After serving as Design Manager at Houghton Mifflin, Senior Designer at Little Brown and D.C. Heath & Co, Judy Arisman founded Arisman Design Studio in 1991.

Judy’s work is marked by a strong intelligence and intuition. She brings to each project her singular artistic talent honed in the graphic design and fine arts world. As a result, her designs are elegant and unexpected, mixing modern and classical elements for a fresh, compelling look with a clear narrative message.

With a painter’s eye and a passion for Photoshop, Judy creates designs that inspire, engage, and endure.

After winning awards from the New England Book Show, she twice served as a juror. This event is hosted by Bookbuilders of Boston.

In addition to her design projects, Judy has a passion for animals and their welfare. She has been a volunteer for six years at Cape Ann Animal Aid, a No-Kill Shelter in Gloucester, MA. She travelled to Zimbabwe in 2012 to volunteer at Antelope Park/Lion Alert for the breeding and reintroduction of lions to other countries in Africa. Often throughout the year, donations are made to various animal conservation organizations.

Book Design, CD/DVD Design, Photo Research, Typesetting and Layout
Photoshop: Illustration, Retouching, Color Correction, CMYK

When designing a cover or DVD package, Judy understands the complex language of metaphor, color and typography. Judy designs books and CD packaging with an elegant style, resulting in an unique presentation for her clients.

Digital Illustration: Balancing color, imagery and typography, Judy uses her digital illustration as a way to create original, artistic narratives for covers. See “Illustration” following Services Provided in some of the portfolio pieces.

Photo/art research: Photo/art research is sometimes needed to find an unique image for their cover. Judy has many years of experience with photo agencies and an understanding of the “rights for use” issues. She is adept at quickly finding the right combination of expression and tone of the imagery for the cover’s marketability.

Book Design, Juried Shows
New England Book Show
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Communication Arts
Graphic Design USA
Type Directors Club
Bookbuilders West
Creative Club of Boston
Art Direction Magazine
Fine Arts, Juried Shows
Oil painting, ‘Honorable Mention’ Marblehead Arts Festival
Oil painting, ‘Best of Show’ Marblehead Arts Festival
Oil painting Newburyport Art Association

Harvard University Press
Commonwealth Editions
Northeastern University Press
Baylor University Press
McGraw Hill
Harper Collins
Houghton Mifflin Co.
Shambhala Publications
Rockport Publishers
Jones and Bartlett
Wisdom Publications
Ohio State University Press
Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Stenhouse Publishers
Focal Press
Academic Press
Addison Wesley Longman
Presbyterian Publishing Corp.
Nicolas Brealey Publishing

Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
The Whale Center of New England
Winchester Historical Society
Peabody Essex Museum
Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University
Eight Towns & The Bay