HRM is awesome!!!! I will utilize him again and highly recommend!
- Ravastra Design Studio
High quality designs and very professional to work with. Excellent job.
Nabzy did a grat job. Responsive, create, and very easy to work with. Would recommend definitely!
- pop ● design
It was a pleasure working with Dex, he captured the vision of my book exceptionally well. It was as if he was in my head designing what I had envisioned. He is a thoughtful and excellent designer and I will have him to design my next book cover.
- Zeljka Kojic
Zeljka is amazing and easy to work with! Love her cover designs!
How SQHG started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
Positive Psychology News Daily
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are producing a book in a series. The previous book were these:
The book is about the psychology of well-being and character strengths.
The editors of this book are: Shannon Polly and Kathryn Britton
We would like to keep the same font but the set up of the book doesn't have to be the same.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
The title is:
Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life. We have some original pencil sketches in the book. See attached.
We are very open to a creative and professional design. Just no smiley faces. There is an academic element to the book, so it can't be hokey.
We'd also like on the cover of the book for it to say (somewhere small):
"All Proceeds Benefit the Christopher Peterson Memorial Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania"
and on the back cover of the book to have the photo of Chris Peterson.
I would like to see some designs with a person leaping from one mountain to another and with mountains in the background.
There are 24 character strengths. We would like a lot of color and vitality to the cover to help the book sell. Here are the strengths and title chapters:
Table of Contents 5
Appreciation of Excellence 10
Fringe Benefits of Appreciating Excellence 11
Five Actions to Build Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence 15
Winston Churchill, May 10, 1940. 17
What is a Unit of courage? 19
Five Actions to Build Bravery: 24
Be Creative Like a Child 26
Five Actions to Build Creativity 31
Curiosity as the Engine of Well-being 33
Five Actions to Build Curiosity 42
On Monkeys and the Goddess 43
Five Actions that Build Fairness 47
The quality of mercy by Shakespeare 48
Who is Forgiveness For? 49
Forgiveness or Revenge? What is the Answer? 54
Five Actions to Build Forgiveness 60
Farewell to Yankees Fans by Lou Gehrig 61
Otherwise by Jane Kenyon 62
Struggling with Gratitude 63
Five Actions to Build Gratitude 68
Making Hope Happen 69
Five Actions to Build Hope 71
Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech by Mother Teresa 73
Becoming Unselved: The Mystery of Humility 74
Five Actions to Build Humility 78
Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde 79
Laugh-o-meters Needed at Work 79
Five Actions to Build Humor 83
Dance of the Piper by Martha Graham 84
Authenticity by Chief Sitting Bull 85
Comfortable in Your Own Skin 85
Five Actions to Build Integrity 93
Bob Hope Humanitarian Award Acceptance Speech by Oprah Winfrey 94
Are You a Half-Hearted or Whole Hearted Helper? 95
Five Actions to Build Kindness 99
Interview with Tom Rath 100
Five actions to Build Leadership 107
Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare 108
What is Love Anyway? 108
Yes, I Stand by my Words: Happiness Equals Love, Full Stop 112
Mindful Love 120
Five Actions to Build Love and Be Loved 124
Love of Learning 127
From Letters by Abigail Adama 127
Shared Love of Learning 128
Five Actions to Build Love of Learning 131
On Certain Blindness in Human Beings by William James 134
Five actions to Build Open-Mindedness 136
Gettysburg Address 139
Giving Up when You Can’t Cut the Mustard 140
Five Actions to Build Perspective 145
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov 146
Got Grit? Start with Mindset 147
Five Actions to Build Persistence 150
We May be Brothers After All 153
In Praise of Prudence 154
Five Actions to Build Prudence 158
Self Regulation 161
This is Your Brain on Habits 161
Five Actions to Build Self-Regulation 166
Social Intelligence 168
Empathy and What it Teaches Us 168
Five Actions to Build Social Intelligence 171
From A Raisin in the Sun 174
Exercise for Spiritual Fitness 175
Five Actions to Build Spirituality 181
From All My Sons 183
Teamwork Levels the Status Playing Field 184
Five Actions to Build Teamwork 191
What it Takes to be #1 195
Zest and Enthusiasm 196
Five Actions that Build Zest 200
General Articles about Strengths 202
Cultivating Character Strengths in Young Children 202
Cultivating Strengths in High Risk Youth 209
Cultivating Strengths in Business 213
What Can You Do with a Strengths Assessment? 217
Complex Character Strengths 221