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Rebecca Demarest

Rebecca Demarest - Designer

Boston, MA

I am an award-winning book designer and an author of literary and speculative fiction, so I know what an author wants.

Overview

I am an award-winning book designer, author of literary and speculative fiction, and a technical illustrator.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure African American fiction Anthologies Children's Picture Books Christian Classics Comics & Graphic Novels Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Holiday Horror Humor & Comedy Inspirational LGBTQ Literature Mashups Plays & Screenplays Poetry Romance Science Fiction Themes & Motifs Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Comics (non fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Economics Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Home & Garden LGBTQ (non fiction) Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Music Nature New Age Parenting & Families Philosophy Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Publishing Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel Weddings

Certifications

  • MFA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College

Awards

  • Committee Choice Award from the 2014 Boston Book Builder's Book Design Show for "Undeliverable"

Work experience

Art Director

Dark Skull Publications

September, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

I am in charge of all design work, including cover design, book design, branding, and promotional material, for a small independent horror press, Dark Skull Publications.

Design Editor

Seattle Play Series

January, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

I am in charge of all design aspects of the Seattle Play Series, from promotional material, to book and logo design.

Technical Illustrator and Production Editor

O'Reilly Media

May, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

I spend my 9-5 creating technical illustrations for O'Reilly Media and doing odd design and editing jobs around the department as needed.

Production Editor

Redivider Literary Journal at Emerson College

January, 2010 – May, 2011 (over 1 year)

Created book covers for each edition from submitted art, laid out the interior of the journal, and produced marketing materials for the journal. Also represented the journal at the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference.

Production Editor & Book Designer

Freelance

August, 2008 – Present (over 8 years)

I design covers, interior layouts for print books, prep manuscripts for digital conversion, and just generally take your book from edited manuscript to published product.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Green Lake Collection (The Seattle Play Series Book 1)

Courtney A. Kessler, Rebecca A. Demarest, J.D. Panzer, Jerry Kraft, Emily Golden, J. Michael Tumblin, Melanie Hampton, Kevin Bordi

The Seattle Play Series presents their debut collection of plays about Green Lake by Seattle playwrights.

The Seattle Play Series presents their debut collection of plays about Green Lake by Seattle playwrights.

John of God

Dane Riggenbach

Not All Saints Are Holy Lori Bacolo is a first-year interning surgeon at a small Midwestern hospital, struggling to deal with the rigors of her chosen career. Jonathan Prince is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, striving to fulfill the will of God as it’s laid out in holy visions before him. John of God is a chilling medical thriller about a serial killer who believes he is following the ins... read more

Not All Saints Are Holy Lori Bacolo is a first-year interning surgeon at a small Midwestern hospital, struggling to deal with the rigors of her chosen career. Jonathan Prince is a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, striving to fulfill the will of God as it’s laid out in holy visions before him. John of God is a chilling medical thriller about a serial killer who believes he is following the ins... read more

Dark Holidays

D. A. DeCuzzi, Paul Adams, John Reti, Paul Loh, Kelsy Tiffany, Rita Dinis, Michelle Renee Lane, Amy Frischmann, Kerry E. B. Black, Abbey Sweeny, Michael D. Kanoy, Samie Sands, Ryan Edel, Matthew Stitt, Delcie McCulloch, Sean Hoade, Tony Dews, Thomas Brand

Come join us in a world where your fun, lovable holiday icons are transformed into twisted little horror fables for you to enjoy. Between presidents becoming zombies, Uncle Sam becoming a vampire, Cupid represented as hellspawn bent on ruining love, and many more, this collection is a hellish good time. So, come join us and find out for yourself what evil stalks the world during your favorite ... read more

Come join us in a world where your fun, lovable holiday icons are transformed into twisted little horror fables for you to enjoy. Between presidents becoming zombies, Uncle Sam becoming a vampire, Cupid represented as hellspawn bent on ruining love, and many more, this collection is a hellish good time. So, come join us and find out for yourself what evil stalks the world during your favorite ... read more

Undeliverable

Rebecca A. Demarest

When Benjamin Grant’s son disappeared a year ago, he threw himself into the search, and his obsession left him without a home, wife, or job. Now, he’s managed to find work at the United States Postal Service’s Mail Recovery Center, which he hopes will prove an invaluable tool in his investigation. With the help of his coworker, Sylvia—a kleptomaniac artist—Ben learns the ins and outs of a ware... read more

When Benjamin Grant’s son disappeared a year ago, he threw himself into the search, and his obsession left him without a home, wife, or job. Now, he’s managed to find work at the United States Postal Service’s Mail Recovery Center, which he hopes will prove an invaluable tool in his investigation. With the help of his coworker, Sylvia—a kleptomaniac artist—Ben learns the ins and outs of a ware... read more

Thea of Oz: Book One of the Ozite Cycle (Volume 1)

Rebecca A. Demarest

Hundreds of years have passed since Dorothy first went to Oz. Since then, global warming has caused devastating storms that strip our world and dump the detritus on Oz, including the occasional refugee. Thea is one such traveler, and she’s been on Oz since she was a young child. Little does she know that she is in fact the direct descendent of the fabled Gale girl, which has just come to the a... read more

Hundreds of years have passed since Dorothy first went to Oz. Since then, global warming has caused devastating storms that strip our world and dump the detritus on Oz, including the occasional refugee. Thea is one such traveler, and she’s been on Oz since she was a young child. Little does she know that she is in fact the direct descendent of the fabled Gale girl, which has just come to the a... read more

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