leap taken by award-winni... read more

A captivating debut that imagines a passionate friendship between Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert, when they were young and exploring the Nile in 1850.Before she became the nineteenth century’s greatest heroine, before he had written a word of Madame Bovary, Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled down the Nile at the same time. In the imaginative leap taken by award-winni... read more

The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way

Amanda Ripley

Through the compelling stories of three American teenagers living abroad and attending the world’s top-notch public high schools, an investigative reporter explains how these systems cultivate the “smartest” kids on the planet.How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” Kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never see... read more

Through the compelling stories of three American teenagers living abroad and attending the world’s top-notch public high schools, an investigative reporter explains how these systems cultivate the “smartest” kids on the planet.How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” Kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never see... read more

Torah for Its Intended Purpose: Selected Writings (1988–2013)

Gordon Tucker

Gathering a wealth of dispersed material, some previously published and some new to print, Torah for Its Intended Purpose comprises twenty-one articles in a breadth of themes, from theology and exegesis to homiletics and Jewish law, Israel and the Jewish world, and their relation to the larger world. Diverse in genre, the essays, sermons, reviews—and one groundbreaking, dissenting responsum—ch... read more

Gathering a wealth of dispersed material, some previously published and some new to print, Torah for Its Intended Purpose comprises twenty-one articles in a breadth of themes, from theology and exegesis to homiletics and Jewish law, Israel and the Jewish world, and their relation to the larger world. Diverse in genre, the essays, sermons, reviews—and one groundbreaking, dissenting responsum—ch... read more

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

Summer on a Plate: More than 120 delicious, no-fuss recipes for memor

Anna Pump, Gen LeRoy

Wherever you are, summer is a time to savor longer days and lazy weekends. Fresh produce abounds, and life moves at a more relaxed pace. Anna Pump, proprietor of the iconic Loaves & Fishes store on Long Island, has catered to a devoted clientele of Hamptons weekenders for more than twenty-five years and understands summer's rhythms. She knows that while you may want to enjoy a picnic on the be... read more

Wherever you are, summer is a time to savor longer days and lazy weekends. Fresh produce abounds, and life moves at a more relaxed pace. Anna Pump, proprietor of the iconic Loaves & Fishes store on Long Island, has catered to a devoted clientele of Hamptons weekenders for more than twenty-five years and understands summer's rhythms. She knows that while you may want to enjoy a picnic on the be... 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

Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise

Sam Irvin

Kay Thompson’s larger-than-life story is an effervescent toast to show business with a shot of Auntie Mame and a twist of The Devil Wears Prada. A multi-threat entertainer and a world-class eccentric, Kay Thompson was the mentor/best friend of Judy Garland, the vocal guru for Frank Sinatra and Lena Horne, and the godmother/Svengali of Liza Minnelli (who recreated Thompson’s nightclub act in he... read more

Kay Thompson’s larger-than-life story is an effervescent toast to show business with a shot of Auntie Mame and a twist of The Devil Wears Prada. A multi-threat entertainer and a world-class eccentric, Kay Thompson was the mentor/best friend of Judy Garland, the vocal guru for Frank Sinatra and Lena Horne, and the godmother/Svengali of Liza Minnelli (who recreated Thompson’s nightclub act in he... read more

We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel

Matthew Thomas

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times The instant New York Times bestseller the Washington Post calls a “stunning…superbly rendered” no... read more

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times The instant New York Times bestseller the Washington Post calls a “stunning…superbly rendered” no... read more

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