Scott Rattray, graphic designer

Scott is a freelance graphic designer based in the Chicago area. He has a seasoned understanding of print books, built for ebook potential with over a decade of hands-on work experience in book publishing. His work includes cover & jacket designs, as well as complete book interior design and page composition. His clients include publishers of consumer trade books, children's activity books, and college textbooks. Scott's digital skills include Adobe CS6 and beyond, Quark, and other design-related software. Professionals in book publishing describe him as:

 

  • Having a solid grasp of design concepts

  • Strong typographical skills

  • A solid understanding of color usage

  • An experiental knowledge of how print books are merging with ebooks

  • Excellent sense for detail in book production and page composition

  • A well-seasoned education and experiental background in graphic design

  • BS in Journalism, Ohio University, specializing in graphic design

Gail Rattray, illustrator

Gail is an accomplished artist having illustrated over a dozen children's activity and adult trade books. Growing up in Detroit, Gail earned a BFA from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is always creating artwork including paper origami displays, commissioned portraits, oil paintings, and book illustrations. She has specific skill in the following areas:

 

  • Deveolping a concept or story into an illustration

  • A solid understanding of color usage in illustration related to an overall design

  • A strong knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Pastel drawings, pen and ink, oil and acryllic painting, graphite drawings

  • BFA, University of Michigan, majoring in studio art