Jordan Wannemacher

Jordan Wannemacher – Designer

I'm an award-winning book designer based in Montclair, NJ. I design both covers and interiors for fiction and nonfiction.


Jordan is a book designer based in the NYC area. She was born and art school educated in the Southeast at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she focused on graphic design and creative writing.

Currently, she is running a boutique book design studio based out of her home in Montclair, New Jersey. Jordan provides cover design, interior design, and book composition and production work. Because of her well-rounded University Press background, Jordan likes to have her hand in all aspects of the design and production process. She was previously Senior Designer at Rodale Books and Columbia University Press. Jordan recently became a contributor to Spine Magazine conducting a monthly round-up of University Press covers to showcase the great design happening in the University Press world.

She has found her niche designing academic nonfiction covers for many years in a University Press setting but recently completed a stint at Penguin Random House designing Christian, historical fiction, and wellness books.
Biographies & Memoirs History Philosophy Political Science & Current Affairs
Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry Women's Fiction
  • 2013 50 Books/50 Covers Award
  • 2016 New York Book Show, 1st Place
  • 2017 AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show
  • Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design

Work experience

Penguin Random House

Oct, 2019 — Mar, 2020 (5 months)

Harper Collins

Jan, 2019 — Apr, 2019 (3 months)

Rodale books

Sep, 2017 — Jan, 2018 (4 months)


Jan, 2015 — Present

Columbia University Press

Aug, 2012 — Sep, 2017 (about 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.


This is an intimate and revealing biography of Agnes Martin, renowned American painter, considered one of the great women artists of the 20th and 21st Century. A resident of both New Mexico and New York City, Martin has always remained an enigma due to her fie... read more
One of the Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2017 and a New York Times Notable Book of 2017From the great British novelist Dame Margaret Drabble comes a vital and audacious tale about the many ways in which we confront aging and living in a time... read more
In the middle of the night in early April, 1994, Arsène, an eight-year old Rwandan boy, flees his village as shouts and gunshots draw near. Carrying only a battered suitcase of his father's, hastily packed with a few essential items by his grandmother—who alon... read more
Nicknamed the International Express, the New York City Transit Authority 7 subway line runs through a highly diverse series of ethnic and immigrant neighborhoods in Queens. People from Andean South America, Central America, China, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, ... read more

Sylvia Torti

Two neurologists are engaged in divergent quests: one to locate the source of memory and the other to study speech patterns in humans by analyzing and manipulating bird vocalization. Both men use experiments on live songbirds in a laboratory on a university ca... read more
With this fascinating synthesis of word and image, internationally renowned photographer B.A. Van Sise offers a visually stimulating anthology that will enchant lovers of both poetry and photography. At times whimsical, surreal, challenging, enigmatic, joyful ... read more
Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.” That journey starts right here.In her latest ... read more

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Maryann B.

Maryann B.

Sep, 2020

I really like the book cover Jordan designed for me. Thank You!

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