Jason Arias

Jason Arias - Designer

New York, NY, USA

10+ years designing and illustrating stories with versatility and imagination.

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I'm a freelance book cover designer and illustrator with previous experience working for Simon & Schuster's adult trade imprint, as well as Scribner and Avid Reader Press. I have experience working on bestselling memoirs, literary fiction, historical nonfiction, mystery, popular science, and self improvement. I aim to create covers that are striking at first glance, but convey the author's deeper themes and emotional tone with further inspection.

My favorite genres to work on are Science Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery, Memoirs, Popular Science, Historical Nonfiction, and Self Help & Improvement.

Clients include: Bloomsbury, Google, HarperCollins, Harvard Business Review Press, The New York Times, Nonesuch Records, Pluto Press, Restless Books, Simon & Schuster, Timber Press, and Verso Books.
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Math & Science
Political Science & Current Affairs
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction

Work experience

Book Cover Designer

Simon & Schuster
March, 2019 – August, 2020 (over 1 year)

I designed hardcover and paperback book covers for Simon & Schuster's Adult Trade, Scribner, and Avid Reader imprints.

Art Director

Scientific American
June, 2013 – May, 2015 (almost 2 years)

I designed the digital edition of the magazine and art directed front-of-book pieces for the monthly print magazine.

Editorial Designer

Condé Nast (Custom Publications)
May, 2013 – June, 2013 (about 1 month)

I worked on a redesign of Delta Airline's Sky Magazine.

Editorial Designer

July, 2012 – May, 2013 (10 months)

I designed the print and digital editions of Newsweek magazine.

Book Cover Designer

Oliver Munday Group
March, 2012 – June, 2012 (3 months)

I helped design book covers and editorial illustrations.

Art director, graphic designer, illustrator

June, 2011 – Present (about 10 years)

Book Cover Designer

Office of Paul Sahre
May, 2010 – August, 2010 (3 months)

I helped design book covers and editorial illustrations.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Updated and Expanded: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

Covey, Sean, McChesney, Chris, Huling, Jim, Thele, Scott, Walker, Beverly

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