Design for what you read.

work

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

  • All
  • book covers
  • book series
  • full book design
  • magazine design
  • posters
  • visual campaigns
  • website design
  • non-fiction
  • fiction
  • art and illustrated books

services

For the past decade I have been working as an editorial designer for publishers (and self-publishers) of all sizes, providing art direction, cover design, interior design and layout, as well as typesetting, for all types of editorial project out there: from large coffee table art books to small topical essay-style non-fiction books (and everything in between). I run a small office in Toronto, but work with clients in the United States, UK, and all across Canada.

I’m not just a print designer: I also work on websites for individuals who want an easy-to-manage online presence. Aside from obvious format differences (the beauty of the static printed page vs. the responsive, flexible nature of a website), I address a lot of the same design issues: how to best 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, 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)

 

Contact

Whether you are a publisher, art director, self-published author or a business, email me with a few details to discuss your upcoming project!