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Rebecca A Stone

Freelance Book Designer & Illustrator

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Location:Ossining, New York, United States
Phone: 9179926273
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/rebeccaastone
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SUMMARY
Creative professional who offers unique design solutions to children’s book covers and interiors. Uses PDF creation and workflow to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Drafts illustrator contracts and manages schedules. Oversees photo shoots. Executes books comps and dummies. Proficient in InDesign, QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS. Familiarity with JavaScript and knowledge of jQuery usage and coding.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS, New York, NY Senior Designer, 2000–2011
• Slashed operating costs by 30% by applying PDF workflow
• Converted picture book content for e-book format
• Collaborated with licensors including Nickelodeon, Disney, Mattel, and Sesame Workshop
• Hired and negotiated illustrator’s contracts
• Coordinated many book series, such as the A to Z Mysteries and the Trixie Belden reissues
FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, New York, NY Designer, 1998–2000
• Created sample interiors and supervised book production by vendors
• Specified type to map out books’ looks and to work within page count parameters
GREENWILLOW BOOKS, New York, NY Graphic Designer, 1996–1998
• 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, New York, NY (full-time freelance) Assistant Designer, 1994–1996
• Designed picture, nonfiction, middle grade, chapter books and supporting marketing materials.
ART AND WORDS STUDIO for KRIS WALDHERR/ILLUSTRATOR, Brooklyn, NY Intern 1994
• Managed operations for this children’s book artist
DIAL BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS, New York, NY Intern, 1994
• Reported to Atha Tehon and collaborated with Heather Wood with operations within the design department

EDUCATION/TRAINING
PRATT INSTITUTE • BFA in Communication Design / Illustration, Brooklyn, NY, 1991–1995
Intensive courses for Photoshop and Illustrator at School of Visual Arts Continuing Education Department
Dreamweaver and HTML e-mail and Fireworks training taken at Noble Desktop 10-12/2011
eBooks/EPUB seminar taken at Type Director’s Club 11/10/11
HONORS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
• Certificate of Excellence Award for Outstanding Merit in Illustration - Pratt
• Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
• Type Directors Club
• 2nd violinist/marketer for The Northern Westchester Symphony and the Croton Chamber Orchestra
Skills (2) Rating
Book Design
Illustration