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 an award-winning book designer with more than 13 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
• Motivation
• 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 2 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

George has 14 reviews

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Jennifer Pearson
Thoroughly enjoyed working with George. He was prompt, professional and very helpful.

Jennifer Pearson, September 2021

George Stevens
Thank you, Jennifer! Likewise, it was a pleasure working with you.

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Lee Renata
I highly recommend George for your cover design work. He quickly understood my brief and was able to grasp what was important to me without me saying too much. I gave him full license to create and he gave me a cover design that exceeded my expectation on all counts. The way he used my brand colors was a surprise and delight. No question was too much and we quickly achieved a result due to hi...
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Lee Renata, August 2021

George Stevens
Lee, thank you so much for the humbling praise. Likewise, you've been such a pleasure to work with. I so appreciated you giving me the room to ideate and come up with a design that we were both pro...
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Heidi Radkiewicz
I can't sing enough praises about George. He was very professional yet so easy to talk to and work with....like working with someone that I have known for years. He was always quick to respond to my messages and answered any questions that I had, promptly. Most importantly, his work is superb. He truly has a talent for design and it shows. I am so thrilled with the book cover that he designed f...
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Heidi Radkiewicz, August 2021

George Stevens
Thank you so much for your kind words Heidi! Working with you was such a joy. Every great collaboration owes to both parties, so thanks to everything you did to make it great. Can't wait to see you...
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Fiona McDonnell
Working with George was a pleasure, it was fun, exciting and totally rewarding. From the outset of the brief, the kick-off session and the subsequent rounds of edits, George listened and always managed to incorporate requests. He always offer alternatives or builds, giving advice that then saw the cover art grow into something I love! Always on time and aware of my deadlines, it felt like a co...
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Fiona McDonnell, August 2021

George Stevens
Thank you Fiona! It takes two parties to make a great collaboration, so I appreciate your buy-in and willingness to embrace the creative process. I think the results speak for themselves! Very much...
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Dustin Lloyd
George delivered above expectations on all levels. I will definitely be using him for my future projects.

Dustin Lloyd, July 2021

George Stevens
Thank you Dustin -- it was an absolute pleasure working with you and proud to have been a part of your project. Best of luck!

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