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Kiersten Armstrong

Kiersten Armstrong - Designer

Rhinebeck, NY, United States

I am an award winning designer specializing in fine art, illustrated and photography book design and promotion.

Overview

I am an award winning book designer with a passion for beautifully designed books! Specializing in fine art, illustrated and photography book design and promotion, I have over a decade of experience designing covers and interiors for published and self-published authors.

From concept to completion, I can assist you with beautiful and engaging professional book cover design, page layout and book marketing solutions.

Every book project is important to me so I work closely with you to customize each project to fit your specific needs and audience. Weather you are looking for a cover or complete book layout, I will provide you with a selection of custom cover and layout designs to choose from in order to achieve an attractive design that is right for you and your book. At the end of the project I provide you with book files that are properly formatted and ready for press.

I pride myself on delivering beautiful and engaging professionally designed work to suit your needs.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Design Entertainment Fashion & Textiles Music Photography
Fiction
Poetry Short Story

Certifications

  • BFA - College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
  • MFA - Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Awards

  • AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers

Work experience

Creative Partner

Self-employed
July, 2006 – Present (over 11 years)

Art director and book designer at KMW studio an independent book design and publishing studio specializing in fine art, illustration and photograph books.

Art Director/Designer

John Szoke Editions, New York, NY
July, 2003 – September, 2006 (about 3 years)

Creation and management of print and online advertising, and website design. Art direction and design of
company catalogues, brochures and promotional material.

Art Director

Thinking Pictures, New York, NY
March, 2000 – July, 2003 (over 3 years)

Art direction and design of multimedia projects for boutique design studio.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Los Angeles: Photographs: 1967-2015

Lloyd Ziff

Los Angeles is a superb collection of photographs taken of one of America and the world's most fascinating cities as seen through the eyes of photographer, art director and award-winning designer Lloyd Ziff. Shot over the last 4 decades in classic black and white and contemporary color photography, Ziff's Los Angeles captures the changing landscape of the city's architecture, streets and peopl... read more

Los Angeles is a superb collection of photographs taken of one of America and the world's most fascinating cities as seen through the eyes of photographer, art director and award-winning designer Lloyd Ziff. Shot over the last 4 decades in classic black and white and contemporary color photography, Ziff's Los Angeles captures the changing landscape of the city's architecture, streets and peopl... read more

New York: Photographs: 1967-2014

Lloyd Ziff

New York is an engaging collection of photographs taken of one of America and the world's most fascinating cities as seen through the eyes of photographer, art director and award-winning designer Lloyd Ziff. Shot over the last 4 decades in classic black and white and contemporary color photography, Ziff's New York captures the changing landscape of the city's architecture, streets and people a... read more

New York is an engaging collection of photographs taken of one of America and the world's most fascinating cities as seen through the eyes of photographer, art director and award-winning designer Lloyd Ziff. Shot over the last 4 decades in classic black and white and contemporary color photography, Ziff's New York captures the changing landscape of the city's architecture, streets and people a... read more

Things I Do in Detroit: A Guide Book to the Coolest Places by the Nain Rouge

Dave Krieger

Detroit's fabled gnome, the Nain Rouge, shares his favorite locations in this visually rich guide book of amazing things to see and do in DetroitAn alternative guidebook that will appeal to photography and popular culture book buyers and collectors, historians, celebrity seekers, and fantasy enthusiastsThe Nain Rouge, French for red dwarf, is a fabled gnome that has lived in Detroit before it ... read more

Detroit's fabled gnome, the Nain Rouge, shares his favorite locations in this visually rich guide book of amazing things to see and do in DetroitAn alternative guidebook that will appeal to photography and popular culture book buyers and collectors, historians, celebrity seekers, and fantasy enthusiastsThe Nain Rouge, French for red dwarf, is a fabled gnome that has lived in Detroit before it ... read more

Things People Say About Detroit: A Collection of Quotes as Told to the Nain Rouge

Dave Krieger

•Detroit's fabled gnome, the Nain Rouge, shares his favorite quotes about Detroit as told to him by celebrities and noted historical figures•Alternative history book For over 300 years the Nain Rouge has lived in Detroit. Considered by many to be a malevolent folk character, for years tales have been spun by those who sought to damage his good nature. Having been blamed for anything detrimenta... read more

•Detroit's fabled gnome, the Nain Rouge, shares his favorite quotes about Detroit as told to him by celebrities and noted historical figures•Alternative history book For over 300 years the Nain Rouge has lived in Detroit. Considered by many to be a malevolent folk character, for years tales have been spun by those who sought to damage his good nature. Having been blamed for anything detrimenta... read more

New York Water Towers

Ronnie Farley

Think of the movies, think of any photographic image of the New York skyline and there will undoubtedly be water towers; features that are as much a recognizable part of the city as the yellow taxi cabs and the street signs. Ronnie Farley has documented these New York monoliths for over 20 years from every angle and time of day; a beautifully photographed and original collection.

Think of the movies, think of any photographic image of the New York skyline and there will undoubtedly be water towers; features that are as much a recognizable part of the city as the yellow taxi cabs and the street signs. Ronnie Farley has documented these New York monoliths for over 20 years from every angle and time of day; a beautifully photographed and original collection.

Torso

Markus Cuff

Torso is an amazing collection of work spanning 16 years, that documents the burgeoning tattoo phenomenon across the United States and Pacific Islands; these photographs are slick and darkly addictive...reflecting artistic expression that links to both personal and social identity, the telling of stories on the skin, of being and belonging.Included are stunning examples of work by respected ta... read more

Torso is an amazing collection of work spanning 16 years, that documents the burgeoning tattoo phenomenon across the United States and Pacific Islands; these photographs are slick and darkly addictive...reflecting artistic expression that links to both personal and social identity, the telling of stories on the skin, of being and belonging.Included are stunning examples of work by respected ta... read more

The Brown Beatnik Tomes

Danny Simmons

The Brown Beatnik Tomes presents a collection of prose and paintings from artist and entrepreneur Danny Simmons; this is his most wide reaching and multi-disciplined project to date. Among the most impressive artists of his day, The New York Times says that he "injects freshness" into his abstracts, and that they are "meticulously rendered and decoratively impressive".Simmons' work can be seen... read more

The Brown Beatnik Tomes presents a collection of prose and paintings from artist and entrepreneur Danny Simmons; this is his most wide reaching and multi-disciplined project to date. Among the most impressive artists of his day, The New York Times says that he "injects freshness" into his abstracts, and that they are "meticulously rendered and decoratively impressive".Simmons' work can be seen... read more

It's Only TV: Selected Poems: 2005-2011

Roger Aplon

It's only TV is a selection of poems from the years 2005 to 2011 many of which touch on the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. Others deal with a miscellany of emotions with slightly surreal twists & turns while others investigate the writer's response to love & death & much else in between.

It's only TV is a selection of poems from the years 2005 to 2011 many of which touch on the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. Others deal with a miscellany of emotions with slightly surreal twists & turns while others investigate the writer's response to love & death & much else in between.

North & South The Brothers War

Kristoffersen

North and South, the Brothers War is an essay in photographs from the acclaimed Americana photographer Kristoffersen. This 128 page volume is a pictorial story of the American Civil War seen through the eyes of Kristoffersen and recreated by a huge cast of Civil War re-enactors.They say that every picture tells a story, and in this case it's true; this is an exciting visual 'thrill' ride throu... read more

North and South, the Brothers War is an essay in photographs from the acclaimed Americana photographer Kristoffersen. This 128 page volume is a pictorial story of the American Civil War seen through the eyes of Kristoffersen and recreated by a huge cast of Civil War re-enactors.They say that every picture tells a story, and in this case it's true; this is an exciting visual 'thrill' ride throu... read more

Detroit Is: An Essay in Photographs

J. Gordon Rodwan, John G., Jr. Rodwan

Detroit Is offers a very personal depiction of an often misrepresented and maligned place. It presents multiple, diverse, contrasting aspects of the complex city.J. Gordon Rodwan's photographs show sides of the city that many people - residents and non residents alike - often miss rather than reproducing images already widely seen. They don't ignore the dilapidated parts of the city, but they ... read more

Detroit Is offers a very personal depiction of an often misrepresented and maligned place. It presents multiple, diverse, contrasting aspects of the complex city.J. Gordon Rodwan's photographs show sides of the city that many people - residents and non residents alike - often miss rather than reproducing images already widely seen. They don't ignore the dilapidated parts of the city, but they ... read more

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