George Stevens

George Stevens - Designer

Charleston, SC, USA

Highly experienced and award-winning book designer. I specialize in non-fiction covers and layouts.

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Overview

I'm a dad, husband, and an award-winning book designer with 15 years of industry experience. I spent twelve years building and leading the design team of a publisher of business, entrepreneurial, and self-help books. In 2019, I began working for myself, serving clients in need of publishing, branding, and general design services.

I have designed hundreds of covers, layouts, and interior graphics over the years, covering just about any subject. My work has appeared all over the world—in book stores, on television, and even once projected on the side of the Chrysler Building. I've designed books of just about any kind you can imagine, including:

• Business
• Memoirs
• Motivational
• Fiction / novels
• Cookbooks
• Coffee table books
• Kids books

Working with me guarantees two things: a low stress experience and a stellar product. I pride myself in being a creative partner, not just a creative resource. In my experience, empathy is the most important ingredient in a successful designer-client relationship, so I make sure to embrace the goals of every project I take on.

When I'm not designing, you can find me playing guitar or mandolin out on the Charleston, SC music scene. I'm also an avid runner, a happy husband, and father to a beautiful daughter.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & Wellbeing
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Works with
Squarespace

Awards

  • AMA Spark Award: Best Book Design (2015)
  • AMA Spark Award: Best Book Design (2016)
  • AMA Spark Award: Best Book Design (2018)
  • AMA Spark Award: Best Book Design (2019)
  • AMA Spark Award: Best Logo Design (2019)

Work experience

Graphic Designer

Self-employed
September, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

I own and operate my own freelance practice, specializing in book design, branding design, and general print graphic design.

Creative Director

Advantage | ForbesBooks
November, 2007 – September, 2019 (almost 12 years)

I served as a graphic designer and eventual creative director for this leading publisher of business and self-help titles.

The Pain Habit

Drew Coverdale

Everyone deserves to have a life free from chronic pain. You deserve it. Are you one of the one in five people worldwide who suffer from a condition that results in living with persistent pain? The ability to recover from pain, no matter how long we have experienced it, lies within all of us. It exists within you. Not everyone knows how to achieve that. Do you? Those who do recover intuitively... read more

Everyone deserves to have a life free from chronic pain. You deserve it. Are you one of the one in five people worldwide who suffer from a condition that results in living with persistent pain? The ability to recover from pain, no matter how long we have experienced it, lies within all of us. It exists within you. Not everyone knows how to achieve that. Do you? Those who do recover intuitively... read more

Mindscaping: A Practical Guide For How To Be Happier

Jenson, Donovon, Stevens, George, Draper, Sandy

Honeymoon in Baghdad

Radkiewicz, Heidi

George has 20 reviews

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William Brown
Working with George was an absolute joy from start to finish, and I could not be happier with the results. He took my list of random likes and dislikes in a number of design areas, read through my book and my goals for the book, and he delivered a fantastic design that achieved everything I hoped for. He was available, involved, and very responsive to a first time author. I would work with him ...
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William Brown, September 2022

George Stevens
Thank you so much William -- likewise, you were a great collaborator and it made for a terrific project! Congratulations on adding "Author" to your list of accomplishments, I know your book will ch...
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Nate Thurgood
Working with George on the cover and interior design for my book was fantastic and I can't recommend him enough. Throughout the process, George was a pleasure to work with and he consistently responded in a timely manner, showed flexibility in his design ideas, was appreciative and open to my feedback, and performed high quality work. George's initial design suggestions on the cover helped to...
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Nate Thurgood, February 2022

George Stevens
Nate, thanks so much for the kind words. Working with you was a real pleasure and I'm proud to have been a part of your publishing journey. Best of luck!

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Lawrence Malestic
I did my due diligence before choosing my collaborator and my instincts told me he was the right person. I am so glad I followed my gut. George has been fantastic to work with! Very professional and prompt. I also feel like I really got my money's worth. He was amenable to as many alterations as he and I deemed necessary. The quality of his work is in a word, awesome. I felt like my project wa...
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Lawrence Malestic, February 2022

George Stevens
Thank you Larry -- honored to work on the project and the pleasure was all mine! So excited to get my copy of Golf Road when it's out.

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John Blade
George was a great business partner in the development of my book cover. The cover turned out awesome. No regrets working with George!

John Blade, January 2022

George Stevens
Thank you John -- was so honored to be a part of your project and you were great to work with!

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Gary Baker
George is absolutely outstanding. First of all he is crystal clear with expectations. He tells you exactly what he is going to do and when it will be done. Then he delivers an great product. He is very collaborative and really brings out the vision of the author. I highly recommend George and will be using him again on future projects.

Gary Baker, December 2021

George Stevens
Thank you Gary! It was great collaborating with you and really special to see this book come together. I look forward to our next project! GDT!

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