I design beautiful author websites you can edit yourself. 20+ years in marketing for HMH, HarperCollins, S and S, Penguin Random House.
Developing curricula for and teaching technology courses in the Creative Book Publishing program at Humber College, Toronto, Canada. Also serving on the Advisory Committee.
Bestselling, award-winning thriller and horror author Andrew Pyper is a long-time client and we've made several modifications to his site over the years, settling on a fairly standard but striking blog-based layout. The background photo of the author was taken in Toronto's Graffiti Alley.
In 2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt asked me to build a website for one of their most important literary properties, Chris Van Allsburg's holiday classic The Polar Express. We built a website and an advent calendar web app, and the site was featured on CBS Morning News upon launch. We have since migrated the site from Drupal to WordPress, and the web app from Flash to HTML5, but the site is still getting plenty of traffic around the holiday season. I've been maintaining and updating this site for over 10 years.
Ed Seaward approached me with a terrific idea for a website, as he had a debut novel scheduled to be launched by legendary small publisher The Porcupine's Quill. He mines his network of contacts and writes profiles about the most interesting of these people in the USA and Canada, and has been generating traffic, even before his debut, via a MailChimp account I helped him set up. Presumably, all this content will help to generate organic search traffic which we expect will attract visits to his site in between novels.
Joan Thomas is a Canadian author and the 2019 winner of the Governor General's Award for her novel Five Wives. She is a long-time client and this is the third iteration of her website that I have designed for her. She edits all the text content and maintains the software on her own.
Design and development of a WordPress-based website for North American literary management company, Transatlantic Agency. Includes agent and client listings, efficient illustrators' gallery, catalogue downloads, mobile-compatible animated presentation banners, and an extensive and attractive news section with fully searchable and sortable archives. Full documentation provided for interns and agents to edit, update, and maintain in house.
Blant Hurt, September 2020
Marcus Hurst, August 2020
John Griffin, July 2020
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Hi, I´m Jess! I am a multidisciplinary designer focused on branding, graphic and web design + development.
Rochester, NY, United States
I create stunning websites that sell books for Authors like you...Clients include best sellers Mark Dawson and James Blatch. See Reviews ⬇️
Norwich, United Kingdom