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For the past decade I have been working as an editorial designer for publishers (and select self-publishers) of all sizes, providing art direction, cover design, interior design and layout for all types of editorial projects, from large coffee table art books to small topical essay-style non-fiction books. Currently I focus on adult picture books (art, archaeology, history, cookbooks), non-fiction (business, history and social sciences, memoirs) as well as literary fiction.* I run a small office in Toronto, but work with clients in the United States, UK, and all across Canada.

*I only design literary fiction and poetry for publishing firms. I do not design any spiritual or religious books, YA, or children’s books, sorry.

What do I bring to your project?

  • art direction, design, layout and typesetting 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

 

Before starting my own studio, I worked ‘behind the curtain,’ so I know about most aspects of publishing (and can help steer you through some parts of the process):

  • Raincoast Books (art director)
  • McClelland & Stewart Publishers (book designer)