Specialized Creations

Some of these are “limited editions” – pieces created for special occasions – some produced and assembled individually, by hand. It taught me patience.
“Words of Dance” picture book,
hand-made, 14 pages, 5×5




This piece was a labor of love, created for dancers and teachers at a local ballet company. Take a look at the inside here.



Recipe Book for Culinary Event




This was a 20-page take-away booklet of recipes for an event in Arizona hosted by Jeff Jackson, executive chef of The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien. It was reprinted several times for subsequent events. I loved designing this  piece, with elements reminiscent of a Tuscan garden. See the entire book here.


Christmas book
hand-made, 16 pages





Originally intended as a simple folded Christmas card for my family, it turned into a 16-page, hand-assembled hardcover collection of quotations and original prose. See the entire book here.


Bear’s Sunny Day
Children’s Book





A picture book about “Big Bear” and his adventures on a sunny day.
Read the whole story here.



Gardening Almanac
Illustrated, 7×7




A 120-page book (so much more than an almanac!) illustrated with hundreds of etchings. Created before eBooks were thought of, it’s truly what book design was all about. Take a look inside.


50th birthday card




An 8-page birthday “card” with a poem inside by Jack Kerouac.
See the whole thing here.




Magazine for
The Lodge at Torrey Pines




This started out a simple 4-page newsletter for The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and eventually grew into a 20-page publication, complete with upscale advertising. See the entire magazine.

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