Wendy Curtis, President
Wendy Curtis is the founder and president of GeoBook Studio and the author of The Biggest Picture. She explored history, mechanics, science, and geology on her own but was hampered by the lack of comprehensive, entry level texts that provided an overview.
Wendy attended Smith College through the Ada Comstock program for women of “non-traditional college age” and graduated with a major in geology and a minor in art. Wendy has lectured on Big History in the U.S. and in Europe, is co-author of Big History in Flight, and was a featured author at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual conference in Oshkosh WI. She is currently working on a history of North America and lives in the Five College area of Western Massachusetts with her husband Mike.
Kat Woods, Designer
Kat Woods is currently the lead designer at GeoBook Studio, as well as being a writer and researcher. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Earth Systems, and is passionate about climatology.
Kat considered work in a laboratory but preferred a more creative career which led her to GeoBook Studio. She works to convey scientific and historical information in a artistic and accessible way. She is now working as designer and technical troubleshooter in several capacities for GeoBook, while applying what she learned in school.
Danielle Colburn, Book Production Assistant
Danielle is a book production assistant at GeoBook Studio. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English Language & Literature and History, and is passionate about exploring overlooked areas of history. Having been interested in a variety of historical topics during her undergraduate studies, from early modern Europe to the Edo period in Japan, she has enjoyed GeoBook’s interdisciplinary focus and its emphasis on accessible learning.
Danielle has also completed previous internships in book publishing at Candlewick Press and the Quarto Group, along with current freelance work in editorial and agenting. She is a 2021 graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course, and has worked as the production editor of Metamorphoses, Smith's five-college journal of literary translation.
Ellory Doyle, Book Production Assistant and Graphic Designer
Ellory Doyle is currently a book production assistant and graphic designer for GeoBook Studio, focusing on Big History in Flight; she also contributes written pieces to both the physical and iBook versions. She currently studies Studio Art and Japanese at Smith College, and plans on graduating in 2023 as a STRIDE Scholar.
In her research assistant position at Smith College, she has worked with psychologist Peter de Villiers on his projects involving AAVE and language development, and has even had findings published and presented at both the Boston University Conference on Child Language and the UCSB Conference on Black Linguistics. Her background as a studio artist also informs her creative approach to work at GeoBook Studio, and she hopes that she can help make learning fun and interesting for everyone who picks up a GeoBook title.