2015-16 Westphalia Press Catalog - Page 39

Introducing Taillefer Long Westphalia Press has grown exponentially. A great deal of our success comes from our dedicated team. One of the key components is Taillefer Long who serves as the Art Director. We asked him to discuss his background and artistic process in order to offer a behind the scenes glimpse of Westphalia Press: Over the years, I have worked as an editorial cartoonist, illustrator, fine artist, writer, translator, and graphic designer with the goal of acquiring as many tools as possible to effectively communicate ideas. Raised by expats in Italy and France, I learned from an early age the importance of expressing and translating the nuances of language in different contexts. To me, images are like words, unspoken yet often louder, that make up the visual language of design. In my work, I try to integrate images and design as seamlessly as possible within the contexts provided by authors, to enhance both the visual experience and support the messages being conveyed. Westphalia Press has allowed me to create designs for a growing collection of fascinating books, journals, and talented authors—while establishing a brand for a relatively new but thriving publishing house. Design, like publishing, takes courage, dedication, and a collaborative approach, which are core elements that I aspire to professionally, and which are integral to the Westphalia Press experience. To view samples of work by Taillefer Long: illuminatedstories.com facebook.com/BringYourStoryToLife tailleferlong.com To contact: info@illuminatedstories.com 39