Never judge a book by it’s cover.
We have all heard it oh-so-many times. In a bookstore though, a book is judged by it’s cover. Always. You always gravitate toward that eye-catching design. You will buy it because it attracted you.
Let’s say you’re at the airport. You’re at the Gate to board your next international flight to Oslo. At the last minute you decide to go to the Hudson Booksellers to grab a book to read. You don’t really have a book in mind. So you just look around and pick up the one that grabs your attention. Did the title of the book attract you to it? Possibly. Is it something you’ve been wanting to read about for awhile? Sure. What if there are two books on the bookshelf that are on the same topic. Which one are you more likely to buy? The one that is designed well. Period.
Here’s a look at some of my book cover designs. In the past, I’ve freelanced for Oxford University Press (New York) for several years. I have designed books for smaller businesses too! Other than book cover design I can also help with book layout design and e-book design. Reach out to me if you need a book or journal designed!
My design process?
Most of my clients typically approach me with an image in mind of the book cover. If they don’t have one, I’d be happy to art direct and point them to photographers or illustrators who I generally work with. Once the cover is designed and finalized, I then proceed to design the book jacket. That’s the spine and the back cover.
The design process for interior layout involves designing a template for one of the chapters and then designing the rest of the book. I ask that my client provide me with copy that is already proofread and high res images.
Connect with me to design your next bestseller!
Here’s a few of magazine page spreads I’ve designed for Oregon Home Magazine where I freelanced for a few years. I also did pro bono design work for Portland based Bear Deluxe Mag. Need help with magazine layout and cover design? Ochre Design can help! Reach out to me and see how I can help your magazine stand out from the crowd.