The creation of the book series and supporting materials for the Marvels of Money is the result of many good people coming together for a common cause.
"Marvels of Money" Illustrations
Cat Farris, Freelance Artist, Periscope Studio, Portland; Cat colored 4 of the 5 books in the series using digital tools. She is also a creator of short comics (Flaccid Badger), draws cartoon characters which incorporate chubby superheros, while enjoying Manga style art and all things Japanese.
Emi Lenox, Freelance Artist, Portland; Emi inked all of the pages for 4 of the 5 books in the series. Involved in many artistic endeavors, including comic art and watercolor illustrations, while pursuing her interest in photography.
Natalie Nourigat, Freelance Artist, Periscope Studio; Natalie took my concepts and messaging for each page, then turned them into sketches that ultimately became the look of the pages in the Marvels of Money 5 book series. She created all of the art for “Earning Excitement”, then teamed up with Cat and Emi (below) to speed up the process. Throughout, Natalie delivered the design/sketches, along with artistic oversight and cover creation for five books, with over 160 pages of color illustrations.
Angie Schofield, English Freelance Artist; Angie was the sole artist responsible for the beautiful gauche style painting found in "Why is there Money?" Angie passed away following the project and the book represents her final artistic endeavor. A kind person, former schoolteacher, Angie understood the passion behind the project and brought the story to life. Thank you Angie:)
Laura Meehan Writing and Editing Services, San Fran; Laura was a strong technical and creative sounding board, as she helped me to look at my writing from different perspectives, in order to assure understanding and flow in a diverse readership. Affiliated with Indigo Editing & Publications.
Sue Balcer - typesetting & layout - Sue is an award winning typesetter and book designer. She kindly guided me through the process when I was just getting started, preparing 4 of the 5 books for initial print production and formatting of text and images to specifications of my print/distribution company.
Tyler Fetters – Web-site development - Tyler helped me to structure a web-site that would allow for long term low maintenance yet support high activity, including frequent updates, video embedding, and guest writers/videos. Looking forward to rolling this out in the weeks ahead, along with extensive content and supporting tools for teachers and parents.
Irene Sprang – Book Layout - Irene has provided a balance of technical know-how, colloborative skills and responsiveness. She has been pivotal in the translation of formats between printers and offered many interesting visual layout recommendations.
Nick Nourigat – College student, Musician - used his musical talents to create nice tracks with his guitars, loop stations and music editing software. Has done extensive research of libraries, economic educators and thought leaders throughout the U.S. and made contacts with such persons in order to streamline the author's contacts and discussions.
Neil Nourigat – High School student used PowerDirector to take rough video cuts, stitch them together, develop title screens, transitions, while integrating music and voice-overs. Also has helped with research, editing, and hosting financial literacy exhibits
Lauren Swett – High School student, Editor - reviewed flow of If Money Could Shout, offered perspectives from teen view, improved flow of stories and syntax.
Parents – Polli C, Ted and Kathi A, Leslie B, Julie and Scott W, Lisa N, Debbie W for sharing their parental perspectives, editing and encouragment. Debbie W gets double kudos for market research and identifying key players in-state, including "Reading is an investment" program.
Teachers – Bruce E, Nanci N, Julia K, Kathleen S , Amy L, Sue P, Vanessa R, Lauri W, Patricia W - for perspectives and insights to the challenges in the classroom and how this series can be integrated with core curriculum to efficiently meet learning standards.