My two decades as an Art Director working with some of the most talented editorial, marketing, and publicity professionals in the world of publishing, gets passed on to my clients as I work towards creating a stunning book cover design that will stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Print and digital design/production of book covers (traditional and eBook), as well as promotional
material, presentations, corporate identity, print ads, web site development, marketing campaigns
including photo research, editing and manipulation for clients on a national level.
Clients include: Teachers College Press, Springer/Demos Health Publishing, Judge Judy Sheindlin,
Designed and managed over 40 book jackets and covers a year from concept and design to final production. Responsibilities included hiring outside designers, illustrators, and photographers, photo research, organizing and directing photo shoots, attending press runs and over-seeing in-house freelance designers. Highly skilled at photo retouching and manipulation.
Specific projects: Ryan O’Neal, Tim Ferris, Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama, Patti LuPone, Mindy Kaling, Jean Auel, Carol Burnett, Jillian Michaels, Joe McGinniss, Suzanne Somers, Alice Hoffman, Deepak Chopra, Chris Bohjalian, Bryan Batt
To Find Yourself...Disappear.On the evening of high school graduation, an outcast teenager leaves his small country town on a quest to find himself when he comes face to face with an evolutionary roadblock that has derailed most of humanity. With the help of an eighty-year-old American Indian Zen philosopher, an ex-marine cowboy, a reverend river guide, a Hopi D.J., an Iranian dancer, a ten-ye... read more
Georgette Todd's mother was shot in the head when she was a small child. Her father was never in the picture and with hardly any available or "appropriate" family members willing to care for Georgette and her baby sister, both girls had no choice but to enter foster care. And that's when life really spun out of control for the Todd sisters. In "Foster Girl, A Memoir," Georgette relives the mos... read more
Political and religious leaders—past and present—have shaped the thinking of society to see blacks and people of color as inferior. As a result, cultural, social, political and religious groups devalued the importance of blacks. This negative mindset has existed for centuries in the Western hemisphere and has escalated to even higher levels today.Do Black Lives Matter to God? takes us on a his... read more
Every Crisis Has an Answer.The public spotlight showcasing what not to do or be as a man has a new level of severity, but few role models are lighting the way forward. Drawing on his 20-year career as a sexuality and leadership coach for men, Destin Gerek brings the full tour de force of his extraordinary lived experience as the Erotic Rockstar and acclaimed professional expertise to create in... read more
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10+ years designing covers with versatility + imagination. Clients—HarperCollins, S&S, Scribner, Timber Press, Verso, W. W. Norton, etc.
Lifelong lover of books with decades of experience in packaging books seeks new opportunities working directly with authors, near and far.