Design for what you read.

work

Whether it’s a book, magazine, a poster, or even a website, the design should make an impression. A well-constructed message needs well-constructed design to make that impression. The following projects show some solutions through the use of elegant typography, intriguing layouts, and arresting images.

  • All
  • book covers
  • book series
  • full book design
  • posters
  • visual campaigns

services

For the past decade I have been working as an editorial designer for books and magazines: cover design, interior design and layout, art directing photo shoots . . . for every kind of editorial project out there. I run a small office in Toronto, but work with clients in the U.S. and UK as well as across Canada.

Prior to book design, I worked at a marketing firm where, among other tasks, I designed websites. Aside from obvious format differences (the beauty of the static printed page vs the responsive, flexible nature of a website), I see a lot of the same design issues that need addressing: how to quickly convey the meaning and message of a project, and then how to make the visual experience truly enjoyable.

 

What do I bring to your project?

  • art direction, design and layout for print books, magazines, and websites
  • a focus on finding the right visual message that will best convey your work’s emotional and rational core to your intended reader
  • a strong focus on typography so that your work is not only pleasurable to look at, it’s also enjoyable to read
  • and I can read and typeset in English and French

 

And I have been honoured to have received:

  • AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers
  • The Alcuin Award for Excellence in Book Design

A select list of past and current clients:

  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum
  • Oxford University Press
  • Coach House Books
  • Figure 1 Publishing
  • Harper Collins Canada
  • House of Anansi Press
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • The Aga Khan Museum
  • Spafax (with Magazines Canada)
  • Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Frontier College

 

Select past employers:

  • Raincoast Books (art director)
  • McClelland & Stewart Publishers (book designer)
  • Strategem Communications (print and digital designer)

 

Contact

Whether you are a publisher, art director, self-published author or a business looking to improve their online presence, email me to discuss your upcoming project!