I understand the stress of self-publishing a book. There are so many steps and services. It is hard to know what to do, who to trust, and where to go. My clients come to me, not only for design but also for help making sense of it all. 

My blog—and ultimately, my courses—will not only give you the tools to confidently self-publish a beautiful book—one that will make you proud. But they will also help keep you connected to your dream with useful information, inspiration, and community to support you in achieving your publishing goals.

Hi, I'm Charlie

And yes, you can publish that book you've been dreaming about!

My studio began as a full-service design studio in 1993, offering graphic design from logos, brochures, and exhibits to newsletters and books. Over the years, I built a reputation for outstanding design. My diverse clientele includes writers, federal, state, city, and pueblo agencies, health and literacy organizations, artists and galleries, museums and universities, and numerous non-profits, small businesses, and individuals. Although diverse, one thing all my clients have in common is the desire to inspire, educate, and communicate through text and images. 

I have always loved designing books from the most straightforward text-only books to more complex illustrative pieces. My love for the work showed that I soon began to get more book design projects by word of mouth. I believe that my design work’s success was partly due to my business philosophy, which I will carry forward to my blog and courses. 

My Company
My Evolution

3 Things
That Guide Me


My WorK

Strive to make my client's lives easier.

Deliver more than they expect.  

Minimize surprises...
surprises rarely are a good thing.

And use design to not only look beautiful but to help communicate.

As a designer, there is nothing more satisfying than to make complex material easier to understand. From graphic design and typography to writing and course creation, my love for clarity, content, and process is what guides me. 

Message clarity.  
I value being direct and clear with content and typography. I like straight-forward language along with conventional typography. Less is often more in writing as well as design.

Creating processes.  
Once I have figured out a way to do something, I like to create a strategy to make that task efficient and trouble-free.



Visual order and clarity.
I get satisfaction from bringing text and images together to create clarity and create an experience.   

Business Philosophy

I love...

Fast Track Your Book Design and Production Knowledge While Learning About Your Book's Genre.

Download one of My Powerful Self-publishing Tools to Get You Planning like a Pro.

Calculating Your Book's Page Count From Your Manuscript.

Perfect Timing!

What's best for me?
Print-on-Demand or
Offset Printing.

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3 free tools to get you started!

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This free and detailed workbook exercise will fast track your book design and production knowledge and get you planning like a pro.

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Use this estimating page count worksheet to calculate how many pages your designed book will be.

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This free worksheet, will help point you in the right direction.

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