Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Now that more people in the class are doing book designs, I thought that it'd be interesting to look into a company that specializes in the field. I've thought about pursuing a career in book design, so I was happy to see that there are specialized companies that deal mainly with this.
My example comes from Brio Publishing. As the name suggests, the company does more than just designing and printing. Here's a snipet from their website describing their services:
BRIO publishing services are for authors who need more than printing alone. We will consult with you about your book and make recommendations to create a professionally finished product. Suggested services may include editing, cover design, illustrating, interior layout, printing, formulating a promotional plan for yourself and your book, storing your books, and fulfilling orders. We create customized solutions, not packages that include services you don’t need. We will find the answer for you within your budget.
This company jumps into things beyond basic cover design. The focus on the book as a whole, designing page by page, working with the client to ensure a cohesive feel.
This is kind of where I am with my book. I have the cover down, and I think I have the style down on the inside as well, but I still need to focus on the product as a whole to ensure it delivers the message of hand-rendered type and illustration as one entity.
Simply put, I was just happy to find a company that does what I want to do after graduation. :)