Sean Ford

Sean Ford – Designer

Professional book designer: focusing on interior design, ebooks, and illustration.


I'm a professional book designer, focusing on interior designs for print and ebook, as well as cover design, and illustration. I've designed over a thousand titles for authors such as James Patterson, Malcolm Gladwell, and many many others.

I love books and I love to help people make the book they want to share with the world.
Art Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Comics Non-Fiction Writing & Publishing
Comics & Graphic Novels Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime
  • MFA in Comics and Design
  • B.S. from NYU in Studio Art

Work experience

Hachette Book Group

Jan, 2009 — Present

I manage a small design team focused on providing interior designs for over 700 titles per year. We work on fiction, non-fiction, etc

DC Comics

Jul, 2002 — Aug, 2006 (about 4 years)


Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation?... read more
The nineteenth-century countercultures that came to define the bohemian lifestyle spanned both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Walt Whitman to Josephine Baker, and from Gertrude Stein to Thelonius Monk. Bohemians is the graphic history of this movement and... read more
A graphic biography of socialist labor legend Eugene V. DebsEugene Victor Debs led the Socialist Party in the early twentieth-century to federal and state office across the country, helped to pioneer a fighting union politics that organized all workers, and be... read more
The Black Book

James Patterson

The "thrilling" #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller (Karin Slaughter): when three bodies are found in a Chicago bedroom, a black book goes missing . . . and the city has never been more dangerous.Billy Harney was born to be a cop. As the son of Chicago'... read more
A Finalist for the PEN/ Faulkner Awardn Amazon Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick One of Bustle's "Most Important Books of 2016" Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year in Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Week... read more
Four young men struggle to liberate themselves from the burden of being black and male in America in an assured debut "as up-to the-minute as a Kendrick Lamar track and as ruefully steeped in eternal truths as a Gogol tale" (Kirkus, starred review).Bound toget... read more
Watch the Girls

Jennifer Wolfe

Fame and obsession collide in this darkly twisted novel featuring a former Hollywood starlet with a devastating secret in this psychological thriller People magazine praises as "fast-paced and involving", from an incredible new voice in suspense.I've been watc... read more
The Instant New York Times BestsellerShortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionA searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The A... read more
A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan (San Francisco Chronicle). NEW YO... read more
A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZENational BestsellerA New York Times Notable Book... read more
The national bestseller celebrated as "the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep." -- Rolling StoneIn this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical supe... read more
Malcolm Gladwell's provocative new #1 bestseller -- now in paperback. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goli... read more

Sean has 6 reviews





Bruce R.

Bruce R.

May, 2020

Sean is amazingly talented and a pleasure to work with. This is my second book with Sean and I can't overemphasize his importance to the project. He has an ability to create and amplify your vision, bringing your project to the next level. He's on time and accomplishes not only what he describes, but takes it much beyond. I am proud to have Sean on this project and would use him again in a h...
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Sean F.
Thanks again, Bruce. Always a pleasure to work with you!
Cori H S.

Cori H S.

Sep, 2019

Sean helped me format a rather experimental book, and did an amazing job. The book looks amazing in both print and ebook. This was my first book, and Sean helped with small issues I ran into along with questions I had throughout. I would highly recommend going with him for book design, and will definitely be reaching out to him on future projects.
Sean F.
Thanks so much, Cori! I had a great time working on your book. I wish you the best with it and would look forward to working together again. -Sean
Bruce R.

Bruce R.

Sep, 2019

We were extremely fortunate that Sean agreed to take on this project. He started with the interior design; carefully considered our vision and propelled this to a level way beyond. He then did the same with the outer cover for the book. Sean was extremely professional and in working with him for almost one month, there was never a single time that he did not produce a quality item either on o...
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Sean F.
Thank you, Bruce! It was great to work with you! Would be happy to work together again some day. I wish you the best with your book.
Shagun K.

Shagun K.

Aug, 2019

Sean is really quick at grasping the essence of the book. His expertise lies in creativity and he has the ability to do grasp the theme of any book. Communication was also good, he was fairly quick at responding, despite the time difference. Overall I highly recommend Sean, it has been great working with him. I hope to work with him again in the future
Adrian M.

Adrian M.

Jun, 2019

Sean was patient and listened to every correction that I needed for my book interior. The communication was outstanding as we worked closely together. If you're looking for looking for a professional with a meticulous eye, then Sean is a great choice.

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