Montana Currie

Montana Currie – Designer

Designer with a passion for typography, design, and layout, with over 10 years of experience in book design and production.

Overview

Hi there! My name is Montana and I have a great passion for designing books. I am based in Santa Fe, NM where I worked for an art book publisher for 8 years. I have been honored to work on many projects that have won various awards including the AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers award.


Before immersing myself in the world of book design and publishing I obtained my degree in Graphic Design. In the past 12 years I have worked on over 200 books. I have a great appreciation for the artists vision, and really enjoy working closely and collaborating with my clients to create the best book design possible. I believe books in themselves are pieces of art and it is so important to me that the client feels it embodies them and their work. This continually inspires me to push myself on learning new skill sets and being open to new layouts and design methods.


Having a varied design background in publishing, art directing, marketing, and project management, has allowed me to design for a multitude of clients from self-published authors to publishing houses. While my background is heavily in artbooks, I have been designing non-fiction book layouts for the past three years that range 200-600 pages. I believe in the design business, communication is key to having a successful project, and I am always readily available for clients to be in touch with me when design needs arise.


Although I have been working in the digital world recently, I could not imagine ever transitioning away from books fully. It brings me such satisfaction to see the beginning idea of a book come to life in three-dimensional form. Please reach out if you would like some help in your process and journey to creating an aesthetic monograph!

Services
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Design History Photography
Languages
English

Work experience

Radius Books

Mar, 2013 — Mar, 2021 (about 8 years)

— Delivered strategic leadership, creative expertise, and accountability for the design, production, and branding of all book collaterals. Employed a hands-on approach with 150+ artists and stakeholders throughout all aspects of book design, layout, proofing, and delivery of FPOs, TIFFs, and original art. Worked with the managing editor, publisher, and artists to ensure complete alignment with the strategic objectives and vision for each project.

Self-employed

Mar, 2013 — Present

Source and retain a dynamic client base comprised of individuals, arts organizations, nonprofits, and large-scale corporations with a wide range of visual and creative needs. Partner closely with each client to identify the requirements and strategic objectives for each project and deliver top-quality, innovative solutions that surpass expectations. Operate effectively within a fast-paced, high-volume, and a strict deadline setting.

Portfolio

Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Book Interior Design Production Management
Judy Tuwaletstiwa: Glass

Tuwaletstiwa, Judy

Book Interior Design Production Management
Tom Joyce

Joyce, Tom

Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Book Interior Design Production Management
Maroesjka Lavigne

Lavigne, Maroesjka

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Book Interior Design Production Management
Typography Production Management
Ellsworth Kelly: Austin

Kelly, Ellsworth

Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Moments

Agnes Bourne

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Echoes Of Bhutan

Barry and Barbara Shaffer

Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Gnocchi solo Gnocchi

Christine Y. Hickman

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Future Shock

Hofmann, Irene

Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Cover Design Typography Book Interior Design Production Management

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