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“The more I handle the book you designed for me, and the more it gets around and people mention how lovely it looks
and reads,  the more I appreciate how beautiful it looks. And you found that cover picture too.

Once again, thank you.“—Margret Elson, author The Piano and the Couch


“I chose Vicky at Ponderosa Pine Design because the person referring her told me ‘Vicky will not stop until you are happy.’
I am not happy . . . I am so far beyond happy words fail me. Every person who has seen Hidden Blessings cover says the same thing:
’This is one of the most beautiful covers I’ve every seen.’ And, it is. Vicky dove down into the depths of the book and
brought its heart to the cover, and for that I am eternally grateful.”—Jett Psaris, Author Hidden Blessings


“Vicky at Ponderosa Pine Design can read my mind. With each book, she knows exactly what I want and how to tell the story visually.
Ponderosa Pine Design knocks it out of the park every time!”—Kim Wyatt, Publisher, Bona Fide Books


“I just wanted to express my appreciation for your gorgeous work on the cover of BIGFOOT AND THE BABY. You captured the spirit of the novel perfectly, and it will be hard for anyone to resist picking up book. I'm so grateful for your time and talent.”—Ann Gelder, author Bigfoot and the Baby


“When you go through something as horrific as our family went through, and then you write about it, it's important that people ‘get it.’ That they understand just what happened to Neil and all that he has lost. I'm not telling some sensationalistic story, but one of quiet emotion, and I think your cover captures that sentiment beautifully.”—Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, MD, author of Crash (Globe Pequot Press)


“I am filled with gratitude for your help and magic touch on my grand adventure of getting the book launched. I don't imagine it would
have been a success any other way. Thank you so much”—Michael Judd, author of Edible Landscaping (Self-published)


I am a creative designer with passion for what I do.


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”—Albert Schweitzer

I am a freelance book designer and owner of Ponderosa Pine Design in Reno, Nevada. I am passionate about working with authors and publishers to create designs that best compliment the book by paying close attention to the publishers, editorial and author’s vision, and creative input from them.

I worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director for ad agencies, but then when I discovered book design, I found my true passion. I love books and, even more, designing coffee table history books. I get to learn about history and make beautiful books at the same time.

Over the years, I have designed all types of books, from beginning to end; covers, interiors, the whole package. I design coffee table history books, cookbooks, guidebooks, children’s books, how-to guides, animal books, farming books, gardening books, corporate history books and some novels.

I have won several Benjamin Franklin awards and a PubWest Design award. A member of PubWest, attending their conference every year since becoming a member. Participates in local AIGA meetings, and have been a regular attendee of Book Expo America. Also attends Adobe Max and/or CreativePro annually to stay current on all the Adobe programs.




Arizona Highways

becker&mayer! Books

Beckon Books

Blue Sneaker Press

Bona Fide Books

BowTie Press

Brady New Media Publishing

Chalice Press

Cider Mill Press

Consumer Reports

Conundrum Press

Countryman Press

Entrepreneur Press

Favorite Recipe Press

Girl Friday Productions

Globe Pequot Press

Grand Canyon Association

Greenwich Publishing

Historic Hospitality Books


Mount Rushmore Society

Plum Street Publisher


Rowman & Littlefield

Silver Dolphin Books


Southwestern Publishing House

Sterling Publishing

Storey Publishing


Bauserman Group

Ding Communications

Ethics & Compliance Officer Association


Stan Can Design

Vogel Designs



Book packaging

Extensive production knowledge

Promotional marketing materials

Photography and illustration direction

Hire & work with freelance photographers, illustrators, libraries, museums and private collectors

Extensive photo research on Internet and on-site at libraries, museums and private collections

Extensive knowledge of 4-color process and printing

Extensive knowledge on press checks, locally and internationally

Supervisory experience

Ability to bring projects in under deadline, within budget

Team player

Hard worker

Passionate to do good work


Always excited to work with new clients!

Feel free to email me anytime.


Phone: 775.351.5634


Reno, Nevada

Phone: 775.351.5634

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