The job was to design a print and ebook book cover for a new popular psychology book. Tanja's first design impressed me so much - she had taken elements of what I had asked for in the brief but added twists and made it so much more beautiful and 'right' for the book than I'd imagined. She has been incredibly responsive to feedback and ideas and the final design is absolutely perfect. Thanks so much Tanja!
Working with Alex was great. From the first draft to the finished version we co-created every step. I am very happy with the result.
AleMiglio did many edits, early and often, right to the very end with no complaints! He was highly attentive and did a wonderful job. We will certainly work with him again.
Aaniyah is a fantastic and very creative designer. Would love to work with her again!
How TheSRQ.com started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
SRQ Training & Assessment Inc
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Business & Consulting
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I am the proprietary owner of The SRQ (the Successful Relationships Questionnaire), an online assessment tool that measures and explores people's relational quotient and emotional intelligence. My primary target market for the end user of the tool is leaders in organizations. My primary customers are HR and training professionals in organizations who would build The SRQ into their leadership development programs. I also target independent business consultants and leadership coaches.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I am writing a book called 'The Leadership Privilege' and am wanting a book cover designed so that I can pre-launch the book. i am working on the sub-title for the book and will update this brief once I have landed on this. My name is Amanda Knight and I am also co-author of the book 'Applied EI: The Importance of Attitudes in Developing Emotional Intelligence'. The book will be targeted at leaders in organizations who want to truly develop their ability to lead others in an exceptional way. The key messages in the book are based around my opinion that leadership is a privilege that carries great responsibility - a leader has the power to make or break someone's day with just a look or how a message is communicated. The book will explore respect, empathy, human potential, strengths-based development, non-judgment. The book will be very direct about how emotional intelligence is the essential skill of a strong leader. So I'm wanting a front cover that is powerful but non-judgmental in imagery. Ideas I have had are a tetrahedron based on the spiritual concept of the Merkaba which combines the male and the female energy which lies at the heart of emotional intelligence. Also I've considered 'uncovering the diamond' - how a leader's role is to enable the employee to shine and step into his / her full potential. I like effervescent, spiritual colours like purple, turquoise and gold, and I'm not adverse to including black as power colour. The book will also promote my online assessment tool, The SRQ (the Successful Relationships Questionnaire) that measures and explores the relational quotient of leaders and helps them to develop their emotional intelligence. My website is at http://www.successfulrelationshipsq…nnaire.com - in the next few days my new domain will be up which is http://www.TheSRQ.com. I'm attaching the SRQ logo for reference, along with some images that have caught my eye. But I really am open to your creative expertise. This is a very personal project for me so the design will have to feel right. I will also be inviting a range of people to help me select the final design. Please let me know what other information you need from me. Thank you - I look forward to seeing your designs!
The book cover is for my initial promotion and I may need the winning designer to do some editing of the final artwork down the line when the book goes to publishing, eg. the back cover.