These covers for World Literature Today span from 2018 to 2020, and my involvement in all of these includes art direction, typography, and design. I also directed the photoshoots for the covers with Margarita Engle, Edwidge Danticat, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the illustrations for the Graphic Nonfiction and Hong Kong covers. The Music & Lit […]
The following selections feature some of the editorial designs I did through the years as the art director for Word Literature Today. A hybrid literary journal and magazine, WLT balances between satisfying its longtime subscribers and attracting new readers who aren’t necessarily aficionados on what’s trending in international literature. I worked with the BEST editors […]
In the Days of Our Unrest: June – August 2020 is the second book in a series that documents the odyssey of the poet and singer-songwriter, Nathan Brown, as he explores the new world of “no more live gigs.”
In the Days of Our Seclusion: March – May 2020 is the first book in a series that documents the odyssey of the poet and singer-songwriter, Nathan Brown, as he explores the new world of “no more live gigs.”
The client’s goal for this project was both a rename of their youth chorus and a new logo design. This project was completed with three rounds of revisions in two months with deliverables of a fresh logo and fully-fleshed out brand guide.
I teamed up with journalists, artists, and translators to develop this website that delivers the stories of people in the Mission District of San Francisco who have been uniquely affected the pandemic. This project is supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. How can you increase the impact of the story you tell? The […]
Austin Bat Cave offers writing programs that empower K-12 youth in Austin, Texas to find their voices and tell their stories. For this project, I teamed up with Lewis Carnegie to adapt their crisp design into a mobile-friendly website. I developed the Austin Bat Cave website on WordPress with a shopping cart powered by WooCommerce. The website features […]
Metamorphoses contains fourteen short stories as well as Karen Russell’s lesson plan and writing prompts for her generative workshop on Metamorphoses that she taught for Austin Bat Cave. I drew the cover illustration in Procreate and designed the entire book from cover to cover. It was a pleasure collaborating with Karen Russell and Ali Haider, and […]
My illustration for the cover of the September 2018 issue of World Literature Today. The visual pairs with the special section in this issue titled “Music & Lit.”
Another lovely collaboration with Austin-area musicians. Austin Music Hall of Fame musician Jon Dee Graham painted the cover art for this album and I completed the typography, typesetting, and design. You can listen to a preview track for the album on Americana Highways.
I Walked In Them Shoes is Americana singer-songwriter Adam Carroll’s eighth solo album release, coming out just a few years after the tribute album Highway Prayer: A Tribute to Adam Carroll was released with covers by James McMurtry, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleaves, Terri Hendrix, Walt Wilkins, and a dozen other artists. This album is another visual collaboration with […]
Don’t Try is a poetry collection by former Oklahoma poet laureate Nathan Brown and three-time Austin Music Hall-of-Famer Jon Dee Graham. Drawing inspiration from writer Charles Bukowski—the “laureate of American lowlife”—the collection features a photograph of the two authors with the specter of Bukowski illuminated behind them. Cover photo by Rodney Bursiel in the Continental Club Gallery […]