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Jordan Wannemacher

Jordan Wannemacher - Designer

New York City

I'm an award winning designer at Columbia University Press designing both covers and interiors. I also freelance for several publishers.


Jordan Wannemacher is an award winning book designer. Born, raised and art school educated in the Southeast, she now calls New York City Home. She is a designer at Columbia University Press full-time and freelances for various clients such as NYU Press, Fordham University Press, Wisdom Publications, and Bellevue Literary Press. I design both covers and interiors.

Classics Historical Fiction Literature Poetry
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Design Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Nature Philosophy Photography Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Religion & Spirituality Social & Behavioral Sciences Technology


  • Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design


  • 2013 50 Books/50 Covers Award

Work experience

Freelance Designer

February, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

Clients include Stanford University Press, Bellevue Literary Press, NYU Press, Arizona University Press, Fordham University Press, and Wisdom Publications.


Columbia University Press
August, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

Designing book covers, interiors, creating interior art, writing specs for new designs and implementing department templates, researching art for upcoming covers, working closely with the Art Director to coordinate and manage freelancers, reformatting mechanicals for reprints, and I am in charge of every single cast-off and art transmittal at the beginning of the production process for our roughly 160 new titles a year.

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