About Me


I am an author, book designer, lettering illustrator, and an avid doodler and art journaler. After seven years of art directing magazines including America West Airlines Magazine, I decided to design books from my home studio. I design coffee table books, gift books, cookbooks, and kids books, and my design work has been included in Print’s Regional Design Annual 2002 and also has been recognized by the Copper Quill Awards, the Association of Partners for Public Lands, January Magazine, and Round & Coffin Club’s 2005 Western Books Exhibition, among others. In 2008, Quarry published my first book, 1000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspiration, which I also designed. My second and third books, Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls and Doodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys, both of which I wrote, illustrated, and designed, were published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in 2010 and 2011, respectively. Both are available on Amazon and in bookstores everywhere.

I also teach art journaling and doodling workshops at retreats and online. I’ve taught at Interweave’s Create Retreat 2010, and the Create Retreat (CA) 2011. My DVD workshop “Art Journaling: Pages in Stages”, is available from Cloth Paper Scissors and Interweave Press. My articles about art journaling and doodling have appeared in Cloth Paper Scissors and Somerset Art Journaling, and I’ve written numerous guest blog posts about the same subjects for Creative Imaginations Luminarte, F&W’s CreateMixedMedia.com, and others.

Email me here.

Assign lettering illustration projects: 480.756.8630

Literary Agent contact: Jean Sagendorph, Mansion Street Literary Management, mansionstreet@gmail.com


Lucy Sokol is the proud black Lab mix of Dawn DeVries Sokol. A rescue dog, she works hard in the studio every day by sleeping, snoring, and clanging the jewelry on her collar.