FAMOUS LAST WORDS Book Cover Concept

This is a mock up design concept for a book cover for a novel about a stalker, titled “Famous Last Words: If I can’t have you, no one else will”. The image of the girl was provided, and the concept of words in the steam of the mirror and with lipstick was my execution. May…

Shame On Grain Illustrated Lesson

To complete graduation, I had to research and write a paper, do a project, and give a presentation. My thesis was Visual Perception, which is how I came to quantify and qualify the power of visual communications.  I practiced my theories in my project, a book titled Shame on Grain, by taking scientific information, a…

More For Less Publishing Book Cover

Pocket guide book cover designed as a template for easy updating to each new location for More for Less Publishing. Background image I photographed of my own behind. Photoshop filters and Illustrator magic to finish the cover design. June 2003

High Rock Hideaway Guest Services Collateral

Once we had the logo buttoned up it was time to update the guest services collateral. We designed fancy three-ring binder covers to hold a raft of easy to update and interchangeable informational pages that I also organized and updated for the best guest experience. We also designed matching guest messages books! Created April 2012.

Smoky Mountain Design Print Porfolio

Smoky Mountain Design needed a professional print portfolio to present their immense showcase of professional furniture and custom constructions to potential clients during consultation meetings. I located a wooden album that was small and portable in size and designed pages, the size of postcards, to fit into the plastic sleeves which showed off several photos…

Altered Book and Interview

My altered book, titled “Soldiers of Pollen” (created in 2005) was featured along with an interview of my perspective and suggestions from the Graphic Design point of view, in Gabe Cyr’s book “New Directions in Altered Books” published by Lark Books July 2006.

Altered Words Magazine Spring ’05 Issue

Having liked working with me on the Winter ’04 cover, ISABA (International Society of Altered Book Artists) contacted me to design their entire Spring ’05 issue. What an honor! After receiving all the content, I clarified exactly how many color versus black and white pages they allotted for cost considerations, and proceeded to design templates…

Altered Word Magazine Front and Back Covers

The International Society of Altered Book Artists needed a creative cover for the front and back of their quarterly magazine, Altered Words. In conjunction with the publishing coordinator, I designed this cover which displays two pieces of altered art supplied from the main article of the magazine, overlaid with photos of the artists themselves. For…

Anatomy for Pianists Book Cover Redesign

Tom Marks came to me needing a redesign of his book cover after a close friend gave him feedback that his original cover looked like a skeleton escaping a coffin… not the look he wanted. So we had a photo shoot with Tom demonstrating proper posture when playing piano, and used that as the basis…