Book & Graphic Design
Make Every Design Project Count
The majority of these covers are from one client who publishes Accounting Textbooks. We are beginning to transition some of these printed books into digital ebooks and interactive PDFs for the professors and students as many classes are starting to transition to online environments.
Interior Book Designs
Interior design for books and other materials is primarily where most of my time is spent. By working with my clients, we discuss colors, fonts, target audiences, and branding. I also help teach my clients about Paragraph and Character styles and how to properly format their manuscripts in MS Word to optimize the speed of the initial layout process. There is a lot that goes into putting a book together than most people think.
One particular client had five books that had all been done in MS Word. Each required a student and an instructor version. There were many unique forms and tables that MSWord did not handle well. The person doing the work would take days to produce an instructor guide, as well as, a student book. It was not an efficient process and the books looked very boring for both the instructors and the students. Through trial and error on processes and design, we ended up taking the original, unformatted Word file and brought it into Indesign, styled it and used an InDesign feature to create a student version and instructor version from the same file. Thus, eliminating two separate files that would need to be edited in the future.
The first flipbook gives you an idea of what it looked like before and the second and third ones give you an idea of what the Instructor and Student versions look like now. The Student version is completely a fillable interactive PDF for online use. It could be printed, but they wanted their students to use it online.