I am a creator with an extensive background in art direction, book design, graphic novels, and illustration. I feel at home working with the complex trafficking and digital archiving systems used in publishing. In addition to skills in the modern areas of digital color correcting and “live” scanning, I bring old-school experience in paste-up and type-specifying, as well as a solid knowledge of traditional printing methods.
For over seventeen years, my work has included designing and art directing children’s books, novels, and graphic novels. Notable books and series include: Jimmy Gownley’s Amelia Rules! series, Eric Wight’s Frankie Pickle series, Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children and Missing series, Tony Diterlizzi’s Wondla and Spiderwick series, as well as John Scieska’s Trucktown series. In addition, I was fully responsible for the art direction, design, and production for the Amelia’s Notebooks series from Marissa Moss, and the Annie & Snowball series from Cynthia Rylant and Suçie Stevenson.