DARLENE (Star Cat) is a seasoned graphics artist who has designed everything from logos and newsletters to branding. She possesses extensive experience in book design and desktop publishing and offers complete book services to first time authors.
She earned her MFA in Graphic Art from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and taught the subject to their undergraduates. Before her corporate employment, Darlene worked as the art director for Aethyrea Books, a small publishing house in North Carolina. Her duties encompassed more than art direction. Darlene also managed all aspects of the book publishing industry–from editing raw manuscripts to marketing the completed books and everything in between.
As a team member, Darlene offered her design expertise and knowledge of publishing to Toshiba Business Solutions, where she worked over fifteen years as their graphics and marketing consultant. Darlene figured out how to prepare digital files for Toshiba’s Copier equipment that maximized the copier’s strengths and produced dazzling printed pieces.
Yet, Darlene’s first passion has always been to design beautiful books. After leaving the corporate world, she placed her creative focus on creating books for authors interested in self-publishing.
Within a year, Darlene launched Star Cat Book Design.com.