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Phil Black Building an author's brand from the inside out

Philip Black, VP Client Engagement & Marketing,

This interactive workshop-style session will explore the top five best branding practices; knowing what your readers want to learn; developing your authors voice and unique perspective; launching a new author brand platform.


Kirk Douponce The Art of Lying: Practical photo illustration techniques

Kirk DouPonce, Owner of DogEared Design


Ever wonder how images that couldn’t possibly be photographed look so real? Using Photoshop, as well as 3D applications, Kirk will show how creating imagery in today’s digital age is limited only by our imaginations.


Josh Dennis Role of Design in Publishing + on site studio tour

Josh Dennis, Executive VP of Creative, Crossway Books

Josh will identify ways that Crossway's structure enables them to design integrated campaigns around their books and other products, including specific case studies and video presentations, and an onsite studio visit at Crossway. 


Abby Weintraub
Isaac Tobin
Jeff Miller

Torrey Sharp


Top Shelf Design Award


Judges: Abby Weintraub, Owner of Abby Weintraub Design
; Isaac Tobin, Senior Designer at the University of Chicago Press; Jeff Miller, Art Director at Faceout Studio; and
Moderator Torrey Sharp, Principal at Faceout Studio, Producer at Faceout Films

The ECPA Top Shelf Design Award judges will announce each of the winning entries and comment specifically why the work stood out while discussing design related topics from a broad industry perspective.


 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards

The Top Shelf Book Cover Awards is sponsored and supported by
Faceout Studio and Color House Graphics.


We thank the following companies for their support of the industry and this event.

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