I am a freelance commercial artist. Santa Barbara has been my headquarters since I graduated in Illustration and Design from from Otis Art Institute, LA and Parsons School of Design, NY. I offer traditional illustration and design, and enjoy working both by hand and digitally.
Services: As a commercial artist, I can provide complete book design (Wildflowers of the Santa Barbara Foothills, Cistmonte Publishing.) I enjoy designing book jackets, offering both illustration & design for the cover, or simply an approach that includes type and an option of photography. In addition to basic design, I can provide interior illustrations, either in B&W or in full color.
Handtinting and digitally tinting photography is another tool in my tool box. I often using my own images along with stock photography or researched historical images. Also, clients might provide an image for custom tinting or restoration for book covers and interior photography.
Other specialties include medical illustration, including product and surgical protocol, and recently, fine art portraiture. In short, I wear a few hats and enjoy the challenges of providing a visual narrative to the project at hand.
Clients: Over the years, publishing clients include Graphic de France, Portal, Little Brown, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Gibbs Smith, Companion Press ,Canari Press, Cistamonte Publishing, Fliptomania, MCA Video and Thomas Nelson, to name a few. Many of my clients are independent authors who self publish their works.
Projects: These projects offer up a range of works from book design & layout, to greeting cards,
calendars, posters, cover art, a line of paper products, logo branding and collateral design, editorial work for magazines and newspapers, illustrative maps, and T shirts designs. The best of all worlds!