Sunday Shopping Activity Sheet

Sunday Shopping is finally out in the world! So far the reviews have been wonderfully positive. Here’s what folks are saying: “A splendid choice for collections in need of picture books that feature African American characters, but, more significantly, a lovely title that celebrates imagination and the importance of family.” – SLJ “Strickland’s bright, breezy […]

February News

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 in Design, Jump In Studio, Newsletter | No Comments

Check out this month’s newsletter if you missed it. The logo is finally up and running! I am super happy with the design elements and can’t wait to use it on stuff. Many thanks to all of my facebook homies for all of the input. With everyone’s suggestions, I was able to get exactly what […]

Judging the book by its cover

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in Books, Design, Designers Rock | No Comments

My wonderful art director over at Simon & Schuster, Laurent Linn, sent me the jacket mechs from our upcoming release, Please, Louise (written by Toni Morrison). Over the course of my short career, I have learned that deciding on cover art and design is never solely up to the artist. Jacket art is usually agreed […]

Trusting your gut

Posted on May 5, 2012 in Books, Design, Drawing, Uncategorized | No Comments

I am a huge fan of design. Those who know me, know that I majored in communication design before I moved completely to illustration. Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to further my design practice along with my illustration and am now able to find balance between the two disciplines. In NY, I sharpened my […]

Evolution of a Cover

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 in Art, Books, Design, Designers Rock, Illustration | 17 Comments

My cover art for ELIZA’S FREEDOM ROAD, AN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD DIARY, by Jerdine Nolen has been unveiled. Here is the final jacket: Krista V., our designer, did a fantastic job with the diary concept. My original idea shows the heroine’s quilt turning into a landscape. Once you read the book, you’ll get it 😉 I’m […]

A WISH AFTER MIDNIGHT

Posted on Oct 11, 2008 in Books, Design, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

One of the fun things about being in the NYC book business is getting to work with creative people directly. Here is a cover design that I designed with Zetta Elliott. It is for her young adult novel, A WISH AFTER MIDNIGHT. You can see this and other work by Zetta here.