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Todd Bates

Todd Bates - Designer

Saint Petersburg, United States

A book designer with 15 years experience working with the likes of Pixar, NASCAR, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Barnes & Noble and Chronicle Books

Overview

I am a book designer with 15 years experience. I have worked with clients such as Simon & Schuster, Pixar, NASCAR, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Barnes & Noble and Chronicle Books. I am proficient with the entire book design process, from concept to completion, cover and interior layout design as well as mechanicals preparation.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Art Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Entertainment History Music Sports & outdoor recreation

Work experience

Designer

Self-employed
May, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

Over 25 years experience in the world of print.

Todd understands the ins-and-outs of print and what it takes to make your book look its best.

Todd is meticulous about every stage of the process: from the design to paper selection to dealing with printers, he can get your book done on-time and looking great.

Designer

becker&mayer! Books
July, 2002 – March, 2010 (over 7 years)

• Concept/art direct look and feel of a wide range of non-fiction books working with a team
comprised of an editor, production coordinator and image researcher.
• Select and art direct illustrators and photographers.
• All-inclusive book design/layout, including: cover, jacket, interior,
and special features, as well as promotional materials.
• Preparation of mechanical files.
• Maintain exceptional organizational skills within a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment.

Portfolio (18 selected works)

The Star Wars Vault: Thirty Years of Treasures from the Lucasfilm Archives, With Removable Memorabilia and Two Audio CDs

Stephen J. Sansweet, Peter Vilmur

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." It's been 30 years since those immortal words were first seen on movie screens nationwide and it was the start of a worldwide phenomenon and the beginning of the most successful movie franchise of all time. The Star Wars Vault: Thirty Years of Treasures from the Lucasfilm Archives, With Removable Memorabilia and Two Audio CDs by Stephen J. Sanswee... read more

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." It's been 30 years since those immortal words were first seen on movie screens nationwide and it was the start of a worldwide phenomenon and the beginning of the most successful movie franchise of all time. The Star Wars Vault: Thirty Years of Treasures from the Lucasfilm Archives, With Removable Memorabilia and Two Audio CDs by Stephen J. Sanswee... read more

Marley Legend: An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley

James Henke

Book by Henke, James

Book by Henke, James

The Pixar Treasures (A Disney Keepsake Book)

Tim Hauser

The Pixar Treasures is a scrapbook of instinct and inspiration, experiences readers can touch, and visions that exist only in the imagination. It begins with a group of animators who were inspired by Walt Disney films. In the late 1970s and early '80s, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Joe Ranft were hired into an apprenticeship program at Walt Disney Productions. The last of Disney’s golden age a... read more

The Pixar Treasures is a scrapbook of instinct and inspiration, experiences readers can touch, and visions that exist only in the imagination. It begins with a group of animators who were inspired by Walt Disney films. In the late 1970s and early '80s, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, and Joe Ranft were hired into an apprenticeship program at Walt Disney Productions. The last of Disney’s golden age a... read more

Voices of Valor: D-Day, June 6, 1944 (Includes 2 Audio CD's)

Douglas G. Brinkley

Published for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Voices of Valor, a lavishly illustrated book with audio CDs, presents gripping, first-hand accounts of the Normandy invasion with a central narrative by one of America's preeminent historians. Voices of Valor is an intimate and lasting tribute to the soldiers who fought in Normandy, featuring 40 interviews drawn from the archival holdings at the Eis... read more

Published for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, Voices of Valor, a lavishly illustrated book with audio CDs, presents gripping, first-hand accounts of the Normandy invasion with a central narrative by one of America's preeminent historians. Voices of Valor is an intimate and lasting tribute to the soldiers who fought in Normandy, featuring 40 interviews drawn from the archival holdings at the Eis... read more

Herb

Herb, Melissa Parks, Laurie Wolf

"The authoritative volume on how to cook with cannabis." ―Michael RuhlmanHerb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis offers over 200 pages of gorgeously illustrated recipes that elevate the art and science of cooking with cannabis. Chefs Melissa Parks and Laurie Wolf have developed recipes that specifically complement and downplay the taste of the herb so that each appetizer, entrée, and ... read more

"The authoritative volume on how to cook with cannabis." ―Michael RuhlmanHerb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis offers over 200 pages of gorgeously illustrated recipes that elevate the art and science of cooking with cannabis. Chefs Melissa Parks and Laurie Wolf have developed recipes that specifically complement and downplay the taste of the herb so that each appetizer, entrée, and ... read more

The NASCAR Vault: An Official History Featuring Rare Collectibles from Motorsports Images And Archives (NASCAR Library Collection)

H.A. Branham, Buz McKim

For the first time ever, NASCAR has opened its massive archives to the public, taking fans on a speed-defying journey through a national phenomenon s evolution. The NASCAR Vault chronicles the astonishing growth of one of America's greatest obsessions, through more than 150 images and 26 NASCAR collectibles that will awe and delight racing fans. Features include NASCAR's first race report, NAS... read more

For the first time ever, NASCAR has opened its massive archives to the public, taking fans on a speed-defying journey through a national phenomenon s evolution. The NASCAR Vault chronicles the astonishing growth of one of America's greatest obsessions, through more than 150 images and 26 NASCAR collectibles that will awe and delight racing fans. Features include NASCAR's first race report, NAS... read more

Lewis and Clark on the Trail of Discovery: An Interactive History with Removable Artifacts (Museum in a Book)

Rod Gragg

Few events in American history have shaped the nation like the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It opened the American West for settlement. It redrew the map of the United States. It identified an array of native peoples, spectacular places, fascinating creatures, and extraordinary flora unknown in "civilized" America. It defined the American nation as a land stretching from coast to coast-and it l... read more

Few events in American history have shaped the nation like the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It opened the American West for settlement. It redrew the map of the United States. It identified an array of native peoples, spectacular places, fascinating creatures, and extraordinary flora unknown in "civilized" America. It defined the American nation as a land stretching from coast to coast-and it l... read more

The Clever Cat Trick Kit: Fantastic Tricks Your Cat Might Do

Steve Dunos

This boxed cat training kit contains a training clicker, feather teaser, foam ball and training book. The Clever Cat Trick Kit can turn an ordinary tabby into a remarkable performer. Showcasing ten jaw-dropping tricks for cats, such as Shake, Kiss and Fetch, the cleverly illustrated book also includes an introduction to understanding your cat's behavior, expert training tips, recipes for nutri... read more

This boxed cat training kit contains a training clicker, feather teaser, foam ball and training book. The Clever Cat Trick Kit can turn an ordinary tabby into a remarkable performer. Showcasing ten jaw-dropping tricks for cats, such as Shake, Kiss and Fetch, the cleverly illustrated book also includes an introduction to understanding your cat's behavior, expert training tips, recipes for nutri... read more

Voices of Courage: The Battle for Khe Sanh, Vietnam

Ronald J. Drez, Douglas Brinkley

The story of one of the most heroic efforts in American military history - a 77-day struggle in early 1968 for the remote Khe Sanh combat base, during which 6,000 perilously isolated marines withstood the onslaught of a superior enemy force. Drawing on a vast archive of recorded interviews and written material collected over the past twenty years by Ronald J. Drez and the Eisenhower Center for... read more

The story of one of the most heroic efforts in American military history - a 77-day struggle in early 1968 for the remote Khe Sanh combat base, during which 6,000 perilously isolated marines withstood the onslaught of a superior enemy force. Drawing on a vast archive of recorded interviews and written material collected over the past twenty years by Ronald J. Drez and the Eisenhower Center for... read more

The Wolverine Files

Mike W. Barr

Wolverine made his debut in the Marvel Comics world on the last page of Incredible Hulk #180 in 1974. In the stories that followed, the mystery of the mutant's seemingly contradictory past intrigued and tantalised fans, as glimpses of his back story were revealed over three decades by a rotating cast of writers and artists.One thing was beyond doubt, however: with his animal-keen senses, retra... read more

Wolverine made his debut in the Marvel Comics world on the last page of Incredible Hulk #180 in 1974. In the stories that followed, the mystery of the mutant's seemingly contradictory past intrigued and tantalised fans, as glimpses of his back story were revealed over three decades by a rotating cast of writers and artists.One thing was beyond doubt, however: with his animal-keen senses, retra... read more

Slothlove

Sam Trull

Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull’s world changed forever when she gave up her comfortable life in the United States for the wilds of Costa Rica. After almost twenty years of working with animals, one creature in particular had captured her heart: the sloth. In her stunning photo series, Slothlove, Sam shares intimate portraits of these captivating and endearing animals from ... read more

Wildlife conservationist and photographer Sam Trull’s world changed forever when she gave up her comfortable life in the United States for the wilds of Costa Rica. After almost twenty years of working with animals, one creature in particular had captured her heart: the sloth. In her stunning photo series, Slothlove, Sam shares intimate portraits of these captivating and endearing animals from ... read more

House Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Toasts Celebrating Home and Family

June Cotner

The home has long been the center of our family lives. This is where we gather to create memories with family and friends and to find comfort and solace for ourselves. In House Blessings, best-selling anthologist June Cotner has assembled a moving collection of interfaith prayers, poems, and toasts that speak to the experiences we share in turning our houses into our homes. With 112 pieces col... read more

The home has long been the center of our family lives. This is where we gather to create memories with family and friends and to find comfort and solace for ourselves. In House Blessings, best-selling anthologist June Cotner has assembled a moving collection of interfaith prayers, poems, and toasts that speak to the experiences we share in turning our houses into our homes. With 112 pieces col... read more

Eating Eggless: Cooking and Living Creatively with an Allergy to Eggs

Elizabeth Moody Campbell

Eating Eggless collects more than one hundred delicious eggless recipes for adults and children from seasoned food allergy cook and food safety advocate Elizabeth Moody Campbell. Eggs are everywhere—from baked goods to condiments—and avoiding them can be a huge challenge. But having an egg allergy doesn’t mean food lovers can’t indulge in rich triple-chocolate cake, French toast, and even quic... read more

Eating Eggless collects more than one hundred delicious eggless recipes for adults and children from seasoned food allergy cook and food safety advocate Elizabeth Moody Campbell. Eggs are everywhere—from baked goods to condiments—and avoiding them can be a huge challenge. But having an egg allergy doesn’t mean food lovers can’t indulge in rich triple-chocolate cake, French toast, and even quic... read more

The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have

Dennis DiClaudio

The good news: you won't stop laughing. The bad news: Every word is true.Profiling fifty of the most disgusting, painful, life-threatening and otherwise icky diseases, this remarkable book is the perfect treat for the closet temperature-taker, speed-dialing doctor stalker, or tissue-wielding virus-phobe in all of us. Each disease is fully documented, including a checklist of symptoms, an overv... read more

The good news: you won't stop laughing. The bad news: Every word is true.Profiling fifty of the most disgusting, painful, life-threatening and otherwise icky diseases, this remarkable book is the perfect treat for the closet temperature-taker, speed-dialing doctor stalker, or tissue-wielding virus-phobe in all of us. Each disease is fully documented, including a checklist of symptoms, an overv... read more

Jack Nicklaus: Memories and Mementos from Golf's Golden Bear

Jack Nicklaus

The first extensively illustrated autobiography by one of the world’s greatest golfersWidely regarded as the greatest golfer in history, Jack Nicklaus won 73 PGA Tour victories in his illustrious career, a record 18 of them in major championships, including six Masters. His expert performances under pressure have earned him permanent residence in the pantheon of sports, and his sportsmanship a... read more

The first extensively illustrated autobiography by one of the world’s greatest golfersWidely regarded as the greatest golfer in history, Jack Nicklaus won 73 PGA Tour victories in his illustrious career, a record 18 of them in major championships, including six Masters. His expert performances under pressure have earned him permanent residence in the pantheon of sports, and his sportsmanship a... read more

Amazing Marvel Universe

Roy Thomas, Stan Lee

Superior production values. And above all…STAN LEE SPEAKING.An amazing universe…an amazing book! Stan Lee—whose wildly creative imagination gave life to such superheroes as Spider-Man, The X-Men, and Daredevil—presents his 50 favorite MARVEL-ous moments. This exclusive book and digital audio collection is a must-have for every comic book fan.Experience the Marvel Universe in a whole new way—gu... read more

Superior production values. And above all…STAN LEE SPEAKING.An amazing universe…an amazing book! Stan Lee—whose wildly creative imagination gave life to such superheroes as Spider-Man, The X-Men, and Daredevil—presents his 50 favorite MARVEL-ous moments. This exclusive book and digital audio collection is a must-have for every comic book fan.Experience the Marvel Universe in a whole new way—gu... read more

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