Book Designer & Art Assistant at Maypop Books/HarperCollins (August 2009 – March 2010)

Provided research assistance and art preparation for Coleman Barks’ “The Big Red Book,” a collection of translations of poems by Rumi, published by HarperCollins in 2010.

Brought the manuscript for Herbert Barks’s “The Magic Bridge: Crossing Over From Achievement to Surrender” from unformatted Word documents to print-ready formats. Created the layout for the book in Adobe InDesign, designed the cover using provided photographs, and orchestrated additional proofreading. Worked closely with the author and publisher to ensure their vision for the book was achieved. Delivered finished materials to Thomson-Shore for printing, and communicated with them over the course of several weeks to get final details worked out. The book was released in the first part of 2010.