Yay picture books!
I designed O’Reilly’s first Make-branded hardbound book celebrating Makers all over the world. The Makers movement was taking off, and this book brought a face to the amazing people creating in their backyards, basements, and garages with a ton of imagination and applied skill.
Check out some of my favorite projects above — water bound platypus, spherical treehouse, 3D mathematical sculptures, monocycle, and a high altitude weather balloon with tracking payload.
Drawing on the success of Make, O’Reilly transformed crafting with a modern take on old-school traditions.
Craft redefined grandma past times with a Maker’s attitude and a slightly subversive tone. Knit robots, DIY Printmaking, and tattoo-inspired embroidery exposed a new generation to the love of handmade. As founding Art Director, I established the look and feel of the publication, directed photography and illustration and oversaw a team in editorial design.
What I Did
- Editorial Design: Illustration and Photography Art Direction, Layout, Illustration, Pattern Development, Photography and Photo Editing, Print-Ready Files, Color Proofing and Press Checks
- David Albertson, Creative Director
- Kirk von Rohr, Art Director
- Makers, Photographers and Illustrators mentioned in captions