Seasoned visual artist and art director with over 15 years experience in narrative illustration, children's books, book design and layout. Personable, great work ethic. Seeking visual narrative work, including design, layout and art direction (books as well as other informational material)
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Acrobat, traditional illustration media
Freelance book designer and art director – art direction, layout and design. Work with editors and illustrators in establishing the visual identity of the story; acting as primary liaison between both, incorporating editorial and art direction comments into cohesive direction for the illustrator while supplying the typographical identity that best complements the artwork.
Employed from 1999-2005 as an in-house graphic designer and illustrator for the San Francisco Study Center, a non-profit publishing house. Worked with art director on all projects – including design, layout and illustration of a monthly newspaper, as well as newsletters, annual reports, posters, books, and marketing materials.
Moving Forward Institute, Creston Books, Lee and Low Books, Random House Books, Children’s Book Press, Tricycle Press, Mc-Graw Hill Publishing, The LIttle Lutheran, Eastwind Books, T’Boli Publishing, American Federation of Teachers, School of the Free Mind, The Nonprofit Doctor, Nonprofit Compensation Associates, Fairpay Surveys, WGBH Television, Dia de los Niños, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Many Cultures Publishing, San Francisco Study Center, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Filipino American National Historical Society, Sulu Arts and Books, Building Material Solutions, Construction Materials Industries, Inc., Shin Piano, NorCal Swim School
Design and layout for teaching guidebooks for YA works of fiction/nonfiction for Reading With Relevance, based out of Emeryville, CA.
BOOK DESIGN, LAYOUT AND ART DIRECTION
LEE AND LOW BOOKS (NEW YORK, NY)
Family Poems (2017), Marisol McDonald and the Monster (2016), Call Me Tree (2015), Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash (2013)
CHILDREN'S BOOK PRESS (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match (2011), From North to South (2010), Let Me Help (2010), Tan To Tamrarind (2009), Animal Poems of the Iguazu (2009), Quinito Day and NIght (2008), The Storyteller’s Candle (2008), Young Cornrows Calling Out the Moon (2007), The Closet Ghosts (2006), Kiki’s Journey (2006), Quinito’s Neighborhood (2005), Antonio’s Card (2005), Birthday in the Barrio (2004)
RANDOM HOUSE BOOKS/ TRICYCLE PRESS (BERKELEY, CA)
Busy Bear Cubs (2009)
EASTWIND BOOKS (BERKELEY, CA)
Stand Up : An Archive Collection of the Bay Area Asian American Movement 1968-1974 (2009)
T'BOLI PUBLISHING (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
BlAsian Exchanges (2007, cover art only), Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride (2006), The Forbidden Book (2004), Seven Card Stud with Seven Manangs Wild (2002), Beautiful Dreamer (2000, cover art only)
STUDY CENTER PRESS (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
InVasian: Growing up Asian and Female in the United States (2002, production)
Construction Materials Industries, Inc., Shin Piano (Chino Hills, CA), BMS - Building Material Solutions (Brea, CA), Fairpay Surveys (Oakland, CA), Nonprofit Compensation Associates (Oakland, CA), Norcal Swim School (Dublin, CA)
Bachelor of Arts in Illustration, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA