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Asha Pearse

Asha Pearse - Designer

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Hello. I'm Asha, I design really great book covers for some really amazing publishers, maybe I can design one for you too. Get in touch.

Overview

I am an experienced book cover designer with an extensive portfolio, working within the publishing industry, creating covers for publishing houses such as Routledge, Polity, Usborne, IB Tauris and many more.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Historical Fiction Literature Plays & Screenplays
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Computers & Internet Economics History Law Religion & Spirituality Technology Weddings

Work experience

Freelance Book Cover designer and Children's illustrator

Asha Pearse Design and Illustration

October, 2010 – Present (about 6 years)

Designing successful book covers and page layouts for a number of publishers, working across Trade, Academic and Children's publishing. Skills include picture research, photography, art direction and editorial illustration.

I also work within the realms of children's publishing as an illustrator, I have worked on a number of picture books with a number of US publishers, and have a regular illustration spot in a European children magazine.

Some people have said some really nice things about me:
'I thoroughly enjoyed working with Asha and found her to be creative, flexible and highly tuned to our needs in editorial.'

Louisa Semlyen
Senior Publisher, Taylor & Francis Group

Clients include:
Routledge
Polity
IB Tauris
Pearson
Usbourne
Radcliffe
Continuum
Flowerpot Press
ACMTR, Turkey
Northstate, USA
Development Studies Centre, USA
Juno Magazine

Senior Book Cover Designer

Taylor and Francis Publishers

June, 2007 – April, 2013 (almost 6 years)

Designing book covers for an international academic publishers, working across a wide range of subjects; such as Media, Literature, Linguistics, Business, Military History.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

The Object Reader (In Sight: Visual Culture)

Fiona Candlin, Raiford Guins

This unique collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields. The Object Reader elucidates objects in many of their diverse roles, dynamics and capacities. Precisely because the dedicated study of objects does not reside neatly within a single discipl... read more

This unique collection frames the classic debates on objects and aims to generate new ones by reshaping the ways in which the object can be taught and studied, from a wide variety of disciplines and fields. The Object Reader elucidates objects in many of their diverse roles, dynamics and capacities. Precisely because the dedicated study of objects does not reside neatly within a single discipl... read more

France and the Age of Revolution: Regimes Old and New from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte (International Library of Historical Studies)

William Doyle

From the turmoil and tragedy of the French Revolution to the rise and fall of the enigmatic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, the history of France between 1789 and 1815 is one of the most enduringly fascinating – and widely-studied – periods of history. In this volume, the renowned historian William Doyle provides a new perspective on several key themes within the history of this period - from th... read more

From the turmoil and tragedy of the French Revolution to the rise and fall of the enigmatic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, the history of France between 1789 and 1815 is one of the most enduringly fascinating – and widely-studied – periods of history. In this volume, the renowned historian William Doyle provides a new perspective on several key themes within the history of this period - from th... read more

The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives

'Riello and McNeil's new collection of essays represents an immense and impressive project' – Choice 'Now, the key contributions from nearly every expert in the field are assembled in one fascinating book. This kaleidoscopic and informative volume ranges impressively across conventional boundaries of chronology, geography, and discipline.' – Glenn Adamson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U... read more

'Riello and McNeil's new collection of essays represents an immense and impressive project' – Choice 'Now, the key contributions from nearly every expert in the field are assembled in one fascinating book. This kaleidoscopic and informative volume ranges impressively across conventional boundaries of chronology, geography, and discipline.' – Glenn Adamson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U... read more

The Design Culture Reader

Design is part of ordinary, everyday life, to be found in every room in every building in the world. While we may tend to think of design in terms of highly desirable objects, this book encourages us to think about design as ubiquitous (from plumbing to television) and as an agent of social change (from telephones to weapon systems). The Design Culture Reader brings together an international a... read more

Design is part of ordinary, everyday life, to be found in every room in every building in the world. While we may tend to think of design in terms of highly desirable objects, this book encourages us to think about design as ubiquitous (from plumbing to television) and as an agent of social change (from telephones to weapon systems). The Design Culture Reader brings together an international a... read more

Fragments of a Lost Homeland: Remembering Armenia

Armen T. Marsoobian

The Armenian world was shattered by the 1915 genocide. Not only were thousands of lives lost but families were displaced and the narrative threads that connected them to their own past and homelands were forever severed. Many have been left with only fragments of their family histories: a story of survival passed on by a grandparent who made it through the cataclysm or, if lucky, an old photog... read more

The Armenian world was shattered by the 1915 genocide. Not only were thousands of lives lost but families were displaced and the narrative threads that connected them to their own past and homelands were forever severed. Many have been left with only fragments of their family histories: a story of survival passed on by a grandparent who made it through the cataclysm or, if lucky, an old photog... read more

Scattered Ghosts: One Family's Survival through War, Holocaust and Revolution

Nick Barlay

When two Hungarian Jewish refugees landed by accident in Britain in the winter of 1956, they had little idea what the future would hold. But they carried with them the traces of their turbulent past, just enough to provide the clues to their past.Resurrecting 200 years of wars and revolutions, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire via two totalitarianisms to contemporary Britain, and through the re... read more

When two Hungarian Jewish refugees landed by accident in Britain in the winter of 1956, they had little idea what the future would hold. But they carried with them the traces of their turbulent past, just enough to provide the clues to their past.Resurrecting 200 years of wars and revolutions, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire via two totalitarianisms to contemporary Britain, and through the re... read more

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea (Record Spins)

melissa Everett

The silly tongue-twister A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea gets everyone singing and reading along, while introducing homophones in this fun take on words that sound the same but have very different meanings! The pleasantly predictable rhyming text paired with colorful illustrations and lovable characters promote phoneme awareness in this adult-directed board book, perfect for engaging and entert... read more

The silly tongue-twister A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea gets everyone singing and reading along, while introducing homophones in this fun take on words that sound the same but have very different meanings! The pleasantly predictable rhyming text paired with colorful illustrations and lovable characters promote phoneme awareness in this adult-directed board book, perfect for engaging and entert... read more

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Sing & read along with your little one in this adorable verso of the classic song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," & share what the holiday season is all about - love!

Sing & read along with your little one in this adorable verso of the classic song "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," & share what the holiday season is all about - love!

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