claire.lyman got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cover for a music-themed novel for teens
Check out claire.lyman's Book cover contest…
Claire Handscombe moved from Europe to DC in 2012, ostensibly to study for an MFA in Creative Writing, but actually – let’s be honest – because of an obsession with The West Wing. She is the author of Unscripted, a novel about a young woman with a celebrity crush and a determined plan, and the editor of Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives. Claire also hosts the Brit Lit Podcast, a fortnightly show of news and views from British books and publishing. She can be found tweeting at @bookishclaire.
You might think it's fun to grow up around Hollywood with semi-famous parents. You'd be wrong, and Clara Cassidy would be the first to tell you so. She's fourteen, figuring out life with three siblings and a new stepmom, and navigating her freshman year at a stupid high school where she doesn't even want to be. She was supposed to be at arts school by now. It's fine, though, totally fine: she's going to practice her viola extra hard and get into LACHSA next year. She's definitely 100 percent focused and not even slightly going to get distracted by Tim, the sophomore Scrabble champion with the swoopy hair and the chin dimple. Nope. Not her.
Probably a girl, aged 12-15
This book is about a VIOLA PLAYER so a music themed cover would be great. Her favourite colour is red. She is ambitious and competitive and trying to figure out love, and life with a new step mom. Her parents are actors, she lives in Pasadena close to LA and Hollywood is a theme. She also travels to London at one point. Scrabble also features in this book. Romance is a strong component as is family relationships (she has two sisters, a brother, a mom, and a dad and step mom). All of these Elements can play a role, but if you only choose one theme, music is the most important one. (Please look up the viola as it's a more unusual instrument. It also uses something called the alto clef, which might be fun to incorporate.) Please use Turbinado Dry Pro for the title or for the author -- if you don't own it, I do, so please let me know.
$199 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
claire.lyman collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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15-25 year old males
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