I am a freelance designer and art director. I've worked with American Girl publishing as an art director on their award-winning magazine, as well as printed books and ebooks, for over 7 years. Designing for children is a skill and passion of mine that I bring to all my projects whether it's for kids or adults. You'll find I have a bright, clean, and often whimsical style. My specialty is in covers and design-heavy layouts, but I work in all mediums from printed (books, calendars, etc.) to digital (ebooks, online games, videos, etc.). I can handle everything from designing eye-catching covers, producing photo shoots, and commissioning illustrators. As well as project managing and meeting tight deadlines within budget. I am proudest of my typographic skills but can handle most challenges thrown my way. Batters up!
The majority of my experience is in magazine and book art direction and design (also including ebooks, full re-designs, and illustration editing). Uniquely, I also have solid experience in advertising, branding, and stationary design such as catalogs, logos, websites, invitations, etc. for a variety of clients. Some of my more notable projects were with Burnt Cheese Press, Duluth Trading Company, Aubre Andrus, LLC. (author and social media guru), American Advertising Federation, and the Literacy Network. But I'm very flexible and have worked with a variety of clients including independent authors, advertising agencies, start-ups, artists, bloggers, and non-profits. There isn't much that I haven't tackled in the 10+ years as a designer. I have received many awards, words of recognition and praise, and a plethora of opportunities during my career. But I think my greatest accomplishment is having influenced so many young minds and inspired many generations through my ideas and designs. This is truly what keeps me going.
Responsible for the look and integrity of American Girl’s bi-monthly, award winning children’s lifestyle magazine, ensuring that it fits within American Girl’s visual brand family. Including e-books, paper activity books, calendars, stickers, and online content.
Concepting, art directing, and designing advertising campaigns for clients.
Design print catalog. Assist with product photo shoots.
You'll love designing your own detailed desserts, sensational sweets, and complex confections! Large fold-out posters, special foil- and flocked-art pages, and intricate art designs promise hours and hours of coloring fun! When you're finished with an art piece, this book offers creative ways to make a craft from your work to decorate your bedroom or share with a friend. Includes coloring tips... read more
Celebrate your unique talents! Shine Bright is all about exploring what makes you extraordinary, whether you're in or out of the spotlight. You'll find fun ways to embrace your personal sparkle, from quizzes to exciting activities and crafts.
No more boring bedroom! This e-short contains tons of ideas for decorating your room to show off your own unique style, plus tips for organizing your stuff to make space clutter-free.
A curious toddler loves to play…especially with his mommy's smartphone! When Mommy finds him using her phone without permission, it’s the perfect teaching moment. Mommy reminds her little one that what matters most in life is time together filled with love and attention. Her simple reminder: Put down our phones.
"Click." "Tap." Tag and post. An adored baby tells a modern tale about life in today's digital world. #BabyLove: My Social Life highlights the social phenomena of sharing daily activities using technology and social networks
School is back in session and Frog and Hamster are ready to do it all again. They may not be the most talented or the most popular, but they are who they are, Frog and Hamster, best friends.
Kids have been running lemonade stands for decades, whether to raise money for a new bike, for a charitable cause, or simply to conquer boredom. Inspired by dozens of kid experts from all over the country, the author has poured her expertise as a food writer, entrepreneur, and mother into the ultimate guide to setting up your own lemonade stand. Step-by-step illustrations and full-color photog... read more
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Experienced Children's Book Illustrator for trade and educational publishing. Quirky style perfect for picture and chapter books for boys.
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