The Essential Theatre | art direction
This bold, dramatic cover captures contemporary theatre's take on a classic work of Shakespeare.
Nicotra, Becoming Rhetorical | art direction
This was a first edition that needed to make a splash in the market. We went with a striking, conceptual cover to illustrate rhetoric in a way we hadn't seen before.
Glenn and Gray, The Hodges Harbrace Handbook | art direction
Two books by Glenn and Gray were released at the same time to two different audiences. The goal was to make the covers look related but distinct, and give each one a fresh look. Type and palette unify the two.
Glenn and Gray, The Writer's Harbrace Handbook | art direction
Two books by Glenn and Gray were released at the same time to two different audiences. The goal was to make the covers look related but distinct, and give each one a fresh look.Type and palette unify the two.
Andersen/Collins, Race, Class, and Gender | design, image research
The team wanted this cover to feature abstract art by a contemporary American artist of color. This was a challenging image research project that led me down the rabbit hole of Bay Area muralists, arriving at this piece by Sam Rodriguez.
Downs, The Art of Theatre | art direction, image research
The goal was to depict a well-known, contemporary production with dramatic set/lighting/costume elements. Hamilton was our top choice, and we were lucky enough to find a photographer who had snapped this fantastic photo.
Glenn and Gray, Harbrace Essentials | art direction, layout
An opportunity to work with illustrator Michael Wertz to create a cover that incorporated his abstract waves illustration (an ongoing theme for Harbrace Essentials editions) into an updated look.
Miller-Cochran/Rodrigo, The Cengage Guide to Research | art direction
There were no plans to make changes to this book's interior, so a new cover design was essential to give this edition a fresh feel. This cover design makes the topic of research approachable and fun.
Wilson/Higgins Astronomy Update | design
The Astronomy team selected a striking NASA photo and I was brought in to develop a simple type treatment to accompany it. I played with different weights of sans-serif type to achieve balance with the photo.
Kirszner & Mandell, The Brief Cengage Handbook | art direction
Kirszner & Mandell books traditionally feature an ampersand on the cover. The challenge was to bring a bold new look to this edition, and I worked with illustrator James Weinberg to give it new energy.