Cover spread design for children's illustration book by Joel Gresham. Each interior page joins a motivational "I AM" statement with a delightfully illustrated and colored "Bear" illustration. The concept behind the book is to inspire endless possibilities while entertaining. I was instrumental in co-writing and editing interior text, page layout and cover design.

Contracted by independent author Michelle Y. Dilworth to redesign a cover spread for her first book entitled "No One Noticed the Heart of this Child". The book is a story of her life journey from a life of negate and abuse from childhood that continued to her own family till she found her spiritual path. Of the 3 design concepts submitted for consideration the client instantly selected this design concept with no edit requests. We're waiting on publisher  logo and ISBN number to finalize this project. 

Independent author Michelle Y. Dilworth contracted me to redesign her first book cover. During the consultation the client indicated that she had a collection of images from a recently completed photo shoot with her grandchildren that she wanted to use within her cover design. The image on the right is 1 of 2 layouts I designed using those images and the image to the left is an alternate design option I created for consideration using a stock image photo I found on Shuttershock. 

Nondestructive Selective Color, Levels and Brightness/Contrast Photoshop filters were used to enhance the color palette and overall visual impact of the client provided photo used in the approved design comp direction. 

Book cover spread for Independent SYFY author R.A.L. Phillips first novel "Rise of the Alien Queen". The clients only specification was that they wanted a "blue" reptile eye within the cover. Visit "Client Promotional Marketing Materials"to view promotional materials.

To achieve the "blue" eyed reptile for the "Rise of the Alien Queen" book cover I used a combination of nondestructive Photoshop filters to alter the original color of the purchased stock image illustration. 

Original design concepts for SYFY author R.A.L. Phillips. During the initial consultation the client requested a tan colored cover design showcasing a "blue" reptile eye.  In conceptualizing design options I created an design comp that fulfilled her requested and expand upon that by creating a secondary cover deign option that reflected her SYFY theme and title more accurately. 

Book cover design spread for motivational speaker & author Pete Smith latest book titled "Dare to Matter". In conceptualizing design options it was important to incorporate a singular image that would illustrate a visual sense of becoming "unstuck". 

Original book cover design concepts for motivational speaker and author Pete Smith. The concept on the left was rejected while concept on the right was selected with modification to front and back cover design layout. 

Book cover design spread for spiritual author Miracle Reeds first book entitled "Treasured - The truth about your worth and value". From the onset of the project the client expressed her wish that the cover incorporate images that would visually represent "Treasure". From the 1st 2 design concepts submitted it was agreed that the image of a "pearl" within a shell in combination with the necklaced framing the primary title names symbolically gave the design a sense of elegance and purpose. The final deign required detailed Photoshop craftsmanship remove the independant images from their background to combine them into a unified final image.

Original book cover design concepts for spiritual author Miracle Reed. The concept on the lower left was rejected while client saw promise in the concept on the right. Several rounds of design modification where implemented form upper right to left tooth the front and back cover design layout. 

ebook cover design for author TJ Meinerz fact based fictional story entitled "Life Meets with the End of Motion". The incorporation of the emotionally stirring swastika and heartbreaking looking image of the little girl holding her Raggedy Ann was strategically conceptualized to generate the intended emotional response to the subject matter of child abuse in the conservative South. 

Original book cover design concepts for fictional author TJ Meinerz. The cover and subject matter of this e-book were inspired by true life stories of child abduction and human trafficking in the American South. The concepts on the lower and upper right was rejected while client saw promise in combining aspects from both the lower and upper left hand concept.

"Food is Power, Cooking is Love" final approved book cover design for Celebrity Chef Elisa Eliot. From the project onset this client indicated they wanted to cover design to be text based utilizing colors from the existing Wholesome Meal food product logo. To tie the cover into the logo design I incorporated the graphical "O" element of the logo with the first part of the book name utilizing the green to represent "power" and the white to represent the purity of "love".

Original book cover design concepts for Celebrity Chef Elisa Eliot. This design required only minimal design and layout edits. 

The final book cover design spread for Renard Gresham's book of motivational quotes and sayings has a graphical feel of a tradition journal which is ultimately exactly what the author was seeking. 

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