I have been a freelance book designer for over 15 years, working with publishers and societies such as Linden Publishing, Fox Chapel Publishing, Spring House Press, The Furniture Society, the American Association of Woodturners, F+W Media and Quill Driver Books. Many of my projects are how-to and step-by-step guides in the craft and DIY realm.
Publication design and project management, encompassing book covers, journals, memoirs, and four-color coffee table books. I have a strong focus in creating beautiful, practical how-to books for the craft, woodworking and DIY markets.
Designed and produced printed collateral including newsletters, fact sheets, marketing kits, advertisements and brochures. Art Director of CDMnews, the company's quarterly corporate publication. Attended press checks and choreographed photo shoots throughout the United States.
Blending the practicality of IKEA with the creativity of Martha Stewart, this collection of innovative projects is presented with simplicity of construction in mind. The suggested pieces are practical, have broad appeal, and carry a high brag factor upon completion. Requiring minimal assembly time and tools, this concise, engaging, and even humorous guide offers countless tips as well as clear... read more
Discover the amazing Gelli plate a revolutionary printing surface that makes it easy to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork with amazing colors and textures. This book shows how to use gelatin printing to create stunning layered prints, pages for art journals, fabric for quilting, greeting cards, and much more.Gelatin printing is the perfect medium for beginners and experts alike. There s... read more
This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise... read more
Presenting 10 projects--from shaping the surface through layout to rough carving and detailed carving--this guide explains the process of carving authentic motifs found on the most treasured pieces of 18th-century American furniture. Written with a two-pronged approach, the book first emphasizes that these are learned skills and offers guidance while, secondly, providing all the complex detail... read more
Ranging from fairly easy to moderately difficult, this woodworking manual furnishes accurate reproductions of Civil War-era objects. Historical information about manufacturing and woodworking in the 19th century complements a discussion on standards, offering interested craftspeople all the relevant information to produce authentic replicas in the modern shop. Step-by-step instructions present... read more
Lay a foundation for hand tool excellence!Now you can learn the hand tool skills used by the best woodworkers to achieve handcrafted excellence in all your woodworking projects.Hand Tool Fundamentals introduces you to all the key tools and techniques you need to learn for sterling work, then shows you how to incorporate them into the modern woodworking shop. You'll learn:What to look for when ... read more
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