Thora is an excellent designer to work with. Not only did she come up with great design suggestions for our magazine cover, but she very actively communicated with us, which made the entire process both efficient and enjoyable.
I fully recommend her for any design job!
- Laslo Vanger
Great job Laslo! Looking forward to working with you again!
Jose's design was interesting, original, and appealing to me from the start. She was extremely patient with all of my ideas throughout the design process and she was quick to make any suggested changes so I could see how they would look. I feel I was a bit of a demanding client asking for so many changes. As a first time author, she guided me through the process and I really appreciated her making me feel confident that she would provide the files I needed. I highly recommend this designer and would 100% work with her again!
How mjeschek started their magazine cover journey
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We are an academic laboratory at a Swiss University. Our work deals with biotechnology of bacteria and involves works at the interface between biology and chemistry.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
We are invited to design a cover for the scientific journal "Trends in Biotechnology" (see example covers here: http://www.cell.com/trends/biotechn…y/archive). This journal addresses a broad scientific readership and looks for covers which convey a scientific topic in a simplified or artistic way, so the overall appearance is more important than going into too much scientific details.
The cover should be an illustration of a "cyborg enzyme" which contains a rare metal complex which could be placed in a cell (biological cell). Since these enzymes represent a mixture between natural life and technology/chemistry, we would like the cover image to convey this mix by some kind of cyborg-like graphics (see example). To this end, the cell could be "cyborgized" or drawn in a technical way or a cyborg as drawn in the sketch, which carries the metal atom as the "eye". Also elements of a technical sketch would be fine. Importantly the structure of a protein/enzyme needs to be incorporated (see also examples).
Since we work with different metals from the periodic table (Ru, Ir, Fe, Rh, Zn, Mn) a stylized periodic table highlighting those elements would be nice as a background motiv.
Creative ideas on conveying this mix between biology and chemistry/technology are welcome.
Importantly, the cyborg theme should not be overstretched, we do not want to create the impression of an "aggressive robot".
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