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 consultant, I have designed books for other authors and helped them get published.
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 3D illustration was created by pouring sand over a painting of Venus by Sandro Botticelli. Then I created a swirl to reveal the lips.
Another of my 3D illustrations, in this case, I place a cube of a face on top of the right eye of another face and shot it at an angle. A visual pun on the word, “visionary.”
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.
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. Typography: Myriad Pro
Book Covers and Interiors
The “gangsta” theme of this book provoked a title made from a ransom note. Cut letters from a newspaper were scanned and used to
The book’s interior uses a large, screened-back (grayed) image on the left page of each entry, balanced by the smaller image on the right in black. A special technique
The target market inspired the cover; commercial images of tools form the letters “DIY”; the title is a metallic-looking embossed
The interior of the book is designed to show the card on the left side and the description/meaning of the card on the right.
A book that uses the metaphor of building a home features a power saw on the cover. The subtitle is embedded in the middle of the
This book is a collection of essays. A sailboat, rendered as a negative image, sails through a daytime sky, implying dreamlike visions and possibly surreal content.
A painting of a bird flying into a square hole in the sky implies the courage that it takes to develop your creativity and explore the
A coloring book to help young readers learn the alphabet.
The typography of the interior reflects the humorous tone of the book.