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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Overview

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. Whether you need help with a small project or with a "bigger picture" approach, I can help. I specialize in both cover designs as well as book interiors, for both print and ebooks. I am dedicated to the authors I work with, as evidenced by the wonderful reviews seen here. I am aways excited to take on new opportunities.
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Literary Fiction
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 (almost 26 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 (29 selected works)

What Pretty Gets You

Hoffman, Chandra, Hoffman, Chandra

My Boring Life

Chaput, Kerry

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

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

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

In Search of Rainbows: A daughter's story of loss, hope, and redemption

Susan Landeis

Susan always knew her relationship with her mother was different from that of other mothers and daughters. As a young girl, she struggled to cope with her mother's unpredictable behavior, rejection, and abandonment. At the age of sixteen, she left home and put it all behind her. Years later, her mother was diagnosed with a devastating illness, and Susan was suddenly faced with the difficult de... read more

Susan always knew her relationship with her mother was different from that of other mothers and daughters. As a young girl, she struggled to cope with her mother's unpredictable behavior, rejection, and abandonment. At the age of sixteen, she left home and put it all behind her. Years later, her mother was diagnosed with a devastating illness, and Susan was suddenly faced with the difficult de... read more

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

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

Turning Toward the Sun: If I Never Speak of It, No One Will Know

Ceil Warren

If I never speak of it, no one will know was the guardian of his 40-year secret. But on the kitchen table of his small Connecticut home lies an unopened letter threatening this trusted sentry.It's calling him to confront his past. Trespassing on the comfort of his world.He wants no part of an uncharted future. But by day's end, he must choose.

If I never speak of it, no one will know was the guardian of his 40-year secret. But on the kitchen table of his small Connecticut home lies an unopened letter threatening this trusted sentry.It's calling him to confront his past. Trespassing on the comfort of his world.He wants no part of an uncharted future. But by day's end, he must choose.

Unspoken Words: A Descendant of Stillwater Pioneers Discovers Her Ancestors

Theresa Lynne McGoldrick

Nothing speaks clearer than the unspoken words of those who have gone before us. Inspired by details found in newspapers articles, ancestry records and other genealogical sources, this book is infused with the news, local events and stories of eras stretching over 100 years beginning in the 1850s. The story follows the lives of three pioneer families and their descendants after their arrival i... read more

Nothing speaks clearer than the unspoken words of those who have gone before us. Inspired by details found in newspapers articles, ancestry records and other genealogical sources, this book is infused with the news, local events and stories of eras stretching over 100 years beginning in the 1850s. The story follows the lives of three pioneer families and their descendants after their arrival i... read more

No Be From Hia

Natasha Omokhodion- Kalulu Banda

A homecoming tale of a family brought together by migration and torn apart by tragedy and secrets. In a search for identity, love and acceptance - two ordinary girls travel from London to Lusaka to Lagos in order to save their family and discover their destiny.Meet the Ayomides and the Kombes - Zambian-Nigerian-Jamaican powerhouse families brought together during the post-colonial migration of... read more

A homecoming tale of a family brought together by migration and torn apart by tragedy and secrets. In a search for identity, love and acceptance - two ordinary girls travel from London to Lusaka to Lagos in order to save their family and discover their destiny.Meet the Ayomides and the Kombes - Zambian-Nigerian-Jamaican powerhouse families brought together during the post-colonial migration of... read more

NORVEL

Kenneth F Conklin

On a September morning in 1948, a member of the U.S. Olympic team and a Howard University student was arrested for taking a seat in the white section of a segregated train in rural Virginia. The resulting court case eventually made its way to the Virginia State Supreme Court resulting in a landmark civil rights decision.Norvel Lee spent his childhood in a rustic, segregated black community nes... read more

On a September morning in 1948, a member of the U.S. Olympic team and a Howard University student was arrested for taking a seat in the white section of a segregated train in rural Virginia. The resulting court case eventually made its way to the Virginia State Supreme Court resulting in a landmark civil rights decision.Norvel Lee spent his childhood in a rustic, segregated black community nes... read more

The Hanalei House

Puglisi, Bob

The Chosen's Calling

Kline-Hobson, Gaila

Pushing Back the Storm (The Stones End Series Book 2)

Warren, Ceil, Blue, Asya, Mathes, Mark

Hidden Passion: A Novel

Hathaway, R.D.

The Borrowed Boy

Klée, Deborah

Just Bea

Klée, Deborah

Asya has 98 reviews

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Dane Knudsen
Asya was tremendous to work with on my humor book. Her communication is prompt and effective and she had no problems answering any questions I had while working through multiple rounds of revisions. Any issue I had, she was more than willing to tackle to make sure my book was just the way I wanted it. I couldn't have made it across the publishing finish line without her and certainly would high...
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Dane Knudsen, June 2021

Asya Blue
Thank you and this was a fun one to work on. I'm glad that you were happy with the end result.

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Richard Lomsdale
I could not have asked for a better cover designer than Asya for my debut publication. She is a consummate professional, friendly, and she provided me with thoughts and suggestions that I would not have otherwise thought of. She kept me informed at each step of the process. My final product exceeds my expectations and I sincerely look forward to working with her again in the future. I could no...
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Richard Lomsdale, June 2021

Asya Blue
I'm happy that our collaboration worked out!

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Phetote Mshairi
Asya Blue is the consummate professional with excellent book and cover designing skills! RELEASE ME the Spirits of Greenwood Speak anthology (the book she designed) was proudly presented to Mayors, Senators, heads of organizations, etc. and they were all pleased with the design and feel of the book, (as well as the poetry, short stories, photographs, and artistic content)! I look forward to wor...
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Phetote Mshairi, June 2021

Asya Blue
Thank you! It was truly an honor to be a part of this project.

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DeAnna Wilson
It was an absolute pleasure working with Aysa. I was so impressed by the covers she created, her work was above and beyond my expectations. I gave her a vision and she gave it life. She is knowledgeable and eagerly shared that knowledge, which helped me as I published my debut book. Aysa is professional to deal with and detailed in her action plan. She completed each planned action before the d...
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DeAnna Wilson, June 2021

Asya Blue
It was a pleasure working with you and the result we achieved is wonderful. I wish you much success with this book and I'm looking forward to our future collaborations.

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Dean Scott
I can't say enough good things about working with Asya without having to get out my thesaurus. I feel so fortunate to have found her. She brought just the right look to the cover for my latest book - I couldn't have asked for better. She was easy to communicate with and very patient with my own unsureness of what I was looking for. Still, she was able to produce something that exactly fit w...
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Dean Scott, June 2021

Asya Blue
Thank you so much and I'm so happy that you wound up with the book you envisioned (even if you didn't know you were envisioning it)!

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