IVP creative director David Fassett was honored for his design work with six 2023 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). The Top Shelf Book Cover Awards program is managed by ECPA to recognize design excellence in the Christian publishing industry.

“David Fassett is one of IVP’s greatest assets,” said Cindy Bunch, IVP vice president, editorial. ”These awards are a testament to the range of his design abilities, including both academic and trade lines: general spirituality, apologetics, theology, and pastoral ministry. He is always pressing boundaries, inviting readers to pick up our books and explore new ways of seeing God at work in the world. I am so grateful to have David Fassett as the IVP art director. We are honored to have him receive these awards.”

Fassett joined InterVarsity Press (IVP) as a marketing designer in 2009. He was promoted to senior graphic designer in 2014, to art director in May 2017, and now serves as IVP’s creative director.

Fassett’s six award-winning cover designs in the nonfiction category include:

ECPA announced the winners of this year’s awards during ECPA PubU Online, the industry’s publishing training program gathering over three hundred publishing professionals this year. ECPA president Jeff Crosby announced the winners in four categories: Bibles, Children, Fiction, and Non-Fiction. This year’s judges reviewed nearly two hundred fifty entries and chose a record number of forty-one winning designs from sixteen publishers, with the design teams at Crossway, InterVarsity Press, and Moody Publishers earning half of the wins. Winning book covers are featured at TopShelfAwards.org.

For a complete archived list of IVP’s Top Shelf Award-winning book covers, visit ivpress.com/award-winners