Judith Cressy

Judith Cressy - Editor Tick

New York, NY, USA

I am an editor with 30 years experience. I'm versatile, creative, focused, and ready to work with you.

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Overview

I am an editor and book developer with 30 years experience. I've created books for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More recently, I developed new titles for Rockport Publications with a focus on children's creativity, STEAM and STEM learning, and adult how-to--writing how-to instruction is one of my specialties. I've also created books in the fields of cooking and nutrition, gardening and natural medicine, history and religion.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles
Art
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
DIY & Crafts
Fashion & Textiles
Home & Garden
Nature

Work experience

Writer / Editor

Ziga Media
September, 2018 – Present (7 months)

Acquisitions Editor

Rockport Publishers
October, 2014 – August, 2018 (almost 4 years)

In four years at Rockport, I developed fifty books in the fields of art, design, crafts, children's creativity, and STEAM learning.

Project editor

Metropolitan Museum of Art
April, 1998 – June, 2005 (about 7 years)

Developed, wrote, and edited books based on the Museum's collections. Many of these were for children.

Project Editor

Reader's Digest General Books
November, 1991 – April, 1998 (over 6 years)

Developed and edited books in the fields of history, religion, cooking, natural medicine, crafts, gardening

Writer, Editor

Time-Life Books
October, 1989 – November, 1991 (about 2 years)

Co-wrote a 20-volume series called American Country on the topics of folk art, cooking, crafts, decorating, holidays, and historic houses

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Leonardo's Art Workshop: Invent, Create, and Make STEAM Projects like a Genius (Leonardo's Workshop)

Amy Leidtke

Leonardo’s Art Workshop leads children on an interactive adventure through key art concepts by following the multidisciplinary approach of the Renaissance period polymath Leonardo da Vinci: experimenting, creating projects, and exploring how art intersects with science and nature. Photos of Leonardo’s own notebooks, paintings, and drawings provide visual inspiration. More than 500 years ago, L... read more

Leonardo’s Art Workshop leads children on an interactive adventure through key art concepts by following the multidisciplinary approach of the Renaissance period polymath Leonardo da Vinci: experimenting, creating projects, and exploring how art intersects with science and nature. Photos of Leonardo’s own notebooks, paintings, and drawings provide visual inspiration. More than 500 years ago, L... read more

Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide: Master timeless techniques, explore new forms, dig and process your own clay

Melissa Weiss

In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes. Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvestin... read more

In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, pottery expert Melissa Weiss shows you the basics of crafting without a wheel, how to harvest and work wild clay, and using natural glazes. Handbuilt pottery is the perfect way for new potters to dive into this unique medium because it doesn't require access to a potter's wheel. In Handbuilt, A Potter's Guide, Melissa Weiss takes an organic approach to harvestin... read more

Bookforms: A complete guide to designing and crafting hand-bound books, from the Center for Book Arts

Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts, Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design. Written by the experts at the Center for Book Arts in New York, Bookforms presents all the instruction you need to craft by hand a comprehensive array of historic bookbinding styles from all over the world. Bookforms traces the func... read more

Brought to you by the instructors at the Center for Book Arts, Bookforms is a comprehensive guide for making books by hand with a focus on functionality in design. Written by the experts at the Center for Book Arts in New York, Bookforms presents all the instruction you need to craft by hand a comprehensive array of historic bookbinding styles from all over the world. Bookforms traces the func... read more

Block Print Magic: The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing

Emily Louise Howard

Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, with step-by-step images and a gallery of finished works for inspiration and visual demonstration. Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes printmakers through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and... read more

Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, with step-by-step images and a gallery of finished works for inspiration and visual demonstration. Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes printmakers through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and... read more

Look Closer, Draw Better: Expert Techniques for Realistic Drawing

Kateri Ewing

Capture your subjects on paper like never before. Look Closer, Draw Better will transform the way you see the subjects of your artwork, lighting the way with practical techniques in a range of mediums. Are you looking to make a leap in the quality of your artwork? Are you looking for new perspectives on the art of drawing? Or maybe you want to bring more poetry and presence to your work. Look ... read more

Capture your subjects on paper like never before. Look Closer, Draw Better will transform the way you see the subjects of your artwork, lighting the way with practical techniques in a range of mediums. Are you looking to make a leap in the quality of your artwork? Are you looking for new perspectives on the art of drawing? Or maybe you want to bring more poetry and presence to your work. Look ... read more

Calligraphic Drawing: A how-to guide and gallery exploring the art of the flourish

Schin Loong

Calligraphic Drawing, written and illustrated by artist Schin Loong, is a step-by-step guide to the pictorial side of calligraphy. Learn how to make calligraphic flourishes, then apply the technique to draw 15 different flourished animals. You'll also find instructions for embellishing letters and drawing ornamental cartouches. In the past, masters of penmanship advertised their copperplate sk... read more

Calligraphic Drawing, written and illustrated by artist Schin Loong, is a step-by-step guide to the pictorial side of calligraphy. Learn how to make calligraphic flourishes, then apply the technique to draw 15 different flourished animals. You'll also find instructions for embellishing letters and drawing ornamental cartouches. In the past, masters of penmanship advertised their copperplate sk... read more

Letterforms: Typeface Design from Past to Future

Timothy Samara

Designer, author, educator Timothy Samara is a world authority on type and graphic design. His 2004 Rockport book, Typography Workbook has become an essential reference text for design classrooms and industry professionals. Now, in Letter Forms: The Design of Type, Past to Future he takes readers even deeper, expertly guiding them through the aesthetics as well as the technical considerations ... read more

Designer, author, educator Timothy Samara is a world authority on type and graphic design. His 2004 Rockport book, Typography Workbook has become an essential reference text for design classrooms and industry professionals. Now, in Letter Forms: The Design of Type, Past to Future he takes readers even deeper, expertly guiding them through the aesthetics as well as the technical considerations ... read more

Rubber Band Engineer: Build Slingshot Powered Rockets, Rubber Band Rifles, Unconventional Catapults, and More Guerrilla Gadgets from Household Hardware

Lance Akiyama

You don't have to be a genius to create these ingenious contraptions, you just need rubber bands, glue, paperclips, and Rubber Band Engineer, of course. Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in Rubber Band Engineer. Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly sim... read more

You don't have to be a genius to create these ingenious contraptions, you just need rubber bands, glue, paperclips, and Rubber Band Engineer, of course. Shooting far, flying high, and delivering way more exciting results than expected are the goals of the gadgets in Rubber Band Engineer. Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly sim... read more

Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals: Secrets of Observational Drawing

Valerie Baines

Learn to draw beautiful flowers from the old masters with some help from Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. Improve your skills by learning techniques on one page, and practicing on the next page.Imagine learning to draw roses with Redoute, or tulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras and still stand out today. Classic Sketchb... read more

Learn to draw beautiful flowers from the old masters with some help from Classic Sketchbook: Botanicals. Improve your skills by learning techniques on one page, and practicing on the next page.Imagine learning to draw roses with Redoute, or tulips with Pieter Brugel. Imagine learning the secrets that made their flower paintings stand out in their eras and still stand out today. Classic Sketchb... read more

The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition: Expert Color Information for Professional Results

Leatrice Eiseman

The only color guide a designer will ever need; The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition has been completely updated with Pantone colors and new text.The Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition is the latest in Rockport Publishers' best-selling Color series. This edition has been completely revised from start to finish, and now features new text by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of th... read more

The only color guide a designer will ever need; The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition has been completely updated with Pantone colors and new text.The Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition is the latest in Rockport Publishers' best-selling Color series. This edition has been completely revised from start to finish, and now features new text by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of th... read more

Geninne's Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink: A field guide to art techniques and observing in the wild

Geninne D. Zlatkis

Santa Fe nature artist Geninne D Zlatkis is well-known on Instagram and Pinterest for her charming paintings and collages of birds. In Geninne's Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink, for the first time, she offers her fans a field guide to her art process. A skilled nature photographer as well as artist, Geninne begins her work in the field by observing and photographing birds and flower... read more

Santa Fe nature artist Geninne D Zlatkis is well-known on Instagram and Pinterest for her charming paintings and collages of birds. In Geninne's Art: Birds in Watercolor, Collage, and Ink, for the first time, she offers her fans a field guide to her art process. A skilled nature photographer as well as artist, Geninne begins her work in the field by observing and photographing birds and flower... read more

Can You Find It?: Search and Discover More Than 150 Details in 19 Works of Art

Judith Cressy

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents a diverse collection of nineteen well-known paintings which show how, through the centuries, artists have hidden small details to be discovered by curious eyes.

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents a diverse collection of nineteen well-known paintings which show how, through the centuries, artists have hidden small details to be discovered by curious eyes.

Can You Find It, Too?: Search and Discover More Than 150 Details in 20 Works of Art

Judith Cressy

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents a diverse collection of twenty well-known paintings which show how, through the centuries, artists have hidden small details to be discovered by curious eyes.

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents a diverse collection of twenty well-known paintings which show how, through the centuries, artists have hidden small details to be discovered by curious eyes.

Museum ABC

The (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art

Museum ABC is a unique and colorful picture book that introduces children to more than a hundred works of art, using the alphabet. Adults and children alike will love the visual and cultural richness of this alphabetical tour through the Metropolitan Museum's collection.

Museum ABC is a unique and colorful picture book that introduces children to more than a hundred works of art, using the alphabet. Adults and children alike will love the visual and cultural richness of this alphabetical tour through the Metropolitan Museum's collection.

The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook: Build 18 Innovative Projects with Brain Power (Junior Engineer)

Lance Akiyama, Galileo Learning

Rockport Publishing's creative engineering extraordinaire, Lance Akiyama, returns again with The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook, featuring 18 STEAM projects to get kids doing, thinking, and building! There is new emphasis in education to introduce STEM and STEAM to children earlier in life, often in elementary school. Just take a look atschools' shifting curricula, the explosion of make... read more

Rockport Publishing's creative engineering extraordinaire, Lance Akiyama, returns again with The Zoom, Fly, Bolt, Blast STEAM Handbook, featuring 18 STEAM projects to get kids doing, thinking, and building! There is new emphasis in education to introduce STEM and STEAM to children earlier in life, often in elementary school. Just take a look atschools' shifting curricula, the explosion of make... read more

Collage Workshop for Kids: Rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from The Eric Carle Museum

Shannon Merenstein

Be inspired and delighted by Collage Workshop for Kids, a colorful art instruction book on collage techniques for children—made in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.Collage Workshop for Kids pairs essays by educators from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with instructions on collage technique. Chapters explore favorite art themes for kids and demonstrate how t... read more

Be inspired and delighted by Collage Workshop for Kids, a colorful art instruction book on collage techniques for children—made in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.Collage Workshop for Kids pairs essays by educators from The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with instructions on collage technique. Chapters explore favorite art themes for kids and demonstrate how t... read more

Creative Adventures in Cursive: Write with glue, string, markers, paint, and icing!

Rachelle Doorley

Writing is cooler in cursive, and Creative Adventures in Cursive gives kids ideas for practicing writing skills, then guides them into cursive creativity. As many educators will attest, writing in cursive provides cognitive benefits in spelling, memory, reading comprehension, language skills, and overall academic confidence. Practicing cursive carries similar benefits when drawing; once you le... read more

Writing is cooler in cursive, and Creative Adventures in Cursive gives kids ideas for practicing writing skills, then guides them into cursive creativity. As many educators will attest, writing in cursive provides cognitive benefits in spelling, memory, reading comprehension, language skills, and overall academic confidence. Practicing cursive carries similar benefits when drawing; once you le... read more

Block Print: Everything you need to know for printing with lino blocks, rubber blocks, foam sheets, and stamp sets

Andrea Lauren

Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction!Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use the... read more

Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction!Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use the... read more

Kitchen Secrets: A Culinary Survival Guide to Tips, Techniques & Recipes

Offers hints, tips, and professional secrets from well-known chefs for fixing cooking mistakes and creating faultless meals, and includes nearly four hundred recipes as well as substitute ingredients and advice on reducing fat and cholesterol in recipes.

Offers hints, tips, and professional secrets from well-known chefs for fixing cooking mistakes and creating faultless meals, and includes nearly four hundred recipes as well as substitute ingredients and advice on reducing fat and cholesterol in recipes.

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