Portland studio/ Press Herald photo
In 1990 Jeff began applying his background in typography to the computer and designing with Quark Xpress on the Macintosh. He designed publications and announcements for galleries and other businesses, and won design and publishing awards for The Maine Chapbook Series with the Maine Arts Commission, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Several books of prose and poetry by Maine writers were produced at the Muse Press, some of which were fine handmade limited editions illustrated by Maine artists. These works are part of public and private collections and have been exhibited in New York, and in Maine. In 1997 his work was exhibited in The Art of the Book, a group show at the Portland Museum of Art. Now he designs primarily with InDesign and other Adobe software.
With over 30 years experience, Jeff Haste applies his background to design trade books using the latest software.