Jason Anscomb

Jason Anscomb – Designer

Book jacket design designer with over twenty years experience in the industry.


I work with the biggest names in publishing, as well as many indie publishers.
I also enjoying working with individuals wishing to publish their own work independently.
My aim on any brief is to create an intelligent well thought out approach.
I like the chance to deal with authors direct and tend to involve them a fair bit in the process.
Often the end result feels quite collaborative.
The other skill I can offer is book interior design and typesetting.
Business & Management Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs Technology
Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense
  • BA honours in Graphic Design

Work experience


Aug, 2002 — Present

I did a few work experiences at London Agencies such as Satchi & SatchI and Ian Logan design when I was first starting out in graphic design.
I then got offered a job in book publishing in 2002 and my career has been in that ever since.
The companies I have worked for include: Watts Publishing (non-fiction Children's Books) MQP (coffee table/gift books) Quarto books (coffee table/gift books) and Reed publishing (Fiction and Non-fiction).
I worked in New Zealand for a couple of years for Reed publishing (now part of Penguin NZ). Coming back from New Zealand I went freelance in November 2006.


Nov, 2006 — Present

I went freelance back in 2006 and have never looked back.
Going freelance forced me to try constantly to get better at what I produced (an on-going process).
It also helped me steer myself to working with companies that I admired for their design output.


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The Games traces Britain's great Olympic and Paralympic past through powerful narrative, striking anecdotes and over 250 compelling original images. It captures the individual atmosphere of past Games across the world, from 1930s Berlin to 1980s Moscow, Sydney... read more

Jason has 55 reviews





N.T. M.

N.T. M.

May, 2023

Jason did an outstanding job on the cover of my novel. He was patient and understood the tone and feel of the book instead of imposing his own ideas. Very easy to collaborate with and would work with him again in the future. Also gave some good advice and feedback. Highly recommend!
Lucas A.

Lucas A.

May, 2023

Jason provided outstanding service, communication and insight into the world of book publishing. He is wonderfully collaborative and not set in his ways. He produces great ideas based from what you've written. I will definitely partner again in the future.
Jackson S.

Jackson S.

May, 2023

Jason was instrumental to my book creation process. He listened carefully to my needs and responded to critique with immense creativity and care. Ultimately, I ended up with the perfect book cover!
Debra K.

Debra K.

Feb, 2023

Jason was very collaborative and responsive. He brought a creative eye to the project and was diligent in his follow thru. I recommend Jason and I would work with him again.
tony B.

tony B.

Dec, 2022

Jason did a wonderful job on the cover of Red, White & Blind and he was unbelievably patient, wise, and helpful as we iterated through designs, subtitles, and back cover content. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Jason again.