Led the development of and designed 25–30 picture books and middle grade novels annually including New York Times best-selling Frazzled and River Rose and the Magical Lullaby. Created striking covers and interiors; manage project status and due dates through collaboration with editors, managing editorial, illustrators, and freelancers. Coordinated cover photoshoots. Created and released mechanicals and proofs under tight deadlines. Oversaw in-house and out-of-house freelancers. Curated department’s shared online galleries of cover trends, illustrators, designers, and hand letterers.
Designed 25-30 picture books, middle grade novels and YA novels yearly including New York Times best-selling Starbound series, Code Name Verity, and Every Last Word. Designed covers and interiors; managed project status and due dates. Coordinated photoshoots including castings and fittings with seamstresses and stylists. Conceived of custom series branding.
Designed seasonal catalogs and all marketing materials. Managed revitalization and redesign of catalog by introducing new layout, typography, design elements, and distinctive covers. Designed, art directed, and launched the series of “Running Press Cooks” catalogs which featured the cookbook list. Designed select titles on YA and children’s lists. Member of children’s acquisitions committee: evaluated and provided feedback on all YA and children’s acquisitions.
Managed Shel Silverstein, Margaret Wise Brown, and Emily Post book programs. Developed 20 picture books and novels annually including four New York Times best-sellers. Negotiated offers, landed profitable acquisitions, cultivated new illustrators and authors, worked closely with designers. Corporate committee member to rebrand E.B. White program.
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Award-winning book illustrator, book cover designer, and editor with over 10 years of experience. I can help with your next book concept!
I am an experienced freelance illustrator working for Penguin Random House. I love illustrating kind characters and clear letterings.