Book design is such an important part of a reader’s experience. Your book design should subtly enhance the reader’s journey through your pages while not distracting them from your book’s content. I have experience creating smooth, intuitive book layouts and can bring my skills to your book project, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Print Book Design
I designed the cover and interior of When I Wake: Poems about Life, Location, Loss, and Love by Dawn Grannum.
I designed the interior of ASK: A Collection of Poetry, Lyrics, and Words by Amanda Baker.
I designed the interior of How to Raise a Founder With Heart by Jim Marggraff and contributed to the book’s back cover design.
I designed the interior of Office Optional: How to Build a Connected Culture with Virtual Teams by Larry English.
I designed the layout for the 16 editions of Capsule Stories published since March 2019.
I redesigned the interior layout of Sigma Tau Delta’s 2017 critical essays and creative writing journals on InDesign, creating a template design complete with paragraph styles that can be emptied and reused as needed. I worked with another editorial intern to complete the layout of the two journals.
I designed, formatted, and edited Concordia’s creative writing journal Potpourri 2015 completely from scratch by myself in April 2015 on InDesign. I did not have access to digital copies of any previous issues of Potpourri, so I decided to design my own creative writing journal based on elements I liked from literary magazines I had seen. I attempted to keep the lines and fonts light so as not to detract from the wonderful poetry and prose. I used simple but relevant artwork submitted by a Concordia student to separate different sections of the journal.
Ready, Set, Design!
Get in touch with me today to talk about your book’s design.