Lindy has had decades of design experience with book and magazine publishers and she knows her stuff—technically and artistically. She has seen it all and knows how to make an author’s work look elegant. … And her rates are fair and well worth it. I would recommend Lindy to anyone who wishes to produce a professional looking publication. She’s top notch!”—Greg Rossel, author of Half-Hull Modeling
Cover and Pages Design
Manifest Identity’s Design and Production services offer authors Lindy Gifford’s thirty-five years of graphic design experience, with a specialization for the last twenty years in book design. Lindy has designed every kind of book from poetry and novels, to coffee-table art books, children’s literature, and how-to manuals, so she is familiar with the different challenges and opportunities that each genre and format offers. She is also well versed in the various components of each book—from title page to endnotes—and the differing design requirements of each.
Let’s face it: most people do judge a book by its cover. Certainly prospective readers and bookstore buyers do. Without an outstandingly beautiful front cover, a book doesn’t stand much of a chance. But most people don’t realize that the design of the inside pages, as well as the book’s back cover—and even the spine—also affect a book’s success. I pay careful attention to the design of every part of the book and how the design should differ for the type of book and for the intended audience.”—Lindy Gifford, on the importance of strong book design
Just looking for book design?
Individuals and organizations who want a beautiful book, publication, or catalog, but may not need MI’s other services, come to Lindy Gifford for her exceptional book design and production skills. When Powell Fine Art Advisory wanted a hard-cover catalog for an artist’s show in Boston, they hired a professional editor and contracted with Lindy to provide the catalog design. Their staff worked with Lindy and the printing company to handle print production, relying on her long standing relationships with local and national printers as well as her years of experience with quote comparison and quality control.
To see more examples of the books Lindy Gifford has designed and helped authors to independently publish, as well as a sampling of some of the different ways they have chosen to print and distribute their books, go to Design Portfolio.