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Publishing Design

Condé Nast - Fairchild Publications

The first of many textbooks

Condé Nast
Illustrator for 900 drawings
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Tailored Fashion Design was the first book for author Pamela Powell. She had worked in the couture industry for Vivienne Westwood and was a Savile Row trained tailor. She wanted to develop a textbook that could be used in college classrooms as well as for the home sewer in the US. The project would require 900 illustrations

The Process

The process was a little bit of a learning curve for both the author and T-Go. Building a textbook from scratch required extensive planning. It helped us both have extensive knowledge on the subject so asking questions regarding the text or illustration requirements made the process move at a brisk pace

The author was extremely easy to work with and was able to point to references that we both had in our own personal libraries. Condé Nast was a wonderful client and based in NYC with the author living in Chicago

The End Results

Tailored Fashion Design is a good looking book as was picked for use in programs by many universities. Reviewers adored the content. The author went to a different publisher for her next title... and she took the illustrator (me) with her. That started a two-book deal with the next publisher Laurence King of London


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