I am a creative and strategic book designer with a proven ability to communicate visual stories.
My publishing history started at Los Angeles Magazine where I worked before moving toward the literary world at Red Hen Press, and Not A Cult Media. I have done numerous literary fiction, literary non-fiction, memoirs, and poetry books. I enjoy working with ideas relating to diversity, philosophy, art, culture, and the human experience. I have done text layouts for complex and non-traditional prose and poetry manuscripts, honoring the author's creative use of spacing and line-breaks.
I like interpreting narratives into compelling covers that attract readers. I have a deep attention to detail and a keen eye for typography. If you spend time working with me, you will find that I am highly motivated and always ready for a challenge.
Let's talk! I'd love to hear about your work and discuss how we can turn it into an attractive and organized final publication.
WORDS OF RECOMMENDATION:
“Cassidy has a remarkable ability to not only keep track of it all, but more importantly she takes extra care in making sure how our programs work with one another and ultimately how it will be perceived by our customers. Her attention to detail and willingness to learn and grow as a designer is impressive!”
Whole Foods Market | Senior Graphic Designer
“Cassidy made a pivotal impact on our studio.”
Not A Cult Media | Executive Producer
I currently work as a full time freelance book designer.
I'd love to hear about your project! Now accepting new clients.
• Design and illustrate book covers
• Pre-press checks on book covers
• Develop logos, branding, and collateral for print and digital
• Coordinate the design and production of collateral for
promotions of 9 teams in the store
• Demonstrate a deep knowledge of current brand standards
• Implement and maintain programs including co-branding
with Amazon, Local re-branding, and new streamlined inventory system
• Design and illustrate covers and interior text layouts for 20 poetry, literary
fiction, and nonfiction books
• Interview, hire, and train new interns
• Create engaging marketing collateral for events and new book releases
• Successful project management for book covers and text layouts
• Layout and design of magazine spreads
• Edit photos and touch ups to photography
• Pre-press production
• Collaborate with editors to make corrections to text
Corazón is a love story. It is about the constant hunger for love. It is about feeding that hunger with another person and finding that sometimes it isn’t enough. Salgado creates a world in which the heart can live anywhere; her fat brown body, her parents home country, a lover, a toothbrush, a mango, or a song. It is a celebration of heartache, of how it can ruin us, but most importantly how ... read more
Another Black Girl Miracle is a testimony. It is the documentation of healing. It is a tale of womanhood; its awkwardness and its rewards. Filled with themes of depression, sexuality, identity and wonder, this text not only examines what it means to be a young black girl in the world, but what it takes to participate in her own resurrection and rebirth.
Winner of the 2015 Red Hen Press Fiction Award. A new Novel-in-Stories that New York Times bestselling author Jillian Lauren calls "a delicious indulgence." Daring yet aimless, smart but slightly strange, Cake Time?s young female protagonist keeps making slippery choices, sliding into the dangerous space where curiosity melds with fear and desires turn into dirty messes. In ?How Not to Have an... read more
Jeremy Radin’s second full-length collection uses as its foundation Lanford Wilson’s 1979 play, Talley’s Folly, detailing the 1944 courtship of a nurse’s aide from a Protestant family by a German-Jewish accountant. Given in the text is the fact that, prior to the events of the play, the accountant had, for one full year, written and sent a letter a day to the nurse’s aide. The poems in this se... read more
3032 is the debut collection of poems by Matthew Cuban Hernandez. 3032, the address number of Matthew’s childhood home in Florida, explores the dynamics of his childhood, and how they influenced his path in educating incarcerated youth.
The original Traveler’s Vade Mecum, published in 1853, contained thousands of telegrams. Ross chose telegrams as titles for poems solicited from dozens of poets, including Bollingen Prize winner Frank Bidart and former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins to create a digital-age compendium of old-world poetics. Here are lyric poems, language poems, prose poems, found poems, haikus, pantoums, ekphras... read more
In her stunning ninth collection of poetry, In June the Labyrinth, Cynthia Hogue tells a deeply personal lyric of love and loss through a mythic story. This book-length serial poem follows Elle, a dying woman, as she travels a trans-historical, trans-geographical terrain on a quest to investigate the labyrinth not only as myth and symbol, but something akin to the “labyrinth of the broken hear... read more
From the author of House Arrest and On Hurricane Island comes a thrilling new activist novel that begs the question, “How far is too far?”He was nine when the vines first wrapped themselves around him and burrowed into his skin. Now a college botany major, Jeremy is desperately looking for a way to listen to the plants and stave off their extinction. But when the grip of the vines becomes too ... read more
When the World Breaks Open is a non-linear narrative memoir that traces Seema Reza's journey from being a suburban mom to using her own lessons to build a unique writing and art program in military hospitals. Reza exposes her triumphs, fears, and regret through the dissolution of a dysfunctional marriage and investigates her own experiences and societal attitudes towards loss, love, motherhood... read more
Something is rotten in the state of American poetry. With respect to audience and artistry, poetry has shot itself in many portions of its anatomy, and keeps blasting. The fact that vast numbers of poems are published every year, and a large number of Creative Writing students and graduates combine to read a few of them, does not mean that poetry is on the right track. How has the erstwhile Qu... read more
“VERDICT A vivid and moving book-length narrative poem that places the reader inside of a universe of wonder; of interest to poetry readers and beyond.” ―Library Journal From the author of international bestseller Einstein's Dreams and National Book Award nominee The Diagnosis. After decades of living “hung like a dried fly,” emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator, a man who has lost hi... read more
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Book designer and publishing consultant for award-winning and best-selling book covers and interiors.
Senior art director and illustrator with over twenty years of experience, specialized in editorial and publishing.English/Spanish/Italian