Creating Design Magic
Although Burger admits being dedicated to Quark (she also uses Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop), she says Adobe InDesign looks promising. "I am content to not be on the absolute cutting-edge of technology," she confesses, "I aim to express ideas and solve problems. When I can't figure out how to get the results I want from my software, I ask for help."
As for what the future holds for the book industry, Burger acknowledges the significant changes happening in the Internet arena and with print on demand. However, she is most anxious to see the developments in color proofing.
"I don't know when, if ever, this is going to come," she remarks, "but it would be great to see accurate color matching across media. What I see on my screen, what I get on my color printer, and what ultimately prints in the real world are still three different universes."
Overall, Burger says it would be interesting to see where the industry is heading, but she is confident that printed books aren't going to go away altogether. For her, it's a good thing. "I love to design books," she notes. "Even with other interests in my life, I am always happy to go work on my projects."