Jeffrey Nguyen

Jeffrey Nguyen - Designer

Kansas City, United States

A professional book designer and illustrator specializing in Young Adult and Adult Fiction novels.

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Overview

A focused and passionate Illustrator and Graphic Designer, I design book jackets to drive publishing businesses, inspire the Adult and Young Adult audience, and cultivate profitable business relationships built on respect, loyalty, and trust.

I am passionate about illustration and typography and how they are integrated to promote ideas and narratives. Driven by classical imagery, minimalism, current events, lifestyle photography, and plain ole' curiosity, my goal is to advertise concepts and stories through captivating book covers.
Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult

Awards

  • Illest of Illustration (2nd Place), Ringling College of Art and Design, FL 2016
  • Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art and Design, FL 2016
  • Illest of Illustration, Ringling College of Art and Design, FL 2016
  • Intersections of Typography, Rust Hall Gallery, TN 2015
  • J.R Hyde Full-Tuition Scholarship, Memphis College of Art, 2013-2015
  • Rau for Art Finalists Exhibition, Rau Antiques Gallery, LA 2012
  • Rau for Art Scholarship, Florence, Italy 2012
  • Student Work Exhibition, Governor’s Mansion Hall, LA 2012
  • Restore Our Coast; Save the Wetlands, Governor’s Mansion Hall, LA 2012
  • Our History Art Contest, New Orleans Museum of Art, LA 2011 • 2010 • 2009
  • Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art and Design, FL 2017
  • Society of Illustrators Student Competition, NY 2017

Work experience

Illustrator

Hallmark Cards, Inc.
August, 2017 – Present (about 4 years)

Graphic Design & Illustration Intern

Hallmark Cards, Inc.
May, 2017 – Present (over 4 years)

Portrait Illustrator

Ringling Library Association
February, 2016 – January, 2017 (11 months)

Commissioned twice in a year to paint a portrait of former Vice President, Dick Cheney and President Obama’s re-election campaign manager, Jim Messina.

Freelance Designer and Illustrator

Self-employed
June, 2013 – Present (over 8 years)

Collaborate on book covers, branding graphic design, and illustration work for clients.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Cursed!: My Devastatingly Brilliant Campaign to Save the Chigg, a YA Detective Novel (The Mortal Frenemies)

Idabel Allen

"Hey, hey, Lady Godzilla, don't burn me with your fire lizard breath!" And so begins this epic mortal frenemies adventure.14 year old Ginny, the creative girl genius and future award-winning zombie movie screenwriter/director/producer assured her parents she was older now and more mature. There would be no more outbursts in class or trips to the principal’s office… no more food fights.Of cours... read more

"Hey, hey, Lady Godzilla, don't burn me with your fire lizard breath!" And so begins this epic mortal frenemies adventure.14 year old Ginny, the creative girl genius and future award-winning zombie movie screenwriter/director/producer assured her parents she was older now and more mature. There would be no more outbursts in class or trips to the principal’s office… no more food fights.Of cours... read more

Grey Mask (The Miss Silver Mysteries)

Patricia Wentworth

Governess-turned-detective Miss Silver investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its aba... read more

Governess-turned-detective Miss Silver investigates a deadly conspiratorial ring Charles Moray has come home to England to collect his inheritance. After four years wandering the jungles of India and South America, the hardy young man returns to the manor of his birth, where generations of Morays have lived and died. Strangely, he finds the house unlocked, and sees a light on in one of its aba... read more

In the Balance (The Miss Silver Mysteries)

Patricia Wentworth

His first wife died suddenly—and his wealthy new bride may be about to meet a similar fate . . . Former schoolteacher Miss Maud Silver is on her way back to London when, with a violent shudder of the train, a young woman is thrust into her compartment. She’s beautiful, well dressed, newly married, and wealthy—a lethal combination. In a state of shock, Lisle Jerningham explains that she fled he... read more

His first wife died suddenly—and his wealthy new bride may be about to meet a similar fate . . . Former schoolteacher Miss Maud Silver is on her way back to London when, with a violent shudder of the train, a young woman is thrust into her compartment. She’s beautiful, well dressed, newly married, and wealthy—a lethal combination. In a state of shock, Lisle Jerningham explains that she fled he... read more

Miss Silver Comes to Stay (The Miss Silver Mysteries)

Patricia Wentworth

Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver, who “has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot,” visits a small village hiding big secrets (Manchester Evening News). The citizens of Melling are perfectly ordinary. Some might even consider them boring, but not Miss Maud Silver. It’s been some years since she gave up work as a governess to become a detective, and h... read more

Governess-turned-sleuth Miss Silver, who “has her place in detective fiction as surely as Lord Peter Wimsey or Hercule Poirot,” visits a small village hiding big secrets (Manchester Evening News). The citizens of Melling are perfectly ordinary. Some might even consider them boring, but not Miss Maud Silver. It’s been some years since she gave up work as a governess to become a detective, and h... read more

Jeffrey has 16 reviews

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Kenny Gould
Jeffrey absolutely knocked it out of the park. I couldn't have asked for a better cover or a better professional experience.

Kenny Gould, May 2021


Steven Bauer
Jeffrey is an extraordinarily talented artist with a remarkable sense of color and design. He came up with three cover designs based on a physical description we gave him and then worked tirelessly to refine the one we settled on. The result, for a series with a unified design and subtle changes from book to book, is exactly what we wanted. Jeffrey responded to messages usually within hours of ...
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Steven Bauer, March 2021


Heather Morris
Jeffrey is wonderful to work with. I highly recommend that you hire him!

Heather Morris, October 2020


CONOR BENDER
Jeffrey is very easy to work with and very attentive to inputs provided for a project. I’ve spent the last few months struggling to find an artist able to help me develop a cover and Jeffrey did it with ease. If your looking for a quality product I highly recommend working with him as I intend to do again on future projects.

CONOR BENDER, October 2020


Jeff Shupe
Jeffrey was great. He was patient as we had to work through a few iterations before we landed on what we were looking for.

Jeff Shupe, October 2020

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