Specific Design Specifications:
You will need to make one (1) 2048 x 2048 pixel image. This is indeed a rather large image, primarily because of the retina display capabilities of some of the new media players available on the market.
This image should be in a .jpg or .png file format.
This image should also be readable at much smaller sizes. Many directories and portable media players will automatically shrink the larger image size to fit smaller areas, so it if looks good at 1400 x 1400, but not at 300 x 300 (for example), then it's not going to work very well. Some devices shrink the size to as little as 73 x 73 pixels.
Podcast Title to show in graphic:
plus my name to be in smaller text somewhere on the image.
NO cliched podcast/radio imagery, such as microphones,
It is very important for the name of the show (Exceeding Expectations) to be easy to read, even at a fairly small size, since iTunes shrinks these covers very small. Please consider what podcast covers look like shrunk down in iTunes while designing.
I am open to creative ideas.
Also, it would be helpful if the cover could have a similar style to my existing logo/branding at http://www.tonywinyard.co.uk
I have attached my logo, although this does not have to be included on the podcast artwork