Jon earned a BA in English Literature at San Francisco State University, where he was lucky to have studied Chaucer and Stoker under Professor Leonard Wolf. Immediately after college he joined the U. S. Navy and retired at the rank of Commander (USNR). His career in the business world was capped by his position as Director of Operations (Americas) for Datalogic, S.p.A. Now fully retired from Global Ops, he is devoted to harnessing the full potential of Bruin Books, which he founded in 2009. He also owns and operates a cider apple orchard along the banks of the Willamette River. Jon lives with his family in Eugene, Oregon, USA and is at work on his second novel.
Tran Viet Hung (Alex) has been an integral part of the Bruin Books team since 2010. Born in Vietnam in 1984, he is now living in Ho Chi Minh City, where he earned a Bachelors in Business Administration degree. He has been and an Art Director and Freelance Photographer since 2006, and owns and operates the Viet Hung Art Gallery. A great passion of his is his vintage camera lens collection.
Porfolio & Contact:
Viet Hung Art gallery
362 Doan Van Bo St, Dist 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Michelle met Jon in while they both worked for Datalogic. As an amateur photographer, she was initially brought on to take photos and the digitize cover art created by Viet Hung's team of talented artists. After collaberating on several books, Michelle took over the cover layout work from Jon. Michelle now resides just outside of Toronto, Canada, and is part of warehouse management for Scholastic, a major book publisher of educational materials. When she's not working her regular job or creating covers for Bruin Books, she knits, like any good Canadian should!
Born in the 80s, Culpeo is a Thai-German artist and illustrator (BA in Graphic Design), based in Germany.
Probably best known for artsy foxes and fancy snakes. Book worm, movie enthusiast, appreciator of good music and lover of italian food. Can quickly become super excited and super annoying when asked about passions and hobbies.