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Rob Hewitt

Rob Hewitt - Designer

New York, United States

Award-winning Design Studio specializing in book (cover and interior) design for non-fiction and other coffee-table / photo book categories.

Overview

I'm a Multidisciplinary Graphic Design Studio with a decade of experience creating visuals for book jackets and/or the interior packaging of coffee-table books as well as other publishing pursuits. As a designer, I care deeply about story and I understand your personal investment in your own writing.

My process is as collaborative as you are. If you'd like a designer to help you develop a theme, and visual language/narrative, then I'm the person to help you. I'm also happy to simply take what you've written and offer a design solution -- anything from a developmental consult to a compelling and bold book cover design. My priority is to help your prose shine and your visual ideas make the biggest impact.

My Design style is diverse, each project carries enough permanence to cut through today's noise and rise above the trends. In addition to designing for Vintage, HarperCollins, the Ecco Press, and the Chicago Press, I've done additional book design for the Society of Publication Designers, and American Photography (their 25th Anniversary Photography Annual).

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies Classics Historical Fiction Literature Short Story
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Biographies & Memoirs Design Photography Publishing Technology

Awards

  • AIGA
  • Society of Publication Design
  • Type Directors Club (TDC)
  • Communication Arts
  • Print Regional Design Award
  • Folio Award

Work experience

Design Director

Self-employed
March, 2008 – Present (almost 10 years)

Curious Outsider is a multi-disciplinary design studio that specializes in magazines, books and branding. Our services range from one off commissions to complete turnkey strategies and solutions. A small team all art direction, content creation, design, redesign, typeface design and prototype creation ensuring strong reliable relationships.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Tibetans: Photographs

Unique access to an ancient, endangered people strips away myth in a rare photographic portraitIn five years of travel, often incognito, through Chinese-occupied Tibet and its exile communities in Nepal and India, photographer Art Perry found all the mystery, magic, wisdom, and compassion for which this Buddhist culture is fabled. Yet the land enshrined in his moving photographs and evocative,... read more

Unique access to an ancient, endangered people strips away myth in a rare photographic portraitIn five years of travel, often incognito, through Chinese-occupied Tibet and its exile communities in Nepal and India, photographer Art Perry found all the mystery, magic, wisdom, and compassion for which this Buddhist culture is fabled. Yet the land enshrined in his moving photographs and evocative,... read more

Fail Safe

Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler

Something has gone wrong. A group of American bombers armed with nuclear weapons is streaking past the fail-safe point, beyond recall, and no one knows why. Their destination -- Moscow. In a bomb shelter beneath the White House, the calm young president turns to his Russian translator and says, "I think we are ready to talk to Premier Kruschchev." Not far away, in the War Room at the Pentagon,... read more

Something has gone wrong. A group of American bombers armed with nuclear weapons is streaking past the fail-safe point, beyond recall, and no one knows why. Their destination -- Moscow. In a bomb shelter beneath the White House, the calm young president turns to his Russian translator and says, "I think we are ready to talk to Premier Kruschchev." Not far away, in the War Room at the Pentagon,... read more

Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

Michio Kaku

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which ... read more

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which ... read more

Legal Feminism: Activism, Lawyering, and Legal Theory

Ann Scales

In the late 1970s, feminist scholars and activists joined together to build a movement aimed at bringing feminist theory and experiences to the practice and teaching of American law. Since then, the feminist jurisprudence movement has taken root, with courts and legislatures addressing matters of sex and gender inequality, and law schools employing feminist and post-feminist theory in the clas... read more

In the late 1970s, feminist scholars and activists joined together to build a movement aimed at bringing feminist theory and experiences to the practice and teaching of American law. Since then, the feminist jurisprudence movement has taken root, with courts and legislatures addressing matters of sex and gender inequality, and law schools employing feminist and post-feminist theory in the clas... read more

Conrad II, 990-1039: Emperor of Three Kingdoms

Herwig Wolfram

In this biography of the German emperor Conrad II (990-1039), internationally renowned medievalist Herwig Wolfram paints a fascinating portrait of a consummate politician set against the background of a Europe entering a new millennium. Conrad was the founder of the Salian Dynasty, under whose almost century-long dominion Germany became the most powerful state in Western Europe. He was also th... read more

In this biography of the German emperor Conrad II (990-1039), internationally renowned medievalist Herwig Wolfram paints a fascinating portrait of a consummate politician set against the background of a Europe entering a new millennium. Conrad was the founder of the Salian Dynasty, under whose almost century-long dominion Germany became the most powerful state in Western Europe. He was also th... read more

American Photography 25

American Photography celebrates its quarter-century anniversary with this selection of the best pictures from 2008, chosen by a distinguished jury headed by Kathy Ryan, Photography Director at The New York Times Magazine. From over 10,000 images submitted by 1,200 photographers, agencies, magazines and publishers, just 354 made the final cut. The winners include shots produced for Interview, G... read more

American Photography celebrates its quarter-century anniversary with this selection of the best pictures from 2008, chosen by a distinguished jury headed by Kathy Ryan, Photography Director at The New York Times Magazine. From over 10,000 images submitted by 1,200 photographers, agencies, magazines and publishers, just 354 made the final cut. The winners include shots produced for Interview, G... read more

Slapboxing with Jesus

Victor LaValle

Twelve original and interconnected stories in the traditions of Junot Díaz and Sherman Alexie. Victor D. LaValle's astonishing, violent, and funny debut offers harrowing glimpses at the vulnerable lives of young people who struggle not only to come of age, but to survive the city streets.In "ancient history," two best friends graduating from high school fight to be the one to leave first for a... read more

Twelve original and interconnected stories in the traditions of Junot Díaz and Sherman Alexie. Victor D. LaValle's astonishing, violent, and funny debut offers harrowing glimpses at the vulnerable lives of young people who struggle not only to come of age, but to survive the city streets.In "ancient history," two best friends graduating from high school fight to be the one to leave first for a... read more

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