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Illustrator and designer hungry for a challenge! Anastasia loves to create highly illustrative book cover designs and interior illustrations
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I am an illustrator/ designer, publishing professional and interactive fiction enthusiast! I received a BA in Art and English at St. Olaf College and earned my MA in Publishing from the University College London. I am currently living in NYC and working in production for a children's publisher while building up my freelance illustration portfolio. I use my knowledge of publishing trends to create book covers that are both engaging and marketable. It is vital to me to incorporate the author's ideas, perspectives and emotions in my book covers, layouts, and interior illustrations. My designs are highly illustrative and would suit young adult or adult fiction novels. I'm open to collaboration on children's chapter books as well. My style translates best to women's fiction and emotive titles such as 'The Namesake' and 'The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir.' I have also worked in social media and can provide engaging and visually striking social media posts for you in order to hype up your book with your social media outlets.
Grew Facebook audience by 65% and Instagram audience by 83%. Designed or commissioned social media posts. Edited, retouched, and altered images for multiple platforms. Wrote, designed and sent e-mail marketing campaigns that resulted in 5,000+ clicks. Provided administrative support for marketing team and CEO. Identified and worked with twenty influencers to spread brand awareness and drive traffic.
Designed and project managed a collaborative publication between the UCL Centre for Publishing and the William Morris Society. Typeset the book and created graphics for the sections. Laid out the image heavy book. Designed the cover of the book.
I am an experienced publishing designer with a friendly and flexible approach. Specialising in fiction, children's books and YA publishing.
With 30 years experience designing covers for the UK's top publishing houses, I also art direct, illustrate and do hand lettering for covers