I'm happy to be sharing with you today an interview I conducted a few months ago with accomplished book designer, artist, and creative director Liz Kalloch.
As you'll learn from our conversation, Liz has quite the bookish and artistic sensibility. I loved learning that her work experience, prior to starting her design company, included working in the book industry, in bookstores, and as an assistant to several writers and that she's always experienced books as friends. She is certainly an author's kind of person!
We traveled so many fun places in this conversation. Some highlights include:
- Design as the intersection between author, book, and reader
- Design as an additional language that interprets the book
- The one fear designers, editors, and authors all share in common
- How the design process differs between traditional publishers and independent designers
- How changes in the landscape benefit authors who make the most of it
- Why you might not want to design your book cover yourself
- What she wishes all authors knew when it comes to book design
Enjoy our interview below!