Book Design for Artists
Most visual artists either don't have the time, desire, or talent to create books; both the graphics or actual content of the written word.
However, books are such a great marketing tool for your art business that can take many formats. Whether it's a photo book as a supplement to your exhibit, a leave-behind for a portfolio review, or a stand-alone piece of art like a coffee table book, all advertise your talent. I can design the cover and/or book content/pages that meet your special business needs to market your art.
Custom Books: Family Narratives
Oral histories are one way of handing down family stories and legendary tales. But a book will take it one step further and ensure the family history continues with each successive generation.
In addition to the more traditional artists books described above, I also specialize in custom books that tell a family story for a variety of occasions:
• Children's book to introduce the newborn/toddler or adopted child to their new family
• Perfect custom baby shower or wedding shower gifts; definitely "one-of-a-kind"; guaranteed NO duplicates.
• A visually-rich book of family photos and brief notes for elderly family members with dementia to joyfully reminisce old times
All these custom varieties obviously require a collaborative effort between myself and family members. We can approach this project in many ways. I can either:
• consult and coach you
• edit your writing samples
• write the entire content myself based on family interviews
Of course, regardless of the approach, all final drafts require your final approval. It's a fairly flexible process depending on your needs, budget, and desired outcome.
Contact me for further details. We can make a simple soft cover edition, hard cover with dust jacket, or go crazy with a beautiful image-wrapped hard cover variety. The ideal page range for this children's book or shower gift is approximately 20 pages. This certainly makes the book a very practical endeavor and keeps it at an appealing price point.