The design was exactly what I asked for an exceptionally creative. I was very happy with this process.
How sgrayO started their book cover journey
Coaching for Equity: A Focal Student Approach
National Equity Project
National Equity Project is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, CA. We are a a leadership and organizational development group committed to increasing the capacity of people to achieve thriving, self-determining, educated and just communities.
This book is a resource guide that accompanies a professional development training offered by the National Equity Project.
School leaders and instructional coaches need both a set of powerful coaching practices to support teacher growth and a clear vision for the kinds of relationships and pedagogy necessary to ensure that all students can succeed at high levels. This training offers focuses on coaching teachers to use a focal student approach in service of impacting larger changes in classroom practice.
Book cover type
We self-publish these resource books using Mimeo.com. Covers are printed on cardstock - 8 1/2" x 11".
We are looking for a new branded look for our resource books that accompany our professional development trainings. This is the first in a series of 5-6. I would love the winning designer to potentially work on the rest of those books as well.
We have used both abstract and more concrete (images of students, teachers, etc) on our guides in the past. I would like 2-3 photos with other design elements to make them more cohesive.
We currently use Gotham or Avenir fonts - so nice clean fonts. But open to more interesting fonts but nothing cartoonish or kid-like. Our trainings are focused on professional adult educators.
Racial diversity in photos is very important. I have photos to choose from - stock photos from http://deeperlearning4all.org/images/ are a good example of free images and I have some others in a similar vein that I own and can provide.