How did you get started doing book cover design?
The publishing world is a tough industry to break into because you have to have a portfolio of cover work to get started. The beginning, for me, was building a body of work that reflected
a sensibility suited to designing covers. I even- tually took my physical portfolio from DC to New York, where I currently live, and presented it to a few publishing houses. On one outing, my presentation ended with the creative director asking me, “Is that it?” I was forced to develop a thick skin very quickly.
What is unique about designing books?
The wonderful thing about designing book jackets is that the project brief comes in the form of a work of art—sometimes. As a ... more