At Bridle Path Press we are very proud of our community: the artists, writers, marketers, and designers who have joined together to create beautiful books and bring them to an ever-growing audience. We invite you to join us and share your vision, whether as a reader, writer, reviewer, or in any capacity that suits you best. Welcome!
Giordana Segneri has spent a good portion of her life in Northern Italy, where she was born and where her father continues to live. When she moved back to the States most recently, she settled in the Baltimore area, where she works as the communications and marketing specialist at the University of Baltimore and where she lives with her two cats, Asterix and Obelix.
While her first love is journalism and the written word, she discovered a passion for graphic design in her late 20's and has since received her master’s degree in publications design, studying the effective integration of words and images, from the University of Baltimore.
Describing her artistic vision, Giordana says:
Designing books is an excellent exercise in strategic design. It’s a very conceptual process—reading the manuscript to understand the mood the story evokes, then developing page and cover designs that capture that emotion and reflect the story appropriately. Book design—much more so than design for other media or purposes—requires an extremely comprehensive approach, and it’s so important to the success of the book. While we constantly remind ourselves and others not to, we still default to the natural instinct of judging books by their covers.
Working with the authors at Bridle Path Press is very rewarding because they are so invested in their work. There are no middlemen, no editors or agents, assigning values or concepts to the work. It’s just the authors, who bring their visions of the book to the table but who are very open to suggestions about design direction. The books don’t have to fit into any sort of corporate standards, so designing for Bridle Path is at once rewarding and liberating.
KC Hunter, the writer and creator of the dark fantasy series Paris and the children's series Dorian Delmontez, began telling stories when he was twelve years old, and through various forms of media, has been telling them ever since. He won a National Young Writers Award in 1994 and had several poems published in his teen years. He later delved into music, live performance and interactive media development, but still continued to write.
In 2008 he developed the concept of merging his skills at web design, multimedia development and writing into a new form of storytelling media: Electronic Media Entertainment. His goal is to expand the universe of a story from being confined to one medium (a book, a game, a graphic novel) into a multi-layered universe that encompasses a variety of media types.
KC currently lives in Owings Mills, Maryland and is a member of various clubs in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Kylis P. Winborne
is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and a graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art. His work has been featured in more than twenty-five exhibits, publications, and television programs, including one-person exhibitions at Station North Café ’07, Northern Virginia Community College, Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, and the Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center.
Kylis approaches book cover design with the same sensibility he brings to all his artwork: a desire to connect with what is most deeply human and to share his vision with others. To make art, Kylis says, is to communicate without words, immersing yourself completely in the process, and finding that creative spark. It’s exciting but risky, too. The joy comes in the step by step process of finding the exact image to convey the message, making that connection through a community of like-minded viewers. To view Kylis's work visit www.kylis.net
. You can contact him at email@example.com.
A native of Baltimore, Beth Cole graduated from Colby College in Waterville, ME in 2009 with a B.A. in English. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Quito, Ecuador. Beth has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, and she recently returned to school to study graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She enjoys working on projects that combine her interests in writing, photography, and design. Bridle Path Press is pleased to welcome Beth to our design team.