Driven to Design

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Don’t judge a book by its cover—unless it’s really well-designed. The first step through any book is usually the cover, and cover design can set the tone for a book, playing a crucial role in shaping the reader’s experience.

Whether you’re a seasoned designer, an aspiring designer carving your niche, or a lover of literature curious about the creative process behind your favorite books, this program will explore the balance between creativity and commercial appeal.

Join us as we speak to different designers in book publishing, spanning from adult fiction, YA, to juvenile fiction, about their design journey and what drives them in their approach.


  • Elizabeth Parisi, VP, Creative Director at Scholastic Inc.
  • Albert Tang, VP, Creative Director at Hachette Book Group/Grand Central Publishing
  • Taewon Yu, Design Manager at Macmillan/Odd Dot

Moderated by: Laura Levatino, Interior Designer at Simon & Schuster

A recording of this event will be posted to our YouTube channel shortly.

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