Jennie Faries

Jennie is a graphic designer for Baen Books, creating book jackets, CDs, catalogs, and other items to promote Baen's titles.  She also worked, and still consults, in marketing and design for companies in the technology testing field.  She is also a master costumer who has been competing for over 15 years.  Her more recent awards include Best in Master class workmanship at the Millenium Philcon and the first place special Discworld prize at Norescon 4.  She holds a masters degree in theatrical design and worked for several years as a freelance lighting and costume designer.  She is also a member of TechnoFandom and has crewed and designed for Arisia, Balticon, and Magicon.

Fri1200Basics of Book Design and PublishingThere's nothing quite like reading (or holding) a really beautiful book. The cover design, interior illustrations, type face, layout, and even paper quality all contribute to the experience. What goes into creating a satisfyingly artistic volume? How does it effect the experience of the reader? What are your favorite books?Dave HOWELL, Jennie FARIES, John D. BERRY, Kelly BUEHLER, Stephen SEGAL
Sat1000What Editors Want From ArtistsIs it realism? A particular color? Many editors return to the same artists again and again. What sets these paragons apart? Style? Originality? A distinctive look or varied approach? Reliable telepathy? (Oh, and must the artist read the story, or what?)Bob EGGLETON, Jennie FARIES, John PICACIO, Karen HABER, Lou ANDERS, Betsy MITCHELL
Sun1100Upcoming from Baen BooksBaen Books upcoming titles and publication schedule.Mark L. VAN NAME, Jennie FARIES