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
- 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
- McMichael Canadian Art Collection
- Figure 1 Publishing
- Royal Ontario Museum
- Coach House Books
- Harper Collins Canada
- House of Anansi Press
- The Aga Khan Museum
- Between the Lines
- University of Toronto Press
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)