Diana Ghazzawi

Diana Ghazzawi - Designer

New York, NY, USA

A former Director of Production with broad publishing expertise, I design books that are fresh, eye-catching, and impeccably constructed.

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I'm the rare book designer whose publishing experience goes beyond design, having worked in several book production roles, including Director of Production and Managing Editor. I've edited, proofread, indexed, and designed and laid out countless books, in addition to supervising the entire production process at small publishing houses, which includes responsibilities such as evaluating proposals, hiring and managing editors and designers, print procurement, scheduling, and much more. This broad experience allows me to provide clients with excellent guidance for all their production needs, and to design and construct books with the experience of someone who has seen, done, and managed it all.

I pride myself in creating clean books and having every detail perfectly in place. Most importantly, I know that book design is more than a nice-looking page; good design is about function—it has to accommodate all of the manuscript's needs, it has to print well, and it has to be effortless to read.

One fun career highlight was having Anthony Bourdain offer an endorsement for a cookbook I designed, which I happily placed on the front cover; he later signed my copy of the book on the page he was featured on. Another surreal experience was having the honor of meeting world-famous artist Samia Halaby in her apartment/art studio to offer a consultation on a book she was planning. But the most rewarding moments are when an author first sees how I laid out their book and is excited to finally see their work set beautifully on a page.

I look forward to working with you to make your publishing dreams come true.
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
New Age
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Comics & Graphic Novels

Work experience

Owner, Designer

January, 2013 – Present (about 7 years)

Managing Editor

Career Press/New Page Books
October, 2016 – October, 2017 (about 1 year)

Director of Production

Just World Books
October, 2014 – September, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Managing Editor

Career Press/New Page Books
April, 2007 – September, 2014 (over 7 years)

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