Bright white paper with crisp black type. Text that aligns just so. Page after page of flowing words, polished to the best settings for the existing variables, each line given attention, each piece mapped to an InDesign style. My design home is at Round Table Companies. If your values align with RTC’s, perhaps your book and I can meet there :).
Book layout and typography have come to be my special design loves, and I’ve designed nearly 140 books (interior layout, cover design, and/or digital design), and provided creative direction for more still. Prose, graphic novels, workbooks, textbooks with complex math typesetting, and children’s books, as well as digital conversions. I believe that books should be designed with care and attention to detail; both print and digital versions, novel and business book. But I love page layout of all sorts, especially worksheets and datasheets! I’ve been a professional designer for over a decade and have done elements of design work in nearly every position I’ve held prior as well, from magazine layout to procedural manuals to floor plans and maps. Currently I support our RTC clients with their graphic needs from book layout to branding packages.
It’s lovely to step away from my computer and draw by hand, whether traveling to oversee art installations that foster connection and shared humanity or simply drawing in a notebook, it’s that shift from desktop typography to creating letter shapes with my hands. I have experience with over 20 live event art displays and of course there is room for that organic touch in many brand pieces as well. I’m currently working on a personal project where I will complete 365 letters or numbers as an intentional practice.