Mia and the Rocket Ship Tree



The author created a series of paintings prior to having decided to turn them into a children’s book; he reached out to me for consultation regarding his desire to modify his illustrations to be suitable for print.

I was provided a Word document with the plain text beside each respective image they correlated with, which I used to layout the thumbnails which outlined what changes needed to be made to facilitate flow and chronological coherency. This allowed me to ascertain which areas required additional space to allow for full-bleed printing, which I performed digitally while touching up various details.

Upon making the edits to the illustrations I performed all of the lettering and onomatopoeia, secured the ISBN registration and bar code for both the softcover and hardcover editions, prepped the files for print, then proceeded to register it with Amazon’s Createspace printing service so the client could request a Proof copy for inspection before going live.

I kept the client apprised every step of the way with previews, and, throughout 9 sessions of changes, I iterated and implemented any feedback he had until the book became polished and a pleasure to read.

Client Testimonial

“Cari did a tremendous job laying the text and designing the entire layout for my children’s picture book. She was very knowledgeable about print and text layout and the results were tremendous!”
- Boaz Gavish, Koalabo Publishing

Completion date
April 2018
8 months
illustration, digital, children's books & publishing
Photoshop, InDesign
printed paperback and hardcover, 8 inches x 10 inches, 42 pages.
Boaz Gavish, Koalabo Publishing
Chicago, USA / Dublin , Ireland
amazon.com page