Very clever design that met the requirements in the brief. It was a clear winner in the contest.
- peterson x
- Rocío Martín Osuna
Rocio was very receptive to our brief. Additionally, we loved all her new ideas when she took artistic liberty with respect to minor changes in the design. She was also very timely in responding to all our questions and requests for changes. We would definitely recommend her and would be happy to use her again in the future.
Gan! is wonderful to work with. He understood my concept and was quick to make adjustments and tweak things while I figured out exactly what I wanted. I'm extremely pleased with the final product. Thank you, Gan!
How Leighrobshaw started their book cover journey
You Had Me at Hola – In search of love & truth in South America
Leigh Robshaw is a journalist, freelance writer and editor. Her features and news stories have been published by magazines and newspapers across Australia and internationally. She contributes to a number of business and lifestyles websites and maintains a high-end copywriting clientele.
She lives in the subtropical green hills of Maleny on Australia's east coast with her husband and two wildlings. This is her first book.
You Had Me at Hola is a colourful and daringly honest memoir about a young Australian woman's three-year adventure in South America and Mexico with a cocaine-addicted Peruvian artisan who made traditional jewellery out of semi-precious stones and silver wire. It is set in 1995, before the internet and mobile phones made everything less romantic. It's an edgy, streetwise story rich in descriptive detail and drenched in sex, love, drugs, dancing and death. It is part-love story, part travel-adventure and part-quest for self-acceptance and belonging.
Gen X and Y women
Book cover type
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
Don’t know yet
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Look at the image in my list of concepts below of a blonde girl with a black hat - ID: 500948095 - Shutterstock - she represents me in this story. I would love a cover that uses this photo but as there is a lot of white space at the top it's difficult to make it look strong enough to stand out in a bookstore. I would love it if someone could do an amazing, bright, impactful cover with this image - perhaps with a colour gradient over the white background? I am open to all ideas so while I favour this image, I will consider any concept. I would essentially like the cover to capture the colour and vibrancy of Latin America. It is an upbeat and edgy place and colours that appeal are hot pinks and turquoise or aqua hues. I would like the cover to have a gritty street edge and a sense of adventure and mystery, playful and fun but with a hint of danger. Elements I like are Peruvian, Bolivian and Mexican striped textiles, turquoise and amber stones, Mexican Day of the Dead skulls and lush tropical vegetation. The mood should be edgy, streetwise, hot, humid, gritty, sexy, colourful. Dimensions: 6 x 9" (229 x 152mm)
Logo for spine - just use the butterfly if the logo doesn't fit
Turquoise stones - Shutterstock
Turquoise stones - Shutterstock
***THIS PHOTO perfectly captures the mood and tone of my book and I would love to see it featured on the cover, however I feel it's difficult to work with due to all the white space at the top. If anyone can do somethng amazing with it and use bold fonts and colours or some sort of colour gradient so it's not so white at the top, I would love that. Royalty-free stock photo ID: 500948095 - Shutterstock