Veronica Scott

Veronica Scott - Designer

Minneapolis, MN, USA

I'm a Senior Designer and Art Director with over 15 years experience in Publishing Design and over 8 years experience in Marketing Design.

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Overview

I'm a Senior Designer and Art Director with over 15 years experience in Publishing Design, mostly kids books, and over 8 years experience in Marketing Design.

I’m very passionate about my work.

I embrace challenges and welcome innovations!

With strong experience working with tight deadlines, I care about work relationships and believe in the importance of ongoing communication.

Part of my philosophy is to achieve top quality product by being inquisitive and open to learning new ways to accomplish a project. Currently, I’m working on expanding my interactive design knowledge.

I strive for excellence.

My experience working in and with different countries and cultures contributes to a global vision that can be applied to any work style.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Children’s Non-Fiction
History
Inspirational
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience

Creative/Art Director, Senior Designer, Project Manager

Self-employed
May, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Creating, planning, executing, finishing, and delivering a design project from concept to final files.
Product planing creating marketing strategies to promote a product.
Managing, training and supporting team members ensuring schedules, quality control, and final stages of product development.
Building and maintaining team work for a healthy and safe work environment.
Negotiations with clients and vendors to exceed in quality while keeping costs in a profitable manner.
Managing multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
Flexible to changes and fast adapting while implementing new processes.
Published Projects:
85% children's books, illustrated for trade and library (fiction and non-fiction), library non-fiction.
15% marketing projects - Logos, Catalogs, flyers, web banners, and promotional design

Art Director/Senior Designer

Amicus (The Creative Company)
June, 2017 – May, 2019 (almost 2 years)

Creating, planning, executing, finishing, and delivering a design project from concept to final files.
Product planing creating marketing strategies to promote a product.
Managing, training and supporting team members ensuring schedules, quality control, and final stages of product development.
Building and maintaining team work for a healthy and safe work environment.
Negotiations with clients and vendors to exceed in quality while keeping costs in a profitable manner.
Managing multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
Flexible to changes and fast adapting while implementing new processes.
Published Projects:
95% children's books, illustrated for trade and library (fiction and non-fiction), library non-fiction.
5% marketing projects - Catalogs, flyers, web banners

Senior Graphic Designer

Capstone Publishers
August, 2007 – May, 2017 (over 9 years)

Designing project from concept to final files.
Children's books and marketing pieces for web sites and catalogs' advertisement.

Art Director and Senior Designer

Taylor Corporation (First Marketing, Progressive Communications and Navitor)
May, 2000 – July, 2007 (about 7 years)

Directing or designing projects from concept to final designed files for press:
• catalogs
• magazines (covers and interior)
• ads for magazines, newspapers, catalogs, newsletters and billboards
• newsletters for health, auto and financial industries
• direct mail
• web banners
• brochures
• posters
• flyers

Portfolio (40 selected works)

Batman Science (DC Super Heroes)

Tammy Enz

Batman conquers crime with brains, brawn, and a whole lot of high-tech gadgetry. Batman Science explores the surprising ways the Caped Crusader's gear and gadgets actually connect to reality. Accessible text, real-world photos, and Batman illustrations team up to reveal the real science and engineering behind Batman's fictional world.

Batman conquers crime with brains, brawn, and a whole lot of high-tech gadgetry. Batman Science explores the surprising ways the Caped Crusader's gear and gadgets actually connect to reality. Accessible text, real-world photos, and Batman illustrations team up to reveal the real science and engineering behind Batman's fictional world.

Suzanne Collins: Author of the Hunger Games Trilogy (Famous Female Authors)

Melissa Ferguson

Readers will learn about the life and works of Suzanne Collins. This young adult author’s life leading up to her success as the best-selling author of the Hunger Games trilogy is discussed. Readers will also learn about the author’s writing process and what inspires her to write. What’s next for this author and other interesting details are also included.

Readers will learn about the life and works of Suzanne Collins. This young adult author’s life leading up to her success as the best-selling author of the Hunger Games trilogy is discussed. Readers will also learn about the author’s writing process and what inspires her to write. What’s next for this author and other interesting details are also included.

Despot

Louison, Garvey

Exceptional

Read, Robin

A Daredevil's Guide to Stunts (Daredevils' Guides)

Steve Goldsworthy

Daring falls from high buildings and car chases in the movies. Circus trapeze artists and human cannon balls. Flips high in the air on skateboards and dirt bikes. Many people wouldn't dare to try such stunts. But other people make a living doing them. Learn what draws people to such life-threatening lines of work. Get the facts about some of the most famous stuntmen and women of all time.

Daring falls from high buildings and car chases in the movies. Circus trapeze artists and human cannon balls. Flips high in the air on skateboards and dirt bikes. Many people wouldn't dare to try such stunts. But other people make a living doing them. Learn what draws people to such life-threatening lines of work. Get the facts about some of the most famous stuntmen and women of all time.

Little Panda

Julie Abery

Little Panda goes on an adventure in the jungle, but mama is always close by her cub. Short rhyming lines in this illustrated board book tell a sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love.

Little Panda goes on an adventure in the jungle, but mama is always close by her cub. Short rhyming lines in this illustrated board book tell a sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love.

First Family in Space (Out of This World)

Raymond Bean

Starr’s family has been given the opportunity of a lifetime: To move to outer space! They’ll live on the world’s most advanced space station and help space tourists explore different planets. Starr is excited, curious, and terrified about the big change. She’ll have to leave her school, her house, and worst of all, her best friend, Allison. But whatever happens, Starr knows her new life will b... read more

Starr’s family has been given the opportunity of a lifetime: To move to outer space! They’ll live on the world’s most advanced space station and help space tourists explore different planets. Starr is excited, curious, and terrified about the big change. She’ll have to leave her school, her house, and worst of all, her best friend, Allison. But whatever happens, Starr knows her new life will b... read more

The El Dorado Map (Middle-grade Novels)

Michael O'Hearn

When your pa's an outlaw, you grow up mean, tough, and fast -- unless something or someone changes that dirty, dusty path. One day, Kid Cody's path changes with bang. Arrested after a stagecoach shootout and deserted by his pa, the young gunman finds himself alone in the Wild West. Alone, except for a mysterious man in black, who aids Cody in his escape from jail. Once free, Kid Cody sets out ... read more

When your pa's an outlaw, you grow up mean, tough, and fast -- unless something or someone changes that dirty, dusty path. One day, Kid Cody's path changes with bang. Arrested after a stagecoach shootout and deserted by his pa, the young gunman finds himself alone in the Wild West. Alone, except for a mysterious man in black, who aids Cody in his escape from jail. Once free, Kid Cody sets out ... read more

Eyewitness to Titanic

Terri Dougherty

View the story of the doomed ship Titanic through the eyes of those who knew it best. Builders, crew members, passengers, and explorers who discovered the wreck each have their own perspectives. Feel the pride of builders as they put the final touches on the grand staircase and the deep sadness of survivors who left loved ones behind. It’s the story of the Titanic like you’ve never heard it be... read more

View the story of the doomed ship Titanic through the eyes of those who knew it best. Builders, crew members, passengers, and explorers who discovered the wreck each have their own perspectives. Feel the pride of builders as they put the final touches on the grand staircase and the deep sadness of survivors who left loved ones behind. It’s the story of the Titanic like you’ve never heard it be... read more

Buffalo Soldiers: Heroes of the American West (Military Heroes)

Brynn Baker

The Buffalo Soldiers were the first peacetime all-black regiments of the U.S. Army. Created around the time of the Civil War, they fought bravely in several wars, and also played an important role in the history of the American West. Infographics, sidebars, and fact boxes bring the experiences of these brave military men to life.

The Buffalo Soldiers were the first peacetime all-black regiments of the U.S. Army. Created around the time of the Civil War, they fought bravely in several wars, and also played an important role in the history of the American West. Infographics, sidebars, and fact boxes bring the experiences of these brave military men to life.

Larry Bird

Peebles, Melissa L, Scott, Veronica M

Mars for Humanity (Exploring Space and Beyond)

Brandon Terrell

Eleven-year-old twins Lila and Max are leaving Earth to reunite with their parents on Mars. It's nearly fifty years in the future, and the Earth is dying. The damages caused by global warming are too severe to repair. So six years ago, the twin's parents were sent to the red planet on a special mission to make the land and environment habitable. Now it's time for civilians to join the scientis... read more

Eleven-year-old twins Lila and Max are leaving Earth to reunite with their parents on Mars. It's nearly fifty years in the future, and the Earth is dying. The damages caused by global warming are too severe to repair. So six years ago, the twin's parents were sent to the red planet on a special mission to make the land and environment habitable. Now it's time for civilians to join the scientis... read more

Synchro. Gods, Kings and Warriors: Vol.1. Silver City Ancient Temple

NIMA NGAPEY, J.D. , Powers, Jessica, N., Thea

A Tiny Brown Monkey on the Big Blue Earth

Tory Christie

Starting with a tiny brown monkey in the middle of a jungle, this unique geography perspective shows ever-widening views from mountain to village to city, to country, continent, ocean, and planet.

Starting with a tiny brown monkey in the middle of a jungle, this unique geography perspective shows ever-widening views from mountain to village to city, to country, continent, ocean, and planet.

Inkblot (Writer's Notebook)

Rebecca Langston-George

Inform and engage young writers with this contemporary, creative breakdown of four creative-writing genres—poetry, nonfiction, drama, and short stories. Clear, concise text introduces and defines key skills while aligning closely to Common Core State Standards. Fun and inspiring writing prompts launch new skills into practice, while author bios and mentor texts provide creative blueprints for ... read more

Inform and engage young writers with this contemporary, creative breakdown of four creative-writing genres—poetry, nonfiction, drama, and short stories. Clear, concise text introduces and defines key skills while aligning closely to Common Core State Standards. Fun and inspiring writing prompts launch new skills into practice, while author bios and mentor texts provide creative blueprints for ... read more

Making a Video Game (Sequence Entertainment)

Nadia Higgins

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished video game. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from planning gameplay and coding the prototype to designing and publishing the finished game. A glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

This book for elementary readers highlights the sequence of events from idea to a finished video game. Full-color photographs and a timeline support each step of the project's process, from planning gameplay and coding the prototype to designing and publishing the finished game. A glossary, further resources, and an index are included.

I've Got Eyes!: Exceptional Eyes of the Animal World

Julie Murphy

Animals in varied habitats describe unique features of their eyes and how they are adapted for the jungle, the deep ocean, the desert, and even the dark. From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers will learn about the diversity of the animal world in this nonfiction picture book.

Animals in varied habitats describe unique features of their eyes and how they are adapted for the jungle, the deep ocean, the desert, and even the dark. From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers will learn about the diversity of the animal world in this nonfiction picture book.

Girls Rebel! (Girls Rock!)

Schwartz, Heather E.

The Golden Gate Bridge (Engineering Wonders)

Rebecca Stanborough

This title explores and explains how the Golden Gate Bridge was built. The bridge's construction is described in terms of the engineering process. The book explores why the bridge was built and describes the design stages and technologies used during construction. The book also describes the challenges builders faced while building the bridge.

This title explores and explains how the Golden Gate Bridge was built. The bridge's construction is described in terms of the engineering process. The book explores why the bridge was built and describes the design stages and technologies used during construction. The book also describes the challenges builders faced while building the bridge.

A Timeline of Presidential Elections (Presidential Politics)

Barbara Krasner

Presidential politics has always been a minefield of competition, excitement, and even scandal. Read about the evolution of presidential politics from the election of George Washington, the nation's first president, to the election of Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. Learn which elements have stood the test of time, such as the Electoral College, and other elements, such as vo... read more

Presidential politics has always been a minefield of competition, excitement, and even scandal. Read about the evolution of presidential politics from the election of George Washington, the nation's first president, to the election of Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. Learn which elements have stood the test of time, such as the Electoral College, and other elements, such as vo... read more

Formula for Friends (Victoria Torres, Unfortunately Average)

Julie Bowe

When it comes to math, Victoria Torres is completely average in this e-book. On the other hand, her older sister, Sofia, is captain of the math team. When one of the team members drops out unexpectedly, Sofia must find a replacement -- fast! With the conference trophy at stake, Sofia volunteers Victoria and grills her in math, night and day. Vicka is no fan of her sister's bossy ways, but winn... read more

When it comes to math, Victoria Torres is completely average in this e-book. On the other hand, her older sister, Sofia, is captain of the math team. When one of the team members drops out unexpectedly, Sofia must find a replacement -- fast! With the conference trophy at stake, Sofia volunteers Victoria and grills her in math, night and day. Vicka is no fan of her sister's bossy ways, but winn... read more

Blue Whale's Journey: A Little Peek Inside

Miller, Kelly Ann, Vanyan, Vilush, Escobedo, Alicia

FINDING JESSICA

Tanner, Joseph

A Tree Just Like Me

Elliman, Sarah, Art, Vaz, Scott, Veronica

Veronica has 61 reviews

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Bill Schieman
Another successful collaboration with Veronica Scott! Thanks Again

Bill Schieman, November 2022

Veronica Scott
Thanks Bill! Most success on your beautiful book!

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Kevin Klein
Veronica has done a fantastic job with a complicated book design project. I've deeply appreciated her attention to detail, promptness, and flexibility.

Kevin Klein, November 2022


Becky Zimmerman
I just finished my first book and could never have done it without Veronica. She is a tireless designer who doesn't quit until it's done right. She is concerned that she completes the task the way you want it done yet has great advice when you ask her opinion. She is patient and kind when you have no idea how to do things. Should I have a need, I will hire her again.My book cover and interior d...
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Becky Zimmerman, November 2022

Veronica Scott
Thanks Becky! I really enjoyed working with you! I wish you and your sons all success!

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Steve Davis
Veronica was great to work with as a first time author. She was very patient with all of my newbie questions. She was extremely responsive and her work was accurate. I would recommend Veronica to anyone needing help getting over the finish line.

Steve Davis, November 2022

Veronica Scott
Thanks Steve. It was great working with you too! I wish you all success on your book!

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Garvey Louison
Veronica communicated with me constantly. She was professional and understanding. Our collaboration resulted in a polished finish product to the satisfaction of all.

Garvey Louison, November 2022

Veronica Scott
Thanks Garvey. :) Wishing you all success on your book.

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