Is a Book Designer in Brooklyn
I am a detail oriented designer with a depth of creative knowledge and tasteful design aesthetic who has worked with many of the industry's top professionals. My strong background in designing children’s books and Young Adult novels include cover solutions and interior layouts from start to finish. Each role has been an important part of my career, and provided the tools to develop both personally and professionally. I have an appreciation for all kinds of books and all kinds of readers.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Freelance Designer 2006-2009
Associate Art Director 2000-2005
Responsible for every stage of the jacket and cover design process, as well as interiors from concept to production. Worked closely with the Art Director and Designers, Illustrators, Editorial, Production and Marketing teams. Read manuscripts to develop artwork and images with both established and up-and-coming illustrators, and outside creatives. Carefully prepared all design layouts into pre-press files for digital printing. Approved printed proofs and color correction.
MORROW JUNIOR BOOKS
Designed children’s picture books and young adult novels. Converted list of hardcover books to paperback and imprints.
Responsibilities included management of the backlist titles and marketing material for sales presentations and special projects.
SOAP OPERA WEEKLY
Assistant Art Director 1991-1995
Designed editorial layouts for features, spreads and department pages. Maintained schedules and deadlines
with independence. Managed Junior Designer.
DUTTON CHILDRENS BOOKS
Assistant Art Director 1988-1990
Assisted the Art Director and art staff as needed.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite,
specifically InDesign and Photoshop
Hand-lettering and Procreate skills
Excellent conceptualization and
technical skills to generate on trend
Solid grasp of production process
preparing pre-press mechanicals and
maintaining high production standards
Highly collaborative and professional
Ability to work on multiple projects
simultaneously while keeping to fast
paced-schedules and tight deadlines
MILTON GLASER STUDIO
Design Internship 1988
HARPER COLLINS, HOLIDAY HOUSE,
HENRY HOLT & COMPANY,
RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS