"I'm a designer, maker,and creative thinker."

 

 

 

Hello! I'm a graphic designer specializing in book design.  I have a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo. For over 20 years I’ve been designing and making, 15 of those years has been dedicated to book design. Having worked as an in-house designer for Prometheus Books/Seventh Street Books/PYR has enabled me to perfect my technical skills and gain intimate knowledge of the publishing industry. Since then I've designed and produced hundreds of book covers and have had the joy of working with some really great people. Now, under my own name I have the flexibility to work with a wider range of publishers and authors. I believe that the books cover is the “curb appeal” for the stories that lie inside. It needs to be attractive, smart, and inviting. I also do occasional custom work for weddings and small businesses. My work has been featured on numerous design blogs such as Decor8, Bloesem, Design for Mandkind, Poppytalk and have been published in Uppercase magazine. 

I Live in a little house on a pork chop shaped Island near Buffalo, NY with my husband, two beautiful daughters and a cat, and a Weimaraner who are the same color. We are kind of a wacky family but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I come from a long line of makers and craftsmen and women, I believe in the quality of handmade and precision work whether it be digital or by hand. I'm also a nature freak who loves animals, organization, and  patterns. I am very much inspired by Scandinavian design, folk art and minimalism.

My resume can be found here.