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Janay Nachel Frazier is an established Assistant Art Director with over nine years of design experience across non-profit art direction and design, creative marketing services, cover design in the publishing industry, brand development, environmental and interactive design, and design instruction in academia.

Some of my proudest moments have been designing covers for award-winning and New York Times bestsellers Out There Screaming, edited by Jordan Peele, and Humanity Archive by Jermaine Fowler. I have had the privilege of working independently with several publishers including Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, W.W. Norton, and more.

She has designed more than 3,000 digital and print designed collateral for award-winning and New York Times Bestselling authors from Riverhead and Viking imprints that include Jacqueline Woodson, Brit Bennett, James McBride, Emma Straub, Lauren Groff, Liz Moore, Miranda July, Elaine Welteroth, Richard Osman, and more. 

 

Janay was born and raised in Rockaway Beach, NY. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The City College of New York 

BFA - Electronic Design & Multimedia 

Magna Cum Laude

GPA 3.6, Dean’s List 2014

Penguin Random House

August 2018–Present

Assistant Art Director, Creative Marketing Services

 

Manage and assign projects to junior designers, providing clear guidelines, design direction and oversee progress to ensure successful deliverables.
 

Create digital and print designed collateral for award-winning and New York Times Bestselling authors from Riverhead and Viking imprints such as Jacqueline Woodson, Brit Bennett, James McBride, Emma Straub, Lauren Groff, Elaine Welteroth, Liz Moore, Miranda July, Richard Osman,
and more.  

 

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to strategize design concepts for titles, refine designed pieces, incorporate critique and package deliverables for marketing team.

Maryland Institute College of Art
August 2022–Present
Adjunct Professor

 

Instruct students in complex typographic systems for page and screen, including grid structures, comprehensive style sheets, and complex compositional structures. 

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