I’m so so SO excited to be able to show you guys the cover for GIRL ON A WIRE (aka the circus book). Please feel free to grab, share, and spread at will. Especially since the hosting service for my main site seems to still be going up and down due to a DDoS attack, grrrr. *hugs Tumblr*
Skillshare Class - Book Design Basics: Styling Novel Interiors
I’m psyched to announce my new Skillshare class, Book Design Basics: Styling Novel Interiors! In this class, I teach you how to design a novel interior starting from a simple Word document and turning it into a fully designed book, ready for print or e-devices. Whether you’re just starting out and want to design your own self-published book and don’t know how, or you’re a professional artist/designer who wants some guidance on best practices for creating interiors using InDesign the right way, this is the class for you. And many of the lessons also apply towards other kinds of book design like picture books or poetry books, if you’re interested in that! So, please,check it out and spread the word!
Here’s a new cover I illustrated and designed for Little, Brown for the novel, The Rookie Bookie. This one was particularly fun because I got to play with some cool textures in the typography and had a blast combining my art with photographic elements. Little, Brown liked the cover direction so much, they commissioned me to also do illustrations for each of the chapters inside the book. I’ll post a few of those at a later date!
Rags & Bones Accepted into TDC’s Communication Design Competition!
Just got news that the book, Rags & Bones, that I art directed and designed for Little, Brown got a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from TDC’s Communication Design Competition! And, of course, huge props to Grady McFerrin who did the illustrations/hand-lettering!
Need to get your website up? Or just want a refresh? This week, I review web options at Business of Illustration.
Ten years ago, I started teaching a Professional Practices class for illustrators at Parsons the New School for Design. Since then, I’ve had many graduates come up to me, wishing they could repeat my course now that they’re out of school and actually living what I was talking about. Today, I’m launching a weekly blog, Business of Illustration, dedicated to those things. Add it to your reading list!