* For elegance and legibility, Leigh McLellan is the best book designer I know.
* We don't freelance out much work but Leigh is always first on our list for interior
* Leigh McLellan is a consummate design and production professional. Her broad
* Leigh McLellan is a highly competent and conscientious book and graphic
* Leigh McLellan has consistently designed and paged books with unmatched
* Leigh takes my phone calls, makes sense of my ideas, and translates them
20152 Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times.
20132 Essential Art: Native Basketry from the California Indian Heritage Center
2012 2New California Writing 2012. Heyday.
2011 2Jo Mora: California Cowboy & Artist. The Book Club of California.
20102 Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking.
20062 Leader to Leader. Quarterly journal. Jossey Bass, Inc.
1988 2Hawai'i One Summer: 1978. Prose by Maxine Hong Kingston. Meadow Press.
22 013 Hawai'i One Summer: 1978. Prose by Maxine Hong Kingston. Meadow Press.
1986 2Blank Country. Poems by Debora Gregor. Meadow Press.
2 2013 A Sky Empty of Orion. Poems by Laura Jensen. Meadow Press.
1985 2A Sky Empty of Orion. Poems by Laura Jensen. Meadow Press.
1983 2Shaving at Night. Poems by Charles Simic. Meadow Press.
2 2013 Shaving at Night. Poems by Charles Simic. Meadow Press.
2 2013 Learning to Read. Poems by Patricia Kirkpatrick. Meadow Press.
1981 2Dead Color. Poems by Charles Wright. Meadow Press.
2 2013 Sensing. Poems by Sandra McPherson. Hardbound. Meadow Press.
Leigh McLellan began her graphic design career as a student at the University of Iowa. There she designed books for the university press while learning letterpress printing and bookbinding, as well as designing posters for poetry and prose readings. In 1977, she moved to San Francisco and shortly began designing textbook front and back matter and learning dummying and layout of complex textbooks. Over the years, she has worked for many of the major publishers in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as a number of self-publishers. Currently she works for small to medium-sized trade book publishers and many individuals. She has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at the San Francisco Center for the Book, the Bookbuilders West Crash Course in Book Production, Mills College, and the University of California at Berkeley, among others.
From 1974 to 1990, Leigh operated Meadow Press. Her letterpress work can be seen at http://www.meadowpressbooks.com.