Lea Kaplan

Lea Kaplan - Designer

Toronto, ON, Canada

Graphic Designer and writer with 7+ years experience in the publishing industry.

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Overview

Lea Kaplan is a designer at The Toronto Star and freelance book designer with over seven years of publishing experience.

She has designed covers and marketing materials for the ebook publisher Iguana Books; she has completed internships with Random House of Canada and Kids Can Press. She has also worked with self-published authors and literary agencies, on both editorial and design teams.

Lea has a graphic design degree from Parsons The New School for Design, in New York City. She also holds degrees from York University and Ryerson University in Toronto, in Professional Writing and Publishing respectively.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Anthologies
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
LGBTQ (Fiction)
Science Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult
Children's
Picture Books

Certifications

  • Associate's Degree in Graphic Design, Parsons The New School for Design, New York NY
  • Publishing Certificate, Ryerson University, Toronto ON

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Shattered Hopes: Canada's Boycott of the 1980 Olympic Games

Sheila Robertson

On December 27, 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, a distant land unknown to most Canadians. A crucial fall-out was the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow, which Canada eventually joined, forcing 212 Canadian athletes to shelve their Olympic dreams, some temporarily, many forever. For the athletes, there was and is sadness at a missed opportunity to excel on the O... read more

On December 27, 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, a distant land unknown to most Canadians. A crucial fall-out was the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow, which Canada eventually joined, forcing 212 Canadian athletes to shelve their Olympic dreams, some temporarily, many forever. For the athletes, there was and is sadness at a missed opportunity to excel on the O... read more

Places, Please!: Becoming a Jersey Boy

Daniel Robert Sullivan

Everyone's heard of Jersey Boys. Thirteen million people have seen the show, totaling more than $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The cast members have performed on Oprah , the Today show, Dancing with the Stars, and at the Emmy Awards. Their recording has gone Platinum, selling more than a million copies in the United States alone. There are six companies performing it around the world ri... read more

Everyone's heard of Jersey Boys. Thirteen million people have seen the show, totaling more than $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales. The cast members have performed on Oprah , the Today show, Dancing with the Stars, and at the Emmy Awards. Their recording has gone Platinum, selling more than a million copies in the United States alone. There are six companies performing it around the world ri... read more

Disorderly Notions

Tom Darby

The year was 1989 the year everything unexpected happened: the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the beginning of the end of an era, but Professor Hamilton West had the notion it was the end of much more – the end of history itself.

The year was 1989 the year everything unexpected happened: the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the beginning of the end of an era, but Professor Hamilton West had the notion it was the end of much more – the end of history itself.

The Last Titanic Story

Chris Angus

What could possibly connect the famous sinking of the Titanic in 1912 with a WW II German U-boat loaded with a mysterious cargo? Chris Angus marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking by crafting a compelling tale that brings together a past of lost treasure, shipwrecked survivors and survival in the harsh climate of Greenland with a present of high-stakes international thievery, mur... read more

What could possibly connect the famous sinking of the Titanic in 1912 with a WW II German U-boat loaded with a mysterious cargo? Chris Angus marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking by crafting a compelling tale that brings together a past of lost treasure, shipwrecked survivors and survival in the harsh climate of Greenland with a present of high-stakes international thievery, mur... read more

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