I have been a graphic designer for many years creating annual reports, corporate identity, and collateral pieces, but it is book design that is my true passion. I relish the prospect of selecting and kerning type for readability, as well as designing a layout and cover that makes one want to pick it up. I love working with authors and “book people.” I listen closely to what they want to say with their volume then execute something that will satisfy or exceed both of our expectations.
My design business with a particular expertise in book design for scholarly publishers. Skilled in cover design, complex interior layouts, multi-photo layouts, artwork retouching, color correction, print and project management.
From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This autobiography tells the story of how he came not only to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire U.S. Space Shuttle program. From his childhood in rural Indiana, through education at Purdue University... read more
This nonfiction picture book is a childrens version of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Rosss autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASAs Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, designed for ages 712. Told in friendly first-person narration, it represents how Ross followed his dream from rural 1950s northern Indiana to Purdue University and then outer space.The thirty-two-page book is ill... read more
A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or obese, resulting in staggering health care costs and suffering. The causes, consequences, and treatment f... read more
The question of whether dogs should be allowed off the leash in public places has become a major political issue in cities and suburbs across the United States. In the last two decades, leash-law disputes have burst upon the political scene and have been debated with an intensity usually reserved for such hot-button issues as abortion and gun rights. This book investigates what has changed in... read more
A collaboration between an attorney and an animal protection advocate, this work utilizes the extremely controversial and high-profile “crush video” case, US v. Stevens, to explore how American society attempts to balance the protection of free speech and the prevention of animal cruelty. Starting from the detailed case study of a single prominent ruling, the authors provide a masterful survey... read more
This beautifully illustrated book represents the first full publication of the most elaborate metal vessel from the ancient world yet discovered. Found in an undisturbed Macedonian tomb of the late 4th century B.C., the volute krater is a tour de force of highly sophisticated methods of bronze working. An unusual program of iconography informs every area of the vessel. Snakes with copper and s... read more
The Peirene Fountain as described by its first excavator, Rufus B. Richardson, is “the most famous fountain of Greece.” Here is a retrospective of a wellspring of Western civilization, distinguished by its long history, service to a great ancient city, and early identification as the site where Pegasus landed and was tamed by the hero Bellerophon. Spanning three millennia and touching a fourth... read more
This definitive guide to the archaeological remains in the civic and commercial center of ancient Athens is an essential companion to the interested visitor, as well as to students of the topography of the classical city. A large-scale map provides an overview of the site, keyed to descriptions and plans of every monument still visible from the majestic Temple of Hephaistos to the utilitarian ... read more
In this book, nine thought-leaders engage with some of the hottest moral issues in science and ethics. Based on talks originally given at the annual Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science, the chapters explore interconnections between the three areas in an engaging and accessible way. Addressing a mixed public audience, the authors go beyond dry theory to explore some of the difficult... read more
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I am a book designer with extensive publishing experience who can guide you through the process from manuscript to printed book.
I worked on book designs, translating art, architecture, experimental literature and socio-political topics from the content to the shape.