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 and a happy husband and cat-dad.
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 (over 1 year)

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.

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George has 9 reviews

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Shayna Peter
Working with George was such a smooth process. He was able to take the cover design I already had and my ideas and create a layout that would be a great experience for the reader, which was exactly what I was looking for. The finished product was very high quality. I’ve gotten many compliments on the layout of the book. I would highly recommend working with George!

Shayna Peter, March 2021


Donovon Jenson
George is an incredible designer and overall impressive professional. He's extremely easy to work with, knowledgeable, and flexible. He definitely elevated my book a notch above what it would have been otherwise. I highly recommend him as an experienced partner for anyone looking to develop a high quality book.

Donovon Jenson, January 2021

George Stevens
Thank you Donovon -- so proud to be a part of your journey and can't wait to see your book out there making a difference. Cheers!

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Patrick Pissang
Simply said: George is an amazing professional and person. He is great to work with and his creativity is close to genius. I can very much recommend this amazing artist for your non-fictional / business book covers.

Patrick Pissang, October 2020

George Stevens
Thank you Patrick! It was such a pleasure working with you, I so appreciated you hiring me on and am proud to have been your designer. I look forward to collaborating again in the future!

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Eric Stone
I loved my experience working with George! I had an idea for my book cover and George came up with an alternative that completely knocked my original idea out of the water. I'm blown away with what George created! George's communication is fantastic and, most importantly, he completed everything on time or before the deadlines. Don't hesitate to hire George to design your cover. You'll be ...
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Eric Stone, October 2020

George Stevens
Thank you Eric! It was a pleasure working with you -- as a fellow guitarist I'm glad you're doing what you're doing! Thanks for being a great creative collaborator.

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Laurens Menger
George’s work speaks for itself; he has a rare talent of capturing the viewer’s attention in one instant and sending the right message. His expertise helped me understand what happens when a person has only a split second to see a book cover and determine if it’s interesting for them. The importance and role of colour play, and the right balancing of elements, George knows exactly what works an...
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Laurens Menger, September 2020

George Stevens
Laurens, thanks for the kind words -- a real pleasure to have worked with you and I look forward to collaborating again sometime!

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