Jason Anscomb

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Hassocks, United Kingdom

My name is Jason Anscomb and I design book covers under the name rawshock design.

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I have worked predominantly within the book publishing industry for fifteen years, mainly in book cover design. My aim on any brief is create an intelligent well thought out approach that adds maximum design value.
The other skill I can offer is in book design and typesetting (interiors). Probably my highest profile job in this area was to design a range of official commemorative books for the London 2012 Olympics (Wiley Publishing).
Something of which I am still very proud to have been involved in.
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
History
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Horror
Literature
Science Fiction
Thriller

Certifications

  • BA honours in Graphic Design

Work experience

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

Self-employed
August, 2002 – Present (almost 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.

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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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


Codisha Matthews
Very Good Experiences Thus Far...

Codisha Matthews, December 2018


Angela G
My book achieved bestseller status in 5 days thanks to Jason's cover. He was the most expensive provider in the set of designers Reedsy proposed, but I could tell from his portfolio that he has incredible design instincts and an ability to create an emotional experience in the tiny space of a book cover. He was quick, super professional, flexible, and a delight to work with. He proposed over 10...
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Angela G, December 2018

Jason Anscomb
Angela, that is such a sweet review. You made my day. Best of luck with the book.

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Michael Hsu
Jason created a stellar cover for my book. It's very difficult to find a good book cover done well but Jason pulled it off. My book is something I have spent many years in the making to create and I am so glad that Jason really brought the book to life with the cover he created.

Michael Hsu, November 2018

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