Ponderosa Pine Design

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SUPPORT

Open communication with clients, editors, photographers, illustrators, image sources, pre-press departmetns, and printers.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Adobe Creative Cloud

   InDesign

   Photoshop

   Illustrator

"Vicky at Ponderosa Pine Design can read my mind. With each book, she knows exactly what I want and how to tell the story visually.
Ponderosa Pine Design knocks it out of the park every time!” -Kim Wyatt, Publisher, Bona Fide Books

 

"I just wanted to express my appreciation for your gorgeous work on the cover of 'BIGFOOT AND THE BABY'. You captured the spirit of the novel perfectly, and it will be hard for anyone to resist picking up book. I'm so grateful for your time and talent.”—Ann Gelder, author (Bona Fide Books)

 

"When you go through something as horrific as our family went through, and then you write about it, it's important that people 'get it.' That they understand just what happened to Neil and all that he has lost. I'm not telling some sensationalistic story, but one of quiet emotion, and I think your cover captures that sentiment beautifully.”—Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD, author of "Crash" (Globe Pequot Press)

 

"I am filled with gratitude for your help and magic touch on my grand adventure of getting the book launched. I don't imagine it would have been a success any other way. Thank you so much"—Michael Judd, author of "Edible Landscaping" (Self-published)

ABOUT ME

I am a creative designer with passion for what I do.

 

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”—Albert Schweitzer

Vicky Shea is a freelance book designer and owner of Ponderosa Pine Design in Reno, Nevada. She started her career in graphic design in 1989, graduating with honors from the Art Institute of San Diego (previously The Advertising Arts College). Being in advertising during the 1990s was fun but never Vicky’s passion. In 2000 she became an Art Director at Tehabi Books in San Diego, California. Tehabi packaged books for large publishers around the country and also did custom publishing. She worked briefly for BowTie Press in Irvine, California, in 2003, then she took a job as Art Director at Storey Publishing in North Adams, Massachusetts. After a couple of years at Storey, she returned to Reno to marry her school sweetheart and launch her freelance book design business.

 

Vicky has won several Benjamin Franklin awards and a PubWest Design award. She is a member of PubWest, attending their conference every year since becoming a member. She participates in local AIGA meetings, and she has been a regular attendee of Book Expo America over the last 12 years. Also attends Adobe Max annually to stay current on all the Adobe programs.

PUBLISHING CLIENTS

SKILLS

Arizona Highways

becker&mayer! Books

Beckon Books

Bona Fide Books

BowTie Press

Cider Mill Press

Consumer Reports

Countryman Press

Girl Friday Productions

Globe Pequot Press

Grand Canyon Association

Klutz

Mount Rushmore Society

Rodale

Rowman & Littlefield

Silver Dolphin Books

Sourcebooks

Southwestern Publishing Group

Sterling Publishing

Storey Publishing

Design

Book packaging

Extensive production knowledge

Promotional marketing materials

Photography and illustration direction

Hire & work with freelance photographers, illustrators, libraries, museums and private collectors

Extensive photo research on Internet and on-site at libraries, museums and private collections

Extensive knowledge of 4-color process and printing

Extensive knowledge on press checks, locally and internationally

Supervisory experience

Ability to bring projects in under deadline, within budget

Team player

Hard worker

Passionate to do good work

ADVERTISING CLIENTS

Arsenal

Bauserman Group

Ding Communications

Ethics & Compliance Officer Association

HD96

Stan Can Design

Vogel Designs

 

CONTACT

Always excited to work with new clients!

Feel free to contact me anytime.

Phone: 775.351.5634

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Reno, Nevada

Phone: 775.351.5634

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