In 1980 Maggie Hinders filled a U-Haul, drove east from the Midwest, and landed in New York City. She studied art and design at SVA, Parsons, and The Art Student’s League. After many twists and turns she found her place as a book designer at Alfred A. Knopf Publishers.
Among the many books whose interiors she has designed are A Monster’s Notes by Laurie Sheck, The Roosevelts by Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward, and James Merrill, Life & Art, by Langdon Hammer. Her focus in book design is working with the editor and author to support the author’s vision through her knowledge of type design and layout.
Painting has always had an important place in Maggie’s life. Her current works are abstracted, large-scale paintings of animals’ faces. They invite the viewer to contemplate the multiple planes of what animal represents in life in and art, particularly portraiture.
And here is the book she mentioned reading in the interview, The Art of Rivalry.