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Book Title The Parent's Pocket Checklist: A New Parent's Guide to Everything I am looking for a "soft, cute, cuddly, yet modern" e-book cover (an original graphic design, not just a stock photo with title and author, though a stock photo with additional graphics is fine) I have a web site that I constructed with similar themes, www.kimsfinds.com. So, you can get a basic idea of my design preferences. Photos from "Kim's Finds" are attached for possible use with the e-book cover, however my feeling is that a simple graphic design will be better for the book cover. Ideas for the Cover (feel free to design beyond these, if desired): - A baby with a pencil checkling off a cool, 3D checklist (Potential Topics in Checklist: Pregancy, Baby Registry, Baby Care, Travel with Baby) - A baby wearing an aviator's cap, flying an airplane with a fuselage/body that is a "check mark". The "exhaust" of the airplane resembles the streaming writing of a checklist (author is a former naval aviator)
Rough draft inner cover: When I became pregnant for the first time, I wanted to know everything about having a baby. However, I quickly lost myself in a deluge of data from pregnancy guidelines to endless baby product reviews to baby care advice. Night after night, I would find myself awake at one in the morning reading countless reviews and community forums on birth plans, crib mattresses, and breastfeeding. I read this person’s opinion and that person’s opinion. I weighed this review versus that review. Each night, I clicked through 100 web pages with 1000 ads only to find about 2 interesting and relevant pieces of data. The Parent’s Pocket Checklist is about collecting and consolidating that 2 percent data and putting it into checklist form. I spent every day for nearly a decade relying on checklists in aviation. They helped me solve complex problems (like an engine fire), and they helped my fallible memory sort through the mundane (startup checklists). So while parenthood may not be as fast-paced as flying in a fighter jet, it is wonderfully complex, inevitably mundane, and in my opinion, quite checklist worthy. Why? You never know when that one tip during your pregnancy (avoiding a certain medication), or the tiniest step on your packing list (an epi-pen), might be life-saving, or life-changing. When I first started blogging about parenting topics, my friends would write me with passionate feedback, “My son has ADHD, and I had no idea about mercury and lead paint and artificial food colorings” or “My daughter started puberty when she was age seven. I have a master’s degree. How did I not know to buy organic eggs and milk? How are parents supposed to know all of this stuff?” I say this not to promote neurotic, helicopter parenting, but to encourage efficient, informed parenting. Finally, checklists not only provide “to do” action items for my daily life, but they also help me to organize information in my brain. Topic- boom, boom, boom…next topic- boom, boom, boom…this is what I need to know. Everything else is just noise. Our modern world is becoming so saturated with noise that we can hardly decipher common sense from nonsense. Google “information overload”, and you get 19 million hits in .27 seconds, or Google “baby products”? 370 million hits in .31 seconds. The Parent’s Pocket Checklist wants to help save your time and filter out the noise. Parent’s Pocket Checklist: Table of Contents Pregnancy Pregnancy Timeline and To Do Checklist Pregnancy: Is it Safe to Checklist? Breastfeeding Checklist Having a Baby Financial Checklist Choosing Childcare Checklist Hiring a Nanny or Babysitter Checklist The Practical Advice for New Parents Checklist Baby Registry Baby Registry: Informational Checklist Baby Registry: Brand Recommendations Checklist Baby Registry: Don’t Waste Your Money Checklist Baby Registry: Money Saving Tips Checklist Baby Care Basic Baby Care Checklist The Crying/Colic Checklist The Sleep Deprivation Preparedness Checklist The Sleep Checklist (0 to 36 months) The Diaper Industry Awareness Checklist Starting Solid Foods Checklist 20 Nutrient Dense Super Foods for Your Kids Checklist Baby on the Go Diaper Bag Checklist Air Travel with Baby Checklist Air Travel Product Recommendations Checklist Hot Topics Nut and Food Allergies Checklist Organic Foods Checklist: Cost vs. Benefit How to Raise a Smart Baby Checklist Autism Awareness Checklist Top TEN Chemicals Suspected to Contribute to Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities Awareness Checklist A Healthier Life for Your Family Checklist Baby proofing: Child Safety Checklist Emergency Preparedness Checklist Cold and Flu Season Checklist Discipline Checklist Keeping Your Kids Safe on the Internet Checklist Just for Mom Is Motherhood Making You Fat Checklist How to Dress Skinnier After Baby Checklist The Depression and Postpartum Depression Awareness Checklist The Motherhood Can be Lonely Checklist
$299 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.
Kimarrington collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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