Great ideas, wonderfully responsive. Highly recommend!
Valerie is a rockstar and so sweet! What a wonderful designer to work with! So great, this is my second time working with her!
Thanks Val :)
Rafido is a very talented designer with a tremendous work ethic. We highly recommend him!
Great to work with, very responsive and quick to make any changes we requested. Very happy with the design
- Rina 789
I was about to go with a different designer, and then at the last minute Rina’s design came in, and it just took my breath away. I ran a poll amongst my friends for my top three designs (from different designers) and I’m not even exaggerating when I say that 100% of my friends’ votes went to Rina’s design! It was intriguing and mysterious, but bold at the same time. In regards to the editing and technicalities, Rina made a very strong effort to provide the files I needed. The one suggestion I would make (and I’m not sure if this applies to working with any designer in general), but it would be to make sure that you have Photoshop installed on your own computer, or that you know someone who does. Rina sent over files, but although I tried to explain it clearly, Rina wasn’t sending them in the way I needed them (the front cover, spine and back cover all on one single file). I had to have a lot of help from a friend of mine who is familiar with Photoshop to help me get the specific dimensions adjusted that I needed in order to submit it to kdp (Amazon/CreateSpace), along with editing the back cover blurb and changing font size.
How karynlanghornefolan started their book cover journey
Ashes, Ashes, book 1 THE PROMISE
Karyn Langhorne Folan
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Karyn abandoned the practice of law after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11/2001. Ashes, Ashes is her own apocalyptic disaster story, inspired in part by that day.
Fantasy, Young Adult
After a nuclear apocalypse levels Washington, a teen embarks on a harrowing journey through a desolate wasteland populated by desperate survivors to get his disabled sister to safety.
Science fiction, fantasy, disaster readers, post-apocalyptic, young adult
What colors do you want to see in your design?
It's the first book in the series. A nuclear blast levels Washington DC and 8 young people (most teenagers, some younger) huddle in a bunker built by the lead characters father. They saw the fireball and they know what will probably await them when they can go outside. It's a disaster story about friendship: dark with just the faintest hope in the bonds they find with each other. Not for children, more adult YA. I liked the abstract imaginary of Stephanie Myers Twilight Series. Evocative and yet understated. But I can also see the power of something more literal-- like a mushroom cloud. I want a feeling of urgency. The book is available on amazon now with a really unsatisfactory cover. https://www.amazon.com/Ashes-1-Prom…HJIUPS/ref
What to avoid
I don't think illustrations will work. I've attached some stock images I've already bought the rights to.