Jessica Kleinman

Jessica Kleinman – Designer

Hello there! I'm a print and digital book layout designer with over a decade of industry and freelance experience.


Creating a polished, professional print and digital book layout is a difficult task. If you're looking for a specialist to design your project and also answer your technical questions, I'm here to help. I’ve spent the last decade plus working in digital production for large publishers and small publishers alike. I’m also an experienced freelancer, and I love working with independent authors to bringing their visions to the page.

In my career in publishing, I've created ebooks for a number of large brands, such as Food52 and Martha Stewart. I've worked on titles by NYT bestselling authors like Jodi Picoult, Chrissy Teigen, Alton Brown, Rose Levy Beranbaum, and more. My ebook work runs the gamut from novels to nonfiction titles to art books and crafting manuals.

For my freelance clients, I most often create both a print and a digital layout. I've worked on nonfiction titles as well as novels, and love working on projects in a variety of genres. As a print designer, I like to keep my clients involved in the process, and to make sure their creativity and vision is reflected in the final design.

After a print design is finalized, I create a print-ready PDF and ebook ready for upload to any distribution platform. I have worked extensively with Kindle Direct Publishing, and am familiar with many other print-on-demand platforms, so I'll be sure to make sure your final files match the distribution platform you plan to use. I'm also here to help troubleshoot any issues you run into on upload.

If you're wondering if your project is a fit for me, or if you'd like more details on my process, please reach out. I look forward to working with you!

Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Inspirational LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Fantasy Mystery & Crime Science Fiction Young Adult
  • New England Book Show 2014 Ebook Category Winner
  • New England Book Show 2015 Ebook Category Winner

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Apr, 2022 — Present

Penguin Random House

Nov, 2019 — Apr, 2022 (over 2 years)

Penguin Random House

Nov, 2016 — Nov, 2019 (about 3 years)

Penguin Random House

May, 2015 — Nov, 2016 (over 1 year)

Penguin Random House

Jun, 2013 — May, 2015 (almost 2 years)

Digital Publication Production Assistant

Jan, 2012 — Jul, 2017 (over 5 years)

Jessica has 20 reviews





Kimberly A.

Kimberly A.

Dec, 2023

I have worked with Jessica on a few collaborations now and her work is always stellar. I plan to use her for any projects that she accepts.
Kimberly B.

Kimberly B.

Jul, 2023

I am not even sure where to begin with this one!!!! <3 Jessica was, by far, one of the absolute best parts of my debut novel experience when it came to working with professionals. I had no idea working with a designer could be so utterly amazing and rewarding. I had designed my own cover which I absolutely loved, until a friend suggested I reach out and get input from a professional. So I turne...
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Kimberly A.

Kimberly A.

May, 2023

This was my second small project with Jessica. She's easy to communicate with, is extremely knowledgeable with different types of programming, and responds quickly to questions. I'm excited to start our next project!
Evelyn R.

Evelyn R.

Apr, 2023

Jessica was a delight to work with, and she delivered a wonderful product!
Kimberly A.

Kimberly A.

Apr, 2023

Jessica was amazing and I can't wait to work with her again!

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