tmkdirect got their new book cover by running a design contest:
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The book’s target audience is regular people who struggle with indecision; either because they are undergoing a significant life transition or because something in their lives has shifted such that they are in new and unfamiliar territory. While the three types of agency types comprise the book’s primary content, the stories and illustrations will draw out the specific life challenges that should enable the target audience to connect with the material presented. All of the parables and stories should illustrate how accurate and flexible thinking can be used to leap to a more fulfilling relations whenever one’s automatic “defaults” are released. The question the audience wants to have answered is: how can I let go of my fixation for relating only to outcomes and results? The answer is to be interdependent while at the same time to be immersed in the open-ended quality of hope, faith, and love. This is what gives the zanshin moment its resilience.
What's your vision?
A killer book cover. The book’s primary question is: What is the power that is inside your decisions? That power comes from choosing to be zanshin. If you experience the pain of indecision you are being caught between the need for an outcome rather than a relation. Outcomes force our hand by making us believe that we cannot decide for ourselves. They take away our power. If we step away from the need to focus on specific outcomes, then we can more fully appreciate the relation we are having and can give ourselves more fully to that. The word zanshin refers to a Japanese martial arts term regarding the mindfulness that martial artists use, being open to all potential opportunities while sparring with an opponent. By moving the zanshin idea into the decision making arena, we realize tremendous benefits of an open-ended and mindful approach to how we make decisions. The more mindful we are, the more effective those decisions will be because we can access a greater range of opportunity. The zanshin approach to decision making is enlightening because it builds on the wisdom of Eastern and Western philosophy. To “make more” by “doing better” with what we have requires us to look past our default motivations. When we open our hearts and minds to the zanshin approach, we are able to do just that. I have included a central image and text to be used in the cover. The font selection and the lay out design are the elements that I want you to work with. The ICBN number will come shortly. I have an author photograph that should be placed on the back along with the text. The cut size is 6 by 9. This will be a soft cover paperback. The publisher is Leap Portfolio Print. I have included a logo design.
The word Zanshin - needs a font or embossed special treatment.
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.
tmkdirect 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!
Working with Anointing Productions was an amazing experience! Communication of the process, needs and timelines were very clear. I was able to ask questions and didn't feel as if I was a burden to the designer. Good Customer service is rare these days, but EXCELLENT Customer Service is almost impossible to find so I am grateful for the opportunity to work with them.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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