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.
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.”
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.
The “gangsta” theme of this book provoked a title made from a ransom note.
The cover features a classical painting of enlightenment, called the “Universum.” 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.
This cover uses very simple graphics; a circle in an elliptical orbit around the title: a visual pun that contrasts the idea of 365 days vs. 360 degrees.
Sometimes the best solution is a subtle one. Here the word “Lost” hides out in the open, while the image shows only the reflection of the lost boy
The target market inspired the cover; commercial images of tools form the letters “DIY” while the title is spelled out in with a metallic-looking emboss effect.
This design emulates the screen of the Matrix: the title swirls as if going down a drain.
This book is about creating a “heaven on Earth,” therefore, the image on the cover shows the sun rising over the curvature of the Earth.
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.
The interior of the book is designed to show the card on the right side and the description/meaning on the right.
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 book that uses the metaphor of building a home throughout deserved a cover that features a power saw.
A black and white image reminiscent of a Man Ray photograph helps to ground this novel in the proper historical setting.
A sailboat as a negative image sails through a daytime sky implying dreamlike visions, 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 depths of the subconscious mind.
A coloring book to help young readers learn the alphabet.
Intricate flourishes on both the hand and the borders contrast the non-serif typeface.
The typography of the interior reflects the humorous tone of the book.
The illustration is filled with a black feather boa and a shell with a pearl. Typography: Myriad Pro
A rock sculpture is used as a visual metaphor for the fragile ego, implying a potential for breaking down and falling apart.
Interior spread from the book, “The Way of Love.”