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

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

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

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

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

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.

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