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Christopher Tobias

Christopher TobiasDesigner


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!


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.

Anthologies Christian Classics Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Literature Poetry Short Story Thriller
Antiques & Collectibles Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Nature Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Travel

Work experience

Owner & Art Director

Tobias' Outerwear for Books

January, 1996 – Present (about 21 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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