Terry Cummings

Terry Cummings - Designer

New York, NY, USA

Award-winning Illustrator/Designer with a flair for creating impactful, conceptually driven imagery.

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I am an Illustrator and Designer originally from Birmingham Alabama.

My work is hard-hitting and strives to be current and relevant. I have a distinct style and am unafraid of pushing boundaries to create the desired effect. My compositions are reminiscent of the classical age with echoes of Art Deco. My ultimate goal is to capture the overall scope of the manuscript and not to literally depict the written word. I strive to make an emotional connection with the reader.

Currently, I am a Digital and Print designer and have worked for Random House, Crown Books, Viking Penguin, and Kensington Press. I am also an Illustrator. I received my BFA from Parsons School of Design in NYC. and spend much of my time designing and coding emails. I am ready to discuss your project and to explore all of the visual solutions to make it a success.

African American Fiction
Literary Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Education & Reference
Religion & Spirituality


  • BFA Illustration/Design - Parsons School of Design
  • Adobe CS
  • HTML


  • Society of Illustrators Award
  • Bookbinders Guild Award
  • American Illustrators Award
  • Upper and Lower Case Feature
  • Aster Award
  • National Mature Media Awards
  • Communicators Award

Work experience

Integrated Designer

March, 2020 – Present (about 3 years)

Provide sound creative solutions that drive revenue and increase customer interaction.
• Design print and digital products. Executed PowerPoint presentations, Advertisements, Layout design,
Publication design, Editorial design, Catalog design, Photo direction, Retouching, Email design
campaigns, Brand design.


January, 1985 – Present (about 38 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World

Stotts, Stuart, Cummings, Terrance

Souls Of My Sisters

Dawn Marie Daniels, Candace Sandy

Too Hot to Cool Down

Terrance Cummings, Terrance Cummings

Blind Man with a Pistol: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

Chester Himes, Dion Graham, Audible Studios

The Crazy Kill: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

Chester Himes, Dion Graham, Audible Studios

The Heat's On: A Grave Digger & Coffin Ed Novel

Chester Himes, Dion Graham, Audible Studios

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