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Jeffrey Nguyen

Jeffrey Nguyen - Designer

Kansas City, United States

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


Reviews (6)

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.

Adventure Crime & Mystery Literature Romance Thriller Young Adult & Teen


  • 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


Hallmark Cards, Inc.
August, 2017 – Present (7 months)

Graphic Design & Illustration Intern

Hallmark Cards, Inc.
May, 2017 – Present (10 months)

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

June, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

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

Jeffrey has 6 reviews


Tara Owen

This is the second book cover created by Jeffrey Nguyen. In both instances, he did a thorough job of understanding the themes of the books to come up with designs that not only give the reader an idea of what the story is about, but also ensured there was enough mystery to make the reader want to pick up the book and read further. His work is high quality and professional. Highly recommend thi...

, December 2017

Tara Owen

The cover came out perfect, better than I could have imagined. Highly recommend!

, November 2017

Joshua Cole

I felt very fortunate to work with Jeffrey. His artistic skill is top-notch, and his communication is very prompt. He has given me an eye-catching, professional cover that I am confident will set my book apart. I truly hope that we can work together again in the future.

, September 2017

Julie Bozza

I very much enjoyed working with Jeffrey. He reached out and started discussing the project with me before putting in a bid, which struck me as very professional. It was clear that he'd read my brief and put plenty of thought into it. I chose him partly for that and partly because he's quite obviously an artist as well as a designer. He diligently met every deadline. I now have a proof copy of ...

, May 2017

Melodee Elliott

Jeffrey delivered a stellar book cover that conveys grit, innocence, and mystery for my novel. Hand illustration combined with hand drawn lettering give an artisan approach that is perfect for the mood of this story. He was the right artist for this publication.

, May 2017

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