I have had the pleasure of working with Image Graphics & Design on books,
most recently SPARTAN SEASONS II: More Triumphs and Turmoil of Michigan State Sports.
In the 39 years in which I have had my hand in more than 400 books as publisher,
editor, or author, I have worked with many book designers and comp houses. None have been
more capable or enjoyable to work with than the good people of IGD. They are extremely
savvy about the gamut of type design, layout of photographs, captions and cutlines,
and graphic materials. Not only can they execute and even enhance the concept given to them,
they have the capability to generate original concepts. The cover design for SPARTAN SEASONS
II has received rave reviews and that is a tribute to the work of IGD.
Every bit as important as technical skill and capability are other factors in turning a
manuscript into a finished product ready for the book manufacturing process. I refer to the
old-fashioned virtues of dependability, attention to detail, quick response, and a
congenial, cooperative attitude. On all these measures, IGD scores high. My credo in
book-publishing is that it is very much a team effort that should be pleasant and
enjoyable for all parties. So it was a delight to work with IGD, which has the same
philosophy. They extended themselves to keep the project on schedule—if not ahead of
schedule—when we were tardy on our side in getting material to them. As a result, we
finished the book considerably in advance of our scheduled completion date, making the
marketing process much more manageable than is typical.
In other words, IGD knows books and they know how to create them. I look forward to
working with them again and recommend them without qualification to authors and book
publishers large or small.
Thank you for all your great service! We were so pleased to find you. It is a fresh breath of air to deal with a company that really cares about our business and is interested in building a relationship. We appreciate your prompt service and flexibility. Your creative mind and ability to understand what we want is truly a gift! We know that the job will be done on time and right. We will continue to spread the word about Image.
I found Image Graphics & Design easy to work with and fast. They really made my book project come to life and allowed me to meet deadline on time and under budget.
Jacinta and Ken have done the graphic design work on 13 books that I have published over the past several years. I could not recommend them to you highly enough. When I have asked for revisions or changes, Jacinta has implemented them quickly and skillfully. She communicates well and has gone the extra mile for me on many occasions. Moreover, they are prompt and efficient and honor schedules and deadlines.
—Laurie A. Manhardt, PhD
Jacinta and Ken are a great joy to work with. They are on time, friendly and cooperative. Their interior design of my book, Prayer That Relieves Stress and Worry, is masterfully done.
—Deacon Eddie Ensley
Thank you for the amazing job that you did for my students and myself. You helped my 8th grade students make history by writing and publishing our own book, Shadows in my Backpack. There is no doubt that the publishing of this book was the single most exciting and rewarding accomplishment of my 37 years in teaching, and the success for this project largely rests on your professionalism, flexibility, high standards for excellence and constant willingness to accommodate a demanding school calendar and rigid class schedules. Jacinta, thank you again for helping to change my life and the lives of my students by your sincere concern and talent to find a way where there seemed to be no way!
—Nancy (MacDonald) Swindlehurst