Gwen Terpstra, operating Terpstra Design out of San Francisco's mission district, has cultivated a unique, award-winning, music oriented graphic design business. Gwen has a taste for putting visuals to musical ideas in both the music educational print publishing industry and in her work designing CD recording packages for classical, jazz, world and experimental music labels and artists locally and internationally.

Record company clients include:

Nonesuch Records: Gwen has designed many of Bill Frisell's cd packages, produced by Lee Townsend. (Bill Frisell Quartet, Gone just like a Train, Ghost Town, The Willies)

Adventure Music: producer Richard Zirinsky (New York) and Bob Corroon, (New York) and producer and virtuoso artist Mike Marshall (Oakland) on their innovative new label, Adventure Music.

Others: Angel Records, Intuition Music & Media, Acoustra Productions, Polygram, Six Degrees Records, Mobius Music, New Albion Records, Moment Records, Stillwater Sound, Liquid City Records, Imaginary Road Records, City of Tribes Records, The Relaxation Company, Ellipsis Arts,Tropo Records and Skip Records. To view a portfolio of samples select "CD Package Design" from the main screen.

In the music publication area, Gwen has created highly original looks and award winning work with The FJH Music Company, Inc., a distinguished publisher of music educational print products. Her music publication design (book covers, sheet music and inside illustrations) have won numerous awards in the music publishing industry, with FJH sheet music covers and artwork form the successful piano method "Piano Adventures," by Randall and Nancy Faber, appearing in Print's National Design Awards Annuals. To view a portfolio of these designs select "Music Education Publishing" from the main screen.

Having an educational background in fine art, Gwen continues working in other forms. She has shown fine art in the San Francisco Art Institute Cafe Gallery, S.F., Somarts Gallery, S.F., and Michael Martin Gallery, S.F.