Super excited about working with Zeljka - she did an amazing job on my book cover! Same day responsiveness, even with a fever! Bold, simple, clean designs. Very professional. I would definitely recommend her and will do the same myself with my next book.
Excellent work and communication
- kostis Pavlou
Although it felt that he was quite busy, he took the time to address all my concerns properly, timely, and with utmost professionalism. I highly recommend him!
How michelle.chapin started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
General Church Outreach
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We provide spiritual growth workbooks used by individuals, as well as the content being used by pastors for their Sunday services, and in small groups meeting weekly around the topics in the workbook. Our audience is focused on being inviting to newcomers. Both men and women. Middle age is our biggest demographic, but a fair amount of young adults also use the books.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We need a book front cover for our next program titled "Mindful Communication Challenge". It's a five-week workbook that focuses on helping people's everyday communication be kind, true, and useful; listening is a big component of kind communication. The book acknowledges that this work is not always easy and can be pretty rough going at times. This cover must include the title "Mindful Communication Challenge" and the author's names "by Sasha Silverman and John Odhner" It could include the words "kind, true, useful" since it's a big theme of the book, but it's not required. The book's cover is also used in promotional by churches all over North America and a few other English-speaking countries that are studying the workbook together as a congregation, to the cover often appears on roadside banners and on social media events, so it needs to be fairly easy to read on those mediums. Book size is half-letter, 5.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches high so the cover should use that ratio, but resolution should be able to be made bigger for signs, posters, etc. The font of the title is often used as the programs logo, too. While this is a religious book, we don't often push the "God" angle, rather let life and it's experiences more speak for themselves.
Creativity is welcome! We've had programs that have vector images, photographs, etc. Keywords that might be helpful are communication, kindness, challenging, active self improvement, effective words, speech, helpful.