I had worked with Ivan Bjorn on another project. This is a new project I'm working on right now, and Ivan had designed this cover especially for my Book of Prose. I loved it at first sight as it describes exactly the tone and mood of my book.
This is the 6th bookcover that I did with Venanzio. And always when I start to describe what I want I am a bit nervous if I can manage to explain what I need - but again Venanzio has proven his genious! No big words necessary. The result is totally cool and excceds again my expectations!
Absolute class designer. There is a reason why Kate is one of the leading designers on 99 designs. I personally invited Kate to my competition and within 24 hours she had replied. Her third entry finished the competition, the champion had arrived.
- Dan Nugent
- Octavian Todirut
Octavian was professional, responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. I felt safe and confident that my projected was in the best hands possible. Every single one of his designs were intelligently put together and he never "cut corners." I could tell that he takes great pride in his work and truly cares about the happiness of the people he is working for. He was always there to answer my questions, walk me through steps that I needed to do on my own and always did his best to ensure that I felt supported and confident while working with him - which I most certainly did. He was also kind and patient when I had sudden strokes of inspiration that caused me to tweak my vision for the design. I could not be happier with the experience and outcome of his work and I look forward to working with him on any and all of my design needs in the future. Feel confident in working with this designer, he is an absolute gem.
- Innovate 786
Great designer!Made all the changes that was requested and final version of the book covers turned out to be amazing! Thanks. Highly recommend Innovate 786!
How SimpLeeSerene started their other graphic design journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Community & Non-Profit
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I empower people to shine bright & steady, with a focus on advocating and empowering those who have depression and anxiety. Through writing, speaking and mentorship.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
A Quiet Strong Voice - My Journey through depression, anxiety and attempted suicide is a real life account of my own experience. I currently have it as a 15 part blog series, and am looking to self-publish.
I want the book cover to represent both light & dark - the depths of mental illness yet also the joy of bravely stepping through it.
I am not attached to my picture being on the cover.
I have a love of butterflies and the metaphor of the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. (I have included an image of my tattoo)
Somehow expressing the quiet strong voice coming from within is a possibility.
I also want it to be simple, not cluttered. Depression creates a sense of overwhelm and lack of focus - so a crisp design will be effective.
The demographic of depression is vast - it can impact everyone. The highest rate of suicides is in men. And also in teens 15 - 24.
There is also an element of postpartum depression, so expecting or new Moms...
I will be self-publishing and bringing this book to mental health organizations across the world. I also have an active connection with media, so this would need to be VERY crisp and clear for TV and print.