Before I jumped into cover design, I simply made covers for myself. If up to my neck in writing, I’d occasionally peruse designers’ sites. At one time, the thought of hiring someone on a consistent basis to help design was a dream of mine. While I was perusing one site in particular, I came across a premade that inspired me. The design was fabulous in itself, but I saw in it the potential for matching my story perfectly. I was given permission to modify and use it for a series. Relating to home building, I “flipped” the cover to my vision. My cover is the one on the right. I think it’s beautiful.
Lotta Smith’s regular designer recently changed jobs, leaving her searching for somebody who is used to designing illustrated covers. She found me on Facebook and reached out. In less than two months, she’s commissioned me to make two covers that match the rest of her series.
I think her character Mandy is a doll. Lotta finds images on Fotolia.com for her changing poses/outfits. Part of me feels like I get to play paper dolls for a living. For Lotta’s latest cover, I showed her I can change her dress and purse to several different colors to choose from. It was a tough choice, but orange won out this time, looking pretty against her blue sky background. It’s important to me that my client is happy.
Hello! I had so much fun this morning designing these two covers. I am in love with them (is that okay to say about your own work?). Since I write cozies, I nearly want to keep them all to myself, and start another series! But alas, I will let them go…
$79 each, and must be purchased together. For full paperback covers, it’s just $39 more for each.
My latest client is Ms. Emily Selby. I’ve been commissioned to create four covers in this upcoming cozy mystery series. It’s been a pleasure working with her, and I think her theme will attract a variety of lady readers.
Reach out to me today, and I’ll send you a questionnaire to get to know you and your project better.