I’ve spent essentially my entire career around publishing—first in the magazine world, now in books. I created my first book cover for a client in 2017 and now do book design basically full time (I also do a bit of author branding and other odd jobs in graphic design). I work as a freelancer with several publishing companies and have also been working with CED since 2021.
Creating a book cover is a big-picture task: the goal is to give a visual representation of what the book is about and make it appealing to the right audience. It’s more of a creative process with a very visual end product. Book typesetting, on the other hand, is all about the little details. I love to see a raw manuscript transform into a clean, professional, easy-to-read book.
My wife and I have been married since 2011 and have five children—four boys and one girl. We’re homeschooling them, and our desire is to see all five grow up to know, love, and serve God.
In my not-exactly-abundant spare time, I enjoy reading, playing chess, visiting coffee shops, watching old movies, hiking, and spending time with my wife and kids.
I grew up in a Christian home and came to Christ as a young man. I’m a work in progress, but I appreciate Paul’s words in Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (KJV).