Phil Balsman

Graphic Designer / Artist Brooklyn, NY

I am a commercial graphic artist based in NYC. My work typically focuses on an eye-catching, iconic design sense with a high-energy, high impact aesthetic. My meticulous attention to detail and deadline attentive work ethic have proven to be some of my strongest assets.

I specialize in both publication and logo design for manga, graphic novels and comics, as well as being an accomplished letterer and illustrator. I also have extensive knowledge and experience in prepress and production methods for print.

I am available for freelance work in all areas, and am always looking to bring my fun and dynamic design sense to new projects.

Awards

2020

Best Manga—Witch Hat Atelier, Harvey Awards ((Logo and cover design, mechanical)) [link]

2020

Best U.S. Edition—Asia: Witch Hat Atelier, Eisner Awards (Logo and cover design, mechanical) [link]

2020

Best U.S. Edition—Asia (nom) Magic Knight Rayearth, Eisner Awards (Logo, cover, box design and mechanical) [link]

2019

Best U.S. Edition of Int. Material—Asia: Tokyo Tarareba Girls, Eisner Awards (Cover Design and mechanical) [link]

2018

Best Publication Design: AKIRA 35th Anniversary, Eisner Awards (Jacket, hardcover and packaging design, layout and mechanical) [link]

2018

Best Archival Collection—Comic Books: AKIRA 35th Anniversary, Eisner Awards (Jacket, hardcover and packaging design, layout and mechanical) [link]

2017

Best U.S. Edition of Int. Material—Asia (nom) Princess Jellyfish, Eisner Awards (Logo and cover design) [link]

2016

Best U.S. Edition of Int. Material—Asia (nom) A Silent Voice, Eisner Awards (Logo and cover design) [link]

2014

Best U.S. Edition of Int. Material—Attack on Titan, Harvey Awards (Logo and cover design) [link]

2007

Best Continuing Series—All-Star Superman, Eisner Awards (Lettering and title design) [link]

2006

Best Limited Series—Seven Soldiers, Eisner Awards (Lettering and title design) [link]

2006

Best New Series—All-Star Superman, Eisner Awards (Lettering and title design) [link]

Clients

Kodansha Comics Square Enix Manga Albatross Funnybooks Pika Publishing (France) Panini Comics (Italy) Netflix DC Comics Marvel Comics Image Comics Seven Seas Entertainment Del Rey Manga Del Rey Books Ballantine Books Penguin Books Penguin Random House Publishing Sony Computer Entertainment Simon & Schuster Villard Grand Central Publishing