I’m a graphic designer and creative project manager from Milford, Massachusetts. I started my career working as an associate art director for a small design firm whose largest client was a national computer magazine. Later I was hired as a book designer for Waite Group Press, a computer book publisher that was eventually acquired by Macmillan. At Waite Group I progressed to senior designer and then to production manager, and worked on their website and online courses. Eventually, feeling homesick for our original New England, my husband and I moved to Massachusetts and I took a job as a project manager for Pearson Custom Solutions. Since leaving Pearson I’ve been freelancing, offering mainly publication design, book packaging, editorial services, and web design to a wide range of clients. Clients have included Sterling Publishing, Harvard University Press, Pearson, Butterworth-Heinemann, Appalachian Mountain Club, Houghton Mifflin, and Bedford St. Martin’s.
Founder, Owner X-height Studio, LLC
Provide graphic design and editorial services, including project management, print and digital design, editing and proofreading, print management, e-book management, and web design.
Partial client list: Mill Hill Press, Sterling Publishing, Harvard University Press, Microsoft Press, Pearson Custom Publishing, Cengage, Butterworth-Heinemann, Appalachian Mountain Club, Houghton Mifflin, Bedford St. Martin’s, Cisco Systems.
Production Designer Sage Communications
Part-time work on direct mail campaigns for nonprofits and financial institutions.
Graphic Designer Candela Medical
March 2019–July 2019
Design of corporate PowerPoint presentations for medical device company.
Quarterly investor presentation and individual engineering presentations design.
Created visual style guide.
Project Manager Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing/Pearson Education
Led a team of freelance designers, layout artists, copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers in the production of approximately 80 customized textbooks per year.
Production Manager, Production Director, Senior Designer and Designer Macmillan Computer Publishing/Waite Group Press
Oversaw a team of designers, illustrators, layout artists, layout artists, production editors, copy editors, production editors, proofreaders, and indexers in the timely completion of 40 books per year for print, as well as web-based products.
Qualifications and education
BA in Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
Certificate in User Experience design, Springboard
Certificate in Information Visualization, Interaction Design Foundation