We love to make books, plain and simple. Every word, every image, every detail matters to us. We combine classic standards and training with fresh ideas to guarantee your book will be wonderful.

 

Julia

WRITER

Julia Collins is a writer and editor who believes every story—regardless of subject matter—can be told in a compelling way. She has written on topics from global finance to girls at risk in South Central LA to antique fire engines. She conceptualizes, drafts, and reengineers text with an eye on Rick’s process to ensure the best rapport between a book’s subject and design. Julia makes every word count so that your book communicates its content and purpose beautifully. 

CONTACT
JULIA COLLINS


Rick

DESIGNER

Rick Rawlins is known for his thoughtful approach to graphic design and his personal, collaborative style. He immerses himself in the content of each book, meticulously researching and amplifying crucial elements of a subject to pull in the reader. For him there is no boilerplate in book design: every title is unique, every page matters, and every design decision is purposeful. The resulting books are artful, soulful, and enriched with meaning. They, like Rick, offer more than what is expected.

CONTACT
RICK RAWLINS


Susan

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Susan McNally makes certain that every book reaches its full potential. As production director she closely oversees each phase of book making, orchestrating countless details while never losing sight of client expectations, schedule, budget, and audience. Susan’s editorial knowhow and understanding of design benefit every project. She works with printers and many other respected vendors from her strong network in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, ensuring excellent quality in all aspects of fabrication.

CONTACT
SUSAN MCNALLY


Services

— Project evaluation
— Manuscript assessment
— Subject research and interviews
— Fact checking
— Writing: every word or some words
— Copyediting, proofreading
— Marketing and publicity support

— Concept development
— Design sketches and presentation
— Photo research and editing
— Art and photography direction
— Page composition and typography
— Paper and materials selection
— Embedding technology

— Project scheduling
— Printing specs and vendor quotes
— Printer sourcing (domestic, Europe, Asia)
— Image assessment and permissions
— Pre-press oversight
— Printing and delivery management
— Storage and fulfillment coordination


Clients

PUBLISHERS
— Chronicle Books
— Pearson
— W. W. Norton and Company
— MIT Press

INSTITUTIONS
— Industrial Designers Society of America
— The United States Library of Congress
— The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
— American Institute of Graphic Arts
— The Head of the Charles Regatta
— Union Boat Club

SCHOOLS
— Cornell University
— Harvard Graduate School of Design
— Harvard Law School
— Worcester Polytechnic Institute
— Northeastern University

CORPORATIONS
— Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)
— Novartis
— Incyte Pharmaceuticals

MUSEUMS
— Guggenheim Museum
— Peabody Essex Museum
— The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
— The Museum of Jewish Heritage
— Museum of Our National History
— The Davis Museum, Wellesley College
— Iziko, South African National Gallery

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS
— The Buffett Family
— The Heimbold Family