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Kirkpatrick Publishing, LLC: Request for Qualifications - Book Design Services

November 28, 2023

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Kirkpatrick Publishing, LLC is in search of a book designer for our upcoming publication, a book by authors Bob Blackburn and Brian Dougherty covering the history of parks and public spaces in Oklahoma City from 1889 to the present. We envision a high-quality, full-color volume, approximately 150 pages in length, featuring around 50,000 words interspersed with numerous contemporary and archival photographs and graphics.

In this regard, we are extending an invitation to skilled book designers to submit their qualifications for consideration. We are particularly interested in engaging with new designers who will bring a fresh perspective and creative approach to the design of this publication. The ideal candidate would possess the ability to harmonize textual content with visual elements to illustrate the authors’ narrative and create an immersive and visually appealing experience for the reader.

The book is slated for publication in November of 2024, with final delivery of the manuscript and images to the designer by June 1, 2024.

Required Submissions:

  • A portfolio showcasing your design skills, particularly in areas relevant to a large-format, image-heavy publication. We would like to see examples that demonstrate your ability to integrate text and imagery in a visually appealing way.
  • A resume or CV that outlines your design experience, education, and any relevant projects or collaborations.
  • A formal statement or cover letter articulating your design philosophy and your interest in this specific project.

Please note: At this juncture, we are not seeking bids or quotations for design services. The primary intent of this request is to identify individuals whose design ethos aligns with the vision for our book. Following a review of the submissions, selected candidates will be invited to provide a detailed proposal, including a discussion of fees and services.

Submissions should be directed to Julie Burrage at and must be received by January 1, 2024.

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