The New Year brings a new season of fellows here at Chronicle Books! We are excited to welcome five fresh design minds to be a part of our team as they begin our design fellowship program. Not only will these recent graduates have the opportunity to expand their portfolios and design repertoires, they will also have the chance to be part of the unique culture that is Chronicle Books. During their time here our fellows participate in a plethora of company events, from in-house art exhibitions to off-site events like department bowling or a tour of the Google campus, not to mention the occasional birthday party or baby shower for a coworker. Chronicle fellows are given the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally throughout their 6-month term and really become a part of the community here. Anyway, enough about what they will be doing, let’s see what they’ve been up to until now.
Sarah Higgins, Publishing Fellow
Sarah is an avid knitter, cook and lover of Chronicle Books. She recently completed her BFA in design from Academy of Art University. She also has a BA in psychology from UCSB. Sarah has worked with an impressive list of Bay Area design firms, including a junior design position with Michael Osborne Design, and internships with Chen Design and JLA Home. Sarah’s portfolio showcases her solid typography, form making, and conceptual skills in a great range of styles and projects. Sarah enjoys the teamwork involved in creating successful design, which will certainly be beneficial to our work process here at Chronicle. We are excited to have her with us!
Check out some of Sarah’s work:
Matchbook for a line of Levi Strauss barbecue sauce.
Typography spread in the brand guidelines for rebranding of Illy.
Poster for a typographic conference on learning disabilities.
Dinah Fried, Publishing Fellow
Dinah comes to us highly recommended from the faculty at Rhode Island School of Design, where she recently completed her MFA. She has an impressive work resume that includes a design internship at The New York Times Magazine, an associate editor position at HarperCollins in New York, acquiring and editing illustrated books, and a two-year stint at Pentagram NY as a project manager. Dinah earned her BA from Tufts University in literature and writing. She has design and printing in her blood—she grew up setting type and printing with a cast iron printing press in her family’s basement. Dinah has excellent type chops and great conceptual skills. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team!
Check out some of Dinah’s work here:
Fictitious Dishes is an ongoing series of photographs of iconic meals from novels. Shown here (clockwise from top left) Remembrance of Things Past, Heidi, To Kill a Mockingbird, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Still from of The Really Great Gatsby, a video and book that highlight marginalia and memories from fifty readers of the classic novel, The Great Gatsby.
Logo exploratory for The Emily Dickinson International Society, an organization of the world’s leading Dickinson scholars.
Kayla Ferriera, Children’s Fellow
We are delighted to welcome Kayla to the children’s fellowship. Kayla is hot off the press, she literally just graduated this past December from the Academy of Art here in SF. Kayla’s design work is as strong and as varied as her personal life—fun facts: Kayla is a stellar artist, loves to bake, and is a competitive solo Irish dancer! Kayla also impressed us with a digital app portfolio, which made some of us on the design team at Chronicle feel a little old.
Check out some of Kayla’s work here:
Promotional book for Galaxie type family. This book questions reality, exploring the ways in which our perception shapes our reality.
Two poster designs for Hop Twist Click, a fictitious Irish Dancing exhibition and competition.
Promotional book intended for the paper line Galerie Art. Ordinary objects become art as we associate them with cherished memories.
Kehau Lyons, Marketing Fellow
Kehau (pronounced “Keh-how”) has flown all the way from sunny Honolulu to join us for the next 6 months! Kehau graduated from California College of the Arts in San Francisco last year, and was a design intern at 826 Valencia last spring. She loved her internship experience and being part of the San Francisco design community. She’s really excited to be back here, and especially to be working at Chronicle Books. Her portfolio is as impressive as her enthusiasm, and we are delighted to have her join our team.
Check out some of Kehau’s work here:
Poster for a winter clothing drive inspired by knitted Christmas sweaters.
Screen-printed thank you card in three languages (English, Hawaiian, and French).
Packaging of a romantic rum family with nautical elements.
Veronica Thompson, Digital Media Fellow
Veronica is an alumna of Emerson College in Boston. She graduated in 2012 with a Masters in Electronic Publishing. She comes to Chronicle with not only expertise in e-publishing but also in social media as she worked previously as the social media marketing intern for America’s Test Kitchen. Veronica also worked to create a web presence and marketing strategies for Powers Distributing, which has since received the National Craft Beer Distributor of the year award. When she is not pulling kegs off a beer truck, she enjoys blogging and exploring her passions for travel and food. You have come to the right place Veronica and we couldn’t be happier to have you as the newest addition to our Digital Media group!
Check out some of Veronica’s work here:
A beer/cocktail infographic.
An illustrated Pride and Prejudice ebook.
Design Studio Assistant