Gordan designed my book cover. His design was in a group of about 50 submissions. It stood out among the rest of them and also mirrored my design brief. Working with Gordan is a pleasure on every level. He is a real pro. I can't recommend him highly enough. He deserves a perfect 10 score from me.
Gagilend communicates extremely well. If there is any advice I have it is to always make sure you work with designers like Gagilend that follow your brief and communicate well.
How Dr. Anderson started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
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 an educational and applied research non-profit, essentially an extension of my University Lab. We develop educational tools for university and general public audiences as well as conduct applied research around the globe. Most of our work focuses on Conservation Biology or Ecological Restoration issues. We work primarily in California, Louisiana, Turkey, and the South Pacific.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
are looking for a logo/cover for a new series of eBooks we are authoring about writing and how to be a better writer. These will likely be distributed for free to whoever would like them, although our target audience are undergraduates at Public Universities in California.
The books are text books for how to write: examples, tactics, models, etc. Each book is subtitled "shore to shore" and will range from those directed to professors, to undergraduates, and to just about to enter High School students.
Anything could be useful, but if you could build a coastal or island theme to go along with our home base at California State University Channel Islands (here in coastal Ventura County, CA) that would be awesome.
We are looking for a cover for our books, but something that could also incorporated into the websites that will eventually support the publications. It might be nice if the cover could be subtly altered (with color palettes or emphasizing various elements maybe?) for each book in the series.