In this portfolio, you will see custom designs created for various authors of non-fiction and fiction in several genres. The genre of each should be understood just by looking.
Custom Design is by far the best choice for cover design and interior formatting. It gives the author the ability to share the vision they have for their book and gives us the chance to turn that dream into a professional, unique book that works well for the specific genre.
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This Good Thing is a companion novella to Any Good Thing by Joy E. Rancatore. Our goal is to create a similar mood and warmth across all book in this series. Joy and I are keeping certain elements of light through windows, dark brown background and simlar text title treatment acorss the series.
Below are books with pre-existing, and author-templated images where I’ve added the text/type-setting formatting and sometimes extra elements to enhance the overall design.
This is a YA fantasy fiction novel by Jessica Hecket with some pencil and watercolor illustrations inside by the author. The cover image was created by another graphic artist, and I did the final title treatment, spine and back cover text. Blue Cloud was a fun cover to work on the design. The author is actually pictured as the character on the cover (front and back). She and another graphic designer/photographer got together to create the main image background. I added the brightening and dramatic elements and title treatment. The paperback of this book is beautiful! While the main design of this is artwork by another person, I did adapt some elements to carry through onto the back as well as adding to the map to display more desert area. I also did the title treatment. Originally, it was smaller, but it was agreed that increasing the size not only made it more legible but added more balance to the design. This is a non-fiction memoir of Richard Wallace’s time in the Peace Corps. This is a second edition of Shirley’s book. We redid the formatting and updated the cover with an image she really wanted to have, highlighting this community. The authors of This Foo provided the graphic burro elements of this cover and also the over style they were going for. I was able to take their ideas and help turn this cover into a beautiful seamless design front to back. The interior design has elements that mirror the cover. Sallianne Hines creates her own cover template and sends me the design as she wants it created. I take the needed elements and recreate title and other elements as close to her template as possible and then create the rest of the cover’s spine and back. Sallianne Hines creates her own cover template and sends me the design as she wants it created. Love & Stones includes her own image incorporated into ther design elements. I try to recreate Title and other text elements as close to her template as possible and then create the rest of the cover’s spine and back. When Claire got her covers back from her previous publisher, she wanted to updated the text to match her second book in this duology. That is all I have added to this cover design. To create this cover, we used Affinity Photo to take elements from various illustrations by Jessica Hecket (the author) to create a cohesive design to reflect the style of the inside of the book. The artwork on this fairytale illustrated children’s book cover is created by Jessica Hecket. Gold and Red edge elements were added by Rachael along with the text treatment. The illustration of this cover is primarily the work fo the author, Jessica Hecket. There was too much white space that didn’t balance well to highlight the dragon, so with Jessica’s permission, I added more of the background color element across the cover to encourage the eye to focus on the dragon and the title elements.
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