Hello! I am a children's book designer with a robust career of nearly 25 years as staff designer for top-tier imprints as Morrow Junior Books, Greenwillow Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Random House and Studio Fun, formerly known as Reader’s Digest Children’s Books. Most recently as Associate Art Director for Topix Media, LLC helping them with their kids books and creating quite a few licensed kids magazine covers!
Formulated design concepts creating incredibly cool, fresh approaches to educational books for kids while working with the biggest and best creative partners, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Mother Goose Club, and many others. Enjoyed creating the look and layouts of licensed children's books Stock photo sourcing as well as working directly with in-house photo editors. Liaise with editor about content and with production manager about schedules.
■ Designs licensed and nonfiction novelty children's books and packaging for toys and books and invents unique combinations of imagery coupled with text, innovating eye-catching deliverables for brand-specific products for companies including Disney, DreamWorks, Mattel, and Nickelodeon for global distribution
■ Produces computer layouts with InDesign and creates and manipulates art with Photoshop and / or Illustrator
■ Inspires content through branded style guides and online research
■ Collaborates with editors, creative directors, art directors, other designers, illustrators, licensors, sales and production teams
■ Manages all aspects of projects from concept to release to production while staying mindful of schedules and budgets
Count down to Christmas with Ryder, Chase, Marshall and the rest of PAW Patrol in this holiday flap book that includes a built-in Christmas countdown calendar with 24 flaps throughout!Christmas is coming and Ryder can hardly wait! Kids can join Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their friends as they get ready for Christmas in Adventure Bay. Dozen of flap surprises throughout and an exciting countd... read more
Get to know all the ghoulfriends at Monster High in this freaky-fab insider's book!Diehard fans of Monster High, will have a frightfully good time with this journal “written” by all the most popular ghouls at school who reveal their likes, dislikes, crushes, nightmares, and more---and who also dig up more than a few skeletons buried in the closet!
Who’s Got Spirit? Find out what happens when Fairy Godmother invites the students of Auradon Prep to contribute to this year’s Sprit Book!Full of secret notes, letters, photographs, and drawings, here is an inside look at everyone’s hobbies and interests, friendships and memories, plus journal-style entries from Mal, Ben, Evie, Doug, Lonnie, and the rest of the Auradon Prep gang.
After consulting with the Oracles, Caine Mercer finds himself travelling through a harsh wilderness in search of the lost city, Fargost. Meanwhile, a monstrous tyrant is returning to see the world’s ruination. Caine believes that it is his responsibility to protect the world from this coming threat, at any cost. Aketa trains under the guidance of a sorceress, determined to escape their cursed ... read more
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