Time and again, my clients graciously speak of their experience working
with me as their designer (and illustrator, and/or other when needed.)

“Helena was a great asset to The Mint Museum’s Graphic Design department. She pays amazing attention to detail in every project she handles. She possesses a high level of technical knowledge of design software and an astute ability to research and solve problems that arise.”

— Emily Walker
Graphic Design Director
The Mint Museum of Charlotte

For Charlotte’s Mint Museum Of Art,
I produced promotional designs for many exhibitions and events, including a full collection of print and screen assets for the annual Potter’s Market Invitational event, including this signage onsite along Randolph Road, as well as all other promotional city locations. I also assisted in designing the Annual Report and proofing published hardcover art books. Finally, I implemented the Museum's new brand style guide across all their existing print and screen materials (and redesigned some in the process.)
“I’m very grateful for Helena’s many book design and illustration contributions to my past six books. Her sharp and imaginative eye always adds that wow factor by creating covers that immediately capture the viewer’s attention, while her professional interiors maintain a skillfully cohesive integrity with the covers. Many thanks to her for all this and more in designing my books!”

— Michael Steinberg
Author and Owner 
Black Rain Press

For Michael, I've provided comprehensive Book Design and Custom Digital Illustration of his many trade paperback books, as well as a few zines.
  “We have been very pleased with Helena’s design and illustration of all four editions of our first book, plus a subsequent book. She is very flexible, talented, skillful, and capable of doing whatever is necessary to get the job done. She will save you money; she was very conscientious and creative in finding ways to add to and edit the original digitally deficient graphics, to prepare the designs in ways that allowed the minimum amount of modification to get it print-ready.”

— Patrick Fields
Art Director
Free Market Warrior Press

Comprehensive Book Design, Custom Digital Illustration and Graphic Editing of multiple editions of hardcover picture books with single page and full spread illustrations, illustrated end papers, and comprehensive  design of  55-60 pages per edition.

“Helena has more design sense than I could ever dream of; I just let her make the decisions, as her judgement is excellent. She also is hardworking, punctual and she has an eye for detail. She has helped me on several projects and I truly value having someone like Helena who can produce what I want efficiently, skillfully and without the hassle of dealing with a large company. I applaud and confidently recommend her. I keep coming back for more. So will you!”
— Loren Spivack
Author and Owner
Free Market Warrior Press

In addition to the six books mentioned above for his Free Market Warrior Press, owner Loren Spivack turned to me to design two DVD series. With the photos and logo he provided, I added a geometric background pattern created in Adobe Illustrator. Zoom into covers to see pattern detail.
“Auntie M Children’s Books is so proud of Helena's design work for us! Looks amazing - absolutely stunning, thanks to her!! Bravo!”

— Tina Morgan
Author and Owner
Auntie M's Children's Book Publishing

Exhibition Promotional Materials for Independent Publisher, Auntie M's Children's Book Publishing

"Helena did such a beautiful job with the Pollinator book. "Behind The Book" was so thrilled with the results of the creativity and care you ​​​​​​​invested that we ordered extra copies for our donors! The students were filled with pride (and awe!) when they saw and took home their words and handmade illustrations in printed books.”

— Nina Dunhill
Art Director
Behind The Book Publications

Comprehensive Illustrative Book Design with Custom Digital Illustration and Graphic Editing, for NY City Publisher
“Due to Helena’s eye for detail and design, my book is so much more than I envisioned. It is a professional piece of work in every way. I really appreciated all her input and especially the wonderful cover she created. Also, her patience in getting this to press quickly and all the last minute details she ironed out for me were truly wonderful. I loved working with her!”

— Goetz Reinbold

Comprehensive Book Design, Graphic Editing with Artistic Manipulations for self-published memoir
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