The German Girl

Client: Atria Publishing print & digital, the New York Times and NewYorkTimes.com

Goal: Create two marketing strategies with different focuses for the hardcover and paperback campaigns and then have them unite in imagery and message. The hardcover's campaign concentrates on the characters exile, while the paperback's tells the intimate coming-of-age tale of Hannah, the protagonist.

Results: To unite the two messages visually and shift of focus seamlessly, I overlaid the red harsh graphic elements symbolizing protest (from the Hardcover's  The New York Times Ad) over the paperback's tender portrait of the young hopeful Hannah. Videos and scenes from the actual boat were shown in scrapbook graphics on social media advertisements and posts.

Role: Creative Director, Designer, & Video Producer.


German Girl protest advertisement in  the New York Times  .

German Girl protest advertisement in  the New York Times  .

This image captures the transition from the themes of protest in red bold font over top the beautiful vision of Hannah. 

This image captures the transition from the themes of protest in red bold font over top the beautiful vision of Hannah. 


The video produced to connect the hardcover and paperback message.