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Jason Anscomb

Jason Anscomb - Designer

Hassocks, United Kingdom

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

Overview

Reviews (16)

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.

Services
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

Jason has 16 reviews

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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...

, April 2018


Michael Davitt

A very gifted designer who grasped exactly what I needed and delivered it professionally and on time. Highly recommended.

, April 2018


Richard Shaw

I had no doubt who I wanted to help work on the design of my first project - Jason is very skilled and imaginative. he's also amazingly tenacious and patient. He crafted something that's absolutely right for the project and both his creative flair and eye for detail is awesome. I'm hugely grateful to him for his work, thanks Jason!

, March 2018


Lisa Kentgen

Jason was such a pleasure to work with -- so much so that I was delighted when he agreed to do my book interior as well. He has a wonderfully generative and creative process for the cover. He quickly makes changes that jibed with my vision, and also a few times gave important feedback when his professional sense of things was counter to a call I made. I couldn't have been happier with the colla...

, March 2018


Fabienne Sandoval

Jason was incredible, he truly understood the content and context of my book and was able to create a beautiful cover for me. One that I could of only dreamed of! Any time I wasn't quite happy Jason listened and precisely made the changes in order to bring it back into alignment with my style. He is a superstar and I am excited to work with him on future projects! Thank you! :)

, February 2018

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