Spencer Kimble

Spencer Kimble - Designer

New York, NY, United States

Currently employed at Penguin Random House where I design covers for a variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction.

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I love taking in as much as I can from reading a manuscript in order to design a beautiful, unique cover. I love adding touches of hand done elements to my designs, whether it involves hand writing or cutting something up.

I'd love to work with you!

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Architecture
Art
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Design
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
History
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Photography
Technology
Fiction
Literature
Poetry
Science Fiction
Short Story

Awards

  • TDC 61 - The Asylum
  • TDC 62 - The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Work experience

Designer

Penguin Random House
December, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

Anna North

Winner of the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction“I read The Life and Death of Sophie Stark with my heart in my mouth. Not only a dissection of genius and the havoc it can wreak, but also a thunderously good story.”—Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room“This novel is perceptive, subtle, funny and lingers in unexpected ways. The analysis of a woman who puts her ar... read more

Winner of the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction“I read The Life and Death of Sophie Stark with my heart in my mouth. Not only a dissection of genius and the havoc it can wreak, but also a thunderously good story.”—Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room“This novel is perceptive, subtle, funny and lingers in unexpected ways. The analysis of a woman who puts her ar... read more

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Elvis Costello

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm.Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbook... read more

Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance-band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and before he was twenty-four took the popular music world by storm.Costello continues to add to one of the most intriguing and extensive songbook... read more

The Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion

Simon Doonan

After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious memoir-in-essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness... read more

After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious memoir-in-essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness... read more

Spencer has 3 reviews

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Beck Medina

Spencer was great to work with! He's patient with and considerate of the author's needs and he has an excellent understanding of the publishing industry. I felt very involved throughout the whole process and learned quite a bit about cover design from working with Spencer. 10/10 would recommend Spencer to everyone for their design needs! He is THE MAN!

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, October 2017


Kevin Chaba

The simplest way I can state my approval and appreciation is by saying that I would love to work with Spencer again. He was very patient and communicated proactively through the process of designing me my first ever book cover, and his artistic passion shines through his work as quality design. I got an amazing value.

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, April 2017


Yvonne Harrison

The book cover Spencer designed for me is fantastic and I really love it. The work was to a very high quality and I really enjoyed collaborating with him. He was responsive to messages and usually got back to me within 24-hours. I'm definitely going to work with Spencer again and I highly recommend him to others.

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, October 2016

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