I had the privilege of working alongside Kate Fenske on this fun project, a children’s book titled “Kia’s Great Escape”. If you know Kate, you are familiar with her 40 before 40 project. Write and publish a kids book was on that list. With illustration help from her mother, Patricia Fenske, Kate wrote this wonderful tale of a dog that escapes the house to go play with other animals.

Front cover of the book "Kia's Great Escape"
Front cover of the book “Kia’s Great Escape”

I designed this book, including endpaper illustration and typography. The pages were a little text heavy for a typical children’s book. That problem was circumvented by a two column layout on landscape pages. This allowed for a short line length, speeding readability while giving the appearance of less type.

Kia's Great Escape page spread
A spread from Kia’s Great Escape.
Kia's Great Escape end pages
Kia’s Great Escape end pages.

Who We Are/What We Do

Mart Design Company focuses on print and logo design. We do work for a variety of clients from professional sports organizations (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), to not-for-profits (United Way of Winnipeg), to musicians (Architek Percussion) and businesses (Garden City Shopping Centre). The approach is the same for all; listen to the client’s needs and provide a stellar product.

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