I am a writer, an editor, a designer, a photographer, and a student, and I am working towards a career in book publishing.

This site is an aggregation of my work in various creative disciplines. It serves as a portfolio to display my wide range of skills, from book design to HTML and CSS coding, from creative writing to digital drawing. I am always striving to expand my skillset and to learn more about the many different creative industries that interest me. On this site (much of which I coded myself!) you will find my latest work and my university projects.

I recently completed my masters dissertation for my postgraduate course at Kingston University. I researched whether Millennials and Generation Z tend to prefer print books or e-books, and I discovered some of the reasons for this preference. I analysed numerous studies and compared these to data from my own survey to reach my conclusion. You can read my dissertation here.

One of my proudest recent projects is Broadway to Brazil, an illustrated podcast-companion book for which I designed the cover and interior pages, typeset the text, orchestrated the complex process of image placement, and managed the careful organisation of all digital files involved in the design and proofing process. I worked closely with the authors to help create a beautiful book which Kingston University Press published in the spring of 2020.

In the future I also plan to write regular blog posts about all things publishing, touching upon the numerous creative disciplines that the industry encompasses, such as cover design, electronic publishing, and typography. More about me

Featured Work

Graphic Design see more

book cover for Broadway to BrazilBroadway to Brazil.
2020. view
a modern styled book cover for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 2019. view
book cover for The Internal AshesThe Internal Ashes, by Jocelyn Pontes. 2018. view

Web Design

a screenshot of the homepage for the website Pontes Family RecipesPontes Family Recipes website. 2018. view

Publications see more

Concrete Literary Magazine logo“Upon Churned Earth”
Concrete, Spring 2018
Gauge Bloom magazine cover“The Diner”
Gauge Bloom, Spring 2018
Gauge Revive magazine cover“Dark Matter”
Gauge Revive, Fall 2016

Photography see more

a photo of St. James' Park in LondonSt. James’ Park. London, 2019.
a photo of the inside of a diner in BostonSouth St. Diner. Boston, 2017.
a photo of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, IrelandThe Cliffs of Moher. Ireland, 2017.

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