Jacci Howard Bear



Desktop Publishing

Graphic Design

Adobe InDesign

Digital Photography


  • Experienced in page design for print media and the web
  • Expert on page layout and web layout software
  • Understands┬áthe importance of color in design


Jacci Howard Bear wrote extensively on design, color, and desktop publishing for 18 years. Along the way, Bear took on numerous small and large design and publishing projects for civilian and military employers. This on-the-job training laid the groundwork for her later freelance work in desktop publishing and graphic design.

During the 1990s, Bear wrote, designed, and published a small magazine about desktop publishing, and she co-founded two graphic design-related groups. Her personal portfolio includes design and writing credits for a history book, a software manual, logos, club and marketing newsletters, postcards, brochures, and other marketing materials for small businesses and individuals.

She is an artist who enjoys combining traditional and digital craft and page layout techniques to create greeting cards, books, decorations, and other creative printing projects.


Aside from her formal schooling in business administration in college, Bear's continuing education involved sampling online classes, watching videos, and doing many of the tutorials she recommends to others, as well as teaching herself new techniques before writing her own tutorials. Teaching desktop publishing is an educational experience of its own and enhances her ability to continue writing on the subject.

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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