Anna Dorfman

Anna DorfmanGraphic Design + Art Direction
Hudson Valley / New York City

Hello! I’m Anna. I love to design stuff.

For the past 17 years, I’ve been art directing and designing covers for all kinds of books—New York Times bestsellers, up-and-coming indies, erotica, horror, women’s literature, celebrity memoirs, new adult crossovers—pretty much every genre and category imaginable. Whether I’m working for a big, established author or a newcomer publishing their first book, I give every project I work on the attention and care it deserves.

Before I became a book cover designer, I studied graphic design and bookmaking in a BFA program while working full time as a front-of-store merchandiser and bookseller for Borders Books. I know what catches a consumer’s eye, and how to get the attention of a naturally curious audience. My love of books (and reading!) runs deep and strong. I care about making the printed word—whether on paper or “printed” on a screen—look its best, and I believe in creating a beautiful, smart-looking package!

When I’m not designing book covers, I design other stuff: posters, album covers, product packaging, logos and identity suites, websites, wedding invitations…whatever needs to look good! I’m also into hands-on home renovation and interior design (I have a blog called Door Sixteen where I write about all of that). I’m based in New York City and the Hudson Valley, but I can design stuff for you no matter where you are.

Senior Designer, Simon & Schuster
BFA, School of Art+Design / Purchase College, SUNY (1998)

“The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.” —Massimo Vignelli
“It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.” —Charles Eames

Want to work with me? Get in touch!