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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Cassius S.

Cassius S.

Mar, 2024

Jason was great to work with – quick with responses, and very experienced in his recomandations. After taking on a demanding brief from me, he delivered exactly what I was after. If I'm lucky enough to write another novel, I would be more than happy to use his services again. Cheers
Liz B.

Liz B.

Mar, 2024

Jason went above and beyond the call of duty. He answered question after question after question after question. You know those old people who just don't get it and ask the same question a dozen times? Well, that was me. And he was so patient and stuck in there until I got it. I would hire him again in a heartbeat, and I recommend him to you also.
Eduardo R.

Eduardo R.

Jan, 2024

It was nice, we had good communication all the time
Simon T.

Simon T.

Dec, 2023

Jason is an amazing designer with strong design intuition. He was responsive to my input and patient with me as deadlines shifted. I would highly recommend Jason for any design project where you are looking for a top-tier, professional book design.
Itamar G.

Itamar G.

Sep, 2023

Jason is an incredibly talented designer who is great to work with and very responsive. He was very sensitive to my needs, willing to explore multiple ideas and to make changes. He was always fast to respond and friendly. We worked in a very iterative mode (which I like) and ended up with a book cover that exceeds my expectations and looks very professional and eye-catching, while not being ove...
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