Jason Anscomb

Jason Anscomb - Designer

Hassocks, United Kingdom

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

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Reviews (30)
I work with the biggest names in publishing, as well as many indie publishers and also individuals wishing to publish their own work independently.
My aim on any brief is to create an intelligent well thought out approach.
I enjoy dealing 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.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Political Science & Current Affairs
Technology
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Humanities & Social Sciences
Philosophy

Certifications

  • BA honours in Graphic Design

Work experience

Previously work as a Book jacket/designer at various London Publishers

Self-employed
August, 2002 – Present (over 17 years)

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 as Rawshock design.

Jason Anscomb

Self-employed
November, 2006 – Present (about 13 years)

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.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The Games : Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic Journey to London 2012 : An Official London 2012 Games Publication

Brendan Gallagher

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 in the Millennium to Beijing's Birds Nest in 2008, and explores the explosion of interest in the Paralympic Games. London's previous ro... read more

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 in the Millennium to Beijing's Birds Nest in 2008, and explores the explosion of interest in the Paralympic Games. London's previous ro... read more

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New Persian Cooking: A Fresh Approach to the Classic Cuisine of Iran

Jila Dana-Haeri, Shahrzad Ghorashian, Jason Lowe

Title: New Persian Cooking( A Fresh Approach to the Classic Cuisine of Iran) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: JilaDana-Haeri <>Publisher: I.B.Tauris&Company

Title: New Persian Cooking( A Fresh Approach to the Classic Cuisine of Iran) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: JilaDana-Haeri <>Publisher: I.B.Tauris&Company

Beer Select-O-Pedia

Michael Larson

A great guide book to beer with an innovative approach aimed at all those eager to explore the modern world of beer, no matter how experienced a drinker you are. Rather than focusing on a specific list of beers to drink, this book takes a step back and gives you all the information needed to create your own 'must taste' list of beer styles with Select-O-Pedia's "Periodic Table of Beer". Whatev... read more

A great guide book to beer with an innovative approach aimed at all those eager to explore the modern world of beer, no matter how experienced a drinker you are. Rather than focusing on a specific list of beers to drink, this book takes a step back and gives you all the information needed to create your own 'must taste' list of beer styles with Select-O-Pedia's "Periodic Table of Beer". Whatev... read more

The Bard in Brief: Shakespeare in Quotations

Hannah Manktelow

Widely acknowledged to be the greatest dramatist in the English language, William Shakespeare is also one of the most quoted writers of all time. His plays and sonnets influenced the history of the English language itself, and changed the literary landscape, as famous phrases passed into idiom and general usage. The enormous impression made by Shakespeare also resulted in him being one of the ... read more

Widely acknowledged to be the greatest dramatist in the English language, William Shakespeare is also one of the most quoted writers of all time. His plays and sonnets influenced the history of the English language itself, and changed the literary landscape, as famous phrases passed into idiom and general usage. The enormous impression made by Shakespeare also resulted in him being one of the ... read more

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David Black
I really enjoyed working with Jason. I will definitely be hiring him again.

David Black, August 2019


Colin Gabriel
Work completed ahead of schedule. Produced a strong cover that I believe stands out.

Colin Gabriel, July 2019


Mark Guerin
Jason was a tremendous collaborator, and based on our conversations came up with a cover design and that wonderfully suited the content and spirit of my book. People really love my cover, and I really enjoyed working with him.

Mark Guerin, June 2019

Jason Anscomb
Thank you Mark it was a pleasure.

Reply from Jason Anscomb


Matt Rudnitsky
I highly recommend working with Jason. He's extremely talented, creative, reliable and an excellent communicator. His work speaks for itself, but I can vouch that working with him is as pleasant as looking at his designs.

Matt Rudnitsky, January 2019


Codisha Matthews
Really liked working with Jason, he services well

Codisha Matthews, January 2019

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