"Nick is the best book designer in the business. You can't go wrong. He melds creativity and imagination into every client's product while always considering the commercial viablity of the marketplace. He has helped many of my clients achieve a look and feel that maximizes their message and allows them to stand head and shoulders above the competition."
- Mark Graham, Owner
Mark Graham Communications
I've known and worked with Nick for many years. Our relationship began when he did interior and cover design for my first book, Living the Dream - A Guidebook for Job Seekers and Career Explorers. That book won a First Place EVVY Award in the Spiritual/Inspiration Category and I've always been clear that Nick's contribution was one of the reasons the book did so well.
Since then, I have collaborated with Nick on many projects in which I edited and he designed for clients. Both of us have won awards based on that work but more importantly, our clients have won awards for the books we contributed to through our editing and design.
Nick is the designer with whom I want to work on projects because of his expertise, personal integrity, communication skills, creativity . . . and because he's a great guy. Of course, it doesn't hurt that I look like a heroine when I recommend him because my clients love working with him and love what he produces.
Nick is simply the best."
- Melanie Mulhall, Author of EVVY Award winning book, Living The Dream - A Guidebook For Job Seekers And Career Explorers
"I have had the privilege of working with Nick Zelinger of NZ Graphics for more than 10 years now. I have never been disappointed by the quality of his work or the level of his professionalism. Nick is one of the good guys, he cares about his authors and their books. A highly qualified graphic artist, Nick works hard to produce a book cover and complimentary materials which embody the author's vision for their book.
His attention to detail is extraordinary, while his out-of-the-box, creative thinking enhances any project."
- Katherine Carol, Tango Consulting
"As a veteran book manufacturer's rep I've worked with Nick on a number of titles over the years and he's the consummate professional. I'm quick to recommend him to authors and publishers who are looking for a talented, knowledgeable and experienced book designer. I know if Nick is handling the design of a title that the files will be supplied in accordance with our guidelines which ensures problem free and expedited production."
- Mike Daniels, Four Colour Group (Past President, Colorado Independent Publishers Association)
"Nick is an absolutely fabulous book interior designer. I have hired him more than 20X a year since 2004."
- Maryanna Young, President, Aloha Publishing
"Nick designed my book cover, and I can say without qualification that he is truly a genius. I first presented my ideas to Nick, and he followed my instructions to the letter. The cover that I envisioned looked really inferior. He gently guided me to a better and more creative solution that turned out to be a home run. People pick up the book because of the cover that Nick designed!" Nick is prompt, receptive, careful, and creative. He knows his business and cares about his clients. I would use him again without hesitation. "
- Joan McWilliams, Author of Parenting Plans For Families After Divorce
"The most important quality I looked for in the completion of my book's interior and cover designed was creativity. When I received my first proofs Nick was spot on! The layout, cover, and overall theme of the book was a perfect blend of tongue-in-cheek chic and serious message. I loved working with Nick; his attention to detail and willingness to blend my ideas with his expertise were seamless. I would highly recommend him for producing a superior product."
- Barb Tobias, America's Thrift Talk Diva, Author, Tossed & Found
"Nick possesses a great deal of talent with his illustrations, cover and layout design. He is professional, and timely in his work. He responds almost immediately, which, in this day and age is unique. Nick is a pleasure to work with and communicates well. I highly recommend Nick at NZ Graphics."
- Susan Piergeorge, Author, Boomer Be Well
"If you're needing a graphic designer for your book, you can stop looking now. Nick Zelinger is your answer. Nick designed the interior and exterior of my first book. He is thorough, quick and knows his subject matter in-depth. His expertise was invaluable at a time when the entire process of publishing a book was a vertical learning curve for me. Nick was unbelievably patient with my many questions and changes. He was a pleasure to work with, even for this then-novice author. I recommend Nick Zelinger without any reservations."
- Kris Harty, Author
"In every step of my book process, I listened to my heart and intuition. The minute I met Nick Zelinger, I knew immediately that he was graphic designer I want to design my book cover and layout. I didn't need to talk with anyone else about my project. Nick has a creative and artistic sense about a project. He takes the essence of the book and creates a cover and layout that enhances and amplifies the book to another level of beauty. He was respectful of my project and me. He was supportive of, helpful, and patient with me while working on a project and I was understanding and learning this process of the book-publishing world. He listened to and incorporated my thoughts into his vision for the book design and layout. He is professional, passionate, and has integrity in every aspects of his work. I recommend Nick to everyone needing an amazing graphic designer who will help his or her project be the best if can be."
- Merrie Wycoff, Author, Shadow of the Sun
"I could easily have chosen all the Top Attributes to describe Nick, who designed the cover and interior of my book, "Practically Shameless" and has also handled text revisions for 2nd and 3rd printings and cover designs for the audio edition and a CD. He gives good value, his work is consistently excellent, and he's really creative, I think the delicious design he created for my cover is a big reason the book has been so successful. I recommend him most highly."
- Alyce Barry, Author
"Nick is an outstanding graphic artist. He has always provided me with several samples which were "spot-on" for the project. I would recommend Nick for any project you have."
- Sandy Whelchel, Author and Publisher
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