Design & Development


>> print design & formatting from postcards to books and ePubs

>> print advertising: business cards, postcards, letterhead- all designed to match your site

>> book design and formatting from cover to cover

>> publishing/printer information & feedback


Print Advertising

How do you send your message out?

Advertising print design is about logos, business cards, postcards and the like – things that get the word out about you and your website.

If you’re in business you need a business card.

It sounds like I’m overdoing it but I am surprised at the number of people I meet who have no business card or (worse) some badly printed card with the phone number scratched out and corrected etc.

Your business card is your representative.

It shows, at a glance, who you are, what you do and how to contact you. Remember: a business card has two sides. You can print key points about your business or some other business information on the back of your card or you can leave it blank in order to hand write messages or special offers.

Some other wonderful marketing tools are custom made bookmarks, postcards and thank you cards for your clients. And don’t underestimate the power of advertising in a newspaper or magazine.

Print Gallery
Some examples of advertising postcards & business cards. Click on the thumbnail to view the full image.

Book Design

As a writer and artist I have created hand bound chapbooks of poetry, art books made of hand tinted papers and painted canvas covers sewn together.

As a co-editor and publisher of Toward the Light: Journal of Reflective Word & Image I have experienced the many layers of book design from editing to layout to final printed/bound book.

If you have written work, whether fiction, poetry, non-fiction –
I can help you create the “container” for your work – the book.

The process: you have a finished manuscript. It is edited, spell checked and ready to be formed into a book. Together we make the decisions on interior style – the fonts for titles and text, spacing, margins etc. and the cover imaging and information. While the editing, isbn number, printing and marketing of your book is your job, I can support and guide your process and refer you to sources of information as you build your book.

For more information on the process of book design please contact me.

Book Gallery –  a sampling of work I have done