Monday, May 5, 2008
Introducing CATHERINE THOMPSON
Title/Position/responsibilities at Barbour:
Production Design Manager- I work with sponsoring editors to ensure proper layout design for each project and maintain a consistent workflow to ensure probability of meeting all deadlines for projects. I oversee the workflow and distribution of projects to typesetters and provide ongoing training for all typesetters. I build templates and design/layout complex reference books. I assist with production issues related to jacket design. I maintain our archiving process of all our electronic files.
How long have you worked at Barbour?
2 years and 8 months
What has been the biggest change you’ve seen in your years with the company?
We have a new VP in our department.
What are your dreams for Barbour’s near future?
I hope to see our creative area grow.
What is your favorite task associated with your job description? Least favorite?
Designing the complex full-color reference books is my favorite. Least would be dealing with printer issues.
Are there any areas under your supervision in which you’re actively searching for new projects?
We are focusing more on training to help keep our typesetters refreshed with creativity.
What project is consuming your energies this month?The Jesus of the Bible. It is a full-color reference book. I am spending the month creating a design for it.
Do you ever find time to read for pleasure? If so, what book have you read recently?
I read for pleasure every night. I am currently reading Everyday Enlightenment by Dan Millman.
Can you tell us briefly about your family?
My father is a self-employed carpenter (retired). My mother is a self-employed cook/baker (retired). I have 6 sisters and 3 brothers putting me in 9th place.
Do you have a favorite quote that motivates you these days?
“Kindness is Timeless” —unknown
Editor Du Jour Susan