Roberta Morris

Roberta Morris – Designer

I provide cover-to-cover design services for all types of books—specializing in children’s books, novels, memoirs and curriculum.

Overview

For nearly 20 years, I have worked in publishing both in-house and with individual authors, providing cover-to-cover design services as well as packaging and branding, taking books from manuscript to published! I work closely with an author to bring their vision to life.


As a full-service publishing design professional with solid experience in interior page and cover design, as well as typography and layout, I:

• Have extensive experience in many types of book design, including educational curriculum, children's trade, memoirs novels, magazines, and more.

• Provide full design services for both print and digital books.

• Listen to my clients, incorporating feedback to provide designs tailored to fit their needs.

• Work collaboratively with clients throughout the entire process, from initial briefing to final design, sourcing and managing illustrators and photographers, as needed.

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Picture Books Poetry
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference Math & Science Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English
Awards
  • 2015 Annual Book Show, Publishing Professionals Network
  • 2014, 2015 Inhouse Design Awards, Graphic Design USA
  • 2013 Distinguished Achievement Awards, Association of Educational Publishers
  • 2011 Beacon Award, Association of Educational Publishers
  • 2010 Annual Book Show, Publishing Professionals Network
  • 2018 Aquent Design for Good Award Grant
  • 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Award: Honorable Mention, Children’s Nonfiction
  • 2020 Graphic Design USA Design Award—book cover and interior design
  • 2021 Graphic Design USA People to Watch
Certifications
  • WIX Webmaster Certification

Work experience

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Apr, 2004 — Present

Directs the integrated design of all print and digital products, including managing employees, contractors, and vendors. Accomplishments and duties:
• Leads the conceptualization and design of Collaborative Literacy—a comprehensive curriculum comprised of three modular products at seven grade levels. This project involves extensive brand, package and text design, as well as media, and online deliverable—all on impossibly tight timelines, including leading a team of six designers and over 20 illustrators for one product component.
• Partners with cross-departmental teams throughout the entire design process, collaborating and coordinating on processes and workflow to facilitate cooperation and efficiency
• Oversees and manages the design of all products: interface, product interiors, packaging, media, and ancillaries—from concept to completion—with great attention to details

Self-employed

Oct, 1998 — Present

Portfolio

What Grandma Did

Miller, Erin

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Imagine being the tallest person in the world. As a child. You just keep growing and growing and growing...six feet...seven feet...eight feet up. The world is made in miniature and you must co... read more
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Authentic Me

Aldea, Nadia

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Roar! Dinosaurs!

Williams, Rebel

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Quirky

Rochman, Wendy R

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
Book Interior Design
Woven Pieces

Kubota, Teresita

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design
© 2018 Françoise Herrmann The first volume of Patents on the Soles of Your Shoes is a book intended for readers who are seriously interested in inventions and the documents that drive them. Fr... read more
Book Interior Design
Change is hard. It’s also stressful. Studies show that even making positive changes is stressful. The way to get around that difficulty and stress is to make really small changes. Getting orga... read more
Book Interior Design

Roberta has 16 reviews

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Bill B.

Bill B.

Nov, 2023

Not enough stars in the sky to rate Roberta. A pro’s pro. Ready to follow direction but skilled enough to branch out on her own ideas. Which, frankly, are usually better. We’ve just agreed to work on our third book together. Can’t wait. Exciting fun! Bill Black
Nadia A.

Nadia A.

Sep, 2023

Roberta was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and kind. Always responding within a timely manner. Very professional. I do feel lucky to have worked with Roberta and I hope to again in the future.
Bill B.

Bill B.

Jul, 2023

A delight to work with. Very flexible and inventive. We'll be collaborating for a long time. If she'll put up with me!
Thomas F.

Thomas F.

Jan, 2023

Thoughtful design, collaborative and enthusiastic. I am quite pleased with Roberta's work on our book cover. Excellent to work with too - responsive, reasonably priced, and respectful of timelines. I enjoyed working together and would do so again without hesitation.
Teddi A.

Teddi A.

Aug, 2022

Roberta made a great create-a-book partner! Although my editing never seemed to end, and we both had interruptions in the process that stretched it out, I am very happy with the finished book. All along, Roberta had a sense of what I envisioned, she was attentive to my questions and concerns, and quick to respond. I appreciated her sense of humor and felt confident she was the "right fit" for...
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Roberta M.
Thanks Teddi! I also really enjoyed our collaboration and while we did run into delays, I think at the end of the day, the book is something you can be VERY proud of! It's really a great read and a...
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