1.) I will need to get the full editable layered photoshop file of the selected artwork. Rationale: the result of this project is a *draft* i.e. I will need to revise it based on my publisher's feedback at a later date.
2.) Attached Brand Manual shows my company's logos. Kindly design book cover so that *at least* the brand colors are used.
Optional: you may use the brand design elements as well.
3.) Kindly specify also the fonts used for the cover.
Added: Sept 21, 10:04pm (2 days, 3 hours left)
4:) Hello Designers.
Just adding an *optional* peg to the mix. Two years ago, I created a hand-drawn mockup for *another* book concept.
Although the book concept has pivoted into Be Happy-Hungry, I feel the old mock-up still has inspiration in it for Be Happy-Hungry book. I've added the hand-drawn mock-up as a design idea.
This is not a limitation, it is an option. ;-)
Added: Sept 23, 11:34pm (extended. 2 days left)
5.) I've extended the contest. We have two more days to select our top six artists.
6.) Let me share with you some of my recent insights:
a.) I realized I have a bias towards photographic designs. I know that the pegs I gave were mostly cartoons/drawings. After seeing the many photographic designs submitted, it has become more clear that I want a photographic design. (I am still open to cartoon/drawing).
b.) I have a bias for motion. If the character is standing still, or sitting, it is generally less appealing to me. Motion is appealing because I want my readers to take action, to move forward.
c.) In my book, I write: "Success is a journey, not a destination. And there are many ways to reach a goal. When you reach a goal, there is something more that you will want (thus stay hungry)" .
Thus, I am *less* likely to choose design elements that are only singularly focused, such as:
i. ladder that leads only to one destination
ii. a flag symbolizing success (there's always something more)
iii. a single path to success
iv. a telescope focused on only one element (e.g. flag)
d.) The book cover design does *not* need to be predominantly green. Touches of green (my brand color) works well. ;-) It's important that the design feels happy.
Thanks for your patience, designers. Let's give a few more days to choose 6 artists who will move forward to the next round.
With respect for all your work,
Added Sept 24, 10:27am
I'm less attracted to characters in business attire.
My target market is more towards their aspirational "travel" attire.
Yes, my target market may be young white collar workers, I just know that their aspirations include a whole lot of travel / experiences / adventures. ;-)
If there's one character, he will need to be male. Because most people will imagine the author (me) being represented by the character.