Asya Blue

Asya Blue - Designer

New York, United States

Enthusiastic and creative designer with a passion for books and reading who would love to collaborate on your next great project.

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I am an experienced graphic designer/art director who is also an avid reader. My love of books along with my passion for art and design makes for a winning combination when it comes to working on book projects. I also have a background in marketing as well as email and website design. Whether you need help with a small project or with a "bigger picture" approach, I can help. I am aways excited to take on new opportunities.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Literature
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Career Guides
Entertainment
Music

Awards

  • Bookbinders’ Guild of New York, Third Place Cover Design
  • Creativity, Book Jacket Design
  • The Educational Press Association of America
  • Parent's Choice Silver & Gold Awards
  • MarCom Award for Excellence in Marketing & Communication

Work experience

Creative Consultant/Art Director/Graphic Designer

Self-employed
August, 1995 – Present (about 24 years)

• Highly experienced and knowledgeable Art Director. Managing, guiding, and directing print, digital, video, and social media projects from initial planning phases to final product.
• Extensive experience in hands-on graphic design with strong affinity towards typography.
• Additional expertise in working with branding and its application to a broad range of marketing materials.
• Strong organizational and communication skills, budget planning capabilities, able to juggle multiple projects
at once while staying on schedule, and keen attention to detail.
• Always motivated to stay on top of current design trends and latest technology.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Unafraid: A survivor's quest for human connection

Niyati Tamaskar

On March 2, 2018, Niyati Tamaskar heard the words that would forever change the course of her life: “All three sites have tested positive for cancer.” She was a thirty-four-year-old breastfeeding mother with a doting husband, fulfilling engineering job, and two children under four. How could this be happening to me? She wondered, shell shocked. Further complicating things, Niyati grew up in In... read more

On March 2, 2018, Niyati Tamaskar heard the words that would forever change the course of her life: “All three sites have tested positive for cancer.” She was a thirty-four-year-old breastfeeding mother with a doting husband, fulfilling engineering job, and two children under four. How could this be happening to me? She wondered, shell shocked. Further complicating things, Niyati grew up in In... read more

I'll Know Me When I Find Me (A Jane Desmond Novel Book 1)

Helen J. Darling

Jane's in a rut. Can she dig herself out without burying her best friend?Jane Desmond feels like a failure. Sure, she has a good job and a roof over her head, but nothing else seems to ever go her way. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her professional and social life in tatters. When her best friend Thea loses her job a few days afte... read more

Jane's in a rut. Can she dig herself out without burying her best friend?Jane Desmond feels like a failure. Sure, she has a good job and a roof over her head, but nothing else seems to ever go her way. Unwanted attention from an infatuated coworker and meddlesome matchmaking from her mother has her professional and social life in tatters. When her best friend Thea loses her job a few days afte... read more

Punishment Without Crime

Svetlana Grinberg, Arkady Grinberg

Based on true events, a story of a family experiencing the upheavals of the Russian society since the middle of the XIX century. Generations of the family are immersed in clashes between Russian nobles and serfs, Christians and Jews, Communists and ordinary people, Soviet oligarchy and all other citizens. Some family members succumb to the events, others survive, keeping the hope of the better... read more

Based on true events, a story of a family experiencing the upheavals of the Russian society since the middle of the XIX century. Generations of the family are immersed in clashes between Russian nobles and serfs, Christians and Jews, Communists and ordinary people, Soviet oligarchy and all other citizens. Some family members succumb to the events, others survive, keeping the hope of the better... read more

Looking Down Into the Madness: A Midlife Memoir

Andrew Hudgins

Andrew Hudgins needed to change his life. He was spiraling downward. After spending years caring for his father and his divorce that followed, he was determined to make a new man of himself. He describes the on-going care for his father and the effects his father's opioid problem had on him. Followed up very shortly by his divorce after being married for years. His desire to find a new life le... read more

Andrew Hudgins needed to change his life. He was spiraling downward. After spending years caring for his father and his divorce that followed, he was determined to make a new man of himself. He describes the on-going care for his father and the effects his father's opioid problem had on him. Followed up very shortly by his divorce after being married for years. His desire to find a new life le... read more

Love, Across The Divide

Krystal Ford

On the eve of the 2016 elections, young Republican Megan Thompson faces a once-in-a lifetime opportunity when her boss decides to groom her to run for his congressional seat in 2018. Ambitious and pragmatic, Megan is missing just one thing: a wealthy, well-connected trophy husband. So, when Megan moves from Florida to DC and lets the congressman broker a power match, she’s looking to get down ... read more

On the eve of the 2016 elections, young Republican Megan Thompson faces a once-in-a lifetime opportunity when her boss decides to groom her to run for his congressional seat in 2018. Ambitious and pragmatic, Megan is missing just one thing: a wealthy, well-connected trophy husband. So, when Megan moves from Florida to DC and lets the congressman broker a power match, she’s looking to get down ... read more

Stealing Home: A Father, a Son, and the Road to the Perfect Game

Ron Seybold

Five Stars, Readers Favorite An epic ballpark road trip with his Little League son sends a dad onto a path to find his way to fatherhood perfection--and learn how his father's suicide traced a route to repeating his mistakes.The rarest outcome in sports is baseball's perfect game. One team does everything right, forcing the other to accomplish nothing. In 150 years of baseball, there have only... read more

Five Stars, Readers Favorite An epic ballpark road trip with his Little League son sends a dad onto a path to find his way to fatherhood perfection--and learn how his father's suicide traced a route to repeating his mistakes.The rarest outcome in sports is baseball's perfect game. One team does everything right, forcing the other to accomplish nothing. In 150 years of baseball, there have only... read more

Depth Charges...: But It's Worth The Investment

Thomas Calten

Are you living fully... or just on the surface? How often do you really submerge yourself in life?In Depth Charges, the author shows us how a deeper, more sensitive approach to life can extract valuable insight from our daily experiences. In a series of thought provoking essays, we accompany Calten on an incisive journey through childhood days, the Vietnam War years, life in corporate America,... read more

Are you living fully... or just on the surface? How often do you really submerge yourself in life?In Depth Charges, the author shows us how a deeper, more sensitive approach to life can extract valuable insight from our daily experiences. In a series of thought provoking essays, we accompany Calten on an incisive journey through childhood days, the Vietnam War years, life in corporate America,... read more

SASSI and The Squirrel's Feather

Lisette Niemand

Fiction aimed at children in grades 3 to 5; aged 8 to 10/11. It is a mystery involving animals (a cat and a dog team) as the main characters. They talk. It involves mystery; suspense; danger; humour and some plot twists. There are some illustrations. And it does have a happy ending. The story takes place in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.SASSI is short for Socks' and Astrid's Secret Service Inv... read more

Fiction aimed at children in grades 3 to 5; aged 8 to 10/11. It is a mystery involving animals (a cat and a dog team) as the main characters. They talk. It involves mystery; suspense; danger; humour and some plot twists. There are some illustrations. And it does have a happy ending. The story takes place in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.SASSI is short for Socks' and Astrid's Secret Service Inv... read more

The Colour of Snow

Renu Parmar

An immigrant Indian family adjusts to life in Canada. Two sisters learn that snow doesn't always stay white, and you can't use it to bury all the terrible things that happen to you. Cynical and hard-edged, Maya seeks comfort in food and eighties music to cope with her childhood trauma and her loveless marriage. After discovering the power of diet pills, she creates a brand new identity for her... read more

An immigrant Indian family adjusts to life in Canada. Two sisters learn that snow doesn't always stay white, and you can't use it to bury all the terrible things that happen to you. Cynical and hard-edged, Maya seeks comfort in food and eighties music to cope with her childhood trauma and her loveless marriage. After discovering the power of diet pills, she creates a brand new identity for her... read more

Asya has 13 reviews

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Victoria Rosenborg
Asya was a pleasure to work with. No matter how many edits I requested, she made them quickly and without complaint. I couldn't have published the paperback version of the novel without all the work she put into the interior pages. I would highly recommend working with her.

Victoria Rosenborg, September 2019

Asya Blue
I know how hard and diligently you worked on this book and I wish you all the best with getting it out into the world! I hope it's a great success.

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Renu Parmar
Asya is a highly professional, skilled book designer and I couldn't be happier with my choice to go with her. She is intuitive, insightful, and really listened to what I said about the vibe I was going for. Not everyone listens! She was receptive to the things I liked and didn't like and made fine-tuned adjustments accordingly. She always got back to me right away when I had a question. She oft...
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Renu Parmar, August 2019

Asya Blue
It was a pleasure working with you. I loved the creativity you allowed me in exploring options for your cover. This was truly a collaborative effort. I wish you much success when this book is publi...
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Judy Billingsley
Great to work with. Will use again. Thank you, Asya.

Judy Billingsley, August 2019

Asya Blue
Thank you Judy! It's been a pleasure working with you and learning about your incredible story. Wishing you all the best with this book.

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Miguel Nieves
Working with Asya was a great experience. We began our collaboration with a phone call that she recommended. She listened to my needs and addressed each one with exceptional work ethic. After I received her finished product I was able to upload a quality book on the Amazon KDP Program both in ebook and paperback. A true pro at what she does; I highly recommend anyone to work with Asya and be b...
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Miguel Nieves, August 2019

Asya Blue
Thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure working with you. The design process on my end was made easy by your preparedness for this project and your communication and feedback. I wish y...
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Thomas Calten
Asya was terrific to work with. Very responsive and easy to reach. We communicated as needed to get the formats nailed down, and with her artistic eye came up with a cover that exceeded my expectations. Her suggestions and options were very helpful. I would highly recommend her!

Thomas Calten, June 2019

Asya Blue
I can say the same! You had a clear idea of what you wanted to communicate with the cover as well as being open to my ideas. A true successful collaboration!

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