Rebecca A. Stone Design
Jan 2012 - Present (9 years 4 months)
Clients include Mom Publishing, Camp Shane /Shane Diet and Fitness Resorts, and author Cale Madison
Associate Art Director
Mar 2017 - Aug 2018 (1 year 5 months)
Formulated design concepts creating incredibly cool, fresh approaches to educational books for kids while working with the biggest and best creative partners, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Mother Goose Club, and many others. Enjoyed creating the look and layouts of licensed children's books Stock photo sourcing as well as working directly with in-house photo editors. Liaise with editor about content and with production manager about schedules.
White Plains, NY
Aug 2013 - Mar 2017 (3 years 7 months)
Prepares comps and designs for licensed novelty books and packaging. Children’s Book and Package Design, with focus on licensed and non-fiction novelty titles. Excels at repurposing existing Licensing Style Guides for fresh approaches to design
Sep 2012 - Feb 2014 (1 year 5 months)
Designs marketing materials and print profiles for couples looking to adopt children.
Dec 2011 - Jun 2012 (6 months)
Freelance designer of picture books written by moms inspired by their kids. Responsibilites include art direction, layout and design, typography, pre and post production, marketing assistance and digital book production. Mentioned in mompublishing.com blog.
Random House Children's Books
Jun 2000 - May 2011 (10 years 11 months)
Children's book design: both cover and interiors of baby books, board books including lift-the flap books, color/activity books, chapter books, middle-grade, novelty books, pop-up books. Special effects: spot lam, diecuts, stickers and other add-ins.
• Slashes operating costs by 30% by applying PDF workflow
• Converts picture book content for e-book format
• Collaborated with licensors including Nickelodeon, Disney, Mattel, and Sesame Workshop
• Hires and negotiated illustrator’s contracts
• Coordinates many book series, such as the A to Z Mysteries and the Trixie Belden reissues
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
1998 - 2000 (2 years)
Specifying type, spine die prep, jacket and interior design for picture books, chapter books, middle grade books, and YA's. Color correction.
1996 - 1998 (2 years)
Worked closely with the Senior Designer, Art Director, editorial staff and authors and illustrators on primarily young picture books. Valued for design software knowledge and skill. Trained colleagues in most effective use of applications. Designed covers and interiors of picture books, novels and promotional/marketing materials.
Morrow Junior Books/William Morrow & Company
1994 - 1996 (2 years)
Designed picture, nonfiction, middle grade and chapter books and supporting marketing materials/collateral (posters, bookmarks, stickers, postcards, author/illustrator bios and the like).
Art and Words Studio
Jan 1995 - Jun 1995 (5 months)
Assisted in promoting and enhancing the artist's day-to-day business affairs.