It all began working with my wonderfully supportive father who was a 4-color pressman. As I've traveled through my career over the years, I've had the honor to work with heavy hitters such as Simon and Schuster, SBG, Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson, to name a few (some of whom I still work with to this day). Always grabbing that opportunity to move wherever the job called for me--literally from from coast to coast, as well as abroad in some amazing places such as India.
It's tipped over 15 years of freelancing now and I have been loving every minute of creating, designing, and paging over 200 books and counting from start to finish. Every project brings diversity, challenge, and growth opportunity. I am an efficient worker, I enjoy getting to use my imagination at every turn, and I'm comfortable working under tight deadlines. Creativity and design sense, attention to detail, and a strong commitment to my work are some of my greatest loves in life. I bring everything I've learned throughout my career to my clients big or small. Whether it be appeasing large scale clients such as National Geographic, Miata, Future Farmers of America, Chevrolet, Black and Decker, Caterpillar, and Ford or a first time author, I approach each project with the same desire to push that creative design to reach its upmost visual dream while keeping budget in mind. Every client has a financial ceiling. But that doesn't mean the end product doesn't get to turn out looking like a million bucks every time!
With a staff of 2 ridiculously excitable and eager to please dogs...there's nothing stopping us from making your dreams come true. So, all that being said...when do you want to get started?
Work with many clients of all sizes such as community newspapers, publishing companies, production companies, and smaller independent clients all at the same time and under tight deadlines
-Creating, designing and paging book series and stand alone projects for both large names such as National Geographic, Miata, Future Farmers of America, Chevrolet, Black and Decker, Caterpillar, and Ford as well as independent authors;
-Maintaining style and consistency throughout large project series;
-Designing and creating books for enthusiasts and hobbyists, self-improvement, how-to, and craft books;
-Production of scholastic schoolbooks and ancillaries as well as creating and controlling master style guides;
-EPUB file creation;
-Designing and creating advertisements and articles for monthly newspapers.
Led a small team of in house operators and freelancers through the creation of both college and elementary textbook projects for a number of today’s major publishing companies.
-Created sample page packages according to customer design and specs;
-Set up electronic templates;
-Manipulated and made artwork, tables, charts, and graphs;
-Kept track of and implemented all spec updates and customer changes;
-Checked and corrected all elements of the project to insure proper press ready products.
Houghton Mifflin Company
-Designed and developed the country’s leading elementary Science and Math textbooks and ancillaries under time pressured constraints in a fast-paced, multi-tasked, environment.
-Combined and manipulated illustrations, photographs, and text to create page layouts while collaborating with editorial staff on textbook content.
-Organized and oversaw the selection of art, stock photos, and location photo shoots.
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