Mark Stuart Ong and Betty Gee are partners in Side By Side Studios. Mark has been a designer since 1978. He has served as a judge for Bookbuilders West and the Association of American University Presses. Mark consults regularly with a number of publishers, and has had long-term experience with crafting workflow and production solutions.

Betty began her design career in 1979, has worked at the University of California Press and Apple Computers, and specializes in project management and the supervision of large art programs. Side By Side has both full-time staff and a wide variety of associates that participate according to the needs of each project.

About Side By Side Studios

  • Full production service and management. Editing, production, dummying, maps, line art, scientific illustrations. Art direction of photography and illustration. Print supervision including proofing, press checks and cost accounting. Suppliers across the United States, and in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.
  • Design and production for full-color art books, text books for all grade levels, scholarly books, trade books, foreign language work, journals, newsletters, catalog, brochure, and identity programs.
  • Art management of large and complex programs
  • Design excellence, dependable schedules, and the efficient handling of complicated projects
  • Digital illustration.
  • Utilization of all typesetting methods, from traditional letterpress, to digital typesetting
  • Great expertise in four color process printing
  • Personal service with a range of clients from first-time authors to publishing professionals
  • Multiple awards from the Association of American University Presses, the American Society of Association Executives, and Bookbuilders West.


Our clients have included Pearson Higher Education, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, W. H. Freeman, W. W. Norton, University of California Press, Addison Wesley Longman, HarperOne, Sierra Club Books, Benjamin/Cummings, Wiley-Sybex, Stanford University Press, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, Consulting Psychologists Press, Autodesk, Davies-Black Publishing, Jossey-Bass Publishers, Random House, Lapis Press, Capitola Press, Key Curriculum Press, Ford Motor Company, First Nationwide Bank, Harry N. Abrams, US-China Educational Institute, Pacific View Press, The Chinese Historical Society of America, Roberts and Company, and University Science Books.