My first job after college took me to New York City, where I learned book design from the renowned Betty Binns, then a top designer in the publishing industry and a legend in the art of typography. Her credo has always guided me: “I believe that by learning what the subtle details are and by learning to pay close attention to them, any designer concerned with typography can learn to use type in ways that are more readable, more beautiful, and, most importantly, more expressive of their graphic intent.”
My apprenticeship gave me an enduring appreciation for the beauty of type and the printed page, and for the responsibility of visual communication. My career in New York progressed from studio assistant to junior designer, and eventually senior designer and art director for book projects, museum publications, and identity programs for publishers, museums, and other national institutions.
When I couldn’t resist the landscapes of New Mexico any longer I moved to Santa Fe, continuing to serve clients around the country. My work encompasses all aspects of publishing and graphic design, with a concentration in book design and production, the latter involving extensive travel for on-press management in Europe and Asia. In addition, I am Art and Production Director for the Museum of New Mexico Press, the book imprint for the State system of museums spanning native, folk, and fine arts. I am also co-founder of Radius Books, a non-profit art book publisher based in Santa Fe.
My website shows a selection of book projects that include works completed during my early career in New York (which, in many ways, became the foundation for things to follow) up through the present—books for the trade market, museums and galleries, private institutions, as well as special limited editions. Also included are a few examples of ephemera designed for special occasions.
Awards and Recognition
AIGA (50 Books/50 covers)
American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Museum Publications Design Competition
Benjamin Franklin Award (Independent Book Publishers Association)
Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY)
Infinity Award (International Center for Photography)
LMP Award (Literary Market Place) for individual achievement in Design & Production
New England Museum Association Publications Competition Award
PubWest Book Design Award
The Society of Publication Designers