Jordan Wannemacher

Jordan Wannemacher - Designer

Montclair, NJ, USA

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

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Overview

Jordan Wannemacher 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.
Languages
English
Humanities & Social Sciences
Art
History
Philosophy
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Political Science & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Poetry
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design

Awards

  • 2013 50 Books/50 Covers Award
  • 2016 New York Book Show, 1st Place
  • 2017 AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

Work experience

Freelance Designer

Harper Collins
January, 2019 – April, 2019 (3 months)

Senior Designer

Rodale books
September, 2017 – January, 2018 (4 months)

Principle/Creative Director

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 5 years)

Designer

Columbia University Press
August, 2012 – September, 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.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

Oprah Winfrey

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 book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework ... 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 book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework ... read more

Children Of Grass: A Portrait Of American Poetry

B.A. Van Sise

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 and sobering, these portraits— running adjacent to poems by each of their subjects—highlight some of the most influential poets of our t... 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 and sobering, these portraits— running adjacent to poems by each of their subjects—highlight some of the most influential poets of our t... read more

Cages

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 campus, and both become romantically intertwined with a woman lab assistant who takes issue with their methods. Overshadowing this trio ar... read more

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 campus, and both become romantically intertwined with a woman lab assistant who takes issue with their methods. Overshadowing this trio ar... read more

International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train

Stéphane Tonnelat, William Kornblum

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, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, and Vietnam, as well as residents of a number of gentrifying blue-collar and industrial neighborhoods, fill t... 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, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, and Vietnam, as well as residents of a number of gentrifying blue-collar and industrial neighborhoods, fill t... read more

For A Long Time, Afraid Of The Night: A Novel

Yasmine Ghata

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 along with the rest of his family and the entire village will be massacred that night—he runs into the wilderness and wanders alone and afra... 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 along with the rest of his family and the entire village will be massacred that night—he runs into the wilderness and wanders alone and afra... read more

The Dark Flood Rises: A Novel

Margaret Drabble

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 of geopolitical rupture.Francesca Stubbs has an extremely full life. A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself... 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 of geopolitical rupture.Francesca Stubbs has an extremely full life. A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself... read more

Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon

Henry Martin

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 fiercely guarded private life. Henry Martin, award-winning writer, and art scholar, having access to those who were close to Agnes Martin—f... read more

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 fiercely guarded private life. Henry Martin, award-winning writer, and art scholar, having access to those who were close to Agnes Martin—f... read more

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