ABOUT

Patricia Moritz | book & publication designer

After attending Art Center College of Design, Patricia worked for architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman, founder/publisher of Access Press© and creator of the TED conference. There she worked on the brand identity design for TED, and print and related materials for the first TED conference.

Other projects included art and production direction on several titles in the Access© series of city guidebooks, design of New Management magazine for the USC Marshall School of Business; an “Access© style” special section for Time magazine; Design Arts, an annual publication for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a redesign of the New York City transit system map for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Working with Richard Saul Wurman provided invaluable experience in publishing and the design of information graphics.

In 1984, she opened her studio, Patricia Moritz Design, in Los Angeles. The studio is focused primarily on book and publication design for arts institutions, as well as publishers of lifestyle, reference and trade titles.

Selected Projects:

– Ed Ruscha, exhibition catalog now a collectible found at rare booksellers
Los Angeles Times Books, books on global events
– Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), various publications
– Sony Entertainment/Game Show Network, marketing publication
– The Ford Motor Company, library of leatherbound literary classics for promotional campaign
– Celebrity event designer Colin Cowie’s guide to entertaining
– UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, program catalogs & publications
– Reference publishing market, various educational textbooks & encyclopedias

In addition to book design, she has worked with literary agents and authors to create book proposals including design comprehensives for presentation, resulting in successful book deals with leading publishers.

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Patricia Moritz Design
1984–present

Projects Include:

Buddha in the Palm of Your Hand (Satdharma Press)
Ed Ruscha: Metro Plots (Gagosian Gallery)
Picasso to Pop: The Richard Weisman Collection (Atelier Press)
Effortless Elegance with Colin Cowie (HarperCollinsPublishers)
From Seed to Skillet (Chronicle Books)
Jorge Fick: Selected Work 1965–1975 (Eric Firestone Gallery)
Gallery exhibition catalogs, various artists including Judy Chicago, Laura London, Peggy Preheim, Jory Felice, Sharon Louden, Kim McCarty, Damien Smith (Works on Paper, Inc)
Ford Lincoln American Luxury Library (The Ford Motor Company)
Lavender Fields of America: A New Crop of American Farmers (Rebecca and Gary Rosenberg)
The Lost Years (Jeffers Press)
Conartist: Paul Conrad, 30 Years with the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
Witness to War: Images from the Persian Gulf War (Los Angeles Times Books)
4:31 Images of the 1994 Los Angeles Earthquake (Los Angeles Times Books)
Understanding the Riots: Los Angeles Before and After the Rodney King Case (Los Angeles Times Books)
LA Marathon: The First 10 Years (Los Angeles Times Books)
LA: The Amazing, Amusing & Absurd (Los Angeles Times Books)
Dear SOS: Favorite Restaurant Recipe Requests from the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
Dear SOS: Thirty Years of Recipe Requests to the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
Dear SOS: Dessert Recipe Requests to the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
A Guide to Earthtrips: Nature Travel on a Fragile Planet (Living Planet Press & Conservation International)
Golfer’s Guide to Southern California
Tell it Like it Is: In the Words of LA Youth (LA Youth)
Milestone Documents in American History, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents in African American History, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents of American Leaders, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents in World History, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents of World Religions, 3 volumes (Schlager Group)
Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Animal Life, 4 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life, 4 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Psychology (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Geology (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Science & Scientists, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Notable American Novelists, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Short Story Writers (Salem Press)
Magill’s Medical Guide (Salem Press)
Magill’s Survey of American Literature (Salem Press)
Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (Salem Press)
Encyclopedia of Flight, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Modern Weapons & Warfare, 2 volumes (Salem Press)
Money & Me, 5 volumes (Salem Press)
World Geography, 8 volumes (Salem Press)
World of Science Encyclopedia, 10 volumes (Rourke)
Learning About Your Health, 6 volumes (Rourke)
UCLA Law, magazine of UCLA School of Law
MBA, EMBA and FEMBA program catalogs, UCLA Anderson School of Management
The Contemporary, quarterly publication of Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
California Highways Magazine
Guest Informant Quick City Guides (Morris Communications Co.)
A Trainer’s Kit on Machine Safeguarding, UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
Long Beach Federal Building publication (Dworsky Architects)
LA Weekly: newspaper redesign

Creative Santa Fe: branding, stationery and website design, special event invitations and graphics, signage, various print and digital publications

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA): Building signage, environmental banners, outdoor billboards for various artists/exhibitions, Inaugural exhibition graphics and signage, Inaugural exhibition invitations in collaboration with Massimo Vignelli Associates, exhibition signage for various artists including James Turrell, Mark Lere, Jonathan Borofsky, Allen Ruppersburg, Francesco Clemente, Mary Corse; On the Artist in Society (program branding).

Visit USA West, tourist map of 8 western states, published in multiple languages (California Office of Tourism)

Custom designed maps for 32 titles in the series of Guest Informant city guidebooks and Guest Informant Quick City Guides (Morris Communications Co.)

Demographic maps (North Communications)

Game Show Network, publications (Sony Entertainment)

NAFTA outdoor billboard (AFL-CIO)

Author:
Dropping in On… Saudi Arabia (Rourke)
Dropping in On… Iraq (Rourke)
Dropping in On… Argentina (Rourke)
Dropping in On… Costa Rica (Rourke)
Dropping in On… South Africa (Rourke)
Dropping in On… France (Rourke)

Sussman/Prezja & Co.
Independent design consultant for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
Sussman/Prejza were responsible for creating the ‘look’ of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, encompassing forty-three art sites, twenty-eight game venues and three villages. As a member of a team of independent designers and architects, we employed the “kit-of-parts” visual alphabet to the disparate venues. Also included were vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signs, transportation signs, facility identification signs, and graphics.

Office of Richard Saul Wurman/Access© Press, Inc.
1981-1983

Projects include:
—TED conference, branding and conference print materials
Access© city guides: LA/Access©, San Francisco/Access©, New York City/Access©, Hawaii/Access©, 1984 Olympic/Access© (English & Japanese editions); Polaroid/Access©
—New York City subway system map (Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)
Design Arts II, publication of the National Endowment for the Arts
New Management magazine, USC Marshall School of Business
Time magazine, “Korea’s Master Builders,” special section

Photos: jennifer cheung steven nilsson photography
Web implementation: mediaslinger
ABOUT

Patricia Moritz | book & publication designer

After attending Art Center College of Design, Patricia worked for architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman, founder/publisher of Access Press© and creator of the TED conference. There she worked on the brand identity design for TED, and print and related materials for the first TED conference.

Other projects included art and production direction on several titles in the Access© series of city guidebooks, design of New Management magazine for the USC Marshall School of Business; an “Access© style” special section for Time magazine; Design Arts, an annual publication for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a redesign of the New York City transit system map for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Working with Richard Saul Wurman provided invaluable experience in publishing and the design of information graphics.

In 1984, she opened her studio, Patricia Moritz Design, in Los Angeles. The studio is focused primarily on book and publication design for arts institutions, as well as publishers of lifestyle, reference and trade titles.

Selected Projects:

– Ed Ruscha, exhibition catalog now a collectible found at rare booksellers
Los Angeles Times Books, books on global events
– Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), various publications
– Sony Entertainment/Game Show Network, marketing publication
– The Ford Motor Company, library of leatherbound literary classics for promotional campaign
– Celebrity event designer Colin Cowie’s guide to entertaining
– UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, program catalogs & publications
– Reference publishing market, various educational textbooks & encyclopedias

In addition to book design, she has worked with literary agents and authors to create book proposals including design comprehensives for presentation, resulting in successful book deals with leading publishers.

CV
1984–present
Buddha in the Palm of Your Hand (Satdharma Press)
Ed Ruscha: Metro Plots (Gagosian Gallery)
Picasso to Pop: The Richard Weisman Collection (Atelier Press)
Effortless Elegance with Colin Cowie (HarperCollinsPublishers)
From Seed to Skillet (Chronicle Books)
Jorge Fick: Selected Work 1965–1975 (Eric Firestone Gallery)
Gallery exhibition catalogs, various artists including Judy Chicago, Laura London, Peggy Preheim, Jory Felice, Sharon Louden, Kim McCarty, Damien Smith (Works on Paper, Inc)
Ford Lincoln American Luxury Library (The Ford Motor Company)
Lavender Fields of America: A New Crop of American Farmers (Rebecca and Gary Rosenberg)
The Lost Years (Jeffers Press)
Conartist: Paul Conrad, 30 Years with the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
Witness to War: Images from the Persian Gulf War (Los Angeles Times Books)
4:31 Images of the 1994 Los Angeles Earthquake (Los Angeles Times Books)
Understanding the Riots: Los Angeles Before and After the Rodney King Case (Los Angeles Times Books)
LA Marathon: The First 10 Years (Los Angeles Times Books)
LA: The Amazing, Amusing & Absurd (Los Angeles Times Books)
Dear SOS: Favorite Restaurant Recipe Requests from the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
Dear SOS: Thirty Years of Recipe Requests to the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
Dear SOS: Dessert Recipe Requests to the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times Books)
A Guide to Earthtrips: Nature Travel on a Fragile Planet (Living Planet Press & Conservation International)
Golfer’s Guide to Southern California
Tell it Like it Is: In the Words of LA Youth (LA Youth)
Milestone Documents in American History, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents in African American History, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents of American Leaders, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents in World History, 4 volumes (Schlager Group)
Milestone Documents of World Religions, 3 volumes (Schlager Group)
Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Animal Life, 4 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Plant Life, 4 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Encyclopedia of Science: Psychology (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Geology (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Science & Scientists, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Notable American Novelists, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Magill’s Choice: Short Story Writers (Salem Press)
Magill’s Medical Guide (Salem Press)
Magill’s Survey of American Literature (Salem Press)
Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (Salem Press)
Encyclopedia of Flight, 3 volumes (Salem Press)
Modern Weapons & Warfare, 2 volumes (Salem Press)
Money & Me, 5 volumes (Salem Press)
World Geography, 8 volumes (Salem Press)
World of Science Encyclopedia, 10 volumes (Rourke)
Learning About Your Health, 6 volumes (Rourke)
UCLA Law, magazine of UCLA School of Law
MBA, EMBA and FEMBA program catalogs, UCLA Anderson School of Management
The Contemporary, quarterly publication of Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
California Highways Magazine
Guest Informant Quick City Guides (Morris Communications Co.)
A Trainer’s Kit on Machine Safeguarding, UCLA Center for Occupational & Environmental Health
Long Beach Federal Building publication (Dworsky Architects)
LA Weekly: newspaper redesign

Creative Santa Fe: branding, stationery and website design, special event invitations and graphics, signage, various print and digital publications

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA): Building signage, environmental banners, outdoor billboards for various artists/exhibitions, Inaugural exhibition graphics and signage, Inaugural exhibition invitations in collaboration with Massimo Vignelli Associates, exhibition signage for various artists including James Turrell, Mark Lere, Jonathan Borofsky, Allen Ruppersburg, Francesco Clemente, Mary Corse; On the Artist in Society (program branding).

Visit USA West, tourist map of 8 western states, published in multiple languages (California Office of Tourism)

Custom designed maps for 32 titles in the series of Guest Informant city guidebooks and Guest Informant Quick City Guides (Morris Communications Co.)
Demographic maps, North Communications

Game Show Network, publications (Sony Entertainment)

NAFTA outdoor billboard (AFL-CIO)

Author:
Dropping in On… Saudi Arabia (Rourke)
Dropping in On… Iraq (Rourke)
Dropping in On… Argentina (Rourke)
Dropping in On… Costa Rica (Rourke)
Dropping in On… South Africa (Rourke)
Dropping in On… France (Rourke)

Sussman/Prezja & Co.
Independent design consultant for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
Sussman/Prejza were responsible for creating the ‘look’ of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, encompassing forty-three art sites, twenty-eight game venues and three villages. As a member of a team of independent designers and architects, we employed the “kit-of-parts” visual alphabet to the disparate venues. Also included were vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signs, transportation signs, facility identification signs, and graphics.

Office of Richard Saul Wurman/Access© Press, Inc.
1981-1983

Projects include:
—TED conference, branding and conference print materials
Access© city guides: LA/Access©, San Francisco/Access©, New York City/Access©, Hawaii/Access©, 1984 Olympic/Access© (English & Japanese editions); Polaroid/Access©
—New York City subway system map (Port Authority of New York & New Jersey)
Design Arts II, publication of the National Endowment for the Arts
New Management magazine, USC Marshall School of Business
Time magazine, “Korea’s Master Builders,” special section

Photos: jennifer cheung steven nilsson photography
Web implementation: mediaslinger