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• 25 years experience design and art direction
• Proficiency all phases/types of publication design (art/fine photography books,    brochures, cookbooks, how-to books, jackets, magazines, non-fiction books, novels,
   picture books, promotional materials)
• Supervision of assistants and freelancers
• Fluency in software programs (Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat,    QuarkXpress, Microsoft Word, Excel)

clients

August House • Avon • Center for Book Arts • Chronicle • Farrar, Straus, Giroux • Greenwillow
Hampton Brown • Harcourt • HarperCollins • Holt • Hyperion • Lee & Low • Little, Brown
Lodestar • London Town Press • Lothrop, Lee & Shepard • Mondo Publishing • Morrow Junior
MoMA • NorthSouth • Orchard Books • PotterCraft • Random House • Scholastic
Simon & Schuster • SixthandSpring/SoHo Publishing • Smithsonian/NMAA • Tortuga • Tricycle

experience

ART DIRECTOR Lee & Low Books Inc., New York, NY Fall 91–present
As consulting art director/designer since the company's inception, I've shaped the look of this award-winning multicultural children's book publisher, guiding many first time picture book artists into successful careers.


ART DIRECTOR Four Winds Press, New York, NY 2/91–10/94
I reviewed, selected, directed illustrators, mapmakers, and calligraphers; supervised assistants and freelancers; designed the complete list including picture books, chapter books, non-fiction photographic books, and novels. I worked closely with editorial, marketing, and production. I supervised full color, halftone, and duotone press runs.


ART DIRECTOR
Macmillan/Four Winds Press, New York, NY 9/90–2/91 (Interim)
I art directed and designed all type of children's books, managed the design staff, freelancers, and illustrators, and worked closely with a large editorial staff for two imprints, maintaining schedules and budgets and bringing in new talents during company restructuring.


ART DIRECTOR Bradbury Press, New York, NY 4/90–7/90 (Interim)
I covered for the art director on maternity leave, managed the design staff and freelancers,
keeping projects on schedule.

 

SENIOR DESIGNER G.P. Putnam's Sons/Philomel Books, New York, NY 4/88–3/90
I worked closely with many editors from two imprints designing a large list of non-fiction photographic books, novels, picture books and marketing materials for children. I reviewed portfolios, supervised freelancers, and directed domestic press checks.

 

DESIGN ASSOCIATE Aperture, New York, NY 4/87–3/88
As first staff designer for this fine art publisher, I designed award-winning books and issues of their quarterly magazine, brochures, and promotional materials, as well as gallery exhibitions.

 

ART ASSISTANT Dutton Children's Books, New York, NY 10/86–4/87
Assisting the art director I was introduced to all aspects of children's book publishing. I prepared traditional mechanicals, worked with typesetters and compositors, checked blues and proofs, designed novels and picture books, reviewed portfolios, organized art files and handled all correspondence.

education

B.A. Fine Art, Lewis & Clark College, Magna Cum Laude
M.A.T. Art Education, Lewis & Clark College
B.F.A. Communication Design/Illustration, Pratt Institute