Chie Ushio

Chie Ushio - Designer

New York, NY, USA

I am a graphic designer with more than 10 years experience in book publishing. I design covers and interiors.

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Overview

Hello! I was a senior designer at Penguin Random House for 11 years. I have design experience for 15 years. I design book covers, book interiors, all kind of promotional materials, and more. I have designed travel guidebooks, reference, cookbooks, and more. I have also experiences with illustrations for some books I have worked on.

I worked with different authors and writers, so I understand how to work with authors. Working on a book is about collaboration and I would like to help you to make your next book shine!



Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Education & Reference
Travel
Fiction
Picture Books
Poetry

Work experience

Design Professional

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

I work as a design professional for different clients. I work on audio book covers, newsletters, technical illustrations, logos, photo retouch, and any design needs. I have also worked on illustrations for Brightly and Medium as a freelance illustrator.

Freelance Designer

Julian Peploe Studio
April, 2013 – June, 2013 (2 months)

• Designed album interior spreads for music artist Fantine's album I AM Fantine
• Designed cookbook interior spreads for Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions: Heirloom Recipes from Our Family Kitchen

Senior Designer

Penguin Random House
January, 2005 – March, 2016 (about 11 years)

• Designed covers and interiors for Fodor's Travel, Reference, Living Language packages, and Princeton Review covers
• Hired and managed illustrators, photographers, and freelancers
• Reviewed all cover and interior photos for color proofing
• Worked closely with editors, creative director, and production
• Illustrated Living Language Learn Together series covers and interiors

Portfolio (25 selected works)

Fodor's Brooklyn (Travel Guide)

Fodor's Travel Guides

Brooklyn is the most talked about, trendsetting destination in the world, and Fodor's Brooklyn is the only guidebook you need to fully explore New York City’s most exciting borough. Written by Brooklynites and illustrated by Brooklyn-based artist Claudia Pearson, this expertly curated guide has a chic design and plenty of savvy advice. Each of the 29 neighborhoods inside is accompanied by a be... read more

Brooklyn is the most talked about, trendsetting destination in the world, and Fodor's Brooklyn is the only guidebook you need to fully explore New York City’s most exciting borough. Written by Brooklynites and illustrated by Brooklyn-based artist Claudia Pearson, this expertly curated guide has a chic design and plenty of savvy advice. Each of the 29 neighborhoods inside is accompanied by a be... read more

4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, 2nd Edition

Barbara Ann Kipfer

4,000 ways to achieve instant intimacy. With new and updated questions!What, more than anything, makes you angry?Who were your childhood idols?What kind of leader are you most inclined to follow?What has happened to the art of conversation? In the age of the Internet, speed dating, and frantic text messaging, have we forgotten how to meaningfully connect? This book of 4,000 provocative questio... read more

4,000 ways to achieve instant intimacy. With new and updated questions!What, more than anything, makes you angry?Who were your childhood idols?What kind of leader are you most inclined to follow?What has happened to the art of conversation? In the age of the Internet, speed dating, and frantic text messaging, have we forgotten how to meaningfully connect? This book of 4,000 provocative questio... read more

Storied Sips: Evocative Cocktails for Everyday Escapes, with 40 Recipes

Erica Duecy

Take a trip in a sip, a journey through time and place via the cocktail glass. The libations in this intoxicating collection span some 200 years, from Europe to the Far East, and they're the drinks with the best tales to tell. Because--without a backstory--a cocktail is nothing more than spirits and mixers. But spike that drink with an anecdote about the people, places, and circumstances that ... read more

Take a trip in a sip, a journey through time and place via the cocktail glass. The libations in this intoxicating collection span some 200 years, from Europe to the Far East, and they're the drinks with the best tales to tell. Because--without a backstory--a cocktail is nothing more than spirits and mixers. But spike that drink with an anecdote about the people, places, and circumstances that ... read more

Fodor's Walt Disney World with Kids 2015: with Universal Orlando, SeaWorld & Aquatica (Travel Guide)

Kim Wright Wiley

Your ticket to a magical family vacation! Inside this new edition is all the information you need to have the family vacation of a lifetime at the Orlando theme parks. Up-to-date and written with the help of more than 500 families, this guide is packed with details on all the attractions at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. It’s user-friendly, fun, and newly redesigned for at... read more

Your ticket to a magical family vacation! Inside this new edition is all the information you need to have the family vacation of a lifetime at the Orlando theme parks. Up-to-date and written with the help of more than 500 families, this guide is packed with details on all the attractions at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld. It’s user-friendly, fun, and newly redesigned for at... read more

Mom Candy: 1,000 Quotes of Inspiration for Mothers

Jena Pincott

The perfect gift for a mother in your life -- for what mom wouldn't enjoy some wit, wisdom, humor about the whole parenting effort? Read (and savor) a handful of quotes a day -- for inspiration, a laugh, a reminder of the big picture -- with insights and reflections on strength, sacrifice, and courage; of limits and life balance, laughter and love, and a mother's enduring legacy. This extraord... read more

The perfect gift for a mother in your life -- for what mom wouldn't enjoy some wit, wisdom, humor about the whole parenting effort? Read (and savor) a handful of quotes a day -- for inspiration, a laugh, a reminder of the big picture -- with insights and reflections on strength, sacrifice, and courage; of limits and life balance, laughter and love, and a mother's enduring legacy. This extraord... read more

Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People

How did Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Jeffrey Bezos, and David Sedaris get where they are today - and how can you get the same edge?Success is a collection of insights from more than 400 remarkably successful people in all fields - including business, politics, entertainment, and the arts. Here are quotes and passages from J.K. Rowling and Federico Fellini on getting started, and Steve J... read more

How did Hillary Clinton, Michael Bloomberg, Jeffrey Bezos, and David Sedaris get where they are today - and how can you get the same edge?Success is a collection of insights from more than 400 remarkably successful people in all fields - including business, politics, entertainment, and the arts. Here are quotes and passages from J.K. Rowling and Federico Fellini on getting started, and Steve J... read more

The Insider's Guide to U.S. Coin Values, 21st Edition

Scott A. Travers

America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you how to play the lucrative global game of coin collecting and investing by including:• How to identify valuable coins that are hidin... read more

America’s #1 consumer advocate for coin hobbyists, collectors, and investors is Scott Travers. Now he has created a guide that provides comprehensive facts on all U.S. coins and a complete listing of the fair market value for your coins today. Plus, he teaches you how to play the lucrative global game of coin collecting and investing by including:• How to identify valuable coins that are hidin... read more

United States Chess Federation's Official Rules of Chess, Sixth Edition

U.S. Chess Federation

This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.THIS NEW EDITION FEATURES THE LATEST RULES GOVERNING CHESS, INCLUDING:• Guidelines for Internet chess and speed chess• ... read more

This comprehensive rulebook is the only guide sanctioned and compiled by the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF), the governing body for chess in the United States. It is designed to be a useful reference for all chess players, especially tournament directors and chess club teachers.THIS NEW EDITION FEATURES THE LATEST RULES GOVERNING CHESS, INCLUDING:• Guidelines for Internet chess and speed chess• ... read more

LOVE: Quotes and Passages from the Heart

B.C. Aronson

“True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.”—Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Writer“To have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment. It is not inherited, as with a family. It is not compelling, as with a child. And it has no means of physical pleasure, as with a mate. It is, therefore, an indescribable bo... read more

“True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.”—Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Writer“To have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment. It is not inherited, as with a family. It is not compelling, as with a child. And it has no means of physical pleasure, as with a mate. It is, therefore, an indescribable bo... read more

Coin and Precious Metal Values 2010: Trends, Deals, and Predictions for the Smart Investor

Jim Kingsland

Whether you are a coin collector or a general investor - coins are a smart investment in precious metals!Some view investing in rare coins as investing in the metals that made them. Today’s rising metal values make coins a terrific investment, and in Coins & Precious Metal Values 2010, expert Jim Kingsland shows how to predict the value trends of certain coins by tracking the metals market. As... read more

Whether you are a coin collector or a general investor - coins are a smart investment in precious metals!Some view investing in rare coins as investing in the metals that made them. Today’s rising metal values make coins a terrific investment, and in Coins & Precious Metal Values 2010, expert Jim Kingsland shows how to predict the value trends of certain coins by tracking the metals market. As... read more

Live It Up!: 50 Cool, Unique, and Worthwhile Ways to Spend Your Time

Kelly James-Enger

Live It Up! is the perfect book for anyone who wants to get the most out of life. Filled with 50 things you always wanted to do (but never had the nerve to try), this book gives you step-by-step methods for how to accomplish your goals. Everything from starting your own business to joining the Peace Corps to pitching your own TV show is made easy with this informative and interesting guide.

Live It Up! is the perfect book for anyone who wants to get the most out of life. Filled with 50 things you always wanted to do (but never had the nerve to try), this book gives you step-by-step methods for how to accomplish your goals. Everything from starting your own business to joining the Peace Corps to pitching your own TV show is made easy with this informative and interesting guide.

Learn Spanish Together (Learn Together)

Living Language

Young children possess a remarkable ability to learn new languages, and learning as a family can be a fun bonding experience. Developed by language experts and perfect for 4-8 year-olds, this series provides easy, fun, and effective language games which can be played in the car or at home. And because no previous knowledge of the language is required, parents and children can master the basics... read more

Young children possess a remarkable ability to learn new languages, and learning as a family can be a fun bonding experience. Developed by language experts and perfect for 4-8 year-olds, this series provides easy, fun, and effective language games which can be played in the car or at home. And because no previous knowledge of the language is required, parents and children can master the basics... read more

Learn Italian Together (Learn Together)

Living Language

Young children possess a remarkable ability to learn new languages, and learning as a family can be a fun bonding experience. Developed by language experts and perfect for 4-8 year-olds, this series provides easy, fun, and effective language games which can be played in the car or at home. And because no previous knowledge of the language is required, parents and children can master the basics... read more

Young children possess a remarkable ability to learn new languages, and learning as a family can be a fun bonding experience. Developed by language experts and perfect for 4-8 year-olds, this series provides easy, fun, and effective language games which can be played in the car or at home. And because no previous knowledge of the language is required, parents and children can master the basics... read more

Learn French Together (Learn Together)

Living Language

Young children possess a remarkable ability to learn new languages, and learning as a family can be a fun bonding experience. Developed by language experts and perfect for 4-8 year-olds, this series provides easy, fun, and effective language games which can be played in the car or at home. And because no previous knowledge of the language is required, parents and children can master the basics... read more

Young children possess a remarkable ability to learn new languages, and learning as a family can be a fun bonding experience. Developed by language experts and perfect for 4-8 year-olds, this series provides easy, fun, and effective language games which can be played in the car or at home. And because no previous knowledge of the language is required, parents and children can master the basics... read more

The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Military Families: Everything You Need to Know about Family Law, Estate Planning, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

American Bar Association

The one and only legal guide for servicemembers and their families.The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Military Families is the complete resource for servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This guide will help all servicemembers clarify their legal issues, understand the options, and locate assistance. Topics are presented in an easy-to-read format and every chapter includes a ... read more

The one and only legal guide for servicemembers and their families.The American Bar Association Legal Guide for Military Families is the complete resource for servicemembers, veterans, and their families. This guide will help all servicemembers clarify their legal issues, understand the options, and locate assistance. Topics are presented in an easy-to-read format and every chapter includes a ... read more

Fodor's See It Paris, 5th Edition (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's

The colorful guide that brings Paris to life• PHOTOS by the hundred • 59 pages of COLOR MAPS • REVIEWS of sights, restaurants, hotels, and shops, grouped by region for easy navigation • PRACTICAL INFORMATION in every listing • WALKING and DRIVING tours • Cool INSIDER TIPS • “BEST OF” lists that make itinerary planning a snap

The colorful guide that brings Paris to life• PHOTOS by the hundred • 59 pages of COLOR MAPS • REVIEWS of sights, restaurants, hotels, and shops, grouped by region for easy navigation • PRACTICAL INFORMATION in every listing • WALKING and DRIVING tours • Cool INSIDER TIPS • “BEST OF” lists that make itinerary planning a snap

Fodor's Flashmaps New York City, 9th Edition: The Ultimate Map Guide/Find it in a Flash (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in New York City!•Fodor’s Flashmaps Ne... read more

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in New York City!•Fodor’s Flashmaps Ne... read more

College Navigator: Find a School to Match Any Interest from Archery to Zoology (College Admissions Guides)

Princeton Review

How can a high school student find the perfect college for his or her interests, strengths, and personality? College Matchmaker, 2007 Edition is a comprehensive book of college lists designed to help students pinpoint their ideal colleges, and it’s produced by the same experts behind the top-selling Best 361 Colleges. Surveying thousands of undergraduates to provide a microscopic level of deta... read more

How can a high school student find the perfect college for his or her interests, strengths, and personality? College Matchmaker, 2007 Edition is a comprehensive book of college lists designed to help students pinpoint their ideal colleges, and it’s produced by the same experts behind the top-selling Best 361 Colleges. Surveying thousands of undergraduates to provide a microscopic level of deta... read more

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Fodor's Family San Francisco with Kids, 1st Edition (Travel Guide)

Fodor's

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in San Francisco!•Fodor’s Family San Fran... read more

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in San Francisco!•Fodor’s Family San Fran... read more

Sell, Keep, or Toss?: How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property

Harry L. Rinker

Sell, Keep, or Toss is a unique guide to dealing with personal property during life's transitions. Whether downsizing to a smaller home or dispersing the contents of a loved one’s estate, collectibles expert and professional appraiser Harry Rinker helps to simplify the complicated personal, familial, and financial decisions involved in clearing out a house. With practical, down-to-earth advice... read more

Sell, Keep, or Toss is a unique guide to dealing with personal property during life's transitions. Whether downsizing to a smaller home or dispersing the contents of a loved one’s estate, collectibles expert and professional appraiser Harry Rinker helps to simplify the complicated personal, familial, and financial decisions involved in clearing out a house. With practical, down-to-earth advice... read more

Hislop's Official International Price Guide to Fine Art, 2nd Edition

Duncan Hislop

For more than 30 years, Hislop's mammoth Art Sales Index has been the essential guide for any art buyer looking to make an informed purchase. Now, Hislop's Official International Price Guide to Fine Art brings this level of expertise in a convenient paperback edition. • Fully updated, covering the most recent international art auction sales • Includes 80,000 works of art from more than 25,000 ... read more

For more than 30 years, Hislop's mammoth Art Sales Index has been the essential guide for any art buyer looking to make an informed purchase. Now, Hislop's Official International Price Guide to Fine Art brings this level of expertise in a convenient paperback edition. • Fully updated, covering the most recent international art auction sales • Includes 80,000 works of art from more than 25,000 ... read more

By Martin Joseph Quinn Don't Dream It's Over: the '80s Music Party Game [Paperback]

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm: The '90s Music Party Game

Martin Joseph Quinn

This is a trivia party game that tests the player's knowledge of the songs, albums, lyrics, and lifestyles of hundreds of '90s music acts. The 1000 plus questions cover grunge, gangsta rap, boy bands, nu metal, alternative country, techno, and Top 40 music using multiple choice, true/false, song lyric excerpts, complete the title, and other question formats. A sequel/companion to "Don't Dream ... read more

This is a trivia party game that tests the player's knowledge of the songs, albums, lyrics, and lifestyles of hundreds of '90s music acts. The 1000 plus questions cover grunge, gangsta rap, boy bands, nu metal, alternative country, techno, and Top 40 music using multiple choice, true/false, song lyric excerpts, complete the title, and other question formats. A sequel/companion to "Don't Dream ... read more

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