Christopher Tobias

Christopher Tobias - Designer


Almost 20 years as a cover designer for books of all genres. A number of my designs have graced NYTimes bestsellers. Would love to help you!

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Chris Tobias has been designing “outerwear for books” since 1996. His work has appeared on well over 1,000 covers spanning many genres, including a number of New York Times bestsellers. His design is known for being clean, concept-driven and elegant. Because he is unencumbered by a large staff—or rather any staff at all—he is able to remain versatile and nimble, allowing him to work very quickly. Chris lives and works in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Michigan, in his home studio, surrounded by his doting wife, four perfect children and two less-than-perfect cats. Being a super nice guy he would love to chat about your book design needs.
Christian Fiction
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Antiques & Collectibles
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Career Guides
Christian Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Education & Reference
Health & Wellbeing
Home & Garden
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs

Work experience

Owner & Art Director

Tobias' Outerwear for Books
January, 1996 – Present (about 25 years)

Book packaging & design | Author website design & development | Author branding | Marketing & advertising design | Design & creative consulting

Book Clients (partial):

• Harper Collins
• Penguin USA
• Random House
• St. Martin's Press
• Flatiron
• Viking
• DaCapo
• Oxford University Press
• WW Norton
• Reader's Digest Books
• Thomas Nelson
• Zondervan
• Baker Books
• Algonquin
• Moody
• Crossway

User Interface Design for websites and mobile apps | Wordpress themes | Blog designs | HTML email blasts | Social media page design (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) | Editorial Design | Advertising Design | Branding & Identity

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