Working with Labelschmiede was amazing. They are very creative, have a great eye and ideas for detail and are incredibly nice! Communication and response time was excellent. And tolerance for yet another client-request™ ("can we pls change the texture of the second molecule from the right to something that resembles more the Queen of England and a typewriter? Also, can I have the final file as a greyscale .pms format please?") was admirable and much, much appreciated. It was such a pleasure to collaborate with Labelschmiede! I now have a great book cover that's a work of art by itself, and am very happy.
- alsov ✪
Alessio has been my favorite designer to work with of all the projects I've done! He is incredibly patient, punctual and very pleasant to communicate with. I am very picky about small details on my design and he was so accommodating to my vision through the process. He is impressively skilled at taking direction and was happy to make adjustments to make the design exactly what I envisioned (even when I had a hard time articulating what I wanted!) He is able to expand on your ideas and make them better than you even imagine yourself and is always respectful of your wants and opinions. Couldn't give a more glowing review. I would highly highly recommend him for your next project! I am so happy I chose him and would hire him again in a second!
Easy to work with, fast, flexible, attentive, polite, patient, collaborative and kind creator that lets you be involved in the process.
beautiful designs, quick and thoughtful with tweaks to images. Would definitely enjoy working with her again.
- sales cs
Great job, listened to the requests and came up with several options. Client was very satisfied with the final result.
In my contest detail form I gave some ideas of what I wanted, within the form there were other details that this designer, Radio Designs, picked up on and incorporated into the design. others picked up on this also but the winning design hit the mark.
- GEM Environmental
How Clayton Barnett started their book cover journey
The Saga of Nichole5 Part One: Friend & Ally
A new android is sent by the Japanese Empress to the city-state of Portland (former Oregon, former US) to make friends and influence people.
Late teen and up; either sex.
Book cover type
What colors do you want to see in your design?
1. Like my two covers and that of Jon Del Arroz's cover (see attachments), I like faces front and center; that's an immediate, emotional reaction by a potential reader.
2. I'd like the front and/or back covers to show two things: my main character and the story's location of Portland, Oregon. Please note that this story takes place about 10-15 years from now.
3. Main Character: Nichole 5 Clarke, a newly made self-aware android built by Somi Corp in Osaka, Japan. Her design has her looking like "a poster-girl for Irish Tourism." Seeming about 22 years old, mid-length strawberry-blond hair (usually in a ponytail), a small splay of freckles across the bridge of her nose, and vivid emerald eyes... to the point of glowing when she gets excited.
In the story a friend of Nichole's draws her with a radio-headset on, looking like Winged Victory of Samothrace.
4. Location: in and around Portland, former Oregon. The novel is divided into three Acts; one is centered around DDG-173, Guided Missile Destroyer 'Kongo' which brought her from Japan to Portland; two is in and around the Lewis & Clark Bridge, some miles downriver; and three takes place at The Dalles Dam, some miles upriver.
5. There are six main secondary characters, but that would just confuse and clutter things.
6. While each of the three parts is centered around a battle, Nichole moves from strength to strength, learning about herself and the world around her. The tone is one of discovery and excitement, punctuated by some fear and uncertainty.
What to avoid
Nothing cartoon-ish. While willing to consider well-developed drawings, I prefer things as realistic as possible.