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
Economics
Health & wellbeing
History
New Age
Philosophy
Politics & Current Affairs
Psychology
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Classics
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Horror
Humor & Comedy
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 16 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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Beth Quist

Jason was top notch! He was extremely helpful.

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Beth Quist, June 2018


Lisa Kentgen

This time around I worked with Jason on a few odds and ends to make the cover compatible with different formats (e.g., audiobook). He is efficient, helpful and a pleasure to work with.

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Lisa Kentgen, June 2018


George Traikovich

Jason was able to craft an evocative cover that made readers want to know more about my title.

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George Traikovich, June 2018


Philip Becnel

Jason's design exceeded all of my expectations. His bid was slightly higher than the others I requested, and his timeline for completion was slightly longer, but I choose him both because I loved his portfolio and because he seemed so down to earth. I liked that he didn't overpromise or lowball his bid. I also liked that he expressed a sincere interest in my novel and insisted on reading it bef...

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Philip Becnel, May 2018


Lisa Kentgen

Jason is a gifted, creative professional. He will be on my team in the future for all of my covers. Whenever you begin to work with someone in a creative process, there is a language and process to be learned. Jason has a clear, direct way of communicating to make this process organically develop efficiently. He clearly was the designer every step of the way...and yet the way he works enabled...

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Lisa Kentgen, April 2018

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