Mary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection
Mary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection

A collection of all four original stories written about Mary Poppins, coming in at 1,024 pages. This gave me a nice, wide spine with which to work so I designed the cover and the spine to have foil-stamped gold filligree. I drew the silhouette of Miss Poppins based on an illustration by Mary Shepard and stared at a few images of the London skyline and drew some rooftops as well. Designing this cover actually began with the type (tweaking a few letterforms by editing the vector outlines and then using the Bézier curves in the filligree I drew) as the title is doing a lot of heavy lifting for the cover and I wanted it to fill the space with pleasant authority.

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
Girl on a Plane
Girl on a Plane

Based on the true story of a hijacking-- told from the point of view of a fifteen-year old hostage.

Keep Curious and Carry a Banana
Keep Curious and Carry a Banana

Words of wisdom from Curious George! I designed the cover and interior with original H.A. Rey art.

 Want to hear a little about the process? Check out the  Barnes & Noble blog.

Want to hear a little about the process? Check out the Barnes & Noble blog.

The Pink Dress
The Pink Dress

I designed the paperback cover for this 1959 original hardcover from Doubleday. 

Suffer Love
Suffer Love

A reviewer on Goodreads said:

"You know those books that just pop out at you when you see them? The covers that are beautiful, yet you know that by looking at the synopsis, this isn’t going to be one of those flops where the cover is better than anything possible in the book?? Yeah, well, this is one of those instances. This book, despite it’s absolutely fucking gorgeous cover, doesn’t lack in depth." 

:) #dang #nicecompliment

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23197843-suffer-love

Streams of Babel
Streams of Babel

I created a  photo collage/composite for this dystopian novel.

Zahrah the Windseeker
Zahrah the Windseeker

I designed the paperback cover of Nnedi Okorafor's debut novel-- created the type treatment and photo illustration.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Worked with the super talented Sammy Yuen here- he created the art for the medallions which appear on each of the three covers in the series (The Testing, Independent Study, and Graduation Day). Over the course of this series, he became a dad and still didn't miss a deadline! 

 Cover art by  Neil Swaab.

Cover art by Neil Swaab.

IndependentStudy.jpg
GraduationDay.jpg
 The  author gave a lovely interview  about this cover.

The author gave a lovely interview about this cover.

 Photo shoot by  Shane Rebenschied , costume by his wife. It's always a pleasure to work with Shane!

Photo shoot by Shane Rebenschied, costume by his wife. It's always a pleasure to work with Shane!

Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse series)
Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse series)

This was the first of 4 books in this series. I commissioned Sammy Yuen to work with me for all 4 covers and carry-through the look and feel. Sammy is a great illustrator to work with and his former experience as a cover designer at Simon and Schuster totally helps with the back-and-forth process and he's wonderfully patient as we get approvals and feedback!

BOYTOY_large1.jpg
CountryGirl_small.jpg
Croak.jpg
 Credits for the cover image deserve a flap of their own! I ordered a custom necklace from Etsy ("Yup, the name is Populazzi"), then my co-worker  Patrick Barry  and I took photos of hair. I photoshopped it all together and realized short of making the necklace as big as something Flavor Flav would wear, the lettering was illegible. So, I sent the image to Steve Gardner at  Pixelworks Studios  to make the necklace really pop. Later, I heard marketing wanted this necklace for a giveaway!

Credits for the cover image deserve a flap of their own! I ordered a custom necklace from Etsy ("Yup, the name is Populazzi"), then my co-worker Patrick Barry and I took photos of hair. I photoshopped it all together and realized short of making the necklace as big as something Flavor Flav would wear, the lettering was illegible. So, I sent the image to Steve Gardner at Pixelworks Studios to make the necklace really pop. Later, I heard marketing wanted this necklace for a giveaway!

 Photo illustration by  Shane Rebenschied.

Photo illustration by Shane Rebenschied.

 Cover photo by  Morgan Ommer.

Cover photo by Morgan Ommer.

Keoko_small.jpg
 I commissioned the UK studio,  ilovedust , to design and illustrate the Ghost Huntress series. The covers are composites of photography (from a cast photo shoot) and illustration (with clues hidden within!).

I commissioned the UK studio, ilovedust, to design and illustrate the Ghost Huntress series. The covers are composites of photography (from a cast photo shoot) and illustration (with clues hidden within!).

When Mischief Came To Town
When Mischief Came To Town

It was a pleasure to design and art direct this jacket. I commissioned Helen Dardik  for the cover illustration.

HeroType_small.jpg
 I commissioned one of my design heroes for this cover,  Henry Sene Yee . He doesn't typically do YA covers, but his work translates! Check out the sequel, too!

I commissioned one of my design heroes for this cover, Henry Sene Yee. He doesn't typically do YA covers, but his work translates! Check out the sequel, too!

PERRYsKILLERPLAYLIST.jpg
LittlePrince_YA.jpg
MISADVENTURES_small.jpg
 Photo shoot for this cover by  Pixel Works Studio.  Steve Gardner sent some great casting shots and sourced this historically accurate gown (per the cover brief! All under budget!)-- all in all, a great shoot and fantastic to art direct.

Photo shoot for this cover by Pixel Works Studio. Steve Gardner sent some great casting shots and sourced this historically accurate gown (per the cover brief! All under budget!)-- all in all, a great shoot and fantastic to art direct.

VIBES_small.jpg
MEPENELOPE.jpg
LOOKFORME_small.jpg
PANAMA_small.jpg
 Cover illustration by  Ryan Inzana.

Cover illustration by Ryan Inzana.

DeadIsSoLastYear.jpg
GHOSTTOWN.jpg
 The Sisters Eight! This wonderful series is illustrated inside and out by the talented  Lisa K. Weber.  We worked on all eight books together-- we KNOW these sisters well!

The Sisters Eight! This wonderful series is illustrated inside and out by the talented Lisa K. Weber. We worked on all eight books together-- we KNOW these sisters well!

 Cover art by  Lisa. K. Weber.

Cover art by Lisa. K. Weber.

 Cover art by  Lisa K. Weber.

Cover art by Lisa K. Weber.

lookingforjj_small.jpg
 Cover illustration by  Ryan Inzana.

Cover illustration by Ryan Inzana.

PIRATES_small.jpg
SUMMEROFKINGS_small.jpg
AFTERTHEMOMENT_small.jpg
 Cover illustration by  Tuesday Mourning .

Cover illustration by Tuesday Mourning.

comein_approved.jpg
NLY_small.jpg
 Cover art by  Sarajo Frieden.

Cover art by Sarajo Frieden.

MYHEARTBEAT_cover.jpg
NEVER18_cvr.jpg
FREEFALL.jpg
 Here is a cover made from a piece of chocolate bought from the candy shop down the street from the office and PhotoShop. [I didn't eat any of it due to my chocolate allergy. I did wipe off the scanner.]

Here is a cover made from a piece of chocolate bought from the candy shop down the street from the office and PhotoShop. [I didn't eat any of it due to my chocolate allergy. I did wipe off the scanner.]

Mary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
 Here's an  interview with the author about her reaction to the cover!
Girl on a Plane
Keep Curious and Carry a Banana
 Want to hear a little about the process? Check out the  Barnes & Noble blog.
The Pink Dress
Suffer Love
Streams of Babel
Zahrah the Windseeker
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
 Cover art by  Neil Swaab.
IndependentStudy.jpg
GraduationDay.jpg
 The  author gave a lovely interview  about this cover.
 Photo shoot by  Shane Rebenschied , costume by his wife. It's always a pleasure to work with Shane!
Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse series)
BOYTOY_large1.jpg
CountryGirl_small.jpg
Croak.jpg
 Credits for the cover image deserve a flap of their own! I ordered a custom necklace from Etsy ("Yup, the name is Populazzi"), then my co-worker  Patrick Barry  and I took photos of hair. I photoshopped it all together and realized short of making the necklace as big as something Flavor Flav would wear, the lettering was illegible. So, I sent the image to Steve Gardner at  Pixelworks Studios  to make the necklace really pop. Later, I heard marketing wanted this necklace for a giveaway!
 Photo illustration by  Shane Rebenschied.
 Cover photo by  Morgan Ommer.
Keoko_small.jpg
 I commissioned the UK studio,  ilovedust , to design and illustrate the Ghost Huntress series. The covers are composites of photography (from a cast photo shoot) and illustration (with clues hidden within!).
When Mischief Came To Town
HeroType_small.jpg
 I commissioned one of my design heroes for this cover,  Henry Sene Yee . He doesn't typically do YA covers, but his work translates! Check out the sequel, too!
PERRYsKILLERPLAYLIST.jpg
LittlePrince_YA.jpg
MISADVENTURES_small.jpg
 Photo shoot for this cover by  Pixel Works Studio.  Steve Gardner sent some great casting shots and sourced this historically accurate gown (per the cover brief! All under budget!)-- all in all, a great shoot and fantastic to art direct.
VIBES_small.jpg
MEPENELOPE.jpg
LOOKFORME_small.jpg
PANAMA_small.jpg
 Cover illustration by  Ryan Inzana.
DeadIsSoLastYear.jpg
GHOSTTOWN.jpg
 The Sisters Eight! This wonderful series is illustrated inside and out by the talented  Lisa K. Weber.  We worked on all eight books together-- we KNOW these sisters well!
 Cover art by  Lisa. K. Weber.
 Cover art by  Lisa K. Weber.
lookingforjj_small.jpg
 Cover illustration by  Ryan Inzana.
PIRATES_small.jpg
SUMMEROFKINGS_small.jpg
AFTERTHEMOMENT_small.jpg
 Cover illustration by  Tuesday Mourning .
comein_approved.jpg
NLY_small.jpg
 Cover art by  Sarajo Frieden.
MYHEARTBEAT_cover.jpg
NEVER18_cvr.jpg
FREEFALL.jpg
 Here is a cover made from a piece of chocolate bought from the candy shop down the street from the office and PhotoShop. [I didn't eat any of it due to my chocolate allergy. I did wipe off the scanner.]
Mary Poppins 80th Anniversary Collection

A collection of all four original stories written about Mary Poppins, coming in at 1,024 pages. This gave me a nice, wide spine with which to work so I designed the cover and the spine to have foil-stamped gold filligree. I drew the silhouette of Miss Poppins based on an illustration by Mary Shepard and stared at a few images of the London skyline and drew some rooftops as well. Designing this cover actually began with the type (tweaking a few letterforms by editing the vector outlines and then using the Bézier curves in the filligree I drew) as the title is doing a lot of heavy lifting for the cover and I wanted it to fill the space with pleasant authority.

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
Girl on a Plane

Based on the true story of a hijacking-- told from the point of view of a fifteen-year old hostage.

Keep Curious and Carry a Banana

Words of wisdom from Curious George! I designed the cover and interior with original H.A. Rey art.

Want to hear a little about the process? Check out the Barnes & Noble blog.

The Pink Dress

I designed the paperback cover for this 1959 original hardcover from Doubleday. 

Suffer Love

A reviewer on Goodreads said:

"You know those books that just pop out at you when you see them? The covers that are beautiful, yet you know that by looking at the synopsis, this isn’t going to be one of those flops where the cover is better than anything possible in the book?? Yeah, well, this is one of those instances. This book, despite it’s absolutely fucking gorgeous cover, doesn’t lack in depth." 

:) #dang #nicecompliment

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23197843-suffer-love

Streams of Babel

I created a  photo collage/composite for this dystopian novel.

Zahrah the Windseeker

I designed the paperback cover of Nnedi Okorafor's debut novel-- created the type treatment and photo illustration.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Worked with the super talented Sammy Yuen here- he created the art for the medallions which appear on each of the three covers in the series (The Testing, Independent Study, and Graduation Day). Over the course of this series, he became a dad and still didn't miss a deadline! 

Cover art by Neil Swaab.

The author gave a lovely interview about this cover.

Photo shoot by Shane Rebenschied, costume by his wife. It's always a pleasure to work with Shane!

Hunger (Riders of the Apocalypse series)

This was the first of 4 books in this series. I commissioned Sammy Yuen to work with me for all 4 covers and carry-through the look and feel. Sammy is a great illustrator to work with and his former experience as a cover designer at Simon and Schuster totally helps with the back-and-forth process and he's wonderfully patient as we get approvals and feedback!

Credits for the cover image deserve a flap of their own! I ordered a custom necklace from Etsy ("Yup, the name is Populazzi"), then my co-worker Patrick Barry and I took photos of hair. I photoshopped it all together and realized short of making the necklace as big as something Flavor Flav would wear, the lettering was illegible. So, I sent the image to Steve Gardner at Pixelworks Studios to make the necklace really pop. Later, I heard marketing wanted this necklace for a giveaway!

Photo illustration by Shane Rebenschied.

Cover photo by Morgan Ommer.

I commissioned the UK studio, ilovedust, to design and illustrate the Ghost Huntress series. The covers are composites of photography (from a cast photo shoot) and illustration (with clues hidden within!).

When Mischief Came To Town

It was a pleasure to design and art direct this jacket. I commissioned Helen Dardik  for the cover illustration.

I commissioned one of my design heroes for this cover, Henry Sene Yee. He doesn't typically do YA covers, but his work translates! Check out the sequel, too!

Photo shoot for this cover by Pixel Works Studio. Steve Gardner sent some great casting shots and sourced this historically accurate gown (per the cover brief! All under budget!)-- all in all, a great shoot and fantastic to art direct.

Cover illustration by Ryan Inzana.

The Sisters Eight! This wonderful series is illustrated inside and out by the talented Lisa K. Weber. We worked on all eight books together-- we KNOW these sisters well!

Cover art by Lisa. K. Weber.

Cover art by Lisa K. Weber.

Cover illustration by Ryan Inzana.

Cover illustration by Tuesday Mourning.

Cover art by Sarajo Frieden.

Here is a cover made from a piece of chocolate bought from the candy shop down the street from the office and PhotoShop. [I didn't eat any of it due to my chocolate allergy. I did wipe off the scanner.]

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