Shirley's Cakes

Working with: Ambur Lowenthal

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, LTD

Year: 2010

Lifelong friend, Ambur Lowenthal, and I have worked on several creative projects together in the past. Our most ambitious endeavor was getting our first children's book, Shirley's Cakes, published with Schiffer Publishing. Ambur wrote the story about a young who hates cake, but learns to love it by trying to make a cake all by herself. While initially coming off as a story about baking is really about tolerance and finding a hobby that you're passionate about.

We worked closely together through several iterations as the story was refined and full-story wireframes were approved. I fully illustrated and laid out everything in the book, from the cover and slip to all 36 pages, including designing custom patterns and brushes.