My name is MaryAnne Talbott, and I've been designing with type for about as long as I've been able to read. I'm lucky to have found work that lets me do what I love.
I’ve been a freelance designer, editor and consultant for the past six years. I like design that’s simple, straightforward, effective and beautiful. I don’t like do-dads, frills or trendy gimmicks. I try to learn from everything I see, and I honed my skills and got my work ethic by meeting the insane daily deadlines in a newsroom.
My professional life in newspapers began in 1987. I was very briefly a reporter, then a copy editor and page designer for about eight years. Most recently, I was a newspaper design director for almost nine years.
I learned what works and what doesn’t, and how to make deadline without sacrificing craftsmanship.
I bring this experience to any job I do, whether it's designing a newspaper or creating any print or digital project.
Chat design, ask questions or offer me some work.
I'll answer as soon as I can.
News pages © Contra Costa Newspapers 2006
               or © Denver Business Journal 2008
              or © Hattiesburg American 2007
WordsMatter logo © Pamela Jett, CSP 2007
GFF logo © The Girlfriend Factor 2008
Lopez Publishing logo © Lopez Publishing Inc. 2009
All other material © MaryAnne Talbott 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009