An award-winning graphic designer with extensive experience in print design, art direction, and project management. I have a broad and versatile design background with projects ranging from books and publications to marketing collateral to museum exhibition design. With over twenty years' experience in the adult and children's trade book markets, I have a thorough knowledge of book design, production, printing, and manufacturing processes. With excellent typographic, layout, image-editing, and color management/prepress skills—plus a strong editorial sensibility—I can provide a thoughtful analysis of a project's design needs, concept development, and art direction, and manage the process to final deliverables. I also thrive on being part of a dynamic and creative team working to realize a collective vision.
• Designed the American Library Association’s Caldecott Medal winner, Smoky Night (awarded for most distinguished picture book illustration), 1995.
• Excellence in Book Design, Juried Competitions (1991–2016): Bookbuilders West • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Fifty Best Books of the Year • IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards • PubWest • New York Book Show • San Diego Book Awards • Paris Writers’ News
• Photography: Grand Prizewinner, American Humane Association 2008