BOOKS

PREEMPTIVE 

When author Douglas Grant needed promotional materials to coincide with the release of his novel we brainstormed themes and visual cues present in the book that would translate well into a large-format illustrated poster

Working closely with the author and drawing inspiration from the story’s contrasting cultural backdrops, I incorporated visual elements from the story’s suspenseful plot, expansive world and opposing cultures into the final promotional poster.pemptve1

 


IMAGINARY LINES 

When author Douglas Grant needed a full-cover jacket design for his novel, Imaginary Lines, we met to brainstorm themes and elements from the book that would come together to create a visually arresting and intriguing book cover. The author was strongly interested in applying an “accented strokes” filter to the photography used in the cover’s creation in order to introduce a layer of visual uncertainty to the scene and he expressed a strong desire to have the cover seem over-saturated, playing up the intensity of the high desert sun.

Set in the sunny lands of southern California during the real-estate boom of the 2000’s and filled with characters both tame and unsavory, Imaginary Lines quickly goes from a tale of success and riches to one of kidnapping, tragedy and despair. Playing up on these powerful themes I designed a book cover that succeeds in conveying the harshness of the novels plot and the despair faced by its characters as they struggle against all odds to regain their former lives and selves.


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SENECA REBEL

Los Angeles-based Emmy-nominated writer and producer Rayya Deeb needed promotional materials to coincide with her young adult novel’s launch. One aspect of the books release that I was really exited about was the “transmedia” experience I helped build in collaboration with No Mimes Media. To coincide with Seneca Rebel’s release, there were viral webpages, clothing lines, jewelry and original art created to enhance the readers experience and immerse them further into the world of Seneca.

For example, I worked with Rayya to specifically create original illustrations based on the book’s main heroine, Doro Campbell’s, favorite musicians and artists. These included interpretations of classic albums by Nirvana, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd and David Bowie, all featuring Doro’s “mascot” – her Pomeranian dog Killer – and pop-art versions of the dog as well.


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SENECA ELEMENT

Los Angeles-based Emmy-nominated writer and producer Rayya Deeb needed promotional materials to coincide with her young adult novel’s launch. One aspect of the books release that I was really exited about was the “transmedia” experience I helped build in collaboration with No Mimes Media. To