• Over 15 years experience in graphic design in book publishing, stationery, and catalog design.
• In-depth knowledge of typesetting and book design; proficient in all phases of publishing, from directing illustrators and choosing photography to pre-press and final print production.
• Proficient with Adobe design programs, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Experience in supervision of assistants, illustrators, and freelance designers.
Freelance Art Director / Book Designer—Lee & Low Books, NYC
2006 – Present
Responsible for design of covers and interiors for picture books and novel, art direction of illustrators, as well as creation of original Photoshop artwork from photographs and royalty-free images. Actively involved in all aspects of design from initial concept and sketches in consultation with editor and illustrator through preparation of final formatted files for printing, reviewing proofs, and choosing endpaper colors.
President and Creative Director—Printable Press, NYC
2008 – Present
Founder and creative director of the online stationery company Printable Press. Responsible for the original designing of all stationery, posters, and logos, as well as designing and maintaining the e-commerce website. Responsible for all marketing, oversight of freelancers, and hiring of consultants.
Freelance Designer & Photoshop Expert—Clients have included Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Books for Young Readers Marketing Department, Roaring Brook Press, Random House Marketing, Alexis Rockman Studio, etc.
2003 – Present
Design of picture books, novels, and marketing projects for various publishers, artists, and non-profits. Marketing projects include catalogs, sellsheets, activity kits and advertisements for print and web. Skilled creation of detailed photoshop works for artists.
Book Designer—Penguin Books for Young Readers, NYC
1997 – 2003
Responsible for all aspects of picture book, easy-to-read series, and novel design from initial concept and sketches in consultation with illustrator, author, editor, art director, sales, etc., through dummy process, all mechanical stages, preparation files for printing, and reviewing 4C proofs with the production manager.
New York University—Graduate Degree in Fine Art, 2005
Brown University—Bachelor's Degree in Visual Art, 1995