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 (over 25 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 (16 selected works)

The Hanalei House

Puglisi, Bob

The Chosen's Calling

Kline-Hobson, Gaila

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

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

Asya has 73 reviews

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JERRY JOHNSON
Asya was pleasant to work with and used her imagination and skill to produce excellent choices. She finished the project earlier than anticipated. Overall, excellent experience for me.

JERRY JOHNSON, November 2020

Asya Blue
Thank you and wishing you all the best with the book!

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Ni Na
There are no words to describe how blessed I've been to work with Asya. With no hesitation, both of her work quality and work attitude rightfully deserve full 5 stars. And I’d have given her full 10 if there was such an option. I would eagerly recommend Asya to anyone who is looking for a solid professional (who knows what she is doing) with a positive attitude. She is indeed very pleasant to ...
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Ni Na, November 2020

Asya Blue
You are so kind and the feeling is mutual. I truly appreciate your positive attitude, understanding of the process, and professionalism. Can't wait to work together again soon!

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James Takyi
I am grateful for Asya's professionalism, expertise and guidance along the process of taking my manuscript from a word document to something meaningful that is out there in the world for purchase. Outstanding work!

James Takyi, October 2020

Asya Blue
Thank you and wishing you all the best with the book (and many more books to come).

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Irene Shere
Working with Asya has been AMAZING!! She is highly experienced, extremely professional, talented, creative, patient, very knowldgable and very easy to work with. I give her the highest recommendation possible!

Irene Shere, October 2020

Asya Blue
Thank you and your book has been a joy to work on. I can't wait to see it's success once you get it out into the world.

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Brian Macdonald
Very happy with Asya's work and would definitely be interested in working with her in the future. I only gave four stars for the "Value" because I'm very price conscious. But remember, you get what you pay for. I only gave four stars for "Communication and Punctuality because I can't give five stars for everything. But I have no complaints about Communication and Puntuality.

Brian Macdonald, October 2020

Asya Blue
Brian - this was a fun project to work on and please reach out if you need anything else.

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