I am a versatile designer, ranging from online, interactive media, to print and video/sound; my latest work is in book design. One of the most delightful things in being both an author and designer is that I get to design my own books. As a creative advisor, I have designed books for other authors and helped them get published.
Book Covers and Interiors
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A children’s book that “hides” Grandma in ever-more ridiculous places. Design and branding: part of the “I Love my Grands” series.
Stark, bright posterized illustrative style underlines the title in the artwork with the shadow of the runner that points to her future romantic interest in the distance.
The image is of a push-up toy that I bought in Chelsea a few years ago. Tension is conveyed by the jarring offset of the foreground and background colors.
The subtitle, “an exploration of gender and genius,” was inserted inside the area of the title instead of placing it in a more traditional location underneath the title.
The “gangsta” theme of this book provoked a title made from a ransom note. Cut letters from a newspaper were scanned and used to create the title.
Sometimes the best solution is a subtle one. The word “Lost” hides out in the open, while the reflection of the boy in the water is indistinct, like a distant memory. The word, “Lost” is in the same blue as the water below, and the image of the upside-down boy projects downward from the word, calling attention to the boy’s reflection.
This illustration started out with two toy bees placed on a classical portrait by Botticelli. The wooden-looking bee on the woman’s face is just slightly disturbing.
A redesign of a classic. In the book, the protagonist could be seen only while he was covered in bandages, conveying his isolation and power at the same time
A black and white image reminiscent of a Man Ray photograph helps to ground this novel in the proper historical setting.
Intricate flourishes on both the hand and the borders contrast the non-serif typeface.
The illustration is filled with a black feather boa and a shell with a pearl.