Working with Darlene to get my book created for self-publishing was a breeze. It took very little time and her layout and cover design on first draft was perfect. I'd use her again if I self-publish my second.
—Karen Lodrick, author
Trust. Skill. Speed. Dan and Darlene exemplify these three crucial qualities when entrusting your time, books, and reputation in the hands of a graphic designer. They are pleasant, polite, and patient, as well as reliable. Your book cover and interior require professional graphic design; Dan and Darlene make the magic happen to transform your cover concept and your manuscript into beautiful books that teach, inspire, and entertain. Their teamwork helps make your publishing dream work!
—Elizabeth Atkins, Atkins & Greenspan Writing
When my publishing house abruptly closed its doors in the spring of 2020, I was at a crossroads. I realized that if I wanted my work to survive, I would have no choice but to republish through a new company. After reaching out to various publishers, I received a call from Darlene and Dan Swanson at Van-Garde Imagery Inc. They understood my dilemma and offered to not only help re-create my work—but to take it to a higher level. Over the ensuing weeks, we worked together to produce a second edition of my book that far surpassed the first. To say I was impressed is an understatement, and if you are seeking a professional, experienced, and talented company to help bring your work to life, I cannot recommend Van-Garde Imagery Inc. highly enough.
Eyad H. Yehyawi, author of Crimson Arrows: A Bowhunting Odyssey
I am truly happy with the front and back cover designs you created for my math book, Fraction Fundamentals.
I, myself, am a textile designer and fine artist and for the past 50 years have always done my own artwork.
But not this time. This time I wanted to create an effect that I knew I could not create.
During our collaboration, you proved many times over that you have not merely an immense abundance of technical knowledge and skill, but great communication skills that enabled me to collaborate with you with 100% ease and success.
—Bruce Silton, author, Fraction Fundamentals