Don't let her laid-back personna fool you! Between those earpods, one highly creative brain lurks and works. This week, I'd like you to meet the Barbour graphic artist who, among other tasks, is responsible for cover development for our HPMysteries! SKD
Title/Position/responsibilities at Barbour: Graphic Design Coordinator--I oversee communications between our freelance designers, design some covers of my own, and a couple others things here and there.
How long have you worked at Barbour? A little over 2 years.
What is your favorite task associated with your job description? Least favorite? Favorite--Designing stuff of my own. Least favorite--I've been sitting here trying to figure that out, and I'm not sure. I really love what I do. Probably just the little things that pop up here and there and distract me from what I'm trying to accomplish that day.
What project is consuming your energies this month? I don't usually have one huge project I'm working on but a lot of smaller projects, so it depends on the day. Today I've been working with the artist who does the Heartsong Mystery covers and also sketching out some cover ideas for titles coming up on our next pub list.
Do you ever find time to read for pleasure? If so, what book have you read recently? When I do take the time to read it's usually from a design magazine of some sort. The last book I read was most likely something by Ted Dekker. He's a favorite author of mine.
Can you tell us briefly about your family? I have a mom and a dad and two sisters. Currently single, but looking. If you have any nice sons, brothers, nephews, etc. my number is 555-6733 (Just kidding. Don't really call that number. You'll probably get China.)
What church do you attend? I currently do not attend one particular church, but I'm looking. The last one I attended was The Chapel in Green, which I liked a lot, but it was just too far away.
Do you have a favorite quote that motivates you these days? I recently found a quote by William Wilberforce in our To Live Free book that said, "Above all, let us guard against the temptation, to which we are all susceptible, of lowering our standards to match our lives, rather than raising our lives to match our standards." It's been serving as a good reminder to me ever since.