15 years experience in graphic design and marketing. MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER. Work with small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Elance member since 2006 with over 120 positive reviews.
Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, ad design, ad copy, book cover design, magazine layout and logos.
I specialize in character logos. Taking your ideas and turning them into a unique, character driven logo that becomes the mascot of your company.
I would love to offer my creative touch to your next story.
What makes a good book cover?
A good book cover captures the essence of the story in a single image, giving the reader a taste and feel for what they are about to read without giving away too much. Finding a way to capture the period that the story takes place as well as some elements that make up the plot of the story. For most books, the cover is the establishing image that the reader uses to imagine in their mind, as they read, the characters, settings and overall sense of the story.
Not only the image, but also the font of the title of the book can set the mood of the story. For historical fiction, for example, keeping with historic fonts that seem to represent the era. Obviously not using a Star Wars font on a book about a 15th century duke.
Not only does the cover establish the visual imagery of the story, it is also the first page that can many times be the first impression a potential reader gets of the book; whether or not they stop to take it off the shelf (or choose it off a virtual bookshelf). A window of only a few seconds to capture that attention.
Let me create that imagine that captures the attention of your story that will capture their imagination.
Advanced Character Animation
Washington State University
Bachelors in Digital Technology and Culture
2004 - 2007
Columbia Basin College
Associates of Art and Science
2002 - 2004
Kiki Nakita Lifestyle Design, Owner
I work with Kiki Nakita to create her magazine, My 365 Magazine. Laying out the quarterly magazine, designing ads, and helping to come up with content.
Swift Imprints, Owner
For Swift Imprints I created everything from their website to the business cards. Working with the company from the beginning of its inseption gave me a complete understand of what they needed, and what they could afford. I continue to work with them for various projects. Their website can be found at http://www.swiftimprints.com
Digital Expressions, Owner
I am working with a new photography studio in the area creating logos, website, and more. Working closely with the photographers, we were able to develop a style that defined not only their business, but you they were.
Summit Physical Therapy, Office
For Summit Physical Therapy I created a promotional brochure for the business to advertise the companies service. Photography was also needed to show off the companies docs.