Posted on May 15, 2012
Helen was expelled from Montessori school in the fifth grade for doing nothing but drawing all day, every day. She ended up studying fine arts in college with a concentration in photography. After a brief sojourn in museum education she fell into graphic design through newspapers.She was instantly seduced and continues to work as a designer almost thirty years later.As art director of Front Street and namelos, Helen designed and produced award-winning children’s picture books, young adult novels, poetry, and nonfiction titles. She also worked in advertising and museum exhibit design, creating museum exhibit graphics for the Maritime Center in South Norwalk, Connecticut, and the California Aerospace Museum in Los Angeles. Between jobs she spent extended periods of time painting and making jewelry in Mexico. She has received design awards from the Creative Quarterly, the New York Book Show, the Connecticut Center for the Book, the Asheville Art Directors Club, and the Boston Art Directors Club.
Helen grew up in Athens, Greece, and lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and daughter.