I have been involved with book publishing and design for most of my career in graphic design. I do book design and layout, typography, including the design of original typefaces, cover and interior illustration, logo design, and publishing pre-press.



Client: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, 2004
In 2000 I was hired by the Dept. of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota to create a Dakota language font to be used to compile linguistic material on both Mac and Windows platforms. The Dakota font contains several special characters, and is completely cross-platform. In 2004, I was asked to expand the font into a family of fonts, for the publication of 550 Dakota Verbs by the MN Historical Society Press in February 2005. Above is a sample page from the book.

Still available for download is the original Dakota language font that I designed on commission from the Dept. of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota.



Client: Motorbooks International, Osceola, WI, and St. Paul, MN
In 2000 and 2001, I designed several tbooks for this enthusiastic-market publisher.

For Barns, I also created interior spot illustrations and specialized typography.




Client: An original children's book by Alvin Alexsi Currier
published by Conciliar Press, CA, 2001
Book design, spot illustration, layout & typography.
Also created Rumanian-language versions of the fonts used in the book, for European co-publication.

Two internal spreads from the book, with spot art created from the main illustrations, borders, and typography:



Client: Creative Publishing International, Minnetonka, MN
Cover typography and design, internal illustrations and spot art, layout, and design.
In most cases with CPI, I worked on book series or publisher imprint lines, for example:
the Black & Decker Home Improvement Library, and NorthWord Press.

An internal spread from Building Your Outdoor Home:



Crystal Broadcasting:

Client: Interlink
published by Interlink, 2001
Commission: Original cover artwork, design & typography.

Back cover:



Unsung Heroes:

Client: Galde Press, MN, 2000
Cover typography & image enhancement.



Client: Galde Press, MN, 2000
Cover typography & image enhancement.


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