I’ve taken care of a few much-needed updates for the site, adding a book review from May and samples from the zine I’ve been volunteering on, which was released in June.
Since May, I’ve been working on the second edition of Divergent Consistencies, ensuring that it meets Lightning Source’s specifications and awaiting a proof. Our initial order for standard color through LS was disappointing in terms of paper and print quality. So we’ve elected to go with premium, but various hiccups in the process have led to longer waits. For those interested in online publishing (something I discussed back in April), there is definitely a learning curve with Lightning Source that might be too challenging for many beginners. They do not hold your hand through the process, that’s for sure! But we’ve found their customer service very helpful and professional. If you’re serious about self-publishing, want to cut costs, and are willing to learn, I can’t recommend them more.
I’ve also been working on an exhibition book for Artworkers, a show organized by Hugh Merrill at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO, which we’re hoping to have published in the fall. Unfortunately, I don’t yet have samples available to show. In addition, I’ve been working on creating samples for a book on social practice art, by Hugh Merrill and Adelia Ganson, which we are hoping to have published through a traditional publisher. Until we know more about what’s happening, the details will remain “hush hush.”
Much of my time in May and June were focused on the design of the first issue of Undercurrent, which is currently available online and locally at Double Rainbow. You can learn more about the project and see samples on the portfolio page here. I’ve also been helping to spread word about the zine throughout Kansas City by helping to table on July First Friday at Kultured Chameleon Gallery and last Friday at Badseed Market. Our zine was also featured as part of Plug Project’s Art Book Fair, and we celebrated the release with some zine creators last Thursday at Double Rainbow. Our next issue is slated for December.
Thanks for stopping by my website and having a look around. If you’re an interested employer or a potential client looking for a graphic and/or web designer, please feel free to contact me with your questions or projects. I am available for freelance work and still looking for a fulltime gig. Let’s talk!