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Vicky Shea, Senior Art Director

Vicky Shea has designed and produced more than 185 books in her 25-year career in graphic design. She started in advertising, graduating with honors from the Art Institute of San Diego. She found her true passion, however, in book publishing, working as an art director for Tehabi Books, Bowtie Press, and Storey Publishing. In 2006, Vicky launched Ponderosa Pine Design, a successful freelance design studio with clients such as Rodale, Consumer Reports, and Sterling Publishing. She joined Southwestern Publishing Group as senior art director in 2013, where she oversees all the design and production for its four book imprints. Vicky’s work has won her five Benjamin Franklin awards and a PubWest Design award. She regularly attends PubWest, Book Expo America, AIGA, and Adobe Max to stay current in design trends and publishing software.
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Travis Rader, Production Designer

Travis graduated in 1998, magna cum laude, from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in graphic design. Immediately after school, he worked for a small graphic design studio in the Nashville area. He then became a designer for Ideals Publications in Nashville, designing magazines and children's books, and in 2001 became the production manager for Ideals. In 2004, Travis followed his heart to return to the creative side of publishing and joined our team, where he is a valuable asset in our production and design areas.
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